I'm excited to start a new monthly series of my 'Favorite Things.' I'm a creature of recommendation and have found some of the best things through friends and casual conversation. I'll share with you, on a monthly basis, some of the things I've come across that I'm really excited about with the hopes that you might enjoy them too!
Kody Stewart Illustration is legit. She creates one-of-a-kind drawings of your people, pets, and homes that are super lifelike, but somehow make you envious of the cartoon version of yourself. Follow her on Instagram and watch her IG stories where she records the process of many of her projects (very addicting) or, order here for a really fun statement piece to include in your house, apartment, flat, abode, or wherever you may lay your head.
As a weekday commuter I'm always looking for a good Podcast to tune in to (so comment below with any recommendations!). Remember Richard Simmons? I had to refamiliarize myself a little bit with his story when I came across the Missing Richard Simmons series but I was instantly intrigued. A fitness guru, Simmons built an empire over the last 40 years through aerobic programs and extremely personal relationships with those struggling with weight issues. On February 15, 2014 he all of a sudden disappeared from the public eye not showing up to his regular scheduled classes, and cutting off his closest friends. The once, uncharacteristically accessible celebrity was now no where to be found. Interested? I was, check it out in a quick 6 part series.
This past March I was able to cross off a big bucket list item when we caught Eric Clapton live in concert. No surprise he brings some great opening acts with him and through this experience I was introduced to Gary Clark, Jr.. Best known for his fusion of blues, rock, and soul music, with some elements of hip hop, he's been deemed 'The Chosen One' sharing the stage with legends like B.B. King, Clapton, and the Stones. P.S. he's only 33. Want a good face melt? Check him out. A few of my favorites: Our Love (Live), Bright Lights, When My Train Pulls In.
Pennant fan? I'm always looking for some cool and different items to include in our home decor and when I came across these guys (hailing from Buffalo, NY woop woop!) I was pumped. They've taken an item that has been around forever and made it cool again. Shop their ever changing selection of pennants, banners, or grab a custom order for a wedding or other event.