Bits & Bobs I Picked Up This Week

I spent most of the last five days with family, and it was some much needed space from everything plus time with loved ones that I am truly grateful for. Most of those days were spent up on Whidbey Island. If you're not familiar with the Seattle area, Whidbey Island is the largest island in the continental U.S. and it sits right in the Puget Sound. It's surrounded by stunning view of mountains and water, and one of its cutest towns is Coupeville, which happens to be where my great-grandparents spent the last decades of their lives. Anywho, several of the items below were picked up right in Coupeville, which I highly recommend visiting if you're ever in the area.

Let's get rolling:

  1. Books: Summer to me has always been synonymous with reading. Yes, I was always that nerdy kid who looked forward to having a break from school just so I could read more. It's no coincidence I ended up wandering through Barnes & Noble just after finals ended. After narrowing down a stack of books two feet tall, I ended up purchasing SiracusaThe Alchemist, and The Fortune Teller, and I can't wait to dive into all of them.
  2. Wood Sage Solid Lotion Bar: My favorite store in Coupeville (and maybe one of my longest and weirdest store obsessions) is a little place called A Touch of Dutch. They sell a huge variety of Dutch food and souvenirs, but I was most delighted to find their handcrafted bath & body products on my latest trip there. This lotion bar is all natural and smells like a dream. Plus, thank heavens, you can purchase it online!
  3. Vintage Clip-on Earrings: Another dreamy find from A Touch of Dutch - I've been coveting statement earrings for summer and this pair immediately caught my eye. I was nervous about the clips hurting my ears, but so far, so good!
  4. My great-grandmother's watch: My lovely Southern belle great-grandmother just recently passed, and a large part of my weekend was spent celebrating her long and amazing life. It was such a gift to be able to go through her old letters and other precious items. I was enraptured by the sometimes mushy, otherwise quite sassy, and strikingly modern letters between her and her husband during World War II, and I am so grateful to have this little piece of her to wear.
  5. Domino magazine, Summer 2017: I cannot believe I have never read this magazine before. I picked it up because it featured the Glossier team, but as I devoured it with my mom on the ferry ride to the island, it became clear that this would be a new favorite for me. The aesthetics are simply a dream!

That's all for now!