Here are some new favorites of mine that I’ve discovered in the past few months (but for the purposes of convenience, have labeled as July….). First up – food of course!
Niederegger marzipan. I have never been a fan of marzipan…until I tried the variety made by the fantastic Niederegger, one of the most famous and oldest (since 1806!) marizpan makers in Germany. Their marzipan is not too sweet, very almondy, and features awesome flavors like pineapple, cherry, mocha and more. I’m now actually quite obsessed with Niederegger and the sad thing is, I cannot find it here in the US! So please if you are lucky enough to be passing through Germany or somewhere else that has this wonderful marzipan, please pick some up for yourself! You won’t be sorry.
Jo Malone lip balm. This tube was a gift from a friend (hi L!) and the moment I put it on I thought it was one of the best lip balms I’ve ever used (and I’m quite an addict). It smells amazing and feels wonderful on. The only thing not so wonderful is the steep price ($25). I’m not happy about the cost though in all honesty I’ll probably buy another tube when my current one runs out. It’s a small luxury that I use all the time.
Custom leather journals. I recently completed my little set of custom leather journals to write all my little notes down in – I love them! They always get compliments and it feels luxurious whenever I open it up and write on the creamy white pages. I sometimes feel bad for using these to write down my Trader Joe’s grocery lists versus deep lasting thoughts, but I guess that’s just what my mind can come up with. Mine are from Abdel Zaher in Cairo.
J.Crew Swiss Dot Tuxedo shirt. Aside from some basic chino short replacements, I haven’t had any luck at all with J.Crew this season. The lone exception has been this swiss dot shirt, which was quite a surprise. It has lovely details and is the type of material and shirt that will get better as it’s worn and gets “softer”. It’s also a bit less sheer than I expected and a nice top for both work and casual. A keeper!
These are some of my favorite discoveries so far this summer! Please share yours.