The Dream Team's May Favourites
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was not something I watched in May but I have definitely binge-watched it when the most recent season came out in December but this is a great show to watch to help you focus on staying inspired and motivated. I have found it hard to stay inspired and motivated but this show is definitely a pick me up. Marvelous Mrs. Maisel takes places in the 50’s and follows Midge, Mrs. Maisel, who has the perfect life until everything gets turned upside down, throughout the series you follow Midge, navigating her way of being a mom and trying to pursue a professional career in Comedy, something that is looked down upon for women in the 50’s. This show has beautiful colours, patterns and has been styled so well, the way the show moves almost looks musically but without the singing. I love this show because the main character is a female lead and is determined to follow her dreams no matter what comes in her way. You can find the 3 seasons of Marvellous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime.
Esther Perel is a therapist, author and creator of the podcasts How’s Work and Where Should We Begin. Both podcasts allow you to listen to one time anonymous therapy sessions that Perel has with couples, friends and co-workers. How’s Work focuses on work relationships and Where Should We Begin focuses on intimate relationships. I find that both of these podcasts are a nice slow and calm listen as you navigate through other people’s relationships, it helps give you a different perspective and has helped me stay calm when feeling anxious or on edge. A lot of the advice that Perel gives can often relate to your own life in some way or the other. Perel’s podcast can be found on Stitcher or Spotify.
Jimmy Marble is a photographer, director and designer who lives in Los Angelos, he recently came out with a book, Dream Baby Dream, full of the photographs he’s taken throughout his career. Marble is one of my favourite photographers, his magical images take you to another world that is dreamy and wondrous. Dream Baby Dream is punchy and full of colour, the design of the book is purposeful. Marble keeps it real with his honest handwritten text that can be found throughout the book. This book is a great coffee table book and also helps me stay inspired and calm if you are unable to get his book, his Instagram feed and website are great places to stay inspired. Marble has a collaboration page with his partner Jesse Charmberline, the images they create are just as whimsical.
I recently started listening KOTA the Friend but he has quickly become one of my go-to listens, his honest lyrics and unique beats make him a refreshing listen. KOTA the Friend is from New York and is an independent hip hop/rap artist which makes him work even harder for his career. KOTA has a great mix of albums and mixtapes that he has released within the past couple of years, his most recent album release, EVERYTHING, launched at the end of May and it is all about positivity and manifesting what you want in your life. This album reminds me of Mac Miller’s Divine Feminine with its chill beats, interludes and great production, it is a calm listen that makes you feel positive and inspires you to follow what you desire. I love what this artist stands for and I can definitely say that this will be my album of the summer. If you have a chance to listen to this album keep an ear out for all the great features, Lupita, his kid and more! In hard times like this, this album is definitely a treat that helps us move forward through these difficult times. EVERYTHING is now available on streaming platforms.
I file my nails obsessively. I find that if I don't file them at least once a week to maintain the shape they chip or crack. I recently switched over from an emery nail file to crystal and found that my nails stopped splitting and peeling! The crystal nail files are a little thicker so it takes some getting used to but give it some time and you will love it! Bonus, crystal nail files are also permanently etched, so they don't wear out like other nail files! #ECOBEAUTY
Last year I switched from Dove deodorant to Schmidt's and decided that no matter how awful the smell that I would stick it through and commit to a natural deodorant. A friend recommended adding chlorophyll to my water since it acts as a natural deodorizer, and now, one year later, I am still sipping on my green, mint flavoured water and loving it. Chlorophyll also helps clean your intestines, stimulate the immune system and detoxify the body.
I've found that I'm not quite ready for music as soon as I wake up but still need something playing in the background, and although I love my Crime Junkie, it's a little too heavy at 7 am. Instead, I've started listening to Approachable by Samantha Ravndahl and Alyssa Anderson. I especially love that both Sam and Alyssa have very different but sound opinions and cover everything from Adulting to Learning to Love Yourself (featuring the @thebirdspapaya).