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I don’t need much in life, but the things I choose to own add value and bring me joy. Simple, yet a little indulgent.
SodaStream Power Metal Sparkling Water Maker
If you’re like me, staying well hydrated can be a chore, but adding bubbles somehow makes it way easier. I’ve given serious thought to getting a second one for my desk.
Global 10-Piece Knife Block Set
I got this set after a sweet potato incident sent me to urgent care. Even though my knife skills still leave a lot to be desired, these knives make me a little less nervous around produce.
I don’t have cable, so Apple TV — in addition to my parents’ Verizon login — allows me to watch my Netflix shows, keep up with the news and contribute to my Bravolebrities group chat.
Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst-Quenching Serum
Applying serum before moisturizing is a crucial step and Caudalie’s SOS serum is among the best out there. It’s lightweight and leaves your skin soft, dewy and not at all sticky.
Master & Dynamic MW50 Headphones
I have TMJ, so I usually opt for earbuds, but these headphones (miraculously) don’t make my jaw sore. Plus, they’re sleek enough that I don’t feel like I’m DJing the 3 a.m. set at House of Yes.
Glossier Boy Brow
I’m obsessed with everything Glossier makes and Boy Brow is a must-have. I’d describe my makeup routine as slapdash at best — a few swipes and I’m good to go.
Longchamp Le Foulonné Wallet
I can be a bit of a tomboy, so it’s no surprise that I picked my wallet from the men’s section. It’s compact enough that it holds all my cards and still fits in my pocket when I don’t feel like lugging a purse around.
Trader Joe’s Fresh Flowers
Plants (and puppies) make people happy. A bouquet is always the first thing I add to my cart during my weekly pilgrimage to TJ’s; it helps breathe a little more life into my apartment.
If I’m being honest, I’d actually consider my nine-month-old puppy, Juniper, as my grail item. Even though she can be an enormous pain in the ass, she’s perfect.
Amagansett Beach House
South of the highway, obviously.
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