My three favorites are a trio of products and events that have made this past week fabulous.
1. Longchamp Le Pliage. It just so happens, that I have been lusting after all of my friends’ Longchamp Le Pliage bags for a couple months now. They are the beyond adorable alternative to laptop carriers, diaper bags, and purses in general. Now, as I was in the process of doing some mid-summer cleaning, I just so happened to discover one of these accessories chilling in the top of my mom’s closet, unused. Seriously, it is awesome. Mine is in a pea green color that is very chic, and the bag holds SO MUCH. I can fit my Mac Book, wallet, planner, sun glass case, etc, and have plenty of room left for the other random things that end up in my purse after a long week. After using it for a week now, I have realized just how practical these bags truly are, and it definitely doesn’t hurt that they super in-stlye too!
2. The Swoozies Political Line. As a government and politics major at school, I have a self-made obligation to be up on current events, specifically the upcoming election. Unfortunately, it is such a taboo topic in our society. Politics is supposed to be that subject you should never talk about at a dinner party…well, why not go against the grain and create a dinner party surrounding politics! Swoozies has created a line of political items that make the election something to celebrate. From napkins and cups to stationary, this line will bring out the donkey or elephant within you.
3. 5k’s. Last week, I ran the famous 4th of July Peachtree Road Race in downtown Atlanta. It was one of the most fun experiences, marrying camaraderie with exercise. It also convinced me that running in these types of organized races is a fantastic way to stay in shape and have a blast at the same time. Do a search in your area for upcoming runs. They are becoming more and more prominent. Some of the more popular races that are being held in major cities are The Color Run (signed up to run this in September!), The Warrior Dash, and The Hot Chocolate 5k. Get those Nikes on and get going!