Netflix And Chill Essentials

 

 

netflix nd chill essentialsI’m super excited! It’s Friday, and after weeks on end of working non stop, and working lots of nights, finally I have a night when I can stay home, throw on some comfy clothes, light some candles, and kick back for a little Netflix and Chill session.

I don’t get too many nights home, alone, with a chance to just chill, so I’m really looking forward to it, and making a list of my Netflix and Chill Essentials.

Comfy Clothes.

If you’re going to chill out on the couch you have to start with something super comfy to wear. You just cannot beat a really great pair of yoga pants. I love Spiritual Gangster Namaste Arch Yoga Leggings. I get them at YogaOutlet.com.

When you’re chilling on the couch in yoga pants you need an oversized tshirt and some fluffy socks to complete the outfit. I’ve also been looking online at the PJ sets from Adore Me. I particularly like the Suri PJ set – it looks super comfy too.

 

A Hydrating Face Mask

If I’m chilling on the couch with a movie I’m probably going to have a facial mask on. I always love extra hydration, so rather than a clay mask that I have to get up and wash off, I always opt for giving my skin a good soak with some yummy hydration like this Eve Lom Moisture Mask.

 

A Throw Rug

The sofa has to have pillows and a throw. Not negotiable. I love this Mongolian Faux Fur Throw from Nordstrom.

 

A Glass Of Wine.

Depending on my mood I will either have a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc or a glass of red. One of my girlfriends turned me onto this sulphite free organic red from Trader Joes called Well Read. It’s under $10, tastes great, and without sulphites it’s headache free. If I’m doing the red (which I probably will), I will also channel my inner Olivia Pope and do some popcorn as well.

I’ve been buying Trader Joe’s organic popcorn kernals and cooking them with a little olive oil. I love home made popcorn.

Candles

The room has to have candles. Before Christmas I bought a paper star light at IKEA, and it’s one of my favorite things. It gives off a soft, yellow gold light that looks lovely with candles. I always have to have candles burning when I’m at home. My latest favorite is a Jo Malone Basil and Neroli. It makes me think of Italy. I always have lots of plain candles too, so the fragrance doesn’t get lost among too many smells.

The Playlist.

I have loads of options in my queue, (largely because I seldom get time to watch any of them), but I think tonight I will watch either Cairo Time with Patricia Clarkson or Mademoiselle C, one of my absolute favorites, about Carine Roitfeld and her CR Fashion Book.

What are your favorite shows on Netflix? I need something new to binge on…

 

So You Don’t Have A Valentine’s Date? The Single Girl’s Guide To Surviving Valentine’s Day

 

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image by Brad Olson
makeup by Corinna Cooke

Are you dreading Valentine’s Day?

Although it can be deliriously lovely for those who are in perfect relationships, Valentine’s day can be plain awful for single girls, or girls who’s significant other choose not to celebrate it.

You would be surprised how many girls are facing a February 14th spent alone. If you are one of them, don’t go feeling bad – take the day into your own hands and have yourself some fun!

Here are some ideas to help you make this a fabulous and fun Valentine’s day

The Single Girl’s Guide To Surviving Valentine’s Day

Plan A Girls’ Night Out

Chances are some of your friends don’t have Valentine’s dates. Get the gang together and go out somewhere fun! Plan something girl-centric, go to your favorite restaurant or go dancing – just make it fun.

Plan A Girls’ Night In

Host a girl’s-spa night in with wine and appetizers, have a masseuse, a nail person and a makeup artist come over. Turn your home into the most fabulous spa-zone ever!

If everyone else has a date and you are going to be alone, take the time to celebrate yourself.

Get Dressed Up

Even if you don’t have a date get dressed up for yourself. Buy a pretty dress, do your hair and makeup, and celebrate you!

Get a Mani/Pedi

When your fingers and toes look and feel lovely, you feel lovely. So what if you are staying home with Netflix??

Take Yourself To Dinner

Get dressed up, grab a good book and take yourself out for a fabulous dinner. Who needs a dinner companion? read a great book instead.

Buy Yourself Some Roses

Who doesn’t love flowers? Valentine’s is nothing if not the flowers and chocolate holiday, so as kitschy as it may seem, buy yourself an armful of flowers, a box of chocolates and maybe a demi-bouteille of champagne.

Curl Up With A Good Movie

If all else fails, put on some bold red lipstick (the world is more exciting with red lips on!) put your flowers on the coffee table next to your chocolates and some popcorn, and curl up on the couch with Netflix for a romance movie marathon.

The best bra is one you never think about.