Friday Five

1. The Good Place: I saw a premiere of the pilot episode at the show’s SDCC panel last summer and really enjoyed it. What I said when I posted my Comic-Con recap was “I’m totally gonna watch the show when it premieres.” But a case of Too Much Good TV got in the way and my husband and I didn’t get around to this show until recently. We’re only about halfway through the  first season, but it’s a whole lot of fun! I have some theories about what’s going on, so I’m curious to see if my ideas actually pan out. I’m aware that there’s some big twist in the season finale, but I’ve managed to avoid spoilers  about it.

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2. Living Intentions Activated Superfood Popcorn – Tandoori Turmeric: I recently found this snack while browsing Thrive Market and decided to try it out. Popcorn…with probiotics? I was a little suspicious, but it is delicious! My husband is also a fan of it. The popcorn’s typical price is $5.99, but with my Thrive Market membership it cost $4.45—not the cheapest snack ever, but not so expensive that I can’t justify an occasional bag. I would (and likely will) totally order this again!

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3. Women’s March 10 Actions / 100 Days: I have a confession. I didn’t attend the march last weekend, and I feel bad about that. But I’m determined to make up for it by taking action. The organizers of the march are running a “10 actions for the first 100 days” campaign: every 10 days for the first 100 days of our new asshole’s president’s term, the website will post an action for you to perform. The first is to print postcards (available for download at womensmarch.com) and tell your senators what issues matter most to you. You can then enter your zip code to find your senators’ names and mailing addresses. I’ve mailed my notes to Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and I signed up to receive emails notifying me of the next actions. We’re only a week into this new dictatorship presidency and the horrors keep piling up day after day, so it’s on all of us to keep fighting for what is right.

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4. Laura Mercier Invisible Pressed Setting Powder: I recently started using Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 on my face every day. I keep getting new dark spots (UGH) so I figured SPF 30 just wasn’t enough for my fair skin. The sunscreen ends up leaving my skin looking a little shinier than I’d like, so I bought this powder to wear over it. I had stopped wearing powder years ago because I felt it looked too obvious, but this formula does live up to its “invisible” name.

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5. Bar SixtyFive at the Rainbow Room: now that John and I are leaving NYC, we are trying to work our way through a mini NYC bucket list. One of those items was to have dinner and drinks at the Rainbow Room’s bar, on the 65th floor at Rockefeller Center—it’s apparently the highest outdoor terrace bar in the city. And we crossed this one off our list last night! I made reservations in advance on OpenTable, and after being seated in the middle of the room we managed to move to a table right by the window, with incredible southern-facing views of the city. The food and drinks are tasty but pricey; what you’re really paying is for the view. I mean…we had the Empire State Building, the Freedom Tower, and the Statue of Liberty all in our eye line. A sight to behold, and totally worth it. I imagine it would be even better in warm weather when you can step outside onto the terrace!

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