Simple Pleasures Sunday, Part I

I’m a firm believer in taking time to appreciate the small things in life. As such, I hope to regularly highlight my life’s simple pleasures. And, what better day to do so than on Sunday, the day when I am hands down my most relaxed and grateful self.

Manicures. More specifically, this to-die-for Essie color that serves as a reminder that sunny, springtime weather is indeed on its way.

Tea. Yes, this is actually a new thing for me. I’ve been a diehard coffee drinker since my early high school days. Don’t get me wrong, I still slam multiple cups of coffee when I work twelve-hour shifts. However, on my days off I find myself increasingly opting for tea. I’m so over the lack of variety that coffee has to offer, and in my humble opinion, flavored coffee tastes extremely artificial. In terms of variety, tea has opened up a whole new world for me. There are so many delicious options that I don’t think I could possibly get bored.

Fresh tulips. Really, fresh flowers in general. Having a bouquet in my apartment is more or less a constant in my life. I love the saying “Sometimes, you just have to create your own sunshine.” Well, treating myself to flowers on a regular basis is my way of making that happen.

Phantogram. I’ve known about this electronic rock duo for a while now, but unfortunately for me, not on the level that I have recently. To say that I’ve been binge-listening would be an understatement. Their stuff is seriously catchy.

Mochi. Being that I worked at a Japanese restaurant for several years, I naturally became infatuated with the ice-cream-filled, sticky-rice-coated bites of heaven also known as mochi. Because mochi isn’t widely available in grocery stores, I sadly forgot about my love for these tiny treats soon after working there. You can only imagine my excitement when I was walking down an aisle of Whole Foods the other week and realized that a number of flavors are housed in their frozen food section.

P.s. Happy one week since my first-ever blog post! :)

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