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Our World

A monthly series, corralling the various food, products, and entertainment we're currently enjoying.
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1. Charlotte Tilbury eye cream: My quest for the best eye cream currently stops with this one. It’s thick and luxuriously creamy without ever burning or irritating my skin. I learned about it from a makeup artist recently who swears by it and I’ve got to say: After just a few weeks of using it nightly, I've already noticed a difference in the fine lines around my eyes. - Emily

2. Tip Yourself app: I’ve written before about how I use Qapital to save for short-term goals (like a pair of shoes or a trip!), and I recently downloaded “Tip Yourself” as an easy way to save small change, without a goal. The idea is simple—whenever you do something that’s deserving of a reward, you “tip yourself.” It can be as small as a dollar or as large as $20. I’ve started “tipping myself” $1 every time I go to the gym, and $5 when I have a serious craving to buy a coffee, then skip it. Then, you can cash out whenever you feel like you’ve earned a substantial amount! - Leslie

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3. The New Paris: This book made me question everything I thought I knew about my favorite city. It goes into detail, along with vibrant photos, about the anti-traditionalist cultural movement that has been transforming the food, shopping, and overall cultural scene of Paris. P.S., You may remember the cute café on the cover from Leslie's Paris Food Diary! - Emily

4. Beyond Meat Burgers: I’m not vegan (let alone vegetarian), but I’ve been trying to cut back on red meat over the past year, for a number of reasons (health, environment, etc.). I’ve tried meat alternatives in the past and for the most part, they’ve been kind of awful. However, when I tried these burgers, I was floored. I can’t hype them enough; the flavor, texture, and appearance are nearly identical to meat, it’s amazing. They aren’t low-calorie or low-fat, but are a much better option if you’re looking to make some uncompromising changes to your diet. - Geoffrey

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5. Live the Process V-Bra: I have an impressive collection of stretched-out cheap sports bras from Target, circa 2007—I think I’ve purchased two since “track season” was a season. But I recently picked up this V-Bra from a Live the Process sample sale, which is so much prettier that I've been ditching my tank for hot yoga. I want to show it off! - Leslie

6. Cote des Roses Rosé: I’d like to think I’m not the type of person to choose a book based on its cover or a bottle of wine due to its pretty bottle... but that’s what happened with this rosé. It’s not just the intricate flower detailing that drew me in (though it certainly does make for quite the hostess gift) - the wine is light and refreshing and drinks beautifully with grilled fish or a creamy risotto. While I get that rosé is typically enjoyed during the summer, this is a bottle I plan on enjoying year-round. - Emily

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7. Jill Burrows Slippers: An NYC habit that’s still engrained in me is removing my shoes as soon as I walk through the door. While I’m not hopping over sludgy puddles or sliding over the who-knows-what mystery smudge as often in L.A., I’m still a little grossed-out by wearing shoes indoors. I have a pair of beloved Ugg slippers that have been too hot to wear during our recent heat spell, so I'm planning on investing in a pair of these beauties. - Leslie

8. IT: I read this book when I was in high school and while I don’t suffer from “coulrophobia” the visuals conjured up by Stephen King’s prose and my own imagination kept me up for weeks. Jump forward to present-day and this film essentially pulled those nightmares from my head and put them on the screen. The pace, casting, and cinematography are some of the best you’ll see in any horror film (or film, period) and are one of the few successes of translating one of King’s classics into a quality movie. - Geoffrey

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9. Fed Up Movie: I know I’m a few years late to the sugar-free party, but this 2014 documentary about the food industry blew my mind. Here are a few “fun” facts it taught me: Sugar is 40x more addictive than cocaine, but because of sugar lobbyists, the daily recommended value isn’t listed on nutrition labels (what!) 80% of the 600,00 items sold in grocery stores have added sugar. Americans have doubled their intake of sugar since 1977. Yeah, my jaw is still on the floor. - Leslie

10. Takl app: Neither G nor I are particularly handy around the house. If a piece of art needs to be hung perfectly or there’s a shelf that needs to be built, one of two things will happen: The project will sit around unfinished for months or one of us will eventually get around to it and do a mediocre job. That’s why I was thrilled when a friend told me about Takl, an app where you can hire someone to come out immediately to handle difficult chores around the house. Whether you have someone help you with an installation or electrical wiring, all tasks are pre-priced so you know the cost upfront. - Emily

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11. Tangle Teezer: This brush is as much for me as it is for Sloan, whose super straight hair gets seriously tangled anytime it gets wet. There’s something about the teeth formation in this brush that helps it glide through hair seamlessly and I love that, due to its shape, it’s easy to throw in a small bag. - Emily (and Sloan)

12. Olympic National Park: For my boyfriend’s birthday this year, his mom offered to take the two of us to a national park of his choosing after this happened, and last week we went to Olympic National Park. I can’t stop thinking about how beautiful it was, from the moss rain forest, to mountain ridge hikes. It’s definitely worth a visit! - Leslie

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