Happy Tuesday!! How was your Monday? Everything it should have been, I hope.
Let’s get down to it.
ONE: I read THIS BOOK and could not put it down.
(click the picture to purchase via Amazon!)
You may recognize the author, Jaime Primak Sullivan, from her short lived reality show Jersey Belle on Bravo. She lives in Birmingham and is a publicist, originally hailing from New Jersey. I instantly loved her on her show because she reminded me so much of my college roommate, Tara. Tara was a Jersey girl all the way from her incredibly teased bangs to her f-bomb dropping in front of my grandpa.
Jaime begins the book detailing a horrifying crash landing in New York that left her shaken and reflective. That first chapter had me hook, line, and sinker. She then moved smoothly into how she began traveling to Birmingham for business and how serendipitous her meeting her husband was. It’s a true love story. If you watched her tv show at all – even if you didn’t- you’ll appreciate the thoughtful and descriptive words used to help you understand who ‘her people’ are.
My absolute favorite line from the book is when Jaime had been wronged by a friend and her first instinct was to lash out – an eye for an eye style. Her friend Danielle was quick to tell her, “You are a child of God. Act like it.” YES! Danielle is the quintessential Southern Belle and I can surely see these words rolling off her lips.
I really wanted to finish this book in one sitting, but it got late and I had to finish the remaining 40 pages the next morning. GUARANTEE you will not want to put this down. This may be my favorite book of the year!
TWO: I LOVE to go sniffing candles at TJ Maxx and Marshall’s. LOVE IT.
I have stumbled upon some jewels and continue to buy them (hello Siren brand Eternal Jasmine scent).
There are also a few I’d like to rename.
This one should be “Old People’s Attic”. Richly scented. It.Sure. Is.
And this one should be renamed “Cucumber Musk”.
Are cucumbers a fall vegetable?
Do you think of rain when you smell them?
Me either. ICK.
I’m warning you. Go sniff the candles next time you’re out and let me know if I’m wrong.
One I DO love? I mean, absolutely LOVE?
Found this one in a cute little shop just behind AM Booth’s called Domaine South.
Go check it out! They have wine too!
Have the best week! XOXO