It’s so hard to believe this is my penultimate monthly favorites for 2020. If you had asked me in January what I thought November would look like, I definitely couldn’t have guessed any of this. November is my favorite month of the year, though I still have yet to find a concrete reason as to why. This past month, I’ve been falling in love with new artists, reading a ton, and just trying to bring all the chill and cozy vibes before the holiday season fully descends on us. I’m excited to share my favorite finds this month with you!
- Astrid Wilson Market Prints: I’m in love with Astrid Wilson’s beautiful flower market prints. I recently purchased Tokyo and Honolulu and I can’t wait to hang them in my home.
- Dad Grass: OK, just like I told my grandma, no, these don’t have tobacco in them despite the similar packaging. These CBD joints are my new favorite chill must-have. They are handcrafted using only the finest 100 percent organic hemp flower, responsibly grown right here in the U.S. with no nicotine or tobacco.
- Black Swans by Eve Babitz: I’ve never actually read anything by Eve Babitz prior to Black Swans, but now I want to read everything. This collection of nine stories look back on the 1980s and early 1990s―decades of dreams, drink and glimpses of a changing world. I highly recommend.
- Kamala Freaking Harris: The longest election ever is over and we have a Black female VP! Joy doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel. Madame VP is the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants and is set to become the highest-ranking woman in the nation’s 244-year existence. What an amazing time for women, especially women of color. Art by @sa.liine
- Barbara Frankie Ryan: I am so obsessed with these “Freshly Cut Flowers” acrylic sculptures by artist Barbara Frankie Ryan. You better believe I have my IG notifications turned on so I can make sure to snag one at the next drop!
- Night Garden Puzzle by Emily Winfield Martin: Taylor sent me this beautiful puzzle in a care package this month (Thanks again, T!). It was so fun to do and I’m thinking about framing it.
- John Nicholson Art: I can’t remember how I discovered this Australian artist this month, but I’m so glad I did. His colorful works have been described as a kind of ‘architectural, optical art.’ Working consistently with various plastics, binding polymers, and pigmented Perspex, Nicholson creates sculptures and two-dimensional wall installations in his signature psychedelic palette. His sculptures are often made up of strips of colored plastic fused together to resemble geological core samples or the light spectrum frozen in a solid form.
- Huda Beauty Naughty Nude Eyeshadow Palette: I can’t remember the last time I was so excited to play with makeup. I have to admit, during quarantine I have been sorely neglecting my stash. But this palette is SO. MUCH. FUN. I feel excited to put on makeup every day because I know I’ll get to play with the incredibly fun colors and wild textures. The marbled cremes are *chef’s kiss*.
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