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March 1, 2017

I’m so excited that it’s finally March because it means that my least favorite month of the year is finally over! Although I do have to say, the weather has been pretty awesome lately so I haven’t hated February too much this year. Granted the fact that it’s been 50-60 degrees for the past few weeks has also made me a little nervous about the state of the planet but a girl can indulge in feeling happy every once in a while, right?

Reading // Always a Bridesmaid (For Hire) by Jen Glantz, which is such a hilarious read that I find myself literally laughing out loud as I read about her missteps that led her to become a professional bridesmaid. She actually grew up in the next town over as me in South Florida (in fact we both went to the same orthodontist), and she comes across as someone I’d want to be best friends with and talk about our dating lives over a few glasses of wine.

Browsing // the latest sale over at Shopbop! I haven’t bought non-work clothes in a while, so I didn’t feel too, too guilty about treating myself to a few new additions to my closet. I bought this floral dress and this striped long sleeve, which has the cutest little heart on the pocket, and I’m so excited for both to come in later this week!

Trying out // a one-day juice cleanse today and hoping that I make it through the day without falling to the temptation of pasta or Doritos. I decided to buy a one-day cleanse from Pressed Juicery this past weekend when I was feeling super sick in the hopes that it would help me cleanse my system and restart my body once it arrived. I’m doing their “Cleanse 2,” which is recommended for those who are already maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Thoughts and prayers will be much appreciated today.

Planning // my trip to Paris and London at the end of this month!! I can’t believe that in only a few weeks I’ll be catching a plane to Paris and spending an entire week exploring museums, catching up with friends, and definitely eating too much bread and drinking too much wine. Matt and I haven’t made many set plans yet so let me know if y’all have any recommendations!

Catching up // on the Lady Lovin’ podcast, which is one of my favorite all-women podcasts to listen to while I’m commuting to and from work. There’s really nothing better than laughing along with three badass ladies who have the most interesting guests on their show–they’re interviewing the co-founder of Frank Body, Jess Hatzis, on the episode I’m listening to right now!

Watching // Netflix’s Chef’s Table and I’m absolutely obsessed with this docu-series. I tend to follow recipes exactly when I cook because I’m always worried that I’m going to somehow make myself sick or burn down my apartment, so I love how each of these chefs approach cooking as a form of artistic expression. I’ve actually eaten at Ivan Ramen, who’s owner Ivan Orkin is featured in the most recent season of Chef’s Table, and I loved hearing the story behind one of the most delicious bowls of ramen I’ve ever tried.

What are you looking forward to this month?

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  • Mary

    Courtney,
    Like you, I tend to dislike how long Feb can be with cold weather! But this year has been awesome in terms of temps, hasn’t it? So jealous of your trip to Paris! Can’t wait to read all about that!

    http://www.districthilo.com

    Love, Mary

    • It’s back to winter temps up in Connecticut but I still can’t believe how warm it was last week!! I was literally wearing sandals at one point!

  • Violette

    You’re coming to Paris!! That’s so cool!! I hope you’ll enjoy it! 🙂

    http://violettedaily.com

    • I’m so excited for our trip!! It’s been a few years since I’ve been to Paris and I’m excited to see Matt’s sister!

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    So, I picked my mom up from the airport last night and she met a couple who has been to Paris three times and it’s their favorite place in the world ever! So excited for you and I know I would love that chefs series. Right up my alley. Have a wonderful Wednesday girl!

    • Chef’s Table is amazing!! I watched a few more episodes this weekend and I always feel so inspired by how artistic of an approach the chef’s take to their meals!

  • Ah so jealous of your trip! London is one of my favorite cities in the world!

    • Me too!! I’m so excited to finally be going back!

  • How exciting that you’ll be going to Paris and London, girl; that’s definitely something to look forward to and I can’t wait to read all about it when the time comes! That cleanse sounds great, I’ve never really done a formal cleanse before. I’ve just juiced here and there, but never a straight cleanse; are you doing it everyday this week? Thanks for sharing and I hope you’re having a wonderful start to your March!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • No I only did a one-day cleanse and while I really liked it, I don’t think that I would ave the will power to do a 3-5 day cleanse. I definitely love green juices though and I would like to include them in my diet though!

  • Rach

    Now I want to read that book. I love books that can give a good laugh! Omg, that is so exciting about your trip! I can’t wait for your share it!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    • Jen Glantz’s book is so funny!! I’m about halfway through it now and I literally have to put it down every once in a while to laugh!

  • YAY for a trip to Paris and London! Two of my favorite cities! And loving your Shopbop sale picks, that tee is so cute! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

    • I am so excited for our trip and I can’t believe that it’s only in a few weeks!! And I absolutely love my purchases from the Shopbop sale. Both the top and dress got here on Friday and they’re both so cute!

  • So happy you shared the podcast Lady Lovin’! I’ve been looking for a good one to listen to while at work! I’m so jealous you’re traveling to Paris and London this month. Those are two places that are really high on my bucket list of places to visit! I hope you do a post on them when you get back!

    http://www.blissfuljaqui.com

    • I am such a fan of listening to podcasts while working!! And I’m so excited for our trip! I’m already brainstorming posts to write about!

  • Love that dress you got from Shopbop! Good luck on the cleanse. I do those ever now and then and I like how I feel afterwards. Can’t wait to see your pics from London and Paris!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

    • I absolutely loved how I felt after finishing my one-day cleanse! I’m not sure if I could do a longer one but I felt amazing by the end of the day!

  • Great compilation for the month of February. I love learning about different podcasts, so will check this one out. I hope you have a stress-free time getting ready for that trip, I absolutely cringe at packing a suitcase. Have a great Wednesday!

    xo,

    I AM YASMIN

    • Lady Lovin’ is one of my favorite podcasts, so I’d definitely recommend it! Thank you so much!! I travel a lot for work so I totally understand the stress of packing a suitcase since I always seem to forget something important!

  • good luck with the cleansing! great post

    x

    THE FASHION MATTERS- Travel & Fashion blog

  • Blaire Bingham

    Good luck on your cleanse! I can’t wait to hear if you liked it and whether or not you would do it again. So jealous of your trip to Paris!

    xo, Whitney and Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

    • I absolutely loved the cleanse but I’m not sure if I would do one that’s longer than just one day. I loved how I felt but I personally don’t think that I’d have the willpower to not eat anything solid for three days… I do feel like it’s helped me eat healthier since though because I’ve been trying to eat more veggies since!

  • olga_lostindaydreams

    Great post:-)Good luck!

    http://www.lostindaydreams.com/

  • Rachel

    This books sounds so good! I always love a funny read. And how cool that you grew up so close to each other! I will have to add this to my list!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

    • I was so excited when I read that we went to the same orthodontist haha!! I definitely love a funny read too!

  • Happy March hon! I would like to know more about how your juice day went as I think to try that too on Mondays! Look forward to seeing your posts in Paris! 😀
    All the best,
    Stella
    http://www.stellaasteria.com

    • Happy March!! I absolutely loved my juice cleanse but I’m glad that I only stuck with the one-day program. I’m not sure if I would have had the willpower to only drink juice for more than one day!

  • I’ve been dying to do a cleanse, I feel like I need a bit of a reset. I’m curious to hear if you think it made a difference!

    • I felt amazing after finishing my cleanse, but I only did one day so I didn’t really see much of a physical difference. I have noticed that I’ve been more dedicated to including more vegetables into my diet than before though!

  • Sounds like a good month ahead! I’m looking forward to reading handmaids tale, just ordered it and waiting impatiently! lol

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

    • I LOVE that book!! I read The Handmaid’s Tale in high school and it was one of those books that made such an impression on me that I still think about it to this day!

  • I hope that your cleanse went well, I’ve never tried one as I’d get too hungry!

    • I thought that I would get super hungry too but it was surprisingly easy because I had so many liquids in me. I don’t think that I could have done more than one day though!

  • Gorgeous photo! Can’t wait to see photos from your trip to London and Paris
    xx

    Lizzie | Takeoffs & Landings

    • I’m so excited for out trip!!

  • Nina

    This was probably first February I didn’t hate eithe,r haha, because of all those nice warm days. I can’t wait to read about your Paris/London trip.
    Nina
    Nina’s Style Blog

    • It has been so crazy warm lately!! I can’t believe that it’s still winter!

    • I have such a love for succulents! I really want to buy a few to decorate my apartment!

  • I’m with you- February is my most-hated month, but for whatever reason it was beyond gorgeous in KC this February. I’ll take it- but bring on the spring weather for good!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • It was such a gorgeous February in Connecticut too!! It’s back to being cold but now I’m really excited for spring!

  • I love this post! I’m with you, it’s time to bring on the spring and let nature grow!
    kisses
    xx

    https://thathappymess.com/

  • Holly

    I really loved this post! This month I am looking forward to hopefully shooting with a lot of different photographers for my blog! x

    http://www.bisoushollyolivia.co.uk

    • That is so exciting!! I can’t wait to see all of the amazing photography on your blog!

  • Mes Voyages à Paris

    Good luck dear!

    xx

    Mónica Sors

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  • February really is the worst month! I too am creeping the Shopbop sale… and love The Chef’s Table! It’s one of my favorite Netflix shows!

    Annessa
    http://www.seekingsunshine.com

    • Chef’s Table is always so much fun to watch!! I watched a few more episodes this weekend and I always love learning about the chefs’ backstories and how they came to love cooking!

  • Great post! How exciting that you’re coming to London and Paris! Hope you have a great time – let me know which you prefer!
    Hope the juice cleanse went well!
    Julia x
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com

    • I am so excited for our trip!! I love both Paris and London so it’ll be hard to choose!

  • Gosh! So much fun with Paris and London by the end of the month! Hahah already looking forward to the blog posts before and following! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

    • I am so excited for our trip!! I’m already starting to brainstorm posts to share on here!

  • My best wishes for you this month, hopefully it is better than February!

    Camila,
    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

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