Coming at you with my third installment of sh*t I can’t live without. More
About Bailey Evin
Posts by Bailey Evin:
Before a whirlwind trip of going to LA back in 2011 for the VMAs (which included an upcloseandpersonal rendition of “One Thing” by One Direction), I had never been to California. But somehow in the past couple of years, I’ve been back to the West Coast a few times and it has a special place in my heart. As if it hasn’t become clear, I will travel for a boy band member, and this time it was for Harry Styles. He didn’t disappoint, and neither did the food/drink in the Bay Area-Berkeley/ Oakland,/SF and a day-trip to nearby Sonoma.
[A note: It’s beyond sadness and comprehension what’s going on in Northern California with the fires. It feels so superficial to be writing this fluffy post about food/drink right now, but it’s such a beautiful and resilient area and I know it’ll come through this even stronger.]
I love to recommend things that I love. I seriously get JOY when I walk in someone’s bathroom and see a spray or candle I gushed about. So this list of Legit Sh*t is close to my heart. Some of the things on here might be bizarre, or already so well known they don’t merit restatement, but many of the things on here I’m constantly asked about, so I feel there is some segment of society that hasn’t been clued in to these gems yet. Read on to see some legit shiz I can’t live without.
I said it last time, I really can’t get enough of NY and I continue to feel like anything can happen each time I’m there! It’s a recurring theme on this blog that I love my eats, dranks, and concerts, so this weekend was no different, but it also had a little metaphysical and body modification thrown into it too (I promise, not as scary as it sounds). I really think if you do some of the things in this post combined with some from my last post you are sure to have a pretty dank time.
Who doesn’t love going to the spa? I honestly think it’s one of life’s greatest pleasures and while I haven’t been to too many, Eau Spa in Palm Beach (technically Manalapan, FL) is one of the most beaut ones I’ve been to. Read on for some of my thoughts on the general vibe and the HydraFacial treatment I got during my last visit. More
Oh Canada, how much I had missed you. I like to think I have a tradition of taking my siblings to Canada before they turn 21, and specifically Montreal since the legal drinking age in Quebec is 18 versus 19 like most other provinces. Besides that perk, Montreal is just really damn charming. It has the European feeling, that you just really can’t get in the U.S. but at the same time is so proudly Canadian. This was my second trip to Montreal and I like blogging about cities I have been to twice, because I feel at that point I have a real feel for the city. That being said, Montreal, has so many hidden treasures that I’m sure even two more trips would leave me with tons left to do, especially since I visited in Winter both times. Also it’s worth mentioning the people in Montreal are just straight up NICE and in my book that’s always a good thing when traveling. Read on for some of my favorite places so far.
As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, I love Bioderma, so the first time I ordered from Beautylish it was really more out of necessity than anything else because no other US-based stores sold it. When I received my first package I was struck by how beautifully it was packaged and the handwritten note that accompanied my order as a first time Beautylish-purchaser. Ever since, I’ve kept an eye on the website and when I saw an e-mail touting their “Lucky Bag” I knew I needed one. Beautylish’s idea comes from a Japanese tradition called fukubukuro, which is a new year’s tradition basically like a grab bag. I love a good grad bag, so this was a no-brainer. The cost for the 2017 bag was $75 plus shipping and handling, so I ended up paying $82 and you are promised to recieve a bag that contains at least $150 worth of beauty products. Read on to see how much my bag was worth and some details on the items!
The holiday season really is the most wonderful time of the year, and part of what makes it even more wonderful is the annual Palm Beach Food & Wine Fest. This past weekend was my second year attending and I’m already counting down the days until next year and vowing to go to even more of the events. It’s the sort of thing I almost don’t want to share because I love how intimate it is and tickets already sell out super fast. If you are looking for a festival that has bang for your buck, the coolest celeb chefs, and finger lickin’ food. keep reading. disclaimer: not all food is eaten off of bodies as pictured above.
Somehow my family picked the all-time best weekend to be in Chicago. No joke, it was like all the stars aligned and the Windy City’s gods smiled down upon us. Our reason for going to Chicago was so that my sister could see Hamilton, in celebration of her 18th birthday. We had no idea we’d be in Chicago the same weekend as the cubbies’ historic ascent to the World Series (!!!) Like what?! It made the city feel a little more electric and Chicago really goes all out with their decorations–so the combo of halloween decs and historic statues donning cub-wear really pulled on my heart strings. Plus, Kyle Hendricks, a pitcher from the Cubs went to my undergrad at the same time as me! & On top of all that, the band Joe Keery is in (aka Steve Harrington from Stranger Things) was playing a free double-header. I’m by no means a Chicago expert, but I really love that city, and I feel like I left a piece of myself there. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that two of my absolute best friends from college are from the Chicago-area. So read on for some of my suggestions and please share your own, because I know I’ll be back soon.