Everything is in bloom. I swear I went to bed last week with sparse branches outside my window and woke up to flowers sprouting. Seeing the trees awaken like that and transform over the course of even a day is like living in a time lapse video. My allergies are acting a fool but it’s all good. I ain’t gonna break. I’m just going to take all of the Claritin and cross my fingers it passes soon! That, and watery eyes mean I’m laying off the eyeliner and having some fun with lipstick. I’ve been experimenting with colors from Chicago-based beauty brand Cate McNabb.
Their red spectrum is off the hook — everything from blood orange to ruby red and every subtle hue in-between. I’m especially into the vampy edge of Red Red Wine – the darkest red in the fam. Cate McNabb’s mantra is ‘bold by nature’ so you could say I kinda love them. I think bold is in the water here. While I was hibernating this winter, I also discovered a new juice subscription service that it is all the more exciting now that farmer’s market freshness is here. It’s called PINT and it’s like a CSA but they deliver mason jars of fresh juice right to your door step. Just don’t call PINT a cleanse— the founders are anti-fad and pro-balance, with hearty blends in addition to cold-pressed juices. They even delivered a jar of almond milk to me to put in coffee for the week. Working with the local Chicago agriculture community, new recipes are crafted in real time based on what’s in season and Devin and Hannah (the brains and soul of PINT) even do the deliveries. These two are ones to watch!
photos by Lindsay Humes // White Oak Creative