Apartment Buys (so far!)
Some people, it seems, can move into a new place and have it fully decorated and ‘done’ in three months. I am not one of those people. My pace is slow, taking it one thing at a time and never really getting ‘done’. After about six months in our new apartment, here’s what we’ve bought so far:
anthropologie aperture mirror, $428
got this mirror during a sale and it’s a little smaller than I thought, but still perfect over a mantle.
jacquard-weave bath mat, $25
this mat seems pretty durable so far, and adds some nice texture to an all-white bathroom.
stainless steel measuring cups & spoons, $50
we had a very pretty (and pretty impractical) copper measuring set for a few years, but these are 129387x better - beautiful, dishwasher safe, and they’ll last for.ever.
aesop hand wash & hand balm, $125
this set was a gift, and I love the bottle so much that I’ll 100% refill it with a less-expensive (and less-fantastic) handsoap when it’s gone.
set of 8 glass straws, $12
paper straws get mushy, metal straws just never seem clean to me. we’ve actually had these for over a year, and not a single one has broken.
pur 7-cup pitcher, $15
tiny kitchen + narrow fridge = this small but quick water filter.
maison louis marie candle, $34
my latest scented candle discovery.
bath salts, $19 & flowers, $28
leveling up my bath game with epsom salts, essential oils, and culinary grade dried flowers. bonus: I can spontaneously make things like lavender lemonade or a rose gin & tonic.
Now, let me know if you find a modern (but not midcentury) armchair that’s both cozy for reading and cat-scratch-proof! 😜
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