It’s only 4:29 PM and I am falling asleep at my desk writing this. The last two weeks have been super busy. I managed to do a little traveling and a lot of coffee drinking, so they’ve been a happy two weeks! But busy is busy, amiright? I can’t believe it’s been a few weeks since my last life update!
Let’s get started with this week’s (and last week’s) Instpiration.
For those of you who are new, I like to recap all the Instagram photos I find inspiring throughout the week, and then share them with you guys. And yes I actually save these to my phone!
I just can’t with this Chloe blouse!!!
Two weeks ago I went to LA to explore a bunch of coffee shops and had the best time ever. Really grateful that my current 9-5 job allows me to work wherever I want. In the morning we hit up Verve Coffee in West Hollywood, and then we went to Alfred Tea Room. That space is seriously the cutest! I finally got to have dinner at Gracias Madre which I had been wanting to try for forever. We even got a hike in one morning.
I had also been dying to go to Griffith Observatory! The architecture is right up my alley. I was actually surprised at how easy it was to drive there. Something I never said about any of our other adventures in LA. Then last weekend I was in Temecula for a wedding, but I drove in to San Diego Saturday morning to check out a few coffee shops (duh). I am pretty sure I am a professional coffee drinker at this point.
Some exciting news for you… Do you guys remember when I posed about my visit to Poland to find my family? Well someone reached out to me about it, and it turns out they are a potential cousin (about 90% sure)! I am so obnoxiously excited over it. Someone from Australia also reached out to me because his family is from Dobrzechow as well, though we are not related. It’s crazy that all this hard work and hours of researching has paid off. I still think about my time in Poland at night when I am trying to fall asleep. There’s just so much more to uncover, and it keeps me awake some nights.
I’ve been officially blogging for 9 months tomorrow, and I can’t believe I’ve made it this far. Blogging has actually taught me a good deal about myself. I had no idea how driven I was to publish content and share my experiences with the world. Once I started getting better and better at blogging, I started getting more motivated and dedicated. The amount of dedication I see in myself with this project, was something I literally came to terms with ‘just not having’ in my personality before hand. I can’t believe how wrong I was about myself. This started as a project to get out of my comfort zone, and now it’s changed what I know about myself.
Also, I wanted to thank everyone who entered the Sunday Riley giveaway last week. It was such an honour to get to work with them and give one of my reader’s a little something special. Pretty sure Sunday Riley was one of my dream collaborations! The random number generator selected number 2, and I reached out to the winner this morning. Again, thank you all for following both Sunday Riley and Coat + Coffee on Instagram and entering the giveaway!
I have lots and lots of things planned for the end of the year. Lots of good travel editorials, coffee shops for months thanks to LA and SD, and good skin care reviews and routines.
So two questions (okay probably three):
1. Is there any one topic you enjoy over the other that you want me to write more about?
2. What brands of skin care have you been dying to try but you think are too pricey to pull the trigger on (or if you’re like me, just too lazy)?
3. What are your plans for the weekend?
As always, love you guys and thanks for reading!