My Fjallraven backpack is super-lightweight and ideal for travel whether by car, plane, or otherwise. I also really like the striped handles.
I don’t own a stereo anymore—I got rid of all my CDs years ago, and my LPs even longer ago than that, regrettably. And I kind of missed that big stereo sound—that is, before I found this UE Boom speaker, which makes a big rich sound, but is really compact—about the height of two decks of cards stacked on top of each other. It’s great for travel (though this one is mini-er, and still sounds great).
I lost my Air Buds somewhere along the way, and needed new headphones, quick, for recording the podcast. So I walked down Flatbush to the Target at Atlantic Center and bought this wireless pair, which I adore, even though they’re significantly more unwieldy. I use it every morning on my dog walk, which makes the whole thing go a lot faster.
I purchased these Penelope Chilvers Incredible Boots about five or six years ago, and wear them endlessly when it has snowed a bit, or if the weather is just generally cold and foul. They’re fleece-lined, which is really nice, and I love the colorful details (which are a bit brighter on my old pair than on these). Best of all, they’ve stood up remarkably well, and don’t look that dissimilar to how they did back when I bought them.
I finally gave up on my Nespresso machine—too much of a pain to clean, and it’s also annoying to have to keep ordering the capsules, which turn out to be an environmental nightmare (although there are eco-friendly options). But I did like how fast it made my morning coffee, because I am capable of nothing before I’ve had my coffee. The electric teakettle I bought a while back heats the water seemingly in seconds, and then I pour hot water over roughly ground coffee in this French press machine and voila, I’m set.
And here’s a bonus thing: I don’t remember where I picked up these fizzy Berocca vitamin supplements—probably Bigelow Apothecary, though your guess is as good as mine. I also have no idea if they are from a European pharmacy, but they look like they are, which I like, and I swear I have more energy after I take one.