May 24, 2010

My Fab 5

You know how satisfying it feels when you find an insightful book, a time-saving product or just about anything that makes your world feel less like it revolves on a tilt as the ground shifts beneath your feet?  Then you and I have a lot in common.  I'm always on the hunt for ways to help make my daily life simpler, safer and saner.  I'm a big time sampler of all things fabulous but once I make a discovery of impact, I'm loyal to a fault.  Here are five I-can't-live-without things that have helped me at least maintain an illusion of togetherness:

My eyes are wide open to coffee coming from this sleek brewer that uses ingenious K-cups that come in so many amazing high-quality roasts and blends.  My kitchen is my coffee house and I've become my own barista.

The effects of too many late nights, stress and the ticking clock of time show up on my eyes first but are easily smoothed away with regular use this ultra lightweight treatment eye cream.  It won't add lines by breaking the bank either.


Never drink water from environmentally unfriendly plastic bottles again.  I fill these beautifully designed, BPA and phthalate-free vessels with filtered tap water and place them around my house, design studio and in my tote bags so I never have an excuse to not reach my 8 glasses a day goal.  They're so fashionable, I've also started collecting them.

Listening to wonderful music every day is so important to my well-being so it's kind of amazing that such crisp, clear, concert quality sound comes from this powerful little box.  It's iPhone/iPod compatible too!

With the unpredictable weather in the Northeast, even in the spring and summer one must be prepared for a wave of cool temps or unexpected rain showers at any time.  The trench coat has become a fashion staple but the ones designed by Elie Tahari are so stylish and crafted with such attention to detail, I just couldn't resist making a wise investment.  Perfect for day-to-night, they fit as if tailor-made.  Although I impatiently paid full designer retail for mine, you can purchase a few styles at at great prices.

What are the 5 things you just can't live without?

Note: Product reviews are the opinions of the author and were not solicited in any manner.

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