I have been eating like a complete monster of a Demimonde as of late, the hunger has overcome, which meant more late nights of too many cocktails and permissive dining, more royal court than lifestyle guru. I was simply living not that QooA! My behavior had also reflected this weird digression. I found myself the last person at the table trying to knock back a final drink, latching as hard as I could on to friends. A codependency was looming and the problem was I wasn’t the only one.  I thought I had it figured out with my weekly doses of therapy, various fitness routines, and newfound life appreciation.

 

Collina Strada Rhinestone Water Bottle – $90 

If you are going to spend 90 dollars in general on a water bottle make sure it glimmers for your hiking trips and the post-sweat outdoor brunching sesh. 

The truth was all around me, there was a sense of unraveling that was only further bothered by the August heat which led to thoughts of a similar grim September. And don’t even start me on thinking of a hell fire Halloween or worst a freezing one, which would ultimately herald the grim thoughts of Quar 2.0: The Rona Returns

Bala Bangles – $40

If you are feeling like a total dork adding those workout weights to your already full atheliesure looks in public, embrace these statement making accessories that pull in a dose of 60s era mod/90s revivalist minimalism. 

Speaking with my various friend groups the feeling was mutual, we all were in one way or another completely consumed with this weird anxiety which manifested itself in living like there was no tomorrow… there kind of wasn’t. Everyone had neurotically been testing and isolating, the lucky ones had significant others, and the rest of us had PornHub and an endless array of edibles.

Bella Freud Loving Candle – $48

Let the loving be for yourself! A tuberose, amber, and sandalwood candle with a spirited statement to induce a sense of selfworth is a must have way to start your day.

After 3 weeks of this gregarious hostility my body was over it. The talents of clean living had trumped my desires for a “grease-a- palooza”. Coming to terms was the only resolve we would have to confront to access a sense of normality. So I put on the walking shoes again and began to move. The Silverlake Reservoir became a revelation, as I began to slow down and reflect on what it is to get myself back to an equalized mental state.

Neighborhood Incense – $15

These rich Neighborhood x KUUMBA incense bring your a great sense of ritual and purity that are a great way to enrich your day.

The needed results of setting myself up for the regular tone I had so greatly desired came back. I was inspired to regain a sense of regularity which I struggled to attain. Little by little knowing that I was in the right direction served as a guiding light to what I knew would be a long process. Though in actuality setting myself in that motion was all I had needed, to want to move forward and need the feeling of heading into a future. 

Fabletics Highwaisted Printed Powerhold – 2 for $24

We are all drowned in various legging fatigue, at long last a designy pair to keep you from the dreaded sense of styless dispair. Dress these down with a vintage tee or up with a blazer.  

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