Hello friends,

I can’t wait for it to be spring. Says me currently looking out the window seeing snow. Oh dear. Anyways, it was time I shared some of my favorite things of the past month with you. What have you been loving lately? Let me know in the comments below.

#1 All things Cashews

I never really thought about cashews before last month that’s why I think I’m making up for all that time sans cashews in my life now.  If you haven’t tried cashew milk, roasted cashews or cashew yoghurt before, give it a try and you’ll love the smooth and satisfying taste. I much prefer to put cashew milk in my coffee since almond milk has quite a distinct taste, which I am not a fan of in coffee or tea. What is your favorite plant-based milk?

#2 Queer Eye

This show just makes me SO happy, it’s the most positive and uplifting thing I’ve watched lately. Also, can we just take a moment and talk about Antoni? I mean…

If you’ve seen it, what were your favorite makeovers? Mine must have been episodes  2, 4 (cried my eyes out on this one) and 8.

#3 Yoga Everyday

I love this woman, it’s no secret people, she’s FABULOUS.

I’ve also particularly loved her TRUE Yoga series , which I think is the best out of all the January series she’s done so far, so give it a try if you haven’t already. Still can’t believe I’ve met her.

#4 Give me all them brushes

I’ve treated myself to a skin brush and a dry brush last month and I bloody love both of them.

I got the dry brush from our local health store for $5 and let me tell you, that was the best investment in a looong time. Start at your feet and brush upward towards the heart before taking a shower. Similarly, when you start on your arms, begin at the hands and work upward. Use firm, small strokes upwards, or work in a circular motion. It’s said to have detoxifying properties, which I can’t say much about. What really is true though is that it activates your circulation and your skin appears to be smoother.

This skin brush by Vanity Planet has been a real treat that turns every night time routine in a mini at home spa moment. My skin seems to be a bit smoother and it just is a nice ritual using the brush on your skin. Love it!

#5 Reading

A good side effect of regular snow storms is finding yourself cuddled up on your sofa, which is my favorite place of the whole apartment anyways and READING. I’ve raided the Boston Public Library and have ordered so many books it’s potentially embarrassing. Amongst my current favorites are When Breath Becomes Air, Option B by Sheryl Sandberg, What to Eat and lots of recipe books (more on that to follow soon).

Have a lovely week everyone!


  1. Molly @ Transatlantic Notes April 4, 2018 at 9:35 am

    I recently got into the dry brushing thing and I love it. I am still trying to improve my general body/skin care routines but this is one I’m keeping! Also … cashews are amazing! I recently went vegetarian (but mostly plant-based) and find using cashews in various ways in my cooking is the way to gooooo!

    1. sandra.zottl - Site Author April 4, 2018 at 9:42 am

      Hi Molly, happy to hear you’re also loving the dry brushing thing! Have a lovely day, Sandra

  2. peter April 5, 2018 at 4:30 am

    LIKE the foto of you two Yoga Ladies :-)))

  3. Sarah April 5, 2018 at 9:37 am

    Ahh Queer Eye is just the best isn’t it? Spent so many hours loling (and crying) at it!

    1. sandra.zottl - Site Author April 5, 2018 at 9:51 am

      Oh I love it too! I really think it’s an amazing show that also spreads so much positivity.


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