the weekend list no. 49

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I had a bunch of little highs the past few weeks but the one that’s coming to mind is a meal I had with my friend in Winter Park last weekend. I’ve been fortunate to try a ton of amazing restaurants, especially when I lived in New York, but oh my god, this restaurant was such a pleasant surprise.

We had initially planned on going to Prato, which ended up being closed for a private party so instead, we tried Bulla, a Spanish tapas place that was really beautifully designed and had such a great, knowledgable wait staff. We split a cheese board, each had incredible salads and festive Moscow Mules, then split this beautifully done dessert with a dark chocolate cake, salty chocolate mousse, vanilla bean ice-cream, and these little dots of mango and strawberry gel. So. Good.

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Enjoying all things Christmas, really! Aside from that, I’ve been doing a lot of work projects and staying on top of my goals plus figuring out what my goals are for the new year. Would you like a post about that specifically? I already know that I want to pick up my coding practice again and also do more of a deep dive into my research on investing. Of course, I’ll be doing my reading challenge again and things like that, too!

We’re putting up our Christmas tree tomorrow and having a little tree lighting party with hot chocolate and a holiday playlist! Then next week, I’m going to an Ugly Christmas Sweater yoga class by the beach with a friend and our city’s annual Christmas boat parade, which should be fun.

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A really comprehensive post about how to moisturize your skin and what that even means.

This is a really interesting post about things to do with money based on your love language.

Here’s eight latkes to try on every night of Hanukkah.

Some tips for staying healthy during the holiday season and starting the new year off right (that don’t involve depriving yourself).

Four ways to boost your immune system during the winter season. I really want to make a batch of fire cider!

The best post I’ve read about dating in a long time.

Rene Redzepi’s guide to making kombucha. He would be the expert here since he’s the founder of Noma and runs a lot of studies on fermentation.

Love this online store that only sells the most durable items, making it easier to buy less.

I love this list of bookstores in London. Daunt is already on my radar, but I’ll have to check some of the others out for sure!