There are two things that I don’t quite understand (which means everything else in the world makes perfect sense to me). Number One: where the heck did January go?! Does anyone else feel totally discombobulated that it’s gonna be February in two days? Number Two: when is the polar vortex (btw, what’s the plural of “vortex”? “Vortices”?) gonna loosen its grip on the DC region? Having the temp start at 6 degrees in the morning is actually manageable, but the kicker is the blustery headwind that tests your sanity. Enough already!
Of course, this post isn’t about heating your house in winter. It’s a compilation of the best stuff I’ve uncovered, consumed and coveted during the past month. It’s the stuff that keeps me going—and now, I’m passing along my secrets to lucky you…
FUEL FOR FITNESS
Speaking of Nike, I’m obsessed with these new Flyknit Air Max kicks. I can’t even wear them for running since my feet need more support, but as a fashion statement? Wow, yes please!
(By the way, did you see that Karl Lagerfeld shod all his models in sneakers for Chanel’s Summer 2014 show? A modern mix of casual and couture.)
FUEL FOR MY MIND
My wise mentor once told me that you should read a wide variety of magazines to keep your creative juices flowing, learn about new ideas and detect trends. Since I still prefer paper copies to digital issues, here’s my current haul:
FUEL FOR MY JOB
As a mobile product manager in my day job, I’m always searching for new sources of tech news, design innovation, and the latest remarkable apps to complement my steady diet of articles from The Verge, TechCrunch, Fast Co. Design, etc. Recently, I found the website for this app development agency called Fueled. They have swagger in spades. They also have a blog that has become part of my secret sauce. Through one of their posts, I even discovered an artisanal chocolate shop near my mom’s house that I’m going to check out during my next visit.
FUEL FOR MY WARDROBE
I miraculously didn’t go nuts with my spending at post-Christmas sales. In fact, I bought only a couple of new items—both at full price.
The thin fabric and 3/4-length sleeves won’t keep you adequately warm during the polar vortex, but the relaxed silhouette and neon yellow trim are sweet.
Apparently, the temperature is supposed to rise above forty degrees on Friday. I’m stoked!
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