Part of the fun of going away is shopping! Especially when you get to visit Nordstorm and Target (still bitter these brands couldn't make it in Canada!). It's also fun to go to Sephora with friends to share your recommendations. A few of the things I purchased:
Summer Friday lip gloss. I have the face cream and when I saw this in line, I picked up the gloss too. Both products are great.
One of my favourite books I read this year was Demon Copperhead. The author, Barbara Kingsolver, was on the Armchair Expert podcast recently and I just got to listen to the interview. It was such a privilege to hear her speak about reading, writing, and this book in particular.