This summer has played out differently than most, and we’re back from our annual pilgrimage to Canada a lot earlier than usual. As we’ve settled back in to home-sweet-home, reality has set in— summer (and its sweltering temperatures) are far from over.
My lease is ending and I’m shopping for a new car. So I have my eyes on the road more than usual, searching for something that piques my interest. Of course, ogling cars on the freeway might satisfy my visual senses, it isn’t really giving me a window into the more important interior (and invisible) features that are meaningful to me.
One of my favorite stores on the internet is having a sale… and no, it’s not Nordstrom’s, the fashion sphere covered THAT one ad nauseum!
It’s Ahalife, which you might not have heard of: It’s a beautiful marketplace of creative and quirky objects— everything from housewares to beauty and lots of tech (duh). I love searching this site for gifts, because they sell things you’re not likely to find everywhere, and the selection is truly global.
From the Shop
Cuyana Leather Laptop Sleeve
madewell x where i was from slim straight crop jeans
madewell x where i was from hi-desert society tee
Vifa Helsinki Hi-Resolution Bluetooth Wireless Portable Speaker
This post was sponsored by Capital One Mortgage. All opinions are my own.
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