My curated guide to keeping the Quarantine Scaries away...
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Classic & Craft Cocktail Recipe Book
If there is one thing this quarantine has taught me, it’s that my cocktail game is seriously lacking. Luckily books like The Art of mixology exist to shake up some variety, literally.
The Wheel of Time Series, 15 Book Set
I like big book (series) and I cannot lie! This fantasy adaptation is Amazon Prime’s new highly-anticipated television show starring Rosamund Pike. Reading all 15 books would take forever but with Hollywood on standby for the foreseeable future you should have plenty of time to dive into book one, ‘The Eye of the World’ before the first season premiers….likely in the latter half of 2021.
FOOD & WINE Magazine Subscription
What’s not to love about a ‘zine that’s focused solely on my two favorite pastimes?! I read it cover to cover, word for word every month of the year. The well-written articles transport me to culinary destinations across the globe without ever having to leave home and the drool-worthy photography always leaves me craving more!
Farkle, Dice Rolling Game
Many a time has my family sat around the table for a game of Farkle. It’s a simple dice game that’s part chance, part risk. We don’t go anywhere without it!
GSE Games & Sports Expert
Full disclosure, I have been obsessed with this classic game for as long as I can remember. I get super into it and love yelling BINGO at the top of my lungs. With this gorgeous brass version there’s no need to hunt down a BINGO hall, now I can
torture play with my friends from the comfort of my own home.
Across the Board
Across the Board, Horseracing Game
This game is epic and so much fun! You can play high-stakes with real money like I do or with poker chips but either way, be prepared for elevated noise levels as everyone excitedly cheers on their horses.
What Do You Meme
What Do You Meme, Card Game
It’s a game of memes with over 13,000 awesome reviews, need I say more?
Zen as F*ck: A Journal for Practicing the Mindful Art of Not Giving a Sh*t
A self help journal with a sense of humor aaand super cute watercolor illustrations…shut up and take my money.
Blank, Leather Journal
Have a lot on your mind these days? Use this beautiful leather-bound journal to jot down your thoughts and memories. There’s room for it all, the good, the bad and the just plain ugly.
Rosetta Stone, Language Learning Software
I’ve been using Rosetta Stone to study my Francais for years and I LOVE IT! Learning a new language can be super overwhelming but they break down the lessons into short, totally doable exercises that leave you feeling accomplished. It’s trés bon!
Canon Wireless Compact Photo Printer with AirPrint
There’s really no comparing a physical photograph to a digital one. I’ve been saying for years, “print your pictures” and now is as good a time as any. Sort through your 30,000 cell phone snaps and print ’em, hang ’em, give ’em as gifts or make an album. You’ll be happy you did, I promise.
Calm the F*ck Down: An Irreverent Adult Coloring Book
Need to unwind? Grab a glass of vino and relax with this funny adult coloring book.
16x20 Inch Paint by Number Kit, Warm Sunflower
Paint by number kits are all the rage these days and I love this still-life version of sunflowers. I’m relaxed already.
3D Jigsaw Puzzle, Night Edition Eiffel Tower
Looking to up your puzzle game? Try this 3D version of the famed Eiffel Tower!
Giant Wooden Toppling Tower
I love the gray wood stain on this giant wood toppling tower game! It comes with a white board you can use to make up and assign rules and when a numbered block is pulled that listed on the board, the player must follow the rule associated with that number. So fun!
Friends Central Perk Lego Kit
The gang’s all here! This is the perfect gift for anyone who has spent their quarantine watching Friends reruns around the clock. Now they can build sets from the show while singing along to Smelly Cat.
Modern Macrame: 33 Stylish Projects for Your Handmade Home
Macramé gets a modern makeover in this contemporary guide by lifestyle icon and artist Emily Katz. Nothing keeps boredom at bay like learning a new skill so why knot try the art of knotting?
Spice Jar Organization Kit with Funnel
Be honest, is your spice cabinet a cluttered pile of stale spices from 2012? If so, I offer you this simple solution. Not only will it keep you busy but your future meals will be flavorful as hell to boot!
Vogue Knitting Magazine
Vogue® Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book
Thanks to the editors at Vogue, my secret knitting obsession now has street cred! No, really knitting is a calming, tactile activity that leaves you with something beautiful and picking out the yarn is super addicting.
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