I’ve actually wanted to start doing monthly favorites for a while now, but every time I’ve remembered about it, I’ve already had content planned during the appropriate time period to post something like this. I just think monthly favorites posts are a really fun way to sum up the month with some of the products/things I’ve been loving lately. With that being said, you can also get a monthly newsletter from me delivered straight to your inbox if you hit that subscribe button in the sidebar (casual plug). But anyways, let’s get into it!
Game of Thrones Season 7
I obviously couldn’t not include GoT in a round-up of my favorite things about July. I successfully binge-watched the first six seasons in June and July, and have been keeping up with the series in real time during this season. (That doesn’t sound significant on its own, but I never keep up with series in real time. I’m terrible at watching TV.) I even went to the Game of Thrones pop-up bar in DC and waited for 2 hours to take a picture on the Iron Throne.
My absolute favorite spot in DC, and I featured it in my DC coffee shops post that went up earlier this month. I somehow took way too long to discover this place but I’m so lucky I happened upon it in the first week of July. It’s a really well-lit space that’s conducive to getting work done, it’s in a great location in DC, and they have a huge variety of drinks. I bought a canister of their coffee beans and sent it home with my parents, and I’m so excited to have it with me when I get back to Athens for the school year.
These have become my new protein bar/breakfast of choice. I’ve been trying to find a good protein bar that’s also vegan, and these fit the bill perfectly. My favorite flavors are the Protein Paradise (which is peanut butter chocolate chip) and Prolonged Power (banana and almond butter), but I’ve actually yet to find a flavor I didn’t like. You can buy them in stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, or you can order them off of Amazon here.
Lovett or Leave It
Uh oh, I’m unintentionally making my political beliefs known with this one. I’ve gotten really into listening to podcasts on my way to and from work, and this one has emerged as one of my favorites. It’s done by a guy named Jon Lovett, who was a former speechwriter for Obama. The podcast puts a slightly humorous twist on the political events of the week, and usually features a variety of political commentators. It comes out every Saturday and is basically the first thing I listen to on Monday morning.
“Attention” (Female Perspective)
I have a huge thing for YouTube covers, and I recently found this one and immediately fell in love. It takes Charlie Puth’s song “Attention” but rewords the lyrics so you understand the girl’s point of view. Andie Case’s voice is also really unique and gorgeous. Check it out here.
I think that’s it for my first monthly favorites post! Should I make these a regular thing? Let me know in the comments!