February Favorite Things

Arts/Culture

One of my favorite things about February is The Colorado Ballet’s winter performance usually falls around Valentine’s Day. This year the performance is Alice in Wonderland and I can’t wait! We usually go out to dinner before or after the show. This year we are doing a matinée so are doing dinner afterwards. If you have never been to a Colorado Ballet performance, I highly recommend experiencing one, at least once! There isn’t a bad seat in the house, so get a balcony seat if you’d like! 

Family

If you have read the blog recently you will know I am obsessed with my Blue Apron deliveries! Blue Apron has truly changed the way I view dinner time and the mindset I go into it with. Cooking for 2 adults and 2 children, one with a severe egg allergy, was making me so stressed. The meal planning, recipes, ingredients, everything just seem to hang over me like a dark cloud. Now with Blue Apron, the recipes and ingredients are delivered right to my door and I can enjoy cooking dinner knowing I will be following a delicious and simple recipe with all the right ingredients.

Food

So… yes. I love dessert. Any dessert. Chocolate, vanilla, sweet, savory, soft, crunchy. I have yet to meet a sweet caloric dish I haven’t loved :) Whole Foods has these mini desserts. They are these precious tiny mini desserts, I would say about 1 inch wide. They are rich and flavorful and you can just eat one at a time! So instead of having a giant slice of Tiramisu, you can do a tiny little piece of one. They are so dainty and beautiful I am left satisfied and happy! They are in the bakery section. When I go in the morning they are stocked full from baking overnight, but if I go in the evening they are pretty picked through, so go early! These things are so popular, especially at this time of year with people making New Year’s Resolutions. They have mini cheesecake bites, cupcakes, tiramisu, canollis, chocolate cakes. I have been loving them! It’s the perfect combination of portion control and indulgence! 

Health

I absolutely love Barre classes. They are a combination of aerobics, cardio, pilates and ballet. They are intense and yet subtle at the same time. The Xtend Barre: Lean and Chiseled DVD I have found to be just as effective as the in-person class and you can do it in your pajamas! I have been loving doing this intermittently during my day. 

Beauty

I got this Dior Eyeshadow Palette for Christmas and was excited to give it a try as I hadn’t given it much thought before. It is so compact and comes in a velvet satchel which gives the feeling of luxury. There are 5 colors in the palette including a primer color and a highlighting color. Definitely a great makeup product to carry on the go as it is small and you don’t have to do a primer or highlighter in addition to it.