Self Care Sunday
We always try to slow down on the weekends and have been slowly creating a ritual for ourselves. It can be difficult to claim some time for yourself, reset, and relax. But with some intention and practice, it becomes second nature. This is a list of our favorite things that we reach for during Self Care Sundays. We read, we relax. We work on creating feelings of contentment, rejuvenation, and that helps us get ready for the week ahead.
Bodha Smokeless Ritual Incense
I picked Bodha Smokeless Ritual Incense up at Old Faithful Shop in Vancouver. OFS is one of my favorite stores to visit. I used to work out of an office nearby, so I would often take walking coffee breaks with a fellow coworker and just browse. They have their target demographic nailed down, because every time I visit Old Faithful Shop, there’s something I would find that I never knew I was missing. One day th shop smelled especially good, and I found out it was the Bodha incense in “Ground”. It smelled so good, and it was intriguing that the incense was smokeless. I picked some up for us to enjoy, and we oscillate between “Calm” and “Ground” scents every single weekend.
This had been on my mind since I stayed at this beautiful, luxurious airbnb in 2018. My host had built out her basement suite with high-end appliances like a Wolf oven and Liebherr refrigerator. And I remember her showing me the Technivorm Moccamaster and I had one of the best coffees ever that day. It was such a luxurious experience, that it was forever engrained in my memory.
MoccaMaster is not just an expensive drip coffee maker, it’s so much more than that! There are many components that go into making a delicious cup of coffee. It brews the coffee at high and consistent temperatures, and it’s fast! It can brew coffee in 6 minutes! I don’t know why you would need coffee ready so fast, but I love this machine. It is also engineered and designed so beautifully. When we picked out our MoccaMaster, we opted to get the carafe instead of the glass vessel, so that we could enjoy hot coffee for longer.
These were from the Apple Company Store in Cupertino. I always have to swing by that store when I’m in the area, so I can browse the swag. The person helping us was such a great storyteller. What she told me about these mugs is a little hazy now, but Hasami is a place in Japan, where they began crafting porcelainware almost 400 years ago. These were designed in more recent times but incorporate traditional Japanese manufacturing techniques. I love the modern aesthetic and history, so these are some of my most favorite mugs we own. I first picked up these mugs at the Apple Store in Cupertino. And then many years later, I spotted the Hasami porcelain at where… Old Faithful Shop! I picked up some a matching cream and sugar set.