Monday, January 17, 2022

Grey Nails with Glitter Accents

Friday, January 14, 2022

Blank Street Coffee

I stumbled upon this adorable mobile café while running errands in Cobble Hill with my cousin! Blank Street was founded in the summer of 2020 and is a mobile café with delicious pastries and coffee. 

They are focused on offering great coffee without the premium and are focusing their investments in better coffee, great baristas, local vendors and ultimately aiming to create better value for their neighbours! It's truly a cute neighbourhood spot!

I had a mulled orange tea which was so delicious and warmed my soul! I want to try to replace this at home with flavoured tea and mulling spices! The barrista also gave us a cinnamon / sugar style pastry on the house and treats for my pup!  

Blank Street has about You can download their app via their website here or check out their 17 locations through Brooklyn and NYC here.

Monday, January 10, 2022

Fun Nails with Negative Space

The Inspiration Photo:

Thursday, January 6, 2022

My 2022 Book List

I'm so excited to once again challenge myself to read 50 books this year! Unfortunately I've missed this goal for 2 years in a row now, but I've gotten pretty close! You can follow my book progress over the years here and my Goodreads account here

I know I said this last year, but I think THIS YEAR is going to be the year I also make it through the Time Top 100 Novels list! Only 10 more to go and I'll mark those books with a * like previous years!

Do you have any good book recommendations? Drop them in the comments section! 

1. The Marriage Game by Sara Desai

2. The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles * 

Monday, January 3, 2022

New Years Nails

It's official - I'm bringing back Manicure Monday! I loosely followed an inspiration photo and then just went with it for these fun New Years nails! The middle and ring fingers turned into a bow! I loved them and hope you do too! 

Sunday, January 2, 2022

2021 Reflections

Another year has come and gone. When I think back to 2021, I think of so many great milestones moments like getting married, buying our first home, and starting a new job! Of course every year has its  challenges, and one of my toughest was saying bye to my sweet grandmother, my nani ji. The only positive was getting to reconnect with family that I hadn't seen in many years.  

While Covid cases peaked and troughed throughout the year, I was happy to be able to finally go back home to visit my family and hometown after almost a year and a half. My big lesson learned is to enjoy life and our time on earth and to stress less. Unless you're as lucky as Nani and get to enjoy 94 years of life, we need to maximize our time by spending it with the people we love, celebrating all of the milestones and doing the things we want to do. I'm so thankful for everything 2021 has taught me and most importantly, to remain grateful despite the curve balls we are thrown.

A few resolutions that I want to share with you for 2022 are to practice gratitude, take care of my (physical and mental) health and well being, and to continue doing the things I love including keeping up with my online community here on Melissa B Social. After taking a year off from blogging, I'm so excited to create new content and dive back into my creative side which fuels my soul.

Thanks for being a part of this journey and I hope you enjoy sharing my favourite things with me!