Lush List

Lush List: Books, Music, Culture

   

This month I wanted to share what I’m listening to and what I’m reading and put it all in one spot I’m calling my “Lush List.”

So if you’re looking for some new inspiring books and a sick playlist to vibe to, I gotchuuu! I’ve also included a short list of whatever else is inspiring me lately from cool people, to places, to colour palettes and more.

Music: 

I have been obsessed lately with G-Eazy for some reason (maybe because he’s so sexy?? idk…) and smooth chill electro tracks so here’s my playlist of basically that:

Books:

Girl Boss

 

#GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso:

#GirlBoss is a super inspiring book about Sophia Amoruso who went from dumpster diving and shoplifting to Founder and Executive Chairman of multimillion dollar company, Nasty Gal. In addition to the motivating message that anyone can transform their lives, she’s got workplace success tips, and networking and social media strategies. All around, totally recommend for an easy read and some instant inspiration if you’re feeling discouraged, lazy or lost.

Eckhart Tolle A New Earth

 

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

I read this book while I was in the extremely fitting location of Bali where the lifestyle and culture is based on modesty and simplicity. Eckhart Tolle opened my eyes and made me look within myself and realize how egotistical my mind is and how we love to feed off of negativity and self-victimization. Since reading this book, I’ve found I react a lot less to negative situations, I’m much more calm, and overall more happy. I loved this beautiful book and 100% suggest!

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.”

Thrive Ariana Huffington

 

Thrive by Arianna Huffington

Currently reading this book about the importance of unplugging, mediation and mindfulness as essential parts to achieving and maintaining success. The Co-Founder and Editor in Chief of the Huffington Post talks about her wakeup call after she fell down from exhaustion and lack of sleep. Our relentless hustle for chasing money/academic achievement/etc. is burning us out, increasing stress-related illnesses, and affecting our personal relationships (and ironically our careers). As one of the most successful women in the world, Arianna Huffington redefines what actual “success” means and reminds us to step back (aka. sometimes you just need to take a vacay and sleep in till noon).

Podcasts:

I love listening to podcasts while I’m getting ready in the morning or while I’m travelling between work and class. Here are some of my favourites:

The Hidden Lives of Fashion Bloggers – Stuff Mom Never Told You

Did you know that fashion bloggers and Instagrammers work an average of 60-80 hours a week? So much more planning, strategy, SEO, artwork, graphics, and marketing work goes into the world of fashion blogging that you don’t realize and I loved how this podcast opens your eyes up to that hushed up reality.

Nic Marks – The Happy Planet Index Ted Talk

This Ted Talk asks why do we measure the progress of people and countries in terms of how much stuff we have. Short, refreshing, and gets you thinking!

Colours:

Recently I’ve been all about the wintry greys, charcoals and white shades. So much that I’m slowly transforming my Instagram theme to incorporate that colour palette. My wardrobe has also been seeing a lot of this achromatic theme.

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Blogs:

torontolife.com

I always hit these guys up before a trip to my favourite city for some awesome restaurant guides or to scroll through the ridiculous real estates when I’m bored in class.

acouplecooks.com 

I love this blog for when I’m looking for healthy recipe ideas during the week. I like that all of the recipes aren’t strictly gluten free/vegan/special diet/etc. but revolve mainly around seasonal, whole natural foods, and vegetarian inspired dishes.

intothegloss.com

I’m obsessed with reading the interviews with models, magazine beauty editors, and celebrities to see what different beauty routines, mantras, and products they use and recommend. I always find cool new beauty tips and tricks from the most beautiful people!

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