My New Favorite Place in LIFE

Every now and again you find a thing (person or place) that you adore. Restoration Hardware gives me LIFE! Do you hear me?? 👂🏽  I have visited their Atlanta Showroom many a time – dreaming – and ultimately selected a few immaculate pieces for my son’s bedroom decor (airplane themed). Suffice it to say that if I could buy ALL my furniture from Restoration Hardware (RH) I absolutely, without a shadow of a doubt WOULDt!

While searching their website one day, I discovered that they also have seven (7) rooftop restaurants. I immediately added them to my wish / to go list; but, in my mind wrote off the concept of visiting a city just to try out a (furniture) restaurant as silly. #NOT! Here are the restaurant locations – all with their own unique decor / ambiance:

Restoration Hardware in West Palm Beach, Florida is GOALS! 🙌🏽🏳️🖤 Can I throw a party in there? Can I live my life in there? Can I work there? 👀👀👀 Somebody tell me WHAT I have to do to have this experience FOREVER! I spent 2 hours in their rooftop restaurant (packed!), another hour walking their four (4) floors of amazing furniture setups and took fifty 50 pictures… Yes, I was that impressed!

Here are some stock photos of the West Palm Beach Location from the company’s website:

I literarily drool every time I look at these photos. Check out all the pics I took  by clicking the link/photo below:

Restoration Hardware West Palm Beach – Photo Album

RH is a curator of design, taste and style in the luxury lifestyle market, offering furniture, lighting, textiles, rugs, bathware, décor and outdoor, as well as baby & child and teen products.

Boost with Cash App

Cash App is a service, similar to PayPal and Venmo, that allows you to send cash to friends and family, free of charge. Cash App now has a (debit) card that allows you access to your funds (after linking your personal bank account) as well as funds transferred to you by others. The card is free, just log into your Cash App account and sign up (or click here). You can customize your card by selecting a black or white card, as well as by adding other text/graphics. A physical Visa debit card (with a chip) will be mailed to you. In case you are wondering, a credit check is not required to get this card.

Under normal circumstances, this card would be useless for anyone who already has a debit card through their bank. So what has changed that makes me consider getting this card? A feature called Boost. Basically, when you use your Cash App Card, you select and apply pre-determined Boosts ($ or % discounts) to you transaction for immediate in-store savings. Here are the Boosts I currently see in my account:

  • Coffee Shop – $1 of each transaction (ANY coffee shop: Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts)
  • Chik-fil-A: 10% off
  • Grocery Store: $5 off one purchase (ANY grocery store)
  • Marta (train in Atlanta): $1 off each ride
  • Cinemark (movie tickets): $3 off each visit
  • Nike: 10% off one purchase

You can use a Boost once every 30 minutes. So if you want to get a coffee then head to the grocery store, just be sure to switch your boost before you checkout. Boosts often change so be sure to check your Cash App frequently. I plan to use my Cash App Card only for this purpose!

Let’s Boost together! Sign up today! https://cash.app/app/JFGLLWQ

Apple TV+

Apple’s new streaming service has arrived! At $4.99 per month, Apple TV+ lets you stream all-new Apple Originals, ad-free and on demand. If you purchased any Apple Device after September 10th, you get 1 year of Apple TV for FREE! Click this link on your new device to activate your subscription. If you are eligible, you will see a button that says, “Enjoy 1 Year Free“. Once you activate the service on your new device you can log in from ANY Apple Device you own and stream content (i.e. after activating Apple TV+ on my iPhone, I logged in on my MacBook and watched my first show there). Note that Apple will start charing you $4.99 per month exactly 1 year later so set a calendar appointment NOW to reminder yourself to cancel (or not). Basically, Apple has 1 year to prove to you that this service is worth $60/year ($4.99 per month @ 12 months). The website to watch is tv.apple.com

Apple TV+ debuts The Morning Show starring Jennifer Aniston alongside Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell that seems promising. And of course, Oprah’s Book Club is launching on the service. Other shows available now include: For All Mankind (Drama), See (Drama), Helpsters (Kids & Family), Dickinson (Comedy), Ghostwriter (Kids & Family), The Elephant Queen (Documentary) and Snoopy in Space (Kids & Family). Upcoming shows noted on the site are: Servant (Drama), Hala (Drama) and Truth Be Told (Drama starring Olivia Spencer).

Check out a few of the trailers below:

You can find all trailer’s on Apple TV+’s YouTube Channel. Follow Apple TV on Instagram or Twitter to stay up to date on Episode availability and new show alerts.

Happy Watching!!!

Best new tech cases

For all the girls in the world who LOVE their laptops, iPads and iPhones, having a chic case is a MUST! I recently stumbled upon a small business, Chic Geeks, and fell in LOVE! There’s no need to talk about this… just take a look at the beauties below! (all photos taken from Chic Geek’s instagram page)

Shop: iPad cases, iPhone cases, MacBook cases, Keyboard covers

Canva

You don’t have to be a graphic designer to be in the design game! There’s no better way to make graphics, flyers and other promotional material than Canva! Make your way to canva.com to discover their many templates for mobile devices, social media, PowerPoint and more! They even have an easy-to-use mobile app (iOS only). Want to make and print t-shirts? No problem!

https://youtu.be/ZW2mcFtfVng

On Canva’s website, you can find quick tutorials to help you get started. The company is also getting us ready for 2020 with the top 10 trends. My personal favorite? #1 Motion graphics and video. Logos no longer have to be stale. They are now becoming animated and more attractive that what we’ve seen in the past (see below).

Want to know more about personal branding? They have tips on that, too! Check Canva out on Instagram for a quick preview of their designs and capabilities.