April 25th, 2017.
There’s only a few more days left this month, so I decided it would be fun to write about my favorites in the month of April. 🙂
Lets start off with music. I am obsessed right now with Ed Sheeran’s new album, “Divide”. I love this ginger. He is so talented, and I love the Irish influence that you hear in his music in the new album. It makes me want to pack a suitcase and get on the next flight to Ireland. My favorite songs on the album are, “Galway Girl” & “Castle on the Hill”. This album relates a lot back to his childhood, growing up and what is really close to his heart. So on my Spotify right now, Divide is on repeat. Also, right now I love the song “Issues” by Julia Michaels. I just love it, can’t tell you why. An oldie but a goodie, and I don’t know what this says about me but I can’t stop listening to “Pony” by Ginuwine. I just really want to watch Magic Mike XXL but can’t bring myself to pay 14.99 to rent it on iTunes but let’s be real, I will probably give in and rent it. One more song I am listening to on repeat is, “Everybody” by my boy Logic. If you haven’t seen him live, you have to. He’s GREAT.
Fooooood. I have been ADDICTED to guacamole, specifically southwest guacamole this month. It’s been ridiculous, but #sorrynotsorry. I love my guac. Today, me and Connor tried a new restaurant and fairly new to Saint Augustine, I think. We had brunch at The Blue Hen Café, located in the neighborhood Lincolnville in Saint Augustine, Florida. Connor had a breakfast burrito which he raved about, and I was basic and had a chicken biscuit. It was super good, served with peach butter. Their menu is online, but some of the dishes they served were, Fried Green Tomatoes Tacos, Pulled Pork Cuban Sandwich which to me sounds very eclectic, maybe it’s not but I was impressed. Besides the food, I loved the restaurant, the décor, the atmosphere. It had hens obviously everywhere, paintings, little salt shakers and doo-dads. The waitresses wore cute polka dotted, yellow and old timey aprons which for some reason I really thought was adorable. Food, the service and the prices were great. Definitely a favorite for this month. Another restaurant that I always rave about to new people I meet that are visiting and want to go somewhere to eat and ask my for my recommendation is, Prohibition Kitchen! I’ve been a total of maybe three times but I have been impressed and satisfied every time. The atmosphere, from the lighting, to the feel of the Prohibition times, you feel like you have been taken a back a few decades, the layout of the restaurant, the service in my experience has been phenomenal and the food is outstanding. If you haven’t been, go check out Prohibition Kitchen in downtown Saint Augustine on St. George Street.
Shows. Okay, I am super excited about the new series I’ve started this month. I was introduced through a friend, and now I am obsessed. BROAD CITY.
One of the funniest shows on television, it comes on Comedy Central but I am binge watching through Hulu right now. If you haven’t heard about this comedic powerhouse of a show, let me tell you about it. Starring as themselves, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson are two twenty-somethings living in New York City trying to make it through hilarious debacles and adventures they find themselves in. It’s vulgar at times but wonderfully comedically timed, sooo smart and witty and fun. Ilana and Abbi make me LOL until I cry. They are independent, intelligent, resourceful and eccentric characters. It’s not a show I would watch with your younger siblings or grandma, they do touch on perhaps taboo topics that shouldn’t be taboo in 2017 but I digress, or maybe not mainstream ideals but that’s one of the reasons it’s one of my favorite shows in April and probably of all time. If you are wanting a comparison, I would compare it to a feminine, girl power inspired Workaholics. The comedy is very similar. You have to have that type of sense of humor. So, if you are interested in checking out Broad City, if you ask nicely, I might give you my Hulu password 😉 I have one more show to recommend and I guess
April is the month of girl power because my next recommendation is Girlboss, which is also loosely based on a true story.
It’s on Netflix, I started a few nights ago when I couldn’t sleep. The show is about a girl named Sophia, played by Britt Robertson. The show is set back in 2006 in San Francisco, California. I am only on episode three but Girlboss is another show where I feel like I’ve never watched anything like it before, it’s almost refreshing in some sense. Sophia isn’t your typical 23 year old girl. She is sassy, independent, impulsive, brash, has a crazy cool sense of style and almost annoying but at the same time you love her and you’re rooting for her because she’s so relatable. She has no idea where she’s going with her life, except when she has an epiphany after finding a really cool find at a local thrift store. Girlboss is on Netflix right now, so I definitely recommend this series to you because it’s definitely one of my April faves 🙂
On to my next April favorites, clothing wise… I’ve recently fallen in love with rompers. Rompers are so fun and make a great Spring outfit. You can look as casual as you want, but also you can dress them up a little if you want. My two rompers I’ve bought this month have come from Target, which has a wide variety of rompers if you’re in the market and Rue 21. Which have been both affordably priced. So yeah, I’m stoked and can’t wait to romp around them on my cruise. And, of course this goes for anything not just clothes but if a unicorn is on it, which most of you know, I have to have it!!! I love a cute unicorn 🙂
Not many people know this about me but I LOVE podcasts. I prefer to listen to a podcast over music usually if I’m driving. I listen to podcasts driving or if I’m home lounging around. My favorite podcasts right now in April are “I Don’t Get It”, and “Insanely Chill with Cody Ko”. If I had enough people that would listen, I would even start my own podcast. I love me a good podcast, what can I say?!
- “I Don’t Get It” is Ashley Iaconetti’s podcast that she talks about things she just doesn’t get it with her sister, Lauren. They talk about pop culture, what they don’t understand about boys and dating which when I listen I feel like I’m listening to my closest friends because they are so relatable and hilarious. Oh, and Ashley is known Ashley I. from Chris Soule’s season of the Bachelor and she’s also starred on a few seasons of Bachelor in Paradise, one season her co-host Lauren joined her in paradise. I honestly feel like if I knew them in person, we would instantly become best friends. They are great. Definitely my favorite podcast in April. Check them out on iTunes!
- “Insanely Chill with Cody Ko”. Cody Ko was super popular on Vine when it was around and now he’s well known on YouTube. I love his YouTube videos, he’s very naturally funny and sarcastic, which I love. So yeah, he has a podcast on SoundCloud where he talks about random topics and he’s guaranteed to make you laugh. He is also another person where I would just love to hang out with and talk about things that piss us off or share stories. He’s that friend I feel like you could just rant and vent to and he would be down for it. He’s insanely chill 😉
On to the last category of my April favorites is beauty.
I got my hair did yall!!! My girl Amber at London Looks Hair Design, located on Saint Augustine Beach, Florida did an amazing balyage that I envisioned and she did it for me. If you want to see pictures of my new hair, feel free to check out my Instagram @jeriberry93 and if you want to see pictures of Amber’s work, go follow her Instagram @hairbyamberjenner // She’s amazing!
My mom came home a few weeks ago with new shampoo and conditioner. It’s called “Maui Moisture”. They have a wide variety for all hair types. This is what I’ve been using and it’s amazing. You can purchase it at Publix, Target, and any local beauty supply store.
So, those are my favorites for April. April has been a great month so far and it’s just going to get better. I leave for my vacation on the 28th, so stay tuned in a couple weeks for some fun posts all about my vacay! Thank you so much for reading and let me know if you check out or try any of my April favorites.
(None of these products are sponsored, I just genuinely love everything I have talked about in this post.)
Have a great rest of your April! ❤