March

April is finally here and I'm so excited and so ready for warmer weather! Just like February but unlike January, March flew by. I've been experiencing more this year and March was no different. I went to some new restaurants, new bars, listened to new music, and all in all just really started to finally get into the swing of doing new things. In March, I definitely did a lot of new things.

Wearing

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While I featured these last month as part of the details I’ve been obsessing over, this month I’ve literally only been wearing my Ray-Ban sunglasses. The all black look goes with everything and also do a great job at hiding my puffy face considering pollen season is back upon us. These were a present and I’ve been in love since I got them last month. They’re part of the Chromance collection and I got the gun metal, dark green combination of the rounded aviators and I’ve never been more in love with a present. I know these will be a staple for me this summer and for a long time after that.

Listening

 Album cover from PanicAtTheDisco.com

Album cover from PanicAtTheDisco.com

Panic! At The Disco has been one of my favorite bands ever since "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" came out in 2006. Being from a heavily religious family I used to have to sneak and watch the music videos on TRL. It wasn't until I got older that I snuck and bought the CDs. Fast forward to now and I can do whatever I want, Panic! is definitely a staple in my playlist. They released two new songs and announced a tour (which I'm totally getting tickets to) and I've been absolutely in love with "Say Amen (Saturday Night)". It was such an immediate hit in my head and I fucking love it. Brendon outdid himself which after Death of a Bachelor I didn't think it was possible but Pray For the Wicked is already looking promising. But I'm totally biased because I've had "Miss Jackson" as my ringtone for the past 5 years.

Eating

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March was a taco kind of month. I literally went an entire week where I only ate tacos and the void still isn't filled. I don't know why out of all things I was obsessed with tacos this month, but I've been getting them from pretty much everywhere. Now I absolutely HATE tomatoes with a burning passion yet I had some tacos from Matador Cantina that were so good I didn't even notice that tomatoes were on it until half way through the second taco. Same with the tacos from The Deep End which as you can see, have pico de gallo on them. They were THAT good. Other than that, still not a tomato person by any means. Eventually I'll start eating something else on my nights out but as of now, it's a taco phase. Sorry, not sorry.

Drinking

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While I'm still not a bar hopper, I do frequent a few select bars and restaurants where my friends work. I didn't know that being friends with bartenders meant tasting as many different cocktails as I have over the past few months but I stand corrected. This past month I've tasted a ton of different cocktails and learned a lot about liquor which you'll begin seeing more of in the Eats section in the coming months. I'm not sure exactly what's in the pictured cocktail that I'm drinking but it was a sweet cup of liquid bliss. I'm usually a Tennessee whiskey kind of girl, for obvious reasons, but this cocktail was so good. Definitely will be trying different types of drinks this spring.

Watching

Since I was little I've always been interested in certain parts of science. Before any of you who are heavy into science come at my throat, there will never be anything interesting about photosynthesis to me. With that said, my introduction to black holes was a movie called Treasure Planet (look it up if you haven't seen it). As I got older I continued my interest for science but it gradually fell to the back burner. One of the key figures in science for me, and a lot of other people around the world, was Stephen Hawking. His theories of black holes always interested me because let's be real, black holes are really fucking scary. Unfortunately on March 14th, Stephen Hawking died at the age of 76. Just a few days before his death I finally got around to watching The Theory of Everything which is a movie about his life based on the book Travelling to Infinity by Jane Hawking. It was an absolutely phenomenal movie even if I am a bit late to the party.

Reading

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I used to do book reviews but since I've been reading a lot lately I've decided that I'm going to start doing book review videos and then highlighting my favorite that I've read over the past month in my Musings posts. March's book was Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. It was a quick read but so good. I finished it in about a day and Rupi really has a way of taking you through her life in a raw yet delicate way that really makes you feel something. I don't want to give too much of the book away but the way that it's broken down into 4 parts really helps you experience that journey with Rupi. I'll admit I was hesitant on reading this because of social media hype. Yes, this book was a #socialmediamademebuyit purchase but I couldn't be more pleased with the choice. I've already ordered a copy of her latest book because social media apparently made everyone buy that one too and it's out of stock everywhere.

See you all next month with a new Musings post.

xo Toni

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