Sweater Comb, Yon-Ka, More: 10 Things We Love @ BU


We're all about self-care and staying cozy this month with these current favorites: 

Photo:  Garance Doré's Instagram
Photo: Garance Doré's Instagram


—Cozy sweaters and the January freeze go together like (snow)peas and carrots; however, sweater pills are beyond annoying. For delicate knits, I use The Laundress sweater comb, and for a more thorough / heavy duty job, I stick to this shaver by Conair. (Bonus: It comes in a variety of fun colors!) 

—Avoid looking like the Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters, and make sure you get a down jacket that has some shape to it, like this belted one by Burberry  or the 3-in-1 coat by Patagonia. BU-approved bomb-cyclone fighters! 

—Garance Doré recently reminded me of a book that I decided to revisit (and gift to a few of my favorite people): Women Who Run with the Wolves, by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés. (See Doré's story on it here.) Read it; internalize it; and become empowered to be you! 

—Don't be afraid to get out and pound the salty pavement this winter, because we have this at-home fix for pesky salt stains on leather shoes. 

—My sensitive and reactive skin needs extra love and moisture in the winter months. My go-to moisturizing mask is Yon-Ka Masque No. 1. I use it twice a week in the winter: Leave it on overnight (I also put it on during long flights) and wake up with skin that feels smoother, softer, and rehydrated! 

Photo:  Sarabeth
Photo: Sarabeth


—Comfort and warmth are high on my priority list these days. My FIRST pair of Dr. Martens are not disappointing. 

—I know the flavor might sound weird, but I tried it and I loved it: Marvis Toothpaste, Jasmin Mint. Side effect: you might start brushing your teeth after every.single.meal.

—I am keeping my lips moist with Malin + Goetz lip balm

—Calling all fellow hot chocolate lovers! Have you tried Sarabeth's Kashmir Hot Chocolate?! If you haven't, order a tin stat!  

—I've added another layer of fun, fashion, and durability to my footwear game with this feminine pair of Stance socks. Bonus: They have a cool subscription service, in which you can get socks delivered to your door monthly or quarterly. Which is your favorite?