The more days I spend in quarantine, the more I try and make sure I appreciate the little things. While it's been a bit (okay, really) hard watching the lives of my favorite celebrities as they shelter in place in their mega-mansions and lounge by the pool all day (you know who I'm talking about), I still try my hardest to make my situation the best it can be . And while I'm in a two bedroom, tiny apartment in Santa Monica, I still find ways to feel like a million bucks (without having to spend it.) I've found that if I invest in little luxuries (seriously, even just nice soaps!) that give me a feeling of bliss, I get more excited to spend the days in my apartment.
So even though I may not have a backyard, private tennis court, or a giant kitchen to use right now—here's a roundup of items I've accumulated over the past couple of months, plus a few I'm currently adding to my cart, that make me feel rich.
I'm not sure why, but the first thing I did when quarantine started was get new books for my coffee table. I think I thought, If I'm going to be working from my couch more often than not, I might as well make where I put my feet look chic.
I've been getting creative in quarantine with my efforts to drink more water. (I'm usually really bad.) My new thing is to fill a super-chic bottle with a ton of cucumber and fruit and keep it in my fridge. It tastes like spa water.
This is a little over $100, but it's so worth it. I've tried diffusers that are cheaper, and let me tell you, they just don't work as well. This one will infuse your whole home with whatever essential oil you put in it and keep you in a relaxed mood all day.
Okay, I know that "bougie" is just "candle" in French, but you have to admit that any brand that puts it in the product name (when every other word is in English) wants you to know this is going to smell expensive. I'm just saying.
Nothing says "rich" quite like a silk pillowcase. I may not be able to afford a full silk sheet set, but I can, at least, splurge on this silky pillowcase that keeps my skin glowing and my hair shining.