2015 IN REVIEW <> TRAVEL, BEAUTY, FOOD AND CULTURE FAVORITES

Last week, I shared the memories that made 2015 a memorable year (read here).  I thought we'll start off the year with something fun. A round up of the places, things and products that were a cut above the rest. 

South Beach, Miami : October 2015

South Beach, Miami : October 2015

Travel. 2015 was a year of record travel. I had the time to travel the way I always wanted to during the year. There are cities I will always love (London, Paris), but I got a chance to visit a few other places in 2015. Here are the ones I cannot stop talking about

  • Monaco
  • South Beach - Miami, Florida 
  • Bath, United Kingdom
  • Barcelona, Spain

Beauty. The ones I repurchased and will not stop recommending to family and friends.

  • Foundation: Covergirl Ready Set Georgeous for everyday and L'oreal Paris Infallible Pro Matte 24 hours.
  • Concealer: Ruby Kisses Pure Mineral Concealer 
  • Mascara: Wycon Cosmetics Multi Dimensional Mascara
  • For long lasting makeup: Mally Liquid Face Defender Primer and L'oreal Infallible Pro Set & Spray 
  • Brows: The ELF Instant lift brow pencil is a winner. I have not reached for my Anastasia brow pencil since I picked this up.
  • Tools: Beauty Blender and ELF Studio Concealer brush
  • Scents: Diptyque and Elizabeth + James Black Nirvana
  • Skincare: First Aid Beauty for the win - I especially love the Facial Radiance Overnight mask and Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay
  • Others : Donna Karen Cashmere Mist Deodorant | Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment (for hair)

Food: Some of my favorite culinary experiences in 2015 were at 

  • Thairrific , Dallas
  • Cafe Paris, Monte Carlo
  • Brunch at Jack loves Frieda, NYC
  • The Breakfast Club, London
  • Zadel's , London
  • Dinner at Edy's , Rome
  • Borough Market , London. Don't leave without trying the Duck Confi sanwich from Le Marche du Quartier
  • Empanada's at La Boqueria Market, Barcelona

Culture. TV watching and Movies were at a minimum last year and by the end of the year I had cancelled my cable. I am down to Netflix and Hulu subscriptions. Movie-wise, I only saw two movies in theater (yeah, it was that kind of year), I made up for it by listening to a ton of podcasts. 

Television: Here are the shows I kept up with in 2015. 

  • From my Netflix & Hulu Queue : Crossing Lines // Broadchurch // The Great British Baking Show // Death in Paradise // Life (why did this show get cancelled ?)
  • On Television : Arrow // Blacklist // Brooklyn Nine Nine // Chicago P.D

Podcasts: This was the year of Podcasts. I discovered some new ones and rediscovered some old favorites. I cannot stop listening to -

Music: The most played songs from my Itunes library this year.

Movies: Most of my movie watching was limited to Netflix and Cross Atlantic Flights, my favorites are:

  • South Paw 
  • War Room
  • Mr. Holmes
  • Unlocking Sherlock (Documentary)
South Beach, Miami : October 2015

South Beach, Miami : October 2015

Monacoville, Monaco : November 2015

Monacoville, Monaco : November 2015

Monaco: October 2015

Monaco: October 2015

Bath, United Kingdom: November 2015

Bath, United Kingdom: November 2015

Monte Carlo, Monaco: November 2015

Monte Carlo, Monaco: November 2015

Jack Loves Frieda - SoHo, NYC

Jack Loves Frieda - SoHo, NYC

The Breakfast Club, London Bridge - London

The Breakfast Club, London Bridge - London

Edy's - Rome

Edy's - Rome

La Boqueria - Barcelona

La Boqueria - Barcelona

Le Marche Du Quartier - Borough Market. London

Le Marche Du Quartier - Borough Market. London

There it is - all of my favorite things from 2015. What were some of your favorite things from 2015 ? Share below.