I was thinking about this list after reading a GQ column where designers/celebs names the 10 items they can’t live without. It’s intriguing to find out what a person considers their essentials 🙂
For the past year, I’ve lived on much less than I was used to. I embraced minimalism, enjoying life and traveling rather than working from dawn till dusk, simplified down to essentials that I highly value.
I found that great experiences with people was so much more fulfilling than a certain $ value in the bank account.
So I made a list of my 10 essentials!
1. Iphone – it’s my digital assistant! Stores my calendar, contacts, emails, notes, music, reminders, books, I promise you I’m not addicted but I can’t be without it.
2. Laptop – my work and life is quite mobile and this allows me freedom and flexibility to do my work anywhere at anytime. Editing at a coffee shop late at night? No problem!
3. Green Tea with a spoon of maple syrup – I have been drinking this almost every morning for years! Staple.
4. Black opaque tights – I wear these almost all the time, easily replaceable if they get worn out. I’ve found Uniqlo’s HEATTECH tights to be the best, keeps me warm in -30, yet thin and antibacterial. Genius!
5. Camper sandals – I wear these during the summer for my 14 hour wedding work days, wear them for travelling around the world and just walking about. A few pairs have been with me for almost a decade and are still in good condition, so I search worldwide for the particular model # and don’t wear any other kind at all. I cannot imagine what would happen if they stopped making them.
6. Dido – I’ve listened to her for years since White Flag and her music never gets old
7. Sunscreen – the secret of looking forever young! I like Paula’s Choice skincare products.
8. MAC Amplified lipstick in Impassioned – a fuschia pink I’ve repurchased many times, it makes me happy when I wear it
9. BareMinerals Matte – the best powder/concealer!
10. Sriracha Hot Sauce – I put that stuff in everything! Almost all my meals except dessert contain this superior flavor enhancer!
What are your 10 Essentials?