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On a High Note Vol 46

Apr 19, 2021

Welcome back to another Monday! Let’s get this week started off On a High Note: Our weekly roundup series highlighting 5 things we found inspiring, interesting, fun and/or helpful snippets and ideas to try, read, make, cook, drink, do, shop, and so on! Here are our favorite highlights to check out this week! 

On a High Note Vol 46

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Carla Llanos’ New ‘Las Flores’ Collection 

Carla Llanos' New 'Las Flores' Collection | On a High Note Vol 46

Carla Llanos' 'Las Flores'

“I love following Chilean artist, Carla Llanos, on Instagram! (You’ve likely seen her amazing artwork all over social media!) She just released a new collection of floral prints and I love all of them so much I have decision fatigue over which ones to pick! I want to get one for LR’s room–which is your favorite? You can buy them on her website or Etsy!” –Jess 

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A big batch of Raspberry Iced Tea 

A big batch of Raspberry Iced Tea | On a High Note Vol 46

“Do you ever make iced tea at home? It’s the best treat to have in the fridge (especially if you’re trying to watch your caffeine intake–the one I use is caffeine-free!) It’s so refreshing and tastes like summer. If you’ve been wanting to mix it up with your beverages, pick up some raspberry tea bags! I like to use “Raspberry Zinger” from Celestial Seasonings (which you can get at pretty much any store). It has hibiscus, rosehips, and orange peel in addition to raspberry flavor–you don’t even need any sweetener! I usually add about 5 tea bags or so to my pitcher of hot water, and then I let it steep until it’s a super dark red. (Since it’s an herbal tea, it won’t get bitter with the teabags sitting in it for too long!) Chill in the fridge! 

Other fun additions: Fresh mint leaves, citrus slices, smashed berries (fresh or frozen), maybe even some basil!?” –Jess 

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Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie–The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR

Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie–The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR

“I developed my love of NPR in college as a journalism major. My favorite professor was an NPR correspondent, and the vintage clothing shop where I worked a few hours per week always had NPR playing in the store. I had always assumed NPR was the highly-esteemed news network it is today, and it wasn’t until yesterday when I saw a review for this new book, “Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie–The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR” did I realize not long ago, NPR was a tiny startup pioneered by the veteran journalists (all female) I have spent decades listening to–which was absolutely unprecedented at a time. I can’t wait to read it, and I thought many of you would feel the same way! (Will keep you posted on my review!)” –Jess

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What to Expect When You’re Flying This Summer

What to Expect When You're Flying This Summer | On a High Note Vol 46

“Are you guys traveling this summer? For many of us, it might be the first time flying in quite a while. This CNN piece on what to expect on flights this summer is a good refresher — whether you’ve bought tickets or are still deciding on your upcoming travel plans. From mask policies and travel restrictions to flexible tickets and quick tips, it’s worth the read!” — Kendall 

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This style trick!



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“Maybe it’s because I haven’t worn workwear in a very long time, but this style hack that I saw on IG from Jean blew my mind! I love the look of silk blouses — especially at the office — but loathe having to roll my sleeves up every few minutes. I’m bookmarking this for the next time I find myself back in a silk button-down! Love how effortless it makes the whole outfit look.” — Kendall 


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9 Wellness Trends To Add To Your Self-Care Routine

9 Wellness Trends To Add To Your Self-Care Routine | On a High Note Vol 46

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“It’s no secret that we’ve all placed a greater emphasis on self-care in the last year or so than ever before. Finding outlets/routines/little joys that help us relax, recharge and feel our best are more important than ever. If you’re always looking for new self-care ideas, this Everygirl article lays out 9 major wellness trends that developed from the 2020 shift. Check it out!” — Kendall 

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xo Kendall + Jess

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