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We have Made it to December

Howdy associates! I’m an individual who enjoys declaring that it’s raining when it’s raining. (Is {that a} midwestern factor? I do it on a regular basis.) It’s the identical for the months of the yr, so please don’t be mad at me for exclaiming, are you able to imagine it’s December?! As the times get shorter and cooler I discover myself nesting and reflecting on my yr, implementing the Danish idea of “hygge” (pronounced hyoo-guh) – the softest blankets, the nicest smelling candles, and lamps of each sort.

This yr, although very exhausting, was about discovering assist from probably the most surprising of locations. Working with Pleasure has been a dream and let me know all work environments aren’t abusive, they are often therapeutic and enjoyable, one thing I genuinely didn’t know existed after leaving my earlier job. I’ve a supportive, beautiful accomplice that helps me be one of the best model of myself and makes me wish to assist proper again. My household and associates have been there via all of it being wonderful. I’m so grateful.

Within the spirit of reflection, this month Workforce Pleasure the Baker shall be supplying you with our prime 10 favorites to wrap up 2022. In fact, please chime in along with your favorites too, I really like seeing what brings you pleasure! Let’s get into it!


Film of the yr

Every part In every single place All At As soon as – seems I noticed one film in theatre this yr and this was it. I remorse nothing. Firstly, Michelle Yeoh is a queen via and thru. Secondly, this film made me really feel indescribable feelings felt lengthy after viewing. Please, watch this film. (A24)


Levar Burton Reads – as a child who grew up with Star Trek and Studying Rainbow, Levar Burton is a private hero of mine. He’s humorous, extremely sensible and witty, I simply love him. He additionally has the studying voice of an angel – the primary story he learn I burst into tears out of nostalgia. It’s good for airplane rides, too. (Stitcher)


RENAISSANCE by Beyoncé – nobody must be shocked. I didn’t publish my Spotify Wrapped or Apple Music Replay this yr as a result of there was one artist on it. She merely won’t let me go! Or am I refusing to let go? The reply is sure. (Spotify)

E book

Underneath the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune – not often does a e-book make me cry, however this e-book did simply that. Wallace lives a inflexible life and passes away with out him realizing it. This e-book chronicles Wallace’s journey from life to dying and past in probably the most poignant approach that may reshape what you consider life and love. (Bookshop)

TV present

The Bear – there isn’t a lot else I can say that hasn’t already been mentioned about this unimaginable present, together with Kim’s total Sunday publish about it that I really like. This present is every little thing I need – quick paced, Chicago based mostly, and drily hilarious. Actually, I must atone for some stellar TV, like Severance, however “The Bear” shall be rewatched many instances. (Hulu)


Scenes from an Open Marriage from Jean Garnett – typically I’ll be going about my life like regular after which suppose, “Oh my gosh I ponder how Jean is doing proper now??” This text continues to stay with me. Thanks to Toby for the advice, it rocked my dang world. (The Paris Evaluation)


Rooster and Sausage Jambalaya – I made this for Mardi Gras this yr and I nearly sat in entrance of the range to eat the whole pot. It’s THAT good. There’s a lot taste and spice, and rice is one in all my love languages. Paired with a candy pazcki afterwards, it was my favourite meal of the yr. (Pleasure the Baker)


Juno Sushi within the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago – I’m an enormous fan of sushi, however going to Juno was my first omakase expertise. Which means “I depart it as much as you,” the chef serves no matter is contemporary that day in 12 to fifteen small plate programs. I didn’t know seafood may style so divine. I hold saying “it was like motorboating the ocean,” and I stand by that.

Vacation spot or occasion

KAYTRANADA on the Aragon Ballroom – this occasion rang within the New Yr for me. Have you ever ever been to a live performance by your self? It’s a non secular expertise. It’s simply you and the music unencumbered. I walked house from the venue at 1am within the rain feeling like my yr began out extremely proper. (Spotify)

Magnificence product

Clear It Zero double cleanse – associates, let me let you know concerning the wonders of Korean skincare. To say it’s been a sport changer is an understatement. It’s not as many steps as you suppose but it surely teaches you to essentially take your time along with your skincare routine as a result of your pores and skin deserves it and it’s the final word self care. (Soko Glam)

What received you thru this yr?


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