Our typical office chitchat and banter with coworkers has been put on hold as we continue working from home where possible for now. But that doesn't mean we haven't been obsessing over our recent finds! From TV shows to Advent calendars for our furry friends, we're giving you the scoop on all the things we've been buzzing about this season around the, well...Zoom call.
Here's the Winter 2020 Office Buzz:
"The only good TV I’ve seen lately comes in the form of a miniseries. Both of these shows are based on the book (so you know it’s good). First, The Queen's Gambit - I never thought a TV show about chess could be so suspenseful and relatable at the same time. Every person I’ve referred this show to has loved it. Second, The Undoing – Nicole Kidman never disappoints. If you’re a fan of mystery and psychological thrillers like Big Little Lies this series is even better." - Sybil, Digital Marketing Manager
"This has been quite the emotional year, and to keep myself from feeling helpless, I’ve been starting to purchase items from sustainable brands in the hopes that these small changes will make a better impact on the planet (and my mood, lol!). I started a new subscription with Who Gives a Crap (yes, that’s the brand’s name) with their plastic-free recycled toilet paper, I purchased my first pair of 100% biodegradable sunglasses from Pela Vision, and I can’t wait to get my first order of plastic-free shampoo and conditioner bars from The Earthling Co. In such an uncertain time, it helps to do good where you can!" - Kristina, Ecommerce Project Coordinator
"Spending more time at home this year (i.e. staring at my walls much more than I used to) has made me realize that I really need to step up my interior design game - enter, Lilah Lifestyle Co. They have a curated assortment of interesting vases, vintage-looking cutting boards, artisan textiles, and more. The aesthetics are seriously on point! But while everything looks expensive - and this is a major bonus - it's pretty much all under $50." - Megan B, Brand & Digital Content Coordinator
"Lately, I have been pouring myself a small glass of Baileys Irish Cream over ice after a long day of work/homeschooling/keeping my kids alive. The only time it’s ever quiet in my house is when the kids go to bed, so after they do, it’s finally 'me time' which involves sitting in my living room with only the Christmas tree lights on, listening to holiday hits on low, and sipping this festive drink that warms my insides and puts me in the holiday spirit." - Heather, Branding Director
"[My dog] Winnie and I are having so much fun with doggy holiday advent calendars! He looks forward to opening up a special treat every day. Trader Joe's makes these but they sell out fast, so if you’re late to the game, Petsmart has a variety of them. (Winston’s favorite is the one with Jerky treats.) They also have them for cats, too! - Tricia, Domestic Wholesale Coordinator
"This season…where do I even start! Well I have already binged watched The Queen’s Gambit and naturally have busted out the chess board. Playing this nightly and realize just how hard chess really is, or just how bad I am at chess. Also, I am loving my Letterfolk Tile Mat. It’s so fun! I love that you can change it up monthly and celebrate ALL the holidays." - Nicaela, Assistant Sales Manager
Want to see more of our faves? Check out 4 Things We're Gifting Ourselves!