Too Many Cooks: Treat Yourself
The holiday season is a wild and woolly one, whether you work in the food industry (have you stopped by our Holiday Market yet?) or whether you are a cook and an eater. So this week, we asked the team to tell us, inspire us, and encourage us: How are you treating yourself this wild and crazy holiday season? Massages? Mimosas? Fine leather goods? Here's what they said—now get out there and relax.
Megan: Talenti Peppermint Bark Gelato, every night! (Shoutout to Bridget, who is also a fan.)
Michael: The other night I poured amaro over vanilla gelato. Because I'm worth it.
Jackie: Pedicure for tired feet. Exercise for the body and soul. Wine for a tired mind and because it's delicious.
Gabi: All of the candles, mani-pedis, Champagne Saturdays, reading comic books and Sherlock Holmes, turning off all devices, funk and soul on heavy rotation, pizza with bae.
Micki: Being okay with coming home and hanging out in front of the TV for a bit. Just started re-watching Parks & Rec, which is helping. Usually accompanied by a cup of hot cocoa or chai before or after a small glass of bourbon.
Meghan: By going to the wonderful workshops at Maha Rose in Greenpoint, Brooklyn!
Taylor: I splurged on a pair of silk pants I've been eying (they finally went on sale) that look like pajamas. I might wear them as pajamas.
Merrill: I'm trying to take a bath (with candles) most nights—no matter how late or how short.
Catherine: Buffalo wings. Baths. Naps.
Sarah: Using the Clarisonic.
Leandra: Grilled cheese and Gilmore Girls.
Jojo: Leandra, that's amazing.
Alexis: Leandra you are my spirit animal. Plus a Hawkins candle...
Bridget: The Buddhify meditation app and copious v burning! Also coloring.
Hannah: All I have in me at the end of the day is lighting my Hawkin's NY Candle.
Amanda H.: Hawkins candle and deep focus on mundane task like fixing a yo-yo—and getting my kids to rub my feet in exchange for scratching their backs.
Jojo: Hopping on the Hawkins candle train... specifically the Hudson scent. Plus red wine. Plus the Downton Abbey soundtrack if I'm feeling especially emo. And on a daily basis? Kitty-cat snuggle time.
Kenzi: Hawkins candle +100.
Rebecca: Note to self: Buy a Hawkins candle...
What good things are you doing for yourself this season? Inspire us in the comments.
Choose your holiday adventure! Our Automagic Menu Maker is here to help.View Maker
See what other Food52 readers are saying.