As the year comes to a close, most of us are probably kicking and screaming for 2021 to get here already. It’s true; 2020 has been interesting to say the least but we're focusing on all the positives that have come out of this year (and yes, there are some positives). Most of us got to spend more time than ever with family, feel what it was like to be a community again, and discovered new brands and products. Truffle co-founders, Maria Harrington and Sarah Cusumano, share some of their favorites from 2020.
1. Interior Design Inspo
Athena Calderone, a multi-faceted and multi-talented woman, has been an enormous inspiration to the Truffle team this year. From her minimal interior design inspo to her aesthetically pleasing (and delicious looking) recipes, we’ve all learned a thing or two from her.
2. Step Aside, Cooking Videos
We’ve all fantasized over having those beautiful latte art designs when we stop at a specialty coffee shop. Since walks to the coffee shop have not been too regular, we have to find other means of getting our fix. Vivian, otherwise known as @coffeebae97 on Instagram, has become an internet sensation for her drink mixing videos. She creates mesmerizing specialty coffee and tea drinks that make us want to try it out ourselves! Matcha lattes happen to be a Truffle team fave.
3. Laughter is the Best Medicine
Here at Truffle, we love a good laugh. Especially during these trying times, we have been turning to some of our favorite comedians on Instagram for some comedic relief. Heather McMahan and Robyn Schall are two female comedians we have been LOVING. We hope to see them live in 2021!
4. Chic Office Organization
For those us working from home, we have had to make quite an adjustment. Having a proper office set up to inspire and promote productivity is the best way to stay motivated. Jen Mackintosh has been giving us ALL the home office vibes. Even using our new Clarity Mini Jetset Case to hold all of her pens and pencils - genius!
“In 2020 we ultimately focused on new inspiration, little wins and lots of laughter.” -Sarah Cusumano, Co-Founder of Truffle
5. Clean Beauty Products
With all of this extra time on our hands, obviously we turned to skincare. I guess we are now stuck with masking twice a day and extended skincare routines. At least we have brands like @beautycounter that provide us with clean beauty products, so we can feel good about what we put on our skin and the brands we support.
6. Block the Rays in Style
With all the added dog walks, we're especially in need of a good pair of sunnies! @quayaustralia has been giving us all of the chic, sun-blocking that we need while looking good and feeling good.
7. Stacks on Stacks
At Truffle, we are all for some loungewear and ‘Zoom’ approved attire, but that doesn't mean we forgot how to accessorize. @shopalliebess Jewelry, founded by two female entrepreneurs, has the most delightful bracelet stacks on the internet, perfect for any outing or while strutting around the house. And yes, they are definitely Zoom approved.
8. Chocolate is a Girl’s Best Friend
Whoever said ‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend’ never had any @seescandies. If you’re ever in a ‘treat yourself’ kind of mood or want to send your friends a little appreciation gift, these truffles (the chocolate kind, not the transparent bag kind) are the best on planet earth (in our humble opinion).
9. New Discoveries
@mentedcosmetics is a new discovery for the Truffle team for 2020. As a black owned brand, Mented is making waves in the cosmetics industry with gorgeous products for every skin tone. We especially love their lip glosses, which make a perfect gift.
We’ve all had an unexpected 2020, but we have done our best and truly need to give ourselves some credit. The Truffle team has had a year of discovering new products and finding new ways to make the most of being at home. We hope you loved some of our favorite things from 2020. Happy truffling.