Some of my clearest, fondest childhood memories are of watching travel shows on PBS with my mom, and I think those great times we spent together exploring the world via taped broadcasts from the comfort of our couch at home are why I’ve had such a fierce case of wanderlust as an adult.
Back then my mom and dad were busy making ends meet and raising my brother and I, but now that they’re both retired, and my brother and I have flown the coop, Mom and Dad have been able to embark upon more travel adventures.
Later this month, they head to the Philippines for a visit, where they both still have lots of family, and next year, they’re hoping to explore the Great Wall of China!
They’ve yet to make it to Italy, but just as soon as I win the lottery (fingers crossed!), I’m sending Mom on an all-expenses paid, luxury vacation to explore the Italian countryside.
Until then — until my lucky numbers hit! — Tocca’s new Bagno Profumato Body Wash ($18) and Crema da Corpo Body Lotion ($20) will have to do.
If your mom dreams of faraway lands and international adventure, take a look at Tocca for Mother’s Day this year. Their products are some of my favorites for gift giving all year round, not only because they always look lovely sitting on a counter, but also because of their fragrances, whiffs of which whisk (say that fives times fast, haha!) me away on day dreamy adventures.
I think my mom will like Giulietta. One of three new Tocca Body Wash and Lotion fragrances, it’s a light and crisp fruity floral with notes of pink tulip and green apple.
(Psst!. They’re also available in a grapefruit and cucumber scent called Cleopatra and an Italian blood orange scent called Stella — ya know, in case you also feel like picking up a little something for yourself.)
Both products are paraben free. The body wash gently cleanses and conditions with natural essences of olive oil, honey and calendula (also known as field marigold), while the body lotion moisturizes with the extracts of sweet almond and coconut oils, shea butter and honey.
And best of all, the scents linger languidly on skin for hours, whisking Mom away to Italy with every sniff.
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Happy Tuesday! — and may I ask you a question?
Do you ever have dreams based on TV shows?
I had one last night about The Voice… I dreamt that my friends, Cindy and Naaman, and I went clubbing with the finalist from Blake’s team, Jermaine Paul, and then after we got home, Adam Levine came over for fish tacos, which I made from scratch.
I blame it on El Hub. He’s been snoring like a cartoon bear lately, and it’s throwing my sleep patterns out of whack!
If you’re lucky enough to have a partner who sleeps like a baby, give that man/woman a hug.
Bless El Hub’s heart. I love that man to pieces, but I can’t remember the last time he slept quietly through the night.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,