These Are a Few of My Favorite Things for 2021

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This summer a package from Delightful Bloom came with a little tin of lotion that smells like it’s packed with two dozen roses. My friend María had sent me a care package! That was pure joy. So in the spirit of joy, small business, women entrepreneurs, businesses owned by people of color, sustainable brands, and really kick-ass stuff, here’s my sharing of love for some amazing things and creators.  

Amid the dumpster fire of last year, some amazing small bizzes run by women, and women of color in particular, brought rainbows.

Evelyn’s Favorite Things for 2021*

Skin and Self-Love

Delightful Bloom – OMG the Rose Lotion

Cheekbone Beauty – the 3-pack Sustain lipstick bundle is a hell YES

Focus Self Care – can’t wait for the body butter

Queen of Hearts – CBD gummies, please


Nooworks – 2020 Knife Suit

Martine’s Dream – makes me feel like one day I can live in pantsuits and beautiful dresses

B.Yellowtail – still lusting after this shop

Lauren Good Day – my eyes can’t take the gorgeous colors


El Rincon – carne asada, get it when you’re in Hood River

Good Medicine Tea – the herbal chais!

Elegant Elephant Baking Company – gluten-free deliciousness


Why Won’t You Date Me? – now Nicole only interviews people of color & it’s awesome

In the Thick – my go-to news analysis

Stoopkid Stories – the kids and I love these stories

Smash, Boom, Best – K-Pants’ favorite

Shows & Movies

Woke – Nicole and Sasheer together?! And Nicole as a cartoon voice?! (Hulu)

Ramy (Hulu)

Dear White People (Netflix)

The Weekend (Netflix)

Jumping the Broom (Amazon)

Sam Jay: 3 in the Morning (Netflix)

Sex Education (Netflix)

Atypical (Netflix)

Alaska Wildlife Rescue (Disney+, National Geographic) – my sis is a videographer on it and my kids LOVE this show

*In the spirit of maybe writing more than one blog post in 2021, I’m keeping explanations short and staying focused on pushing “Publish.” Hearts. Rainbows. Here’s to 2021.

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