This year, I was fortunate to take off most of December from work. I kicked-off my “winter break” by going to Iceland with David. The subsequent week I spent relaxing in the Berkshires… by myself. It was so refreshing! Sure, I missed everyone, but I had a solid week to focus on myself. I enrolled in ski school (proud moment: I went from the bunny hill to a black diamond!), and I spent hours de-stressing in front of a crackling fire.
During that time, I reflected on my 2018 and long-term goals. One big one was to disconnect more. I had been doing a good job a few years ago when I didn’t have any social media, but since blogging it’s been challenging. Instagram is so critical to blogging, and I find myself on it more than I’d like to admit. When thinking about my biggest barrier to disconnecting, it was undoubtedly my phone. Checking the time is my gateway to this addictive behavior. I knew it was time for a watch (and not a smart one!).
Ever since getting my JORD Cassia watch, I’ve been wearing it non-stop because it fits so seamlessly with my style. JORD watches are handcrafted watches made out of wood and are truly unique. They have so many beautiful designs to choose from, but I ultimately chose the Cassia watch with the Zebrawood and Ivory face.
I prefer minimalistic accessories, so of all of the JORD watches I was drawn to the simplicity of the Cassia watch’s design. Every time I look down, it’s a reminder of the simplicity I am trying to embody in my everyday life. It was no surprise that it was designed to complement Scandinavian street style. It has the organic and clean architecture I’ve always loved when visiting Scandinavia.
Lucky for you, I’ve partnered with JORD to bring you an awesome giveaway where everyone wins! We want you to kick-off the New Year with the experiential lifestyle JORD watches offer! Enter the contest by clicking HERE and filling out the form. The winner will receive a $100 e-gift code! All other entrants receive 10% off to be used towards a watch of their choice or for a Valentine’s Day gift – did I mention there is custom engraving that makes it perfect for gifting? You can see more of that right here. The contest will close January 21st at 11:59pm. The $100 and 10% off e-gift codes will expire February 4th, 2018.
A big thank you to my beautiful friend Irene for snapping these photos!