September Favorites: Matcha, Cycling, and Scented Soy Candles

01 Oct September Favorites: Matcha, Cycling, and Scented Soy Candles

Last month, our staff was buzzing about a mix of old and new favorites. From scented candles to green tea lattés to irresistibly binge-able TV shows, this month’s line-up will keep you warm and cozy all season long.

1. “Mariners Apartment Complex…Lana Del Rey’s stunning new single.

Content strategist Hanna Lustig submitted Lana Del Rey’s new single, “Mariners Apartment Complex” as her monthly fave with full confidence. “This sleepy, late summer jam is the first track to be released from Lana’s forthcoming sixth studio album and the lyrics showcase show of her best storytelling, maybe ever?” Hanna raved. “The dreamy music video was shot by her sister, Chuck, and the song was produced by pop music It Boy Jack Antonoff. Need I say more?”

2. Matcha Lattés…a creamy green tea alternative to coffee.

Designer Katie Truppo is on a major matcha kick this month. “My love for green tea began at a young age, and amongst several delicious green tea products is my favorite- Starbucks’ iced green tea latte,” Katie said. “It’s creamy matcha heaven with just the right amount of sweetness. I don’t drink coffee, but matcha has a fair amount of caffeine in it, so you can usually catch me in the office with my bright green drink.”

3. New Girl…the not-so-new show that is just as funny the third time around.

“I am a huge New Girl fan, and I cannot stop watching it,” said marketing intern Nicole Maestri. “This will be my third time watching the series and every time, I find my new all-time favorite scene. The series is just one of those laugh-out-loud funny shows that makes people with all types of humor laugh. When the series ended in May, I was devastated but that clearly hasn’t stopped me from continuous rewatching and binge-watching.”

4. Peloton Digital…bringing you the best workout ever.

Principal Chuck Morris has been using the Peloton app for intense, at-home spin classes. “For $19 per month, professional class instructors will seriously have you sweating and out of breath, whether live or recorded for cycling (spinning), running, weights, yoga, or cardio. My favorite spin butt-kicker so far is Robin Arzon (@robinnyc). And believe me when I tell you, I NEED the kick when it’s dark outside and I’d rather be sleeping.”

5. American Horror Story: Apocalypse…the scary season premiere we’ve all been waiting for.

Web developer Lindsay Loveday is already in love with the new season of American Horror Story. “This season, titled Apocalypse, is a crossover of Season 1: Murder House, and Season 3: Coven,” Lindsay explainedThe first episode left us wondering who Michael Langdon is, but if you’ve seen the first season, you will remember soon enough. Only three episodes have aired so far, and I am already at the edge of my seat.”

6. P.F. Candle Co. Amber & Moss Soy Candle…the most relaxing fall scent we could find.

“My monthly favorite has to be the Amber & Moss Soy Candle made by P.F. Candle Company,” raved design and development intern Emily Breeden. “They also make diffusers, incense and room sprays. I am partial to the Amber & Moss scent, but you really can’t go wrong. Huge plus – Rala, a local boutique in the Old City, has them!”

So, what were your September #monthlyfaves? Tweet and comment your top picks. You might just see them featured in next month’s round-up!