HOITO Issue 3 dropped today, featuring Chicago’s very own Shelby Allison! When not helming the gorgeous shipwreck that is Lost Lake, you can find Shelby spreading the gospel of tiki and hospitality as one half of Banana Daiquiri, LLC. Also well known as the most photogenic women in Chicago. Let’s jump in:
What is the last thing you bought? The last thing I bought was a pair of MM6 Maison Margiela silver mules with big, chunky block heels (on sale!), thinking I would wear them when it warmed up a bit. Turns out they’re perfect for this weather—when I feel like I’m drowning in a thousand layers of sweaters and coats and scarves, I look down at my cute silver feet and my winter blues blow away.
What are you LOVING right now? I’m loving this night cream that my bff Lena Singer wrote about for Racked: Alpha Skin Care Enhanced Renewal Cream 12% Glycolic AHA. I look forward to taking my makeup off at night and slathering this stuff on. It stings in a satisfying way, it’s only $12 on Amazon, it’s totally changed my skin, and I threw away all of my gritty exfoliators! (Editor’s Note: BRB while I add to my Amazon cart. If that’s what you are using, that’s what I am using.)
Your top Botox Alternative? Why use an alternative when you can have the real thing? I get Botox about every six months, and I love it. However, I only do it eyebrows n’ up, so for my 35-year old crow’s feet and smile lines, I just use a self-love and try to avoid fixation — and I put a heaping scoop of Vital Proteins collagen peptides in my tea every morning. (Editor again: Amazon cart is filling up…)
Do you glitter? I don’t, but I think it’s very cute!
Getting older: What’s cool? What’s hard? What’s cool about getting older is that I know myself better, I’m less afraid, and I have wonderful friendships. What’s hard is about getting older is not having a body that bounces right back — and I’m mostly talking about hangovers, but also, like, mystery back and knee pain.
Getting older: Loving it? Hating it? Loving it. (Aside from the hangovers.)