I’ve had the privilege of working side-by-side with Chanel since she was in college (my very first intern!) and it’s been fun to see her evolve into a confident, well-traveled twenty-something who’s usually the one filling me in on what various cultural references mean. The things that haven’t changed? Her willingness to take style risks (and ability to pull them off), and penchant for nailing a trend first…usually moving onto the next big thing by the time the rest of us have caught on. The girl knows what she likes – and thankfully she’s sharing the details here!


Avocados.  I’ve already totally geeked out about avocados, so I’ll spare you guys another confession of my very real love for the fruit. Let’s just leave it at: I’m addicted to avocados. image.

Breath of Fresh Air toner, Lush Cosmetics. With ingredients like fresh spring water, fresh sea water, aloe vera, rosemary oil and seaweed extract, a spritz of this stuff works wonders to replenish and rehydrate my skin. image.

Espadrille Slip-ons. As of this summer, a good pair of espadrille-style loafers (or two) have become my new wardrobe staple. Plus, I’m thinking I’ll be able to get away with wearing these a few months into fall, too! Soludos and KAANAS both make some great styles. image.

The Mat in black, Lululemon. After eyeing it for almost a year, I was finally given this yoga mat for my birthday! It’s cushy, grippy, antimicrobial, and so worth the splurge. image (original source unknown).

Leather Baggu in black. I’d been in the market for a quality, leather every-day bag (that didn’t cost a fortune) for a while, and this one couldn’t be more perfect. I’ve now got my eye on the Saffron one…

Sushi. I know this seems like a total cop-out, because who doesn’t love sushi? But I crave the stuff for nearly every meal of every day. image (original source unknown).

Kitchenaid Standing MixerFinally! I’ve been wanting a Kitchenaid for years (along with the rest of domesticated civilization), and simply couldn’t hold out for the day it’d be included on my wedding registry. I just got one in black, and have about two dozen to-bake recipes in the pipeline.

Moon Over Mumbai by OPI. Does anyone else go through nail polish phases? This milky, light gray shade by OPI is my current go-to.

Coco. Honestly, it’s hard to find the words to adequately describe the love I share with my Pomeranian. Ridiculously cute (as you can plainly see) and hilariously spunky, she’s the Coco to my Chanel.

HBO’s The WireThis is more of a representation of my television-watching habits in general: I choose a single series, and plow through its seasons like it’s my job. I wrapped Season 3 of The Wire last night… two more seasons to go, then it’s on to the next one!

Tel Aviv, Israel. I may be a tad biased given that my entire family resides here, but in my opinion, Tel Aviv is the best city on earth. Endless beaches, a buzzing nightlife and Parisian-style cafes on every corner, I try to make a trip out to TLV at least once a year. image (original source unknown).

98.9 KUTXCall me old-school, but rather than enlisting in a Spotify  station, XM Radio or my iTunes library, my driving soundtrack still comes from trusty ole’ FM radio… namely, Austin’s community-supported KUTX. Commercial-free and with carefully curated playlists from music guru DJs, I never touch the dial. image.

14 comments
  1. 1
    aleandtere | September 9, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    I have to agree with you completely on the sushi and the avocado addiction… specially when there’s avocado IN my sushi…. ah…

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    Annie D | September 9, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Chanel is so cool! And that toner is THE BEST.

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    Erin | House of Earnest | September 9, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I love learning about Chanel! She’s too cool!!

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    • Chanel Dror | September 10, 2013 at 11:11 pm

      Not as cool as YOU! Hope all’s well in your world, Erin… keep up the fab work! xo

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    Elizabeth | September 9, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I’ve never listened to KUTX…I may have to give it a go. I’ve loved KGSR forever.

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    Kate | September 9, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Gorgeous pic of you in the header image, Chanel! Thanks for sharing your top picks. And I’m with you on the strategy of immersing oneself in amazing television series, one after the other. Not to mention, it’s my favorite “get well” technique if I’m ever under the weather at home!

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    • Chanel Dror | September 10, 2013 at 11:11 pm

      So sweet of you to say, thanks Kate!

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    diane smith | September 9, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    What a beautiful picture & and such a charming name as well, Chanel!
    Thx. for sharing…where can you purchase the Lush Breath of Fresh Air?
    That sounds amazing. Also, Tel Aviv is gorgeous, I can see why you go
    every year.

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    • Chanel Dror | September 10, 2013 at 11:11 pm

      Thank you! You can follow the link by the photo of the Lush Toner — it’ll take you to the Lush Cosmetics site where you can purchase it. You’ll never go back 🙂

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    Madelyn | September 10, 2013 at 12:22 am

    That portrait of Coco is the sweetest. And I love your favs, especially listening to KUTX for the perfect blend of rock classics, new songs, and some tunes you’ll never hear anywhere else.
    Just one more lovely thing about living in Austin!

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    • Chanel Dror | September 10, 2013 at 11:09 pm

      So glad to hear you’re a fellow listener… KUTX is the bessssttt!

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    SLS | September 10, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    I agree with every one of these!

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    Lucy | September 11, 2013 at 4:18 am

    Love this! Especially Avocado and The Wire – If I can give a bit of advice, don’t rush through season 4 and 5. Once you have seen it there is no going back. TV in my house is now classified on a pre or post Wire basis. It’s that good it will change your opinion on all future TV. Enjoy it though!

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