Dayne's Flavors of the Week

Hi, all!

I've been doing some thinking, lately. I throw so many random things, that I love, at you, and I'm sure it's hard to keep track. So, I've decided to make a bi-weekly column of my flavors of the week! I lay out my favorite, must have items, books, songs, movies, etc., for you, and hopefully you'll find something interesting in my list and want to try for yourselves! You'll be able to find all the listed items in my "Dayne's Flavors of the Week" widget on the right hand side of this page. 

I thought I'd start my first FOTW post by condensing some of my previously mentioned fav things from earlier posts (and some new ones that I couldn't RESIST to share). Here we go!

1. Fifth Harmony's Reflection
If you've been following me on Snapchat (dayneprescott), you'll have noticed my complete OBSESSION with FH! Move over Tay, FH is my jam! I've been following them closely since their debut on the X Factor a few years back, and I'm in love with their music. They keep true to their roots and love to throw back and sample their idols (i.e. Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey, Shakira). Check them out! 

Also, in honor of them coming to the Warner Theater in D.C. this week, I will be doing a daily countdown of my fav FH songs on Twitter and Facebook! Be sure to stop by everyday to see which songs have made my top 7! (P.S., I've already named #7).

2. "Love Myself" by Hailee Steinfeld
In my last Week-ap Wednesday, I listed Hailee's debut track as what I was currently listening to. And, so far, I'm still sneaking it in between my FH jam sessions! Please support this girl's music! She's amazing, and her self-love anthem is one that we all should live by!

3. The Woman I Wanted To Be by Diane von Furstenberg
I am in love with this woman. Besides her innate creativity and talent for fashion, she is simply a great human being. I was moved when reading about her mother's time in concentration camps during WWII, and loved hearing about her many love affairs with the rich and famous. Funnily enough, though she is rich beyond my dreams, she maintains her down-to-earth status, and really enjoys the simple things in life. This woman is a perfect role model for any young girl (or boy), and I highly recommend her autobiography to any lover of literature.

4. Orange is the New Black, Season 1
Anyone who knows me KNOWS that I LOVE Netflix. Particularly Orange is the New Black. Last month I finished season 3 and was BLOWN AWAY!!!!!! If you haven't already, make sure to pick up a copy of season 1 and start binge watching all of the seasons before season 4 debuts next summer! If you haven't watched OITNB, you are missing out! You will love: Crazy Eyes, Red, Poussey, and Black Cindy! You will never think of women's prisons the same (though I'm not exactly sure what your original thoughts were in the first place). 

5. "Clap Snap" by Icona Pop
This new song won my Earworm of the Week a few weeks back. SO SILLY AND FUN YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO HANDLE IT!!!!!!!! With an opening line like, "3, 6, 9, the goose drank wine. The monkey chewed tobacco on the streetcar line," you know you are in for a fun ride.


6. Taylor Swift's 1989
Okay, I'm not going into ANY explanation about this. If you don't already have a copy...SHAME SHAME SHAME!!!!!!!

7. The Affair, Season 1
Season 2 is almost ready to begin, so catch up on this soapy and trippy point-of-view saga of a married man meets married girl in the Hamptons. DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! And the lead, Dominic West...WOOF! See here ----->

8. Fitbit Flex
So I have this theory... If I start working out now, I should be in good shape by next summer, right? I mean summer '15 has come and gone (basically), so it's time for me to accept that. Winter is coming, and I need some motivation if I want to look good for spring break '16! What better way than to get a Fitbit for motivation! Just got mine in the mail, and I'm excited to track my steps (Doesn't it seem like everyone you know is "tracking their steps" or posting pics of their Fitbit app on Facebook???!!! Now I can too!).


9. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
I stumbled on this book in late-2013. It is the first of an amazing trilogy of a bunch of frozen-in-time kids who have supernatural powers, and live with a lady who turns into a bird at random moments. It's bizarre, fun, and hilarious! What is REALLY REALLY cool about this series is that the author, Ransom Riggs, incorporates these bizarre/weird pictures into the story. Every picture is an untouched, real, old photo that he has gained rights to over the years. He seamlessly inserts the pictures into the story which adds a cool flavor to the mix of the series. It's kind of hard to explain, but read it for yourself and you'll understand! So sad, because the final book of the series comes out next month! But I'm looking forward to Tim Burton's adaptation that will be in theaters soon! This series is going to be HUGE in the next year. Make sure to be a part of the conversation early, like a boss!


10. GoPro HERO4 Session
Because of my mild-moderate success on Snapchat (follow me at dayneprescott .....another shameless plug), I really want to invest time into vlogging. What better way to start than getting a GoPro?! Right! I'll let you know how this endeavor goes!

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  1. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is on my to read list - I'm glad to hear you like it! Also, reading about 1989 of course then I had to put on Shake It Off in the background. I know it's wildly popular, but I love it still. My 3 year old calls it "the hate song" hahaha no matter how many times I correct him because of the haters gonna hate, hate, hate line.

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    1. You better read the first two before the last comes out! It's getting insanely popular, and will only get bigger when the movie comes out next year!

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  2. I think I'm the last person on Earth to NOT have a Fitbit. Must put on my birthday list. I also need to catch up on The Affair. I watched the first episode, but then missed the rest....and it was good!

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    1. Do yourself a favor and get a FITBIT ASAP!!!!! It's the new norm! And quickly catch up on season 1 of the Affair before season 2 starts!

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  3. I like the new Taylor Swift album too. I know Orange is the New Black i all the rage right now especially with season 2 coming out but it is not my favourite.

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  4. First off, YES, Fitbit's honestly give you so much motivation and hold you accountable for your 10,000 steps!! Second, I think I might have to watch The Affair, looks so good!! Is it on Netflix?

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    1. The Affair SWEPT the Golden Globes last winter. Make sure to get yourself a copy of season 1 before the new season starts! And no, not on netflix.

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  5. I am going to have to check these books out! I need new reading material. Thanks for sharing it with us today!

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    1. You will not be disappointed. The books will keep your nightstand lamp on all night until you finish!

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  6. LOVE 3# ...I love DVF , watched her show last fall, and hope it comes back again! Love her timeless style and her inspiration to fashionistas everywhere!
    Valerie
    Fashion And travel

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    1. If you loved her show, you will LOVE her book! If you haven't already, pick yourself up a copy! And season 2 starts next month!!!!

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  7. Netflix. The real love of my life!

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  8. Flavors of the Week! What a great series idea. Thanks for all the recommendations.

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  9. I love this series! Such a brilliant idea! I'll have to check out those songs but I have & love the Taylor Swift album! It's amazing! I got it one of the first few days it came out and i'm not tired of it yet! And the fitbit, that's a game changer. I love mine. It gives you so much motivation to keep moving. You'll be surprised at how many steps you take on a daily basis and how many calories you burn!

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    1. Loving my fitbit more and more everyday!

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  10. Ok im gonna go buy the 1989 album now.. :)

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    1. OMGOMGOMG SOPHIE! Let me know what you think!

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  11. Miss Peregrine's Home was one of those books where it was like "wtf is happening here" and then you can't put it down! So excited for the last book.

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    1. Pre-ordering my copy of the last book now!

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  12. The Affair is like one of those shows I couldn't stop watching. I actually started re-wacthing it last night, told my husband he's sleeping on the couch if he doesn't jump on the bandwagon.

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    1. Anyone who doesn't watch The Affair deserves to sleep on the couch :P

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  13. Am I the only person who hasn't watched Orange is the New Black? I'm going to have to fix that!
    Cynthia @craftoflaughter

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  14. Absolutely love me some Netflix. I've been looking for a new tv show to binge watch. Everyone talks about Orange is the New Black, so I think I'll give it a go.

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  15. I've never heard of Fifth Harmony, what's wrong with me?? I'm checking them out asap. I'm loving this new series and can't wait to see more of your flavors!

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  16. I'm so happy I read this post! I have Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children sitting on my bookshelf which I love, and had no idea it was a trilogy!!! I also adore OITNB- you should check out Wentworth on Netflix- an Australian women's prison show.

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  17. What a fun list! We have similar pop culture taste. I absolutely loved Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and can't wait for the Tim Burton movie adaptation! - Trish

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  18. I haven't read Miss Peregrine's Home yet, but I've heard good things. I actually got a sample copy of the first three chapters of the final book at Book Expo America!

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  19. I seriously think it's so refreshing meeting another fellow blogger that is MALE. The blogging world is so saturated with women (not that there's anything wrong with that!!) but I guess it's just nice to see diversity. :)

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  20. Ok. I followed you on snapchat! Entertain me!!! haha And I love many of these! I love my GoPro but I hardly use it and I think I should use it more. I honestly aven't heard any of the music here, expect for Taylor Swift (BECAUSE I AM OBSESSED WITH HER haha). Great post!

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  21. The Woman I Want to Be--I need that book ASAP! You have a great list here...some things on here are a little Risqué for me, but nonetheless entertaining.

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  22. I also have a love affair with Diane Von Furstenberg. I had no idea that was her story! As always - great picks!

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  23. We share a love of OITNB, fun songs, good books and fitness (sometimes). Great list!

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  24. I <3 Taylor! As for everything else, I am soooo behind! My little guy just started preschool, so hopefully that will give me the chance to check things out and catch up (I have heard GREAT things about Orange is the New Black!).

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  25. Can’t believe we have to wait until next summer for OITNB season 4. Ugh…why?? Hurry already!!! I’ve never watched The Affair. I think I may start that one. And I want a GoPro something fierce. Love this post/roundup!

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  26. I'll have to check these out! Thanks for sharing!!!

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