Starstruck defies societal expectations about an unlikely pairing in the best way possible. The show follows Jessie, a 20-something woman juggling two dead-end jobs in the face of an existential crisis. One fateful New Years Eve celebration, Jesse meets Tom, one of London’s “it” actors, though she doesn’t know he’s famous at the time. Jessie and Tom are polar opposites in every way imaginable, yet the chemistry between them is undeniable. Jessie is intent on not pursuing a relationship with Tom—she’s just a nobody, after all—but the pair continue to have run-ins around the city, making it harder for Jessie to make excuses. Each episode is 25 minutes of pure joy, and we’re here for it.
This Time Tomorrow
Fans of Emma Straub, rejoice! The bestselling author known for The Vacationers and Modern Lovers is back with a new book due out on May 17th. In this latest novel from Straub, the protagonist Alice wakes up on her 40th birthday to find herself reliving her 16th birthday in 1996. In real life, Alice’s dad is quickly ailing, but 16-year old Alice gets the opportunity to rekindle her relationship with the youthful version of her dad. Will time travel give Alice a new perspective on life? Pre-order your copy to find out.
This binge-worthy podcast is one wild (and true!) story about a sophisticated catfisher. The podcast follows London radio producer Kirat Assi, who meets Bobby, a handsome man online. On the surface, Bobby seems like an all-around catch. Their relationship starts as platonic, but then quickly becomes romantic. Though they never meet, the relationship lasts through Kirat’s 30s until she makes a terrifying discovery: Bobby doesn’t exist (don’t worry, this isn’t a spoiler—it’s revealed early on in the first episode). What do you do when the person you loved doesn’t actually exist? And how do you learn to trust again? This is a story about a deception like no other, it almost defies belief.
A Memorable Gift for the Special Women In Your Life
Mother’s Day has passed, but that doesn't mean you can't snag an amazing gift if you're a little behind on shopping. From virtual cooking classes and ethical flower subscription services, to feminist book clubs and aromatherapy shower oils, there’s something for every budget. Check out Favor's curated picks for thoughtful gifts.
Incorporate Vitamin C into Your Above-the-Neck Routine
Skincare routines often stop at the chin, when in fact, your neck is just as susceptible to sun damage as your face. The skin on your neck is thinner and more sensitive, which is why it’s one of the first places to show signs of aging. That’s why it’s important to wash, moisturize, and apply sunscreen to your neck, no matter your age (why didn’t someone tell us this sooner??).
If you really want to give your skin the royal treatment, try incorporating a vitamin C serum into your routine, like this one from Favor. This super ingredient is touted for helping to counteract sun damage and for improving the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots, and acne. A morning skincare routine is the ideal time to use a topical vitamin C serum—just add a few drops to your face and neck after cleansing your face. Keep in mind that Vitamin C serum isn’t a replacement for sunscreen, so be sure to apply plenty of sunscreen before heading out for the day.