I'm lucky enough to live less than a block away from the only Trader Joe's in Manhattan. This is a wonderful thing in relation to feeding my addiction to a number of fine Trader Joe's Brand products (mmm brownie bites!). The prices are reasonable, the quality is high and the variety is unmatched. The downside is that I'm not the only one who feels passionately about the TJ, and unless I go within the first half hour of opening, or last half hour before closing, I'm likely to wait in line for a long, long time.
The line weaves in and out of the aisles, which is annoying when you're walking around trying to find something, but actually quite useful for discovering products you'd previously ignored. I was stuck waiting in the health and beauty aisle when my eyes wandered to a pretty yellow tub with "Purify: Grapefruit Chamomile Sea Salt Scrub" written on the label. A sucker for anything citrus-scented, and remembering that I'd recently run out of my Product Body Crush on You, I picked it up and took a sniff. Fruity, tart grapefruit was tempered by calming chamomile for a refreshing but not overwhelmingly invigorating scent. I threw the tub in my basket and continued inching along toward the registers.