Tuesday, April 1, 2014

LATELY VIA INSTAGRAM

I visited Follain in the South End Saturday, I was incredibly impressed with the design of the store as well as the different product lines of organic skincare and makeup. I need to make my way back there to buy some RMS beauty products

I am constantly pinning recipes on Pinterest, but it's rare I get around to making them. Sunday I made a spicy shrimp and avacado salad with a homemade miso dressing and it was deeelicous if I do say so myself! 

Pretty tulips from Whole Foods to brighten a rainy, rainy weekend. 

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Monday, March 24, 2014

THANK YOU






Thank you all for sticking around the past couple of weeks. Posts have been sporadic to say the least as I try and keep my head above water and have some semblance of balance in my life. Let’s face it, there is a lot to do and only so much time and energy to go around, posting around here just has not been in the cards. As spring approaches I have some really awesome collaborations planned that I can not wait to share as well as an exciting redesign, giveaways, and outfit posts! 

BREAKFAST HAS NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD




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Monday, February 24, 2014

WHERE TO JUICE IN BOSTON



1. Jugos Juice Bar (Back Bay)-This juice bar/produce stand tucked in the corner of Back Bay station serves smoothies, juices and acai bowls. In addition to individual menu items, they also offer week long cleanses. 

2. A New Leaf (Needham)-Great little health food store in the burbs (Needham Center to be exact). They have a wide selection of lots of tasty organic and allergy sensitive foods and ingredients as well as a juice bar stocked with organic fruits and veggies. 

3. Cocobeet (Government Center)-This juice bar that sells organic cold-pressed juices, superfood smoothies, and vegan snacks is the newest of the bunch. I tried it recently and was really impressed with the friendly staff, great packaging, and yummy smoothies. 

4. Nourish your Soul (Fort Point)-I picked upa juice here when I stopped in The Club for a tour of the boxing gym. I had tried Susan's juices in Medford a couple of years ago, but I was really impressed with the juice stand inside the gym. 

MONDAY BLUES








Monday, February 17, 2014

THREE WAYS TO SWEAT IN BOSTON

Barry's Bootcamp- 30 Chauncy St, Boston, MA
I got my butt kicked by Barry's Bootcamp. A few of my girlfriends and I had heard the buzz about Barry's cult-following which originated in LA. When we heard they were opening a Boston location we were eager to check it out. The 60 minute class which costs $28 alternates between cardio and strength training intervals in a club-like atmosphere with motivating music, dark lighting, and high-energy instructors who are not afraid to yell. So, what did I think? I felt quite accomplished after this class, it was NOT easy. We all agreed that we had burned a lot of calories and didn't think a minute was wasted. I have not made it back to Barry's for more punishment, partly because it is not very conveniently located but mostly because its not something I can imagine myself doing on a regular basis. 

Velo-city-43 Fairfield Street Boston, MA
Trendsetting indoor workouts like SoulCycle and Flywheel have been on my radar for the past couple of years because of their cult followings and celeb exposure. Over the past couple of years, Boston has welcomed new studios like Handle Bar, Recycle, and Flywheel. My roommate introduced me to Velo-city about three weeks ago and I am completely hooked. Velocity is a 45 minute class that feels more like 10, imagine going to a workout class you don't want to be over? Spin classes I had done in the past consisted mostly of 1st, 2nd and 3rd position, jumps, hills and sprints. Velocity is much more of a full body workout and a million times more enjoyable. A normal class involves pedaling, handlebar push-ups, and light weight-lifiting, the music is upbeat and the instructors are really motivational. After the deal I took advantage of on GILT ran up, I decided to sign up for a month unlimited for $150, a little expensive, but totally worth it. 

The Bar Method- 234 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA
I tried The Bar Method class a couple months ago and it didn't do it for me. While the employees were sweet as can be, the workout itself wasn't great. The class consisted of conditioning exercises, interval training, and strength training. The instructor focused on tiny muscles I did not even know existed which was great to learn some new exercises. But, by the time the hour was over I felt like I needed to get my workout in for the day and go for a run because I didn't even break a sweat. The music was slow which I think had a huge impact on the overall energy of the class.