Online Maxi Shopping

One of my favorite parts of living in California is that it’s an endless summer and it means I pretty much live in maxi dresses. You can wear them for any occasion, dress it up or down, and wear it year round, but where are the best places to shop? After a long day at work, there’s nothing better than coming home, having a glass of wine, and doing some online shopping.  With many stores now being online only the choices of where to go can be endless. Below are a few of my favorite places that always have the best dress selections. (more…)

Girls Weekend in Napa

IMG_0667Every year, millions of visitors travel to Napa for the famous wineries, restaurants, and beautiful landscape. The Valley itself is 30 miles long, and only a few miles wide, and it is home to a little over 400 wineries. With my sister’s birthday coming up, we decided not to buy presents this year, and decided that a quick girl’s trip to Napa was just the answer! Since we went in the end of summer, the weather was perfect, the vineyards were lush and green, and we never felt crowded or overwhelmed at the places we had visited. (more…)

I’m in love with the Coco

coconutGrowing up, I was never a big fan of the coconut and I certainly never wanted it in my food. When it became the new “Superfood” years ago after Madonna said it was her secret to “looking young forever,” and coconut water was all the rage, I just could not get on board with it. However, after reading about all of the health benefits and recovery that the coconut offers your body, the more I wanted to find additional ways to use it. I slowly started to incorporate it in smoothies in lieu of ice cubes, or in my morning juices so that I couldn’t taste it. A trip to Trader Joe’s one day changed my life when I saw coconut oil in a jar, and quickly learned that I didn’t have to eat it in its raw form to get all of the amazing benefits. I became such a fan of coconut oil that I have put it to use outside of the kitchen now more than in my food. (more…)

Smoothies

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After a hectic week, my favorite thing to do when my weekend hits is to detox and head to my local farmers market on Sunday and search for all the weeks freshest goodies. I always head for the fresh flower section to fill the apartment for the week, but the main reason I head to it is always for the bulks of fresh fruit for the week’s smoothies. (more…)

Burn Baby, Burn

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I always prefer an outdoor workout opposed to any inside a gym and with the California sunshine, it makes it so easy and convenient to get out at least 4-5 times a week, if not every day. I love doing any activity outside but my all-time favorite workout is at the…. (drum roll, please)… FOOTBALL STADIUM. That’s right, the “stairs” have become a part of my weekly fitness routine, and I love the versatility they have to offer! You don’t have to just run or walk up and down the stairs, but you can incorporate your favorite gym exercises with some modifications to them. No matter what particular exercise you choose, you’re targeting a wide variety of muscles on your lower body, as well as doing cardio, muscle toning, and core-strength… all while sweating in the heat! (more…)

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