To tell you the truth, I don’t even remember shopping at Lush a few years ago, and now I can’t live without it. My best friend Taylor was working at Lush when I first met her, and she has been my point-person for Lush recommendations and knowledge ever since. There’s just something so magical about going into a Lush store, I feel like I’m in a delicious rainbow cloud of skin-care/body-care/hair-care heaven!
I like to think I’ve always been a confident person. But that isn’t necessarily true. To this day, I still second guess myself a lot, wondering why someone hasn’t replied to my text or email quick enough, or if I will be dressed appropriately for an event I’m attending. I question “why did that person unfollow me?” Or “why didn’t I get that job offer?” and it can really start to wear you down. The truth is, everyone has insecurities, myself included, but you simply can’t let it affect you for long enough to take you off course. The bigger picture is YOU, your goals, your relationships (with yourself and others), and essentially your happiness. [Read more…]
As I get older, there is seriously nothing better than having drinks (and a cheese platter) with your friends and/or S.O. I love to relax with a nice glass of wine (or a cheap glass, seriously I am not picky) and read at night, scroll through my favorite blogs, or watch a movie with my pup and my man. Typically, wine is my go-to. But I can’t deny a deliciously concocted drink when available. I do have to admire the craftsmanship and detail that goes into all these gorgeous cocktails, especially here in the Bay Area, but let’s be real. $15 a drink on average for some egg whites and a flower frozen in an ice cube gets kinda tired after a while. So why not buy more, make more… more drunky, less money. Kidding, kind of.
So I wanted to get together some of my current obsessions to share with anyone who cares. February seemed to fly by, but all in all it was a great month to binge watch a show and do several face masks etc. Super productive. Monthly, I might add some categories or even take some away, depending on if there’s any good food in the universe during that time for example. If you guys have any opinies on these selections, please let me know! Or if you can bounce off of my taste and give me some additional tips for things to check out, I’d love to hear them!
So it’s President’s Day! After must deliberation (we were exhausted from battling the storm driving home from Tahoe) and coming across some places closed or out of our range of willingness to drive, we settled upon the Montclair Egg Shop. I called to make sure they were open, which the hostess (a bit aggressively, lol, informed me YES indeed they are, and they always update their facebook and website with their hours for holidays, etc. Okay, good to know!) We arrived to quite a line, even at 1pm on a Monday, but we put out name on the list and waited it out in the rain. I don’t actually mind the rain, especially since my bag and coat were essentially water-proof! We had fun walking around the town a bit in the drizzle, and I was teaching Cory some functions of my camera. I use a Sony a5000. [Read more…]
So clearly, I’m not a food photographer or a nutritionist or a fitness trainer or a chef. But I do know what works for me, and what I like to eat, while trying to stay (semi)conscious of what I put into my body. Last year, my amazing and motivating friend Heather helped me (long distance, NY to CA!) to create a meal plan, a set amount of macros for my personal goals and body type, and gave me a basic outline of workout plans and tips to get myself in shape! Anyway, I looked and felt the best I have in forever when sticking to that regime, so I am trying to get back onto the grind again.