Fun activities that will help you to stay fit and fabulous this summer!
30 Day Yoga Challenge!
1) On Wednesday evening I flew to Portland, Oregon for work. I must say, every experience I have had in Portland has been straight out of the show "Portlandia." I'm not sure if any of you have had the pleasure of watching this absurdist gem, but I suggest you watch an episode or two because what you see IS what Portland is. But through the dreary rains, the mustache obsessions, and the 90's style, you find little pockets of charm and some extremely delicious food. Last year my boyfriend, Ian, and I were here for work and we had some free time one evening so we decided to venture out and see if we could find some scrumptious vegetarian cuisine. We stumbled upon a restaurant called "Andina" which is a Peruvian tapas restaurant that, hands down, was one of the best dining experiences of my life to date. Clearly we had to go back this time around! We indulged and had cheesey delicious appetizers that were so worth it! Remember Brooke and I love the motto, "Treat yo' self!" and that is exactly what we did last night. We dined with friends, laughed, and ate food that made my taste buds sing!
2) While journeying through northwest Portland - which I have found to be my favorite part - we headed to a little local tea shop called Tea Chai Té, that had literally hundreds of teas that all looked and smelled dreamy. It took me about fifteen minutes to finally decide on a black and lavender boba tea, that I sipped over lovely conversation with my boyfriend and his best friend, Travis, who is now a new transplant to the Portland area.
3) I adore Body Language Sportswear (www.bodylanguagesportswear.com) that is based in Los Angeles and all the products are made in the USA (yay)! I just got a wild and funky pair of purple snakeskin spandex pants that I'm obsessed with. I wore them to teach one day this week and I'm excited to wear them with an oversized knit sweater and some killer boots.
4) This quote makes me happy and speaks truth...
5) And this one...
A few days ago I headed down south to visit my family for a relaxing and peaceful weekend. I must say it was so nice taking 24 hours to get away from LA and just enjoy the beautiful weather we are having with my mama and sisters. I have to brag a little because our weather here in California has been between 78 and 80 the past few days. Just being outside and letting the sun beam down on you is such a feeling of happiness and joy especially during the winter. I've found that I just wanted to run around the backyard like a kid again! It feels so liberating!
This is me at age 4 ;)
On Sunday morning I took a magical yoga class that literally set the pace for the rest of my Sunday. I felt such contentment as I went through my day. I grabbed a Jamba Juice after class, read on the porch with my sisters, walked my dog, and took in some gorgeous sunshine (with my SPF on of course). But days like this are rare in the winter and when I think of days like this I think of bright colors-oranges, pinks, yellows, and greens! So I thought to myself on cold chilly days when we might be feeling bland and grey put on peppy colors to allow that sunshine in your life!
I am a sucker for the color pink, I'm sure there is no surprise there but here's an assortment of pretty pinks to perk you up through this winter.
Neons came back last year and boy do they wake you up! Maybe put on a neon pair of pants or a wild print on your early morning workout to put more pep in your step.
Orange is THE color this season and I really didn't give it a fair shot until now. I'm clearly loving it because I currently have on a pair of orange boots (the one's featured in my holiday wish list, thank you sweet boyfriend).