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Mesh Crop Top-Varley | Printed Jersey Bra-The Upside | Leopard Dri-FIT Bra-Nike | Cutout Leggings-Varley | Agave Lip Mask-Bite Beauty | Media Player Armband-Adidas by Stella McCartney | Divine Lines Water Bottle-Zazzle | Oil Slick Headphones-Frends | Quilted Patent Tote-MZ Wallace | Free 5.0 Mesh Sneakers-Nike | Quilted Microfiber Yoga Mat-No Ka’oi

Ever notice that when you look good you feel good? Conversely, The same is true. When you feel good, you look good. It’s a healthy cycle that feels amazing when you’re in a good rhythm, but that’s easier said than done.  I’m always more motivated to get in the gym/run outside/do yoga (and such public exercises) when I’ve got gear that fits well, and looks cool. Naturally, I choose mostly black, because when investing in more expensive workout clothes, I like to think that the more basic, the more versatile they will be. Black leggings will go with everything, and are obviously more flattering. A neutral bra with a cute print is the same. I’m averse to the neon/reflective and totally nauseating workout clothes making a comeback, because the last thing I want to do is stick out like a traffic sign in the middle of the gym. If you’ve ever made the long walk from the cardio room through the weights to the locker room, you know your tight-ass pants can leave you feeling like, for lack of a better term, a piece of meat. I’m not trying to call attention to myself at the gym in LA, where that walk feels more like the last judgement…I’m keeping things on the DL. My last tip is that it’s important to purchase pieces that that translate from gym to everyday outings, and ones that can be used for other activities besides sports. In So-Cal, its completely appropriate to wear a cute pair of cut out leggings (shown above), with a nicer comfy tee and cute bralette, outside of the gym. Add an oversized tote that doubles as a grocery bag and you’re set. It’s comfy-chic, and looks effortless…because it was. 

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Case of the Mondays

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Playin’ Hooky Tank-Mate the Label | Photo Ready Jeans-J Brand | Notebook-Moleskine| Le Pen-Marvy | Agave Lip Treatment-Bite Beauty | Rebel Dslr-Canon | Baies Candle-Diptyque | MacBook Air-Apple | Arizona Sandal-Birkenstock | Licorice Nail Color-Essie
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Everything here explains what I would like today. Coffee, minimalism, comfy shoes, blogging, candles, sushi. Alas, I am a working girl now, and its Monday…so thats a no-go. The good news? Vacation is on the horizon…I leave for a week in Colorado this Saturday. Summer Red Rocks shows are calling my name. Flume, Cut Copy Chromeo=dancing all night. I just have to get through this week. Stay tuned for updates…

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I noticed this week that the three most plentiful things at the market (and at our house) were; tons of organic juicy strawberries (3 square containers for $10 at the farmers market), big bright yellow lemons, and two rosemary bushes in the courtyard, so naturally lemonade came to mind. The rosemary adds a beautiful herbal flavor and aroma to the drink, and makes it a bit more interesting than regular lemonade. Crushing the rosemary between a wooden board and wooden spoon is the secret, and slowly releases all of the oils into the beverage.

Ingredients:

Lemons (7 juiced/about one cup lemon juice)
Strawberries (fresh-3/4 cup sliced)
Rosemary
Agave (1/4 cup)

Directions:

Rinse strawberries and rosemary, put rosemary aside. Slice strawberries and drop into the bottom of whatever pitcher you have chosen. Juice lemons, by cutting each one in half, and inserting a fork into the center of each half, twisting as you juice (I find this is the easiest and juiciest way). Strain and discard seeds. Stir agave and lemon juice together, add to strawberries. Add in 5 cups water and gently stir. Place rosemary on your cutting board and with a wooden spoon, press down and roll. Push rosemary stems down into lemoande and serve.

**This beverage only gets better with time, overnight is even better

***Add some vodka or gin for a refreshing cocktail

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Agave Lip Mask-Bite // Creamy Concealer Kit-Bobbi Brown // Eau Rose Rollerball-Diptyque // Lavender Essential Oil– Young Living // Detangling Brush-Mason Pearson // Gear Ties-R.E.I. // New Audrey Sunglasses-Celine // Ella Earbuds-Frends // Gabrielle Pocket Phone Case-Kate Spade

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What’s in my bag (more like suitcase these days) the things that make living life easier, or at the very least, a little more organized. I can’t stop raving about this Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask, it’s a lifesaver in this arid high desert in which I reside, and routinely put it on every night right before I turn out the light. Oh lavender oil. Lavender essential oil has become the one product that is perpetually in my bag. Lavender is an adaptogen, and therefore can assist the body when adapting to stress or imbalances. It’s versatile in that it can aid in both de-stressing and re-energizing, perfect for a quick pick me up, or acts as a calming agent in everyday stressful situations. I love to put it on my pillow before bed, and has become a nightly ritual (quite like the lip mask). As far as beauty goes, a small hair brush and bit of concealer go a long way in a need-to-get-ready-quick pinch. I have found that the Mason Pearson mini brush is a purse-perfect size, and this wonder working concealer can hide any signs of the debauchery that occurred the night before (these oversized Celine sunglasses do the same). On the more organizational side, a phone case that doubles as a business card carrier is perfect for networking and serves as constant reminder to restock your cards (genius, right?). Ear buds from Frends that come with their own nifty carrying case are great to have on hand to eliminate any unwanted noise in line at the grocery store, coffee shop, airport, etc… perfect to drown out that crying baby in aisle 17 (and they’re cute too). Plus I just appreciate any product that comes with its own carrying case. If not, gear ties come in handy. Flexible ties that will keep your cords, hair ties, life, kempt.

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Chia-Mint Limeade

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Ingredients:
Limes-5
Amber Agave-1/2 cup
Mint Leaves-bunch
Chia Seed-2 tbsp
Filtered Water-8 cups

Directions:

Day before: Make a tray of ice cubes w/ mint leaves, freeze overnight.

Juice limes (saving one half of a lime for garnish). Stir together lime juice, agave, and water. Make sure agave is completely incorporated. Stir in chia seeds and let sit for two hours. This will allow the hull of the chia to develop its trademark texture, and be easier for your body to process. Chia seeds a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, magnesium, and potassium, and add a unique texture to beverages. Serve in a pretty glass garnished with the mint ice cubes and a slice of lime. Cheers to your health!!!

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