Monday, April 23, 2012

Pop Physique now on DVD

I've been going to Pop Physique since last Fall and I love it, but I'm not going to lie.

It is HARD work.  The simplest movements can be torture when done in a series of similarly simple moves, arms and legs shake (at first I was embarrassed, but the instructors tell me that's what I want) and the Child's Pose feels extra great after a particularly brutal session and sometimes you just want to stay there.

It's hard, but it's totally worth it.  I've noticed changes in my posture, better tone/definition and I feel great.   Which is the most important part, right?

Well, the folks at Pop Physique just released a series of DVDs.

If you don't have a Pop Physique near you, you travel a lot or you just don't like working out in front of people (I know the feeling) - I highly recommend!

Available on AMAZON.

Photos from Pop Physique

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Shoe Follow Through

I've been pretty good about not overdoing the shopping thing. - although my husband would beg to differ.  But really - I buy things on sale, I purchase only the must-haves from the pile of clothes weighing down my arms at H&M and I'm perpetually putting things in my online shopping bags, but not actually buying.  I know I'm not alone with that last one!

Well with many of my shoes waiting for a visit to the cobbler, I decided to follow through on some of my shopping bag deposits.  Let's call these necessities for the sunnier weather.  

Steven "Benit" Suede Flats

Jeffrey Campbell "Paige" Studded Sandals
These also come in black!  It was a very difficult decision.

Sam Edelman "Louie" Fringe Boot

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Scenes from St. Louis

The guest room.

Awesome stained glass window at the St.Louis Union Station

Lily and her mini-me

We dyed Easter eggs

Spotted this turtle on the road

Were in awe of how green everything was

Chocolate filled donut at Mile 18

Robin's nest (we think she was sitting on one our plastic eggs)

Daniel Boone Bridge

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Caine's Arcade

Life can be so complicated sometimes, but it didn't used to be.

Caine reminds me what it was like to imagine and pursue dreams without fear.

Watch it and remember. XOXO

Caine's Arcade from Nirvan Mullick on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Happy Birthday to my Mr. W!

A hug, a kiss, a toast and a wish for a Happy Birthday to the man I love and adore.  XOXO

Plus two happy songs for a happy day!

Food, Glorious Food.

You are about to see the makings for a very busy eating weekend - it was a very locavore weekend.

FRIDAY. The Avo & Fries at Mohawk Bend.  It almost felt like I was at carnival, it was so much fried goodness on my plate.

Later that day, we finally made the journey to The Pie Hole.  Where we sampled not one, but three of their pies.  Emphasis on sampled - could not eat a whole slice (in one sitting). I mean I could, but let's be real - there's a whole lot of self-restraint I need to be practicing these days!

A cool Maple Custard.

Chocolate Crostini with a bottom layer of Sea Salt and Caramel.

Mac & Cheese Savory Hand Pie.  I detected a hint of jalapeno swirling about the shell pasta inside.

SATURDAY. An early morning jaunt to Proof with Nicholas.  Seriously, their quiche is one of the last temptations I can wave in the kid's face to get him up early on a Saturday morning.  I've raised quite the foodie.  And I'm noticing a trend of me consuming food in a pastry shell (or some sort of shell).

Later that day - a beautiful bridal shower for one of my most favorite people: Jeanette!  Check out the lovely platter of cheese bearing some very helpful handmade flags.

And more dessert - this time from SusieCakes.  Some American-style baked goods: sweet vanilla layer cake, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Peanut Butter bombs  (not what they're called, but they were Peanut Butter cookies with Peanut Butter Cream sandwiched in between) and petite Chocolate and Vanilla cupcakes.

So much food! A few meals missing from this post: green juice with some watermelon, a Chipotle Vegetarian sausage sandwich at Wurstkuche, a home cooked dinner of pan roasted halibut with cherry tomatoes, lemon and parsley and a little cooking frenzy that ensued on Sunday night (vegetable lasagna and a carrot cake).  I know I went a little crazy.

Did someone say Summer (swimsuit season) is coming?  Eeps.  Better stick to my juice for the rest of the week!

PS. Writing this post made me think a lot about this POST - which got me thinking about how I think about food. Such a complex relationship we have.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Spring Inspiration

We are experiencing some really amazing weather in Los Angeles.   I almost can't believe it's already Spring.  A few things essentials I've decided I'll need to get me going for the season.

A BRIGHT COLOR on the lips so everyone will see what I'm saying.

A light layered SKIRT in a fun color (I know I said I wanted to go black and white awhile back, but I can't help it).

And for those weekend coffee walks, slip on some SANDALS that will transition me into Summer.

Oh and I'm going brown bag this QUINOA SALAD (I recently made this and it's all kinds of delicious) for workday lunches and sit outside - or at least gaze out my window for a couple of minutes -  while I daydream about a trip to VENICE, ITALY!
Happy Spring! XO