weekly round-up for all your holiday needs

Phew, Christmas is in like a bunch of days which can be overwhelming. This time of year is when we booze it up, forget to work out (whooooops) and eat excessive amounts of shit. It’s cold outside, very cold, so you think, this extra cookie, I NEED it. Fat=warmth. Right? RIGHT???? So I have some tips and tricks on how to keep yourself motivated to stay beautiful. Let us remember that once January hits, bathing suit season is just around the corner. Ok, more like six months but that comes on quick.


The Glowing Green Smoothie

As described by the creator this will improve your life, your hair, your weight, your skin. Everything. Drink it once a day and you will feel the love.

1 1/2 cups water

-1 head organic romaine lettuce, chopped
3-4 stalks organic celery
1/2 head of a large bunch or 3/4 of a small bunch of spinach
1 organic apple, cored and chopped
1 organic pear, cored and chopped
1 organic banana
Juice of 1/2 fresh organic lemon
1/3 bunch organic cilantro (stems okay)

1/3 bunch organic parsley (stems okay)

Directions: 1. Add water and chopped head of romaine to blender. 2. Blend at a low speed until smooth. 3. Add celery, apple and pear and blend at high speed. 4. Add cilantro and parsley. 5. Finish with banana and lemon juice. 6. Drink it up.

After you are done drinking your super juice, you can go upstairs (or where ever) and wash your face with this beautiful cleansing nectar from FIG+YARROW. This stuff is botanical based, nutrient packed, sheer goodness and will prepare your skin for the many sweaty nights you are facing while drinking too much champagne and dancing up a storm. A great gift to give as well to anyone you think may need a little kick in their beauty routine.




Now for the working out. I have discovered a fantastic shoe that will get your body moving. For sure. They are made in Sweden and recommended by some of the world’s best athletes. When they arrived at my home I was initially unsure, they look different and they feel different. My first run was kind of sloppy and I didn’t feel great about it. Now, that being said it was an almost 9 mile run, not the smartest to do with new shoes but I was excited. Really excited. The more I wear these, the more I run in these, the more my feet move around in these, the more comfortable they become. They are called On-Cloud Shoes and the name fits because that is what it feels like once you figure out how to use them. They are based on a technology which is meant to support all parts of your feet, making your run feel more natural, more like a barefoot sensation with the support to back you up when you need it. They range from $99 to $139 depending on which type you need. (They break it up by time per mile) Shipping is free, even from so far away. And they get them to you quick. They are beautiful and make me want to get up and go.


Some of my other favorites for holiday gift giving and such:

www.markandgraham.com Great interesting gifts that are easy to personalize.

www.brooklynindustries.com Funky T-shirts, bags and sweatshirts.

www.oldfaithfulshop.com Awesome items from coffee makers to lavender laundry soap. SO GOOD.

I hope everyone has a fun and festive holiday! Don’t forget to take the time to take care of yourself while doing great things for others and of course, getting drunk as a skunk.


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