Monthly Archives: April 2011

Going Green

This week has been coasting by, and I find myself surprised that it’s already Friday. My week consisted of attempts to hit the gym as I’m getting over a cold (not the best idea) and curating my closet in anticipation of warmer weather. While sunny spring skies are yet to be seen, I have been assisting my immune system by filling up on loads of healthy foods, namely green juices and shakes. I was a little nervous to try the spinach-as-a-smoothie thing, but I can now say that I am seriously hooked. Not only has this yummy concoction given me tons of energy, a welcome side effect has been the improvement of my skin texture and clarity (more on that later!). I love that I can really play with the ingredients to fit my mood, and the truly endless number of recipes out there ensures that I’ll never get bored. I have been pushing the Green Monster on everyone I know, I swear it’s amazing. If you haven’t tried this yet, do it now!

For this particular smoothie I used this simple recipe:

  1. Put 2 cups of spinach in a blender.
  2. Add 1 banana, broken into smaller pieces.
  3. Throw in a few ice cubes – as many as desired.
  4. Top with 1 cup of soy milk . I also added half a scoop of soy protein powder.
  5. Blend until smooth and enjoy!



Filed under Fitness, Food

Blueberry Crumble

I had been itching to make these Blueberry Crumb Bars for the longest time, but the recent bout of cold weather had me craving heavier sweets. Needless to say, I jumped at my chance when I awoke to bright sunny skies this morning, and – oh! – am I glad I did. The burst-in-your-mouth juiciness of blueberries and the crisp, lemony, goodness of the crust had my mouth doing a major happy dance. It should be known that I have a fondness for any type of crumble, and I’ve been known to sneak nibbles off the top while no one is watching.



Filed under Food

Making Me Smile

…Spiking my morning coffee with vanilla syrup…

I think it’s so important to appreciate the simple pleasures in life, and finding joy in the little things has never been a problem for me. Even as the rain is pouring I’ve found it easy to bring a little light into my day. Here a few things currently putting a smile on my face:

…Polka dots paired with feminine details…

…This candle makes my room smell super yummy…

…Beading from an unflattering top, now a go-with-anything necklace…

…Currently living on my toes? Essie’s Clambake…


Filed under Beauty, Food, Home, Style

Spring Break

I’ve always had this little dream of jetting off on a whirlwind vacation. I love the idea of leaving at a moment’s notice, bringing a simple carry-on bag packed with the essentials. A few days in a tropical beach paradise would only require the tiniest of bikinis, a few versatile cover ups, and some major heels (and a pair of flip flops, of course!). I’m very into mixing neutrals and brights right now, and these ensembles could take me from soaking up some sun to evening cocktails. Add a few accessories and mix well!

1. Missoni Mare Bahia Crochet Bikini $455
2. Shimmi Tiana Triangle Bikini $180
3. Old Navy Crochet String Bikini $40
4. Calypso Agonda Tunic $150
5. Topshop Assymetric Cover Up $50
6. Diane von Furstenberg Ayden Playsuit $145
7. Aldo Markley Clog $60
8. Topshop Lois Knot Sandal $130
9. Nine West Illy Espadrille $140


Filed under Style