The Great One-Piece Swimsuit Debate

Trina Turk One-Piece

Most of the time women dress for women. Ask most guys what they think about really high-wasted jean shorts, fur vests or hunter boots and they probably just won’t have opinion. Women dress for other women – we appreciate the effort … Continue reading

Making the Most of Shorter Winter Days – Thursday Waylay

stop winter bluesWinter gives us the blues. It’s science and has almost nothing to do with the fact that we prefer dresses over pants, and tights are annoying.

So I’ve been on the hunt for ways to squeeze every drop of productiveness out of these shorter days until summer FINALLY gets here.

Today’s Waylay is full of the best links I’ve found, but let me know if I’m missing anything!

Also, if you don’t have time to read these here are the cliffs notes: sleep more, sleep better, move more, unplug, be with those you love, and trust.  Annnnnd go?

8 Tricks to Make Your Yourself Wake Up Earlier. (Fast Company)

2 Life Hacks to turn off, recharge, and be more productive (inc.com)

The easiest way to get more done? Work fewer hours. (slate.com)

7 Hacks to help you body cope with Winter (RealSimple.com)

10 Ways to Beat the Winter blues (Cup of Joe)

January in Review AND Last Minute Super Bowl Recipes

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We can’t believe it’s already February – where did January go?! Thank goodness, we can relive the month through our Instagram feed. Are you following us? January was full of fashion, fitness, food, and of course cocktails 🙂  And, in case … Continue reading

Cali Trip Recap Part II – Visiting Vineyards in Napa and Sonoma

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Today I’m sharing Part II of our California/Birthday Trip with you! If you missed Part I be sure to check it out here first. After spending two very full days in San Francisco, we were off to wine country for … Continue reading

Celebrating 30 Years in Cali – The San Fran Leg

marin headlands

The minute I turned 29 last year, I was already planning my 30th birthday. All I wanted to do was get out of town for a few days and travel somewhere new. I wanted a place where wine would be … Continue reading

Christmas Cheer

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Ever since I was a distant thought in my parents’ mind, my family has been spending the Christmas holiday in New Jersey. Even though I was born in Atlanta (#piedmontbaby), my parents are from neighboring New Jersey towns where most of our extended … Continue reading

White Sand Christmas Vacation – Winter Beach Trip Essentials

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Meg’s on vaca in the Virgin Islands with the in-laws (I feel really bad for her….), but she left us with a list of her essentials for a winter beach getaway! We’re headed to the beach and I’m doing something … Continue reading

Introducing a Bodega-like Market in Atlanta

Atlanta Market Inman Park

New Yorkers and former New Yorkers (like me) alike are all-too-familiar with the bodegas that populate the streets of the big city. Ran out of creamer? Need to grab a banana or a bagel? Picking up a 6-pack? Craving a … Continue reading

Working(out) our Way to Cocktails

One of the biggest perks of working out is you don’t have to feel guilty ordering the FRIED chicken taco instead of grilled, or the full-fat margarita instead of skinny (which never compare – stop pretending they do.) It’s probably 90% of the reason we do what we do in the gym.

In order to capitalize on the free-falling, no-guilt feeling from the gym is to go straight from the studio to the restaurant. Do not pass go, do not shower (unless there is cilantro scented shampoo in the studio – like at Torq Cycle Atlanta – lawd have mercy!) So there’s a catch to all of this – your workout togs must serve two functions – keep you cool and hawt while you’re getting your fitness on AND keep you looking sharp when you head out for tacos or mimosas post sweat sesh.

We have several suggestions for how you can do this:

Combine Comfort and Joy, y’all – moisture-wicking fabric and no-chafe flat locked seams are key. You want to look like you just worked out, but you don’t want to look like you just worked out, ya follow? Ain’t nobody got time for sweat patches on their tops (or even worse BOTTOMS) because you have a bloody mary to catch. The fabric is key. We love the fabric from lucy because it does just that – and trust me, I put it to the test.

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I Woke Up Like This Colors – I’m a huge fan of the dark pants – think navy blue or black. It’s boring, but if we’ve learned anything from Michael Bolton it’s that boring can be classic and it just WORKS. Plus, it makes you look skinny and hides imperfections. So pair your dark bottoms with bright, well tailored tops that say “LOOK AT ME, I’M FABULOUS” while at the same time say “don’t look at me, man, I’m just here to get swoll.”

Lockers

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LAYERS GURL – just like you layer your chambray with your cardigan and finish off with a blanket scarf you want to layer at the gym as well. We suggest a fitted tank as a base layer, followed by a loose fitting dancer’s top (the shirt after the shirt if you will) for a little more coverage, and then as a finishing touch add a long-sleeve fitted sweatshirt to keep you warm and looking right.

Kelly Brunch

We trust our reputation as profesh worker-outers and brunch-goers to lucy because their workout wear NEVER let us down. We also wear their leggings to work because WE CAN, and they honestly look better than some of our former favorite leggings from a store that rhymes with May Blue. We’re keeping it real, while keeping it fancy in our lucy. Let us know if you want any recos about where to start with their line – but DO NOT leave their site without a pair of their yoga pants.

P.S. you may be asking where this amazing spin studio is…it’s Torq Cycle Atlanta and it’s THE (new to us) place to get your bike on. We signed up for a THREE MONTH membership after our first ride if that tells you anything – and it should because we never pull the trigger on memberships this quickly. Honestly, it’s never been done. See below, Kelly is texting her posse telling them the news. Get yourself over there NOW. (First ride is free if you mention you heard about them from us – or if you don’t – but do us a solid, mmkay?)

Kelly Text

Kelly is wearing Dance Workout Top in Winter Blue c/o lucy, Pocket Leggings c/o lucy, Blissed Out Long Sleeve c/o lucy, Workout Racerback (similar here) c/o lucy and Cardio Sculpt Tank (similar here).

Road to Fitness: Fighting the Festively Plump Feeling

I’ve really enjoyed the holidays. Turns out my pants have not, and have apparently gone on strike. It’s time to get back in the healthy swing of things BEFORE the New Year so I can be confident in my resolution (which I will reveal very soon!)

For me, the way I start my day is the way I finish it. If I wake up and start my day by eating a couple of donuts and stoping by Starbucks for a full fat Gingerbread latte I will finish it in an equally indulgent and unhealthy way. BUT – if I start my day with a green smoothie and a walk I can usually keep up the momentum.

healthy way to give you all-day energy and mental clarity

Luckily for me I love the taste of a green smoothie and really enjoy the process of making them! I’ve been thinking of adding protein powder to my rotation, but haven’t pulled the trigger (any reccomendations?) which is unfortunate because I know the key to maintaining the smoothie habit is mixing up your recipes.

Recently, I was introduced to Moringa, a dried leaf powder that is one of the most nutrient-dense plants in the world, AND contains protein, so I had to give it a try.

Check out these comparisons:

  • 9x the Protein of yogurt – WOOHOO
  • 10x the Vitamin A of carrots
  • 17x the Calcium of milk
  • 15x the Potassium of bananas
  • 25x the Iron of spinach
  • 4x more Fiber than oats
  • 1/2 the Vitamin C of oranges

NutriB Moringa Green Virgin Products

Moringa Powder Smoothie

They recommend that you add a teaspoon of Moringa to your drink – in my case a smoothie. The energy it gives you is amazing!!! I’m not saying it replaces my morning coffee – but the energy I get from Moringa lasts longer and is also coupled with some alertness I don’t get from my Kcups.

Green Smoothie Moringa

Moringa.  Dr. OzGreen Juice

Interested? You should be. Here is what you need to know: Moringa comes in many different forms, powder, tea, oil, capsules – but the powder is the right choice for me. It’s also very important that you get 100% leaf powder and avoid products that state “proprietary blend” – that’s marketing witchcraft.  Read the fine print and know what you are buying.

I use Green Virgin Products’ moringa because it comes in a resealable pouch that shuts out the light and sucks up all the oxygen inside.

I highly recommend you give moringa a try. I’m hooked!

Hey y’all: Green Virgin Products compensated us for this post, but my holiday bloat and opinions are all my own!

Moringa Micro-Fine

http://greenvirginproducts.com/