With spring comes rain showers. This classic trench from jcrew is red hot and cannot be extinguished. Wear as instructed: rain or shine.
On a recent visit to Los Angeles, I found The Cheese Store of Silverlake where you can choose from a varietal selection of organic and international cheeses. Don't live in LA...they have an online shop that ships to the continental 48 states overnight. I think I will invite my sisters over for a wine and cheese party...Cheers...or better yet Cheese...ok that was a cheesy joke..ok I'm done now
I am always looking for fun outdoor activities that my sisters and I can enjoy together. This fitness scavenger hunt keeps your mind occupied while looking for your landmark and your body engaged with these exercises. Happy hunting!
How it works: First, map out your route (it could be a path you typically use for jogging or walking), and then list 5-10 bodyweight exercises (pushups, burpees, squat jumps, etc). Next to each move, write down a landmark you'll see along your path (park bench, red light, etc).
To start your scavenger hunt, head out on your route and every time you see one of your landmarks, do 10 reps of the corresponding move. For example, if you listed "park bench" next to pushups, hit the bench for a set of 10 incline or decline pushups every time you see one.
Where can you get a massage with oils that have been infused with diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and sapphires? Why The Spa at Trump Soho of course. What could be more luxurious than a treatment that leaves you feeling like a gem.
These walking adventures have a bonus...amazing scenery. From the lost cities in Columbia to California forests, make sure to put your best foot forward.
New research points to a compound in red wine that might help fight weight-gain. According to a recent Purdue University study, the compound seems to be able to block cellular processes that allow fat cells to develop, opening a door to a potential method to control obesity. Want more information...Check out this article in Self Magazine....While you are reading, I am going to order a case of Seven Daughters Merlot...
When it's been a long day... I am starving, and want a fantastic meal in minutes. This steak recipe can be created in no time...I think I will have a glass of Seven Daughters Merlot while I wait...bon appetite...
Steak with roasted parsnips, tomatoes, and scallions
Serves 4| Hands-On Time: 15m | Total Time: 40m
1 1/2 pounds parsnips, cut into 2-inch pieces, halved or quartered if thick
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1 bunch scallions, trimmed
4 sprigs fresh thyme
1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
kosher salt and black pepper
4 strip or rib-eye steaks (1/2 inch thick; about 1 1/2 pounds total)
Heat oven to 450° F. In a 9-by-13-inch baking dish, toss the parsnips, tomatoes, scallions, and thyme with ¼ cup of the oil; season with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cover the dish with foil and roast until the juices are bubbling, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to roast until tender, 10 to 15 minutes more.
Meanwhile, heat the remaining teaspoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the steaks with ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper; in batches, cook to the desired doneness, 2 to 3 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with the vegetables.
Sugar is typically an ingredient in my baking recipes, but these candy-coated colors from butter London are strictly for my nails. I heart the "I Want Candy" collection; it makes my nails look yummy for spring. Not ready for a pop of color, butter London has a color for every gal!
These Courtly Check Hunter Boots are perfect in case there are April showers while on my tour of the vineyard.
With spring upon us...I like to take time to stop and smell the flowers and jump in puddles with my rain boots...What are your favorite spring activities? Whatever they may be, I hope they add a little spring to your step...