Well……Monday is def doing is typical thing and acting like a Monday. So here’s some things to make the day better and change the tone for the week if you need it like I do!
- Light Candles and Meditate. Meditation has become a staple in my life in keeping me focused and managing stress. I like to meditate before I go to bed to help set the tone for my sleep and the following day. However if you are having a day like mine you may want to go out to your car (if you’re at work) and take 5. I really like THIS 5 min guided meditation that helps align your chakras. I literally vibrate after I’m done and feel ready to face the rest of the day. If I am at home, I really enjoy lighting candles generally but I also like to light them while I am meditating. I am really into these candles from Angelic Rose Essentials. Not only are they beautiful to look at they smell amazing even after blowing them out. The Postiano and ocean drive scents are sure to help with dealing with the “Mondays”.
For the last couple of years the Fall season has turned into adventure time for me. Last year in August I made a resolution to go on a trip once a month until the end of the year to spend time with friends and family. I ended up accomplishing that goal and it was so rewarding to see that through. This year I wanted to take a short trip alone to a city I have never been to and just explore it. Thanks to being on Virgin Americas email list I cheap trip to Portland, OR fell into my lap. I have always wanted to go and had a couple friends from there but really knew nothing about this beautiful city. I heard and read a lot about Portland, especially as a life long foodie, this was one place that was mandatory to eat my way through and that’s exactly what I did. Continue reading
It has been a long time since I have done a food post. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram then you already understand my passion for good and pretty food. This love for food sometimes doesn’t support my love for fashion because I am not sample size (and working out is not my friend…sometimes) but I love to cook and eat. In my world having attractive food is just as important as it tasting good. My mother taught me this and my grandmother taught her so I have been this way forever. No matter what I cook, I plate my food like it is being served in a restaurant. Visuals are not only important in fashion, they are important for everything! Especially food.
Anyway, this year was my second stab at cooking my family’s Thanksgiving dinner. I must say, I am patting myself on the back and so is the rest of my family. IT WAS GOOD! And Pretty! Here are a couple of tips that I have learned about plating and cooking that I would love to share:
This was my first weekend off in two weeks. So I was juiced to do nothing but chill out! Resting is just as important as working and I for sure needed the rest. So Friday I headed to my friends restaurant in downtown Oakland called The Cook And Her Farmer. Had some wine, delicious French fries, and crawfish. Hung out with my friends Camille and Randi of @papidrinkswine and then went to First Fridays shortly. During our Friday adventure Randi and I have our usual convo about the weekend and fashions…Yes fashions. We both like to have themes in mind when we get dressed and were thinking about how it would be to have a theme for the whole weekend. So she said “lookin like she came from the ’70s on her own” a lyric from our BFF in our head Drake. I was so excited this was going to be so much fun trying to pull off and immediately started running through my mental wardrobe of items I could wear . I had a vintage dress I found at Green Boutique a while ago that I have been waiting to wear (and now that it fits I was def throwing that joint on).
The next day we headed to the Cultivate Festival at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco sponsored by Chipotle and got our flourish on. The event was free (which is always a plus) and they have live bands like Charlie XCX, demos, local breweries, and free samples (not to mention stroopwaffle). Overall it was a good time and so glad she suggested we do something different. If you ever need something to do download the YPlan app it has local events including free ones when you want to change your weekends up a bit. Thank @papidrinkswine for putting me on and then thank me for putting you on…win.