Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Kettelbell Workout

Are you looking for a fun new way to workout?
Have you heard of kettelbells?

This is my favorite new way to workout, here is a video from Self magazine. Try it out and let me know what you think. I have seen results and have had people tell me that I look thinner. YES.


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Let's drink to this

Jalapeño-Lime Spritzer

Serves 4Total Time: 05m

Ingredients

  • 3 cups club soda
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced (seeded, if desired)

  • Directions

1. In a pitcher, combine the soda, lime juice, nectar, lime, and jalapeño.

2. Serve over ice.


UPDATE:
I tried this drink last night and it was pretty interesting. Not too spicy, and I added a bit of tequila to it to liven it up a bit. I recommend this drink on a hot afternoon.


Frozen Blueberry Lemonade




Serves 4Total Time: 05m

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries
  • 1 cup lemonade
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, plus more for serving
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

Directions

1. In a blender, puree the blueberries, lemonade, mint, confectioners’ sugar, and 3 cups ice until smooth.

2. Garnish with mint sprigs.




Gingery Peach Cooler


Serves 4Total Time: 05m

Ingredients

  • 3 cups ginger ale
  • 1/2 cup peach nectar
  • 2 ripe peaches, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

Directions

1.In a pitcher, combine the ginger ale, nectar, peaches, and ginger.

2.Serve over ice.


The following beverages were discovered today while reading the latest copy of Real Simple magazine. They look so refreshing and I'm particularly fond of the jalapeño lime concoction because I love mojitos. One of these summer days I will get around to making these drinks.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Trina Turk will make you want to take 75% off

Its time to go suit shopping, and I don't mean business suits I mean swim suits. Its almost the end of June and if you don't have a cute flirty suit don't worry. Trina Turk is having a 75% off sale and there are lots of beach/vacation appropriate clothing as well as swim wear on sale. Here are a few suits that I found.

Palmetto Atlantic Beach Bag
$176.00 $88.00




Palmetto Halter & Hipster

Palmetto halter & hipster

$87.00 $52.20 & $67.00 $40.20



Elliptica Tri slider and hipster

$79.00 $47.40 & $79.00 $47.40





Beads BANdeau & Hipster

$83.00 $49.80 & $93.00 $55.80


Marbleized Halter & Hipster

Marbleized Halter & Hipster

$85.00 $51.00 & $89.00 $53.40


Lurex Stripe Bandeau & Hipster

Lurex stripe BANDEAU & hipster

$91.00 $54.60 & $73.00 $43.80

To make purchases go to TRina Turk

UPDATE:
I was at Nordstrom Rack and they had alot of Trina Turk Swim Suits and some were as low as $20 a piece.

Check out this post I did when I met fashion designer Trina Turk

Saturday, June 19, 2010

These Bags are the Bong

I know you must be in need of a cool new summer accessory. I found these fun surf culture inspired bags from Billabong. Take a look and I bet you will be feeling the need to go to the beach.


pipe dreams
$39.50



bahia
$49.50



journey
$44.00


to purchase go here

Friday, June 18, 2010

To the beach and back

Mac has done it again, they have made the cutest beach inspired line of makeup called
"To The Beach". The collection features sea creature motifs and hints towards a vintage inspiration.
Lots of corals, pinks and a bit of green & blue make the perfect summer palate.
Look at the pretty bronzer blush it looks like a wonderful combo and it even has a seahorse design.
The dramatically Dewey faced bronze models set the tone for this vintage inspired line of cosmetics.
Oh whats this? A coral tote? Its perfect for holding a towel and all of your toiletries for after the fun in the sun.

To purchase go here

Relaxing Day In LA

I was on my way to Los Angeles by 1 pm on Wednesday, after about an hour and a half of driving I had made it to my 36 mile destination. I was excited because I was going to spend the day with two wonderful guys, Jeff and Andy. I have known Andy since I was in 1st grade. I parked the car and waited for Andy to meet me downstairs, and thats when the fun began.

Andy and Jeff live in a really nice apartment that is a great size considering they live in LA. I wish I had my camera, its broken, boo-hoo. Otherwise I would have taken a bunch of photos chronicling my trip. I knew in advance that I had to make a trip to the grilled cheese truck, after that anything goes.

After seeing the apartment and getting a bite at Sky we headed out for a top secret mission, the secret stairs. Have you ever heard of this? I had no idea until that day that there were trolley cars that went through the hills of Los Angeles and that there are numerous stair cases through out the hills in the area. I got to go on a stair tour for the first time. Let me tell you, we didn't go on a very long or hard stair walk but those were some STEEP stairs and high hills. There was a view of the ocean, but it was very cloudy that direction. If you live in the area or are visiting I recommend the book " Secret Stairs" it walks you through the neighborhood and tells you where celebs live, landmarks and quirky plants and neighbors.

After our stair walk we were in need of a break, I'm pretty sure that we burned off all of our lunch from that. We spent about and hour just chilling out and talking before we headed out for dinner. I was getting so excited to go to the Grilled Cheese Truck because I have heard so many great things about it. It just so happens it was parked around the corner from them at some comic store called meltdown. It was totally meant to be. We parked and walked up, there was hardly a line, thank god because I heard the lines were like an hour long.

I waited in line while everyone else ordered, I couldn't decide what to get so I just played it safe and got the sharp cheddar, tomato soup shot and the dessert grill. Andy got a macaroni & cheese grill and Jeff got a macaroni and rib grill and a pastrami grilled cheese with garlic sauce. We decided to take our sandwiches to go which added more anticipation to my already anxious stomach. After taking a few photos we were on our way to a melty, cheesy heaven.

Upon arrival to the apartment we all sat our butt's down on the couch and bit into those sandwiches asap and loved every bite. I was eating mine so slowly because I didn't want it to end. Overall the sandwiches were great and I would recommend going to this food truck and trying it out for yourself.
My trip to Los Angeles was great, not rushed or crazy like it has seemed to be in the past for me. Andy and Jeff took such good care of me and made me feel like comfortable and at ease. You guys are wonderful, thanks again for letting me come down and spend the day with you.
Until next time,
Mslay

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Oprah & Trina Update


Oh really?
Have any of you purchased your July issue of O magazine?
UPDATE: The Oprah magazine is offering a discount code for the 3 tier block necklace $194 originally $248

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The magic of Summer

It has begun

Gather the group and find as many bikes as you can & a pair of skates
Roll into the world and leave your cares behind
Head towards the sun and let Summer begin.

Friday, June 11, 2010

The Tourist

The Tourist
Starring
Johnny Depp & Angelina Jolie

What happens when you pair two of the most attractive people in the world with a backdrop of beautiful cities?
Romance, danger and suspense...I cant wait.
Coming to theaters February 2011


Roadkill Math


White Maxi Dress

+



Oriental Rugs


=



(photo from Roadkill)

Oriental Maxi Dress's

Can you see yourself rocking one of these dresses?
I think they're all really beautiful and different from all of the neon and floral versions we have seen before. For more info on these lovely oriental inspired maxi dress's go here.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Hawaiian Drama

Book me a flight to Hawaii because this dress is begging to get lei'd.

Yes I really did just say that, sorry for offending anyone but I'm so excited over this dress. I was at the Fullerton Mercantile flea market ad I saw this colorful dress in a sea of dark dreary rack of vintage clothes. I'm drawn to color like a vampire to blood so I had to check this dress out and see what the deal was.


Upon a closer look I knew this dress had to be mine so I walked over a mile to the closest ATM machine, I know its not that far, but it was hella hot today so a mile seemed like 4. Did I just say hella? Haha I never say that word but really today was the first really hot day in Socal.
I made my purchase and immediately started to think hmm where am I going to wear such a unique dress?
This is what I came up with
Palm Springs Dinner
&
My other crazy thought was I will save this dress for my wedding day!
ok enough day dreaming already...
Dont you just love when you find a piece of clothing that you know is going to be special.
The pattern is really unique, colorful & bold.
I think Trina Turk would be proud of my purchase!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Top Of The World

I'm about to run out the door and be on my way to Laguna Beach to go hiking at
"The Top Of The World"
(my 3rd hike this week)
followed by a swim in the cold pacific ocean.

Should be lots of fun, if I don't fall over from exhaustion.
Happy Days Are Here Again.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Oh Shit






Summer time Remixed

I did all the hard work for you and found a bunch of songs to get you into the spirit of SUMMER!
Now go get in your work out clothes, download these songs and think of laying out on the beach in a few weeks. Maybe this is just the motivation you need to get out and move. Let me know what you think of these songs.


Summertime-Will Smith







Summer Nights-Grease Soundtrack




Summer Wine-Nancy Sinatra& Lee Hazelwood






Summer Love-Justin Timberlake




Summer In The City- Lovin Spoonful






Saturday In The Park-Chicago

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Fullerton Farmers Market

For the last few weeks I have made it a point to get out and have some fun, despite being in the "I'm a student and have no life because I work every weekend" funk that I was in. One of the best cures for the student with no life is the Fullerton Farmers Market. Why you ask? Well lets see you can have a beer, buy handmade soaps, enjoy dinner outside, run into people, see lots of pets and take photos. So sometimes this is all I need to be put back into a good mood before I clock into wok Friday-Monday. Take a look at what I experienced at the farmers market last week.

This was the sunset that evening, very beautiful indeed.


I assure you it was not raining that night.


This dog is so very cute, he looks like he is smiling just for me.


Street fair people walking on by, having a relaxing ole time.


The line just kept getting longer by the hour.


A rainbow of bikes on the rack.


Ohh look its me, and my neon colored flowers.




Block printed textiles, they were so beautiful. I will be doing a post on them so you can see where to purchase them.


Perfect prints for a summer beach house.



Lots of exotic prints for wrap dresses.


Such a cute bag.


One of the older office buildings in Fullerton.


Cute twin doggies, smiling for the camera.



I hope you make a trip to the Fullerton Farmers Market

SEASONAL (APRIL 2- October 29)

Thursdays 4:00-8:30pm

121 E. Wilshire Ave. between Harbor Blvd and Pomona Ave.