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Suits

10 Jan

Suits

Photo Source: USA Network

Suits is back in a week! I cannot contain my excitement. I never thought I would get into something centered around legal practice, but boy was I wrong. I cannot wait to see what intricacies unfold in this new season’s plot! If you haven’t seen the first season, you can find all the episodes On Demand!

 

First Position

8 Jan


You know a movie is good when it makes you cry. Not cry in the sense that the plot in front of you isn’t your life, but cry because something inside of you is struck. On my flight down to Miami, I felt this embodiment in the documentary First Position.

First position documents the story of six young dancers as they prepare for and compete in the Youth America Grand Prix. While I only had a short stint of dancing in pre-K, in my eyes, there may be no other art form that’s as fascinating to see being made as dance. In the documentary, both on and offstage, the pirouettes and jumps seem effortless. You truly get drawn into the back stage life that these dancers partake in.

The New Year’s Shaping Up

7 Jan

Upon entering City Sports this past weekend, I came across The Improper Bostonian. In its most recent magazine, an article came up with the trends for staying healthy and wise in 2013:

1) Ginger Massage – Ginger regulates the respiratory system, eases muscle pain and decreases inflammation. This rub saturates the skin during a 20-minute foil wrap, followed by a soak and body butter massage after the plant. While I have used ginger many a time in the kitchen, I have never imagined it to be useful in a massage. I might just stop by Bliss to try this out!

2) Ear Seeds- I’ve never done acupuncture, but it looks like it is a growing fad. Beginning in China, where healers developed the skin-pricking practice to correct imbalances in qi, or energy flow, acupuncture didn’t appear in the States until Nixon’s famous trip in 1972. Ear seeds, or magnets applied to various points on the ear with adhesive after acupuncture, are a way for continued frequency in between sessions. With more than 100 points on the organ, the ear links to every part of the body.

3) Light Sauces- “Butter doesn’t always make everything better.” Agreed!

4) Body Weight Training- Body weight workouts, like push-ups, crunches, squats, lunges, pull-ups and certain yoga positions, don’t require any equipment besides limbs. Nice to have a free way to work out in addition to the monthly gym memberships.

5) Barre Workouts– Already on my list for 2013!

6) Life Coaching- While this is a trend for 2013, I wish to one day take more ownership in this area. People always come to me looking for advice and insights. I hope to one day be able to speak more to this in helping family and friends.

7) Obstacle Courses- I don’t think I am ready for this this year.

8) Healthful Apps- Now a days, a smartphone can get you a long way. With technology growing daily, the newest toy can be a download away. In many cases, apps are free!

9) Upgraded Kitchen Gadgets- “Health-by-convenience tops the trending charts this year.” While I am in complete agreement with this notion, I feel that my 2013 will be full of delicious pastries with the addition (hopefully soon) of a Ultra Power Stand Mixer.

KitchenAid

The Comfort of Sunday’s

6 Jan

Proverb states, “A Sunday well-spent brings a week of content.” After the wonderful day I had today, I couldn’t agree more. The day began beautifully: 35F is still cold, but compared to the 8F earlier this week, I could not complain! Further, I was able to try out a new spot, Miracle of Science Bar, in Cambridge for lunch. They had a superb chicken sandwich with habanero, mango, and mustard sauce.

Later in the day, I was able to catch up with a dear friend over some delicious Moroccan Mint tea at Trident Cafe. There is something so amazing about the simplicity of catching up. I feel that recently I have been caught up in the business of work and city life, that I haven’t taken the time to just relax.

Finally, I was able to make one of my favorite dishes: Cuban Chop Chop and in its production realized Revenge was back on tonight. What a perfect night!

How did you spend your Sunday?

Holiday Happiness

28 Dec

I have been home for the holidays and could not be happier. With that, I have also been offline and took a week off from blogging. I apologize; however, I had good reason: quality time with family & friends.

Be back soon!

xox

Wise Words

20 Dec

Life is too precious to get caught up in the stressful moments.

Chill

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Get it while it’s HOT

16 Dec

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Starting December 13th, the Starbucks Rekindle Share Event began in stores. Today is the last day of the event. From 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, stop by a participating Starbucks and purchase a holiday drink and get one free. These drinks include: Caramel Brulee Latte, Gingerbread Latte, and Peppermint Mocha.

(Thank you for informing of the deal For the Momma’s!)