Melinda Gale

Fitness & Lifestyle

A Lesson In Aging At Whiskey Kitchen's Supper Club!

Since relocating back to Raleigh, Whiskey Kitchen has been one of my go-to spots. Whether if it's entertaining a friend visiting from out of town, a client meeting, or just a quick drink, I know that the food, drinks, and staff will always be wondering. When I heard that Whiskey Kitchen's quarterly Supper Club was coming up, I jumped at the chance to go. 

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Outdoor Adventures in Spring Lake, NC

I grew up just a few miles down the road from Spring Lake and admittedly, I never spent much time there. I saw Spring Lake the same way I saw my own hometown, a small, tight-knit company with nothing to do. After working closely with my friends over at the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, I learned that I couldn't have been more wrong. Ready to explore the area, myself and a few other bloggers set out on an outdoor adventure in Spring Lake! 

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A Girls Night Out at The Bistro at Topsail

Topsail Island -- 26 miles of quiet sandy beaches, pirate lore, WWII history, sea turtle rehabilitation, and... James Beard Award Winning, farm to table food? You heard right. After having a vacation home on Topsail Island for over 20 years, I've loved watching this tiny little island transform. While I hadn't visited in nearly 10 years (college and my move to LA are to blame), I have made it a priority to get to know this almost new to me island top to bottom. That's where The Bistro at Topsail comes into play. 

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Jazz Up Your Shakes with Blender Bombs!

With an insane work schedule and workout plan, I heavily rely on shakes to make sure that I get in all of the nutrients I need when I don't have time for a full meal. I've spent years trying to change up my "bro-shake" game which means a lot of trial and error. Honestly, I had pretty much written off shakes until I discovered the glory that is Blender Bombs.

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Celebrate NC Beer Month with Fayetteville's "Hometown Hops" Program

In honor of NC Beer Month, I couldn't think of any better way to celebrate than participate in the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau's Hometown Hops Passport program! Home to five distinguished breweries, Cumberland County is ready to welcome brewery enthusiasts to America’s Hometown with a perfect pour of a memorable craft brew. 

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18 Seaboard Unveils A New Bar Menu!

Before relocating back to the Triangle, I honestly had no idea what Seaboard Station was. Thanks to my lunchtime workout sat O2, I've been able to get to know the adorable area a little better. One location that I had on my "to visit" list was 18 Seaboard. When I heard that they launched their new bar menu, I jumped at the chance to go check it out. 

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Freeze Your Buns off with Cryotherapy

On my never-ending quest to find the latest and greatest in wellness modalities, Cryotherapy kept popping up. I have always hated the idea of ice baths as a recovery tool after an intense workout because subjecting myself to cold for an extended version of time seems like a nightmare. Give me a steam room or a sauna any day! Better yet, give me 115 degree desert days in Palm Springs!  Even better! However, when my amazing, life-changing chiropractor Dr. Prakash at Living Well Balanced suggested I try out their cryo chamber, I had to do it. 

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Yummy St Patricks Day Pasta Recipes from Explore Cuisine

Being an actual pasta addict, I like to find healthier alternatives to just your general, run of the mill noodles. Explore Cuisine has become a lifesaver on this endeavor as they have an entire line of bean pasta. Hello, extra protein and nutrients! Free of artificial colors, Explore Cuisine integrates beans, peas, lentils, and rice to provide you with nourishing meals which are easy, quick, colorful, and simply delicious! All Explore Cuisine products are vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO and jam-packed with nutrients.

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Weekly Roundup 2.23.2018

It's been 100 years since I've done a weekly roundup but I thought I would share a few of my favorite articles from this week to help get you through your Friday/weekend!



Read any amazing articles this week? Let me know in the comments!

Weekend In Review: Fashion Shows, Galas, and Tar Heel Wins

This is a week late but....

The past few weeks have been non-stopped for me and last weekend was no exception. My schedule has been filled, morning, noon, and night with workouts, hangouts, and work events. This year, I am attempting to say "yes" to more activities and while I am getting little sleep, I am having the best time. 

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Sneak Peek at Kendra Scott's Spring 2018 Collection

I was lucky enough to be able to attend a preview party for Kendra Scott's Spring 2018 Collection at the Kendra Scott store in North Hills this past Sunday and y'all, I fell in love. I've always heard of Kendra Scott and how everyone was obsessed with her pieces but have never gone to the store. When I was invited to preview the line, I jumped at the chance.

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