I fancy myself a bit of a wine expert… if you count frequent usage of the “When Wine” app, only purchasing bottles $10 or less, and having been to Napa Valley once. So of course, I jumped at the chance to attend an exclusive wine pairing dinner at so•ca with Patricio Santos, winemaker at Ricardo Santos Vineyards in Argentina. Finally, a chance to rub elbows with likeminded, vino knowledgeable peers!Read More
Want to add a little more intensity to your fitness routine? Look no further than FlowCORPS. Now open in Downtown Raleigh, this workout will test your limits and have you leaving dripping sweat. A mixture of cardio intervals and pilates, this workout takes your mom’s XFormer workout to another level.Read More
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.Read More
I am an absolute sucker for beauty products and when you add in the fact that they are ‘clean’, well... let’s just say my accountant wouldn’t be stoked on how much money I spend. When I heard a new clean beauty store was coming to my hood, I ran over there as fast as I could.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
With almost any weight loss or exercise program, there is generally a disclaimer to check with your doctor before beginning — but I honestly don’t know anyone who ever has. On my never-ending journey to be the healthiest person around, I decided to actually check in with my doctor about my current weight loss (and lack thereof) situation.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
When I heard that Kendra Scott was releasing a candle line, I was SO stoked! Candles and Kendra Scott are my two favorite things! Luckily, I was invited to their launch party to check out all of the wonderfully yummy scents.Read More
Everyone's go-to energy drink/cocktail mixer, Red Bull has been giving us wings for years now. However, the brand is deciding to go a little more "green" with the release of their newest product line, ORGANICS by Red Bull.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
It's no secret that I have my own struggles with mental health. Over the years, I've figured out a lot of little tips and tricks that make getting through the work day a little bit easier when I am crawling out of my skin with anxiety.Read More
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!
So I have a total secret life hack that I've been keeping to myself for like...ever. Okay so maybe 2 years. I use it in everyday life, when I travel, at the beach, at the gym, everywhere!Read More
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.Read More