lately post

Lately I have… 

:: Tried orange lipstick – apparently the IT shade for summer. I really like this line from L’Oreal. The color isn’t overbearing & it’s really lightweight. 

:: Bought my first pair of Supergas. I’m not sure what took me so long. I’m in love! 

:: Threw a fit after the season finale of Mad Men. I was not prepared for an ending quite like that. Both heartbreaking & brilliant. Sad it’s over but I am thoroughly enjoying the theories being tossed around about the fate of Don Draper, Pete finding freedom in LA, the mysterious Bob Benson & the hope of a Sally Draper spin-off after the show ends for good next year. Zou bisou bisou…

:: Started a new book from my summer reading list. If you haven’t noticed, I have a thing for F. Scott Fitzgerald.

:: Bought a new sofa for the living room. B lived on it for the first 2 days so I’m finally getting to take a spin. And it’s dangerously comfy.

:: Met with my trainer to revamp my workout regimen. I had strayed away from my weekly workout schedule & the weight-loss hit a standstill. I’ve also started doing this this again in the mornings.

:: Jazzed up the patio with a few strands of lights & a set of lanterns. The ambiance makes the heat a little more tolerable.

I hope you’re enjoying this last week of June! It has flown by!

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A Detox of Sorts

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In yesterday’s post I failed to mention that over the weekend my feelings took on the appearance of pizza, pastries and generous pours of wine. While tasty, I am now craving healthy, wholesome meals to the point I think a detox of sorts is much warranted. After perusing the interwebs for some ideas, I came across this Inner Goddess Detox Salad from Iowa Girl Eats (a personal fave!) as well as a few other tasty dishes that I can’t wait to dig into. I’ve also got some green smoothies lined up for my morning drive and I just signed up for Bikram yoga classes (finally). I have a feeling I’m going to be praying for savasana 5 minutes in. Wish me luck! It’s been a long time since I’ve hit that mat.

How do you detox after a big splurge?

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