LOVE OF FITNESS: Training Mate

Ever want to work out by getting cheered on by really good looking people with Aussie accents? You’ve come to the right place. Founder Luke Milton brings his HIIT workouts all the way from the shores of Australia to three locations in Los Angeles (Studio City, West Hollywood, and Santa Monica). Full disclosure – I’ve […]

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Love Of Fitness & LA Update

A little rundown of what’s been going on since my last post (I don’t even want to look at the date). Husband and I have relocated to Southern California, more specifically, Beverly Hills. Now before you start thinking that we’re living large in the 90210, we’re not. Beverly Hills has plenty of multi-family residences (aka […]

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blanquette and paris.

It’s become somewhat of a tradition that my husband meet up with me in Paris after his annual company meeting in Europe, and we spend a couple of days in the city exploring places to eat and visiting  at lease one nice restaurant. On our most recent visit, I was so busy before I left […]

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when life hands you lemons: limoncello.

It’s citrus season right about now, and I am always envious of people who own homes with fruit-laden lemon trees. If you’re a fan of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, I swooned when Yolanda Foster (now Hadid) strolled through her backyard, casually picking lemons, as if she were vacationing at some random Italian villa. […]

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simple pleasures: miznon cauliflower

My friend Katie once told her husband that she wanted to eat more vegetarian dishes at home. Her husband, a die-hard meat lover, responded with, “Sure, we can do chicken and fish.” I still laugh about this, because like Katie’s husband, I grew up in a home where meat was a part of every meal; […]

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around the world with chicken soup.

Chicken soup has long been touted as a magical cure for the common cold, with at least one study suggesting that the ingredients help fight upper respiratory ailments. Old wives tale or not, there’s no doubt that a big steaming bowl of chicken soup is comforting when you’re not feeling well.  I’ve rounded up recipes […]

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warming carrot soup.

As the nation’s biggest food holiday of the year approached (that’s Thanksgiving for all you non-US readers), I needed to make some room in the crisper. Making soup is one way to clean out the fridge, fulfilling my deep love for using up the last bits of things – this month alone, I’ve made vichysoisse, […]

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the safest catch tuna.

I consider myself a “conscious omnivore” – we try to eat organic and local whenever possible, and the meat that we consume is of the highest quality we can afford, from small farms in the area.  Truth be told, my husband and I have considered cutting meat out of our diets on various occasions, but […]

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