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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me versus the meringue.

My father-in-law is the undisputed king of meringue in the family – I’ve never seen someone whip up a batch so effortlessly.  I always get nervous when making meringue – will it be too dry? Too tacky? It’s a crapshoot every time, at least for me.  But when I saw these gorgeous organic raspberries at […]

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a celebration of spring

I look forward to the spring each year, because Jules’ annual company meeting happens around that time, and that means I get to tag along and head to Europe with him. The weather in France at that time of year is completely unpredictable, and I usually spend an unusual amount of time figuring out what to […]

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planning for paris.

Every year, we head to Europe for Jules’ annual business conference – we are fortunate enough to be able to piggyback a vacation on top of it. This year, I’ve planned to stay in Paris for a few days before we head to his parents’ place in the countryside, and I’m super excited to spend a […]

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salmon banh mi wrap

Last weekend, I attended my first Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, also known as Expo West on the West Coast.  I only did three days of it, but it was so amazing and full of fantastic new items – as well as a handful of familiar favorites!  I left the show with three packed shopping […]

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love of travel | sf: mission-bernal “la lengua”

Editor’s note:  I lived in the beautiful city of San Francisco for about 15 years before we headed just a bit north just last year. SF has so many neighborhoods with their own very strong identities, that it’s impossible for me to do my adopted hometown justice with just one or two articles. I’ve decided to […]

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