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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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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good things come to those who sweat.

Genius is one percent inspiration, 99% perspiration. – Thomas Edison Just like acupuncture, ayurveda, and cupping, sweating for spiritual and physical well-being has been practiced by many cultures throughout history. My college friend from Sweden used to regale me with colorful accounts of vodka-fueled winter sauna sessions with his buddies. My husband and one of his best friends sometimes travel to […]

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a raw, fresh perspective. {so-cal recap}

Spoiler Alert: There is a recipe for a raw, vegan key lime cheesecake at the end of this post. Now, before you start thinking I went full-on granola hippie since my last post, I have no qualms about cooking with full-fat butter and cream or eating a (very rare) steak. When you’re surrounded by really good […]

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beautiful los angeles.

By now you all know how much I love Los Angeles.  It’s my Southern California roots that keep me fiercely loyal to LA and San Diego while San Franciscans love to hate on the lower half of our state.  And yes, while the traffic and triple-digit summer temperatures can be absolutely miserable, the beach, the […]

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