Morning friends! I hope you're all having a great week and looking forward to the long weekend ahead (I know I am!). Today's post is just a little update on my life and what I've been up to lately. Most of these photos are from Instagram, but since not all of you follow me there, I like to do the occasional update on the blog. This includes health tips, style updates, exercise favorites, recent food discoveries, and more. Enjoy!
I honestly have never found spring time all that amazing, due to the rain and chilly weather it brings, but this is my first spring living by central park, and WOW is the park just incredible this time of year. Everything is so green, lush, and beautiful. Walking around the park during this time - you'd never know you're in NYC.
Loving my golden lattes still, even as the weather warms up, although here in NYC, it's 90 one day, and 50 the next, so hard to figure out what season it is really! I use this golden milk mix for my lattes - simple, easy, and full of amazing ingredients. Makes the process a whole lot easier and faster than mixing it yourself!
Recently (since joining Equinox), I've just fallen in love with heated yoga! Other than Equinox, Y7 is one of my favorites because it uses infrared heat, which has so many health benefits. On a similar note, a CorePower Yoga studio is opening ONE BLOCK from my apartment (the first in NYC - FINALLY)!!! I couldn't be more excited. So excited that I even got a position as part of the Studio Experience Team! I'll keep you guys updated on all the fun happenings there too if you'd like!
So I did it. I invested in an Instant Pot, and one of the first things on the list to make was CARNITAS!!! I love love love Mexican food more than anything, and carnitas is my favorite type to make. I found some easy recipes here and here, and mixed them a bit to make my own. It turned out wonderfully and took only about an hour max. I'm always looking for new recipes for this amazing appliance, so feel free to send over. I've created an Instant Pot pinterest board for all the great recipes I find.
A recent rainy day in SoHo with Luna and Nick. We love going on adventures on Sunday's - especially anywhere we can take the pup.
A favorite smoothie recipe of mine includes dragon fruit, also known as pitaya. I don't make it every day because it is a bit sweet, but I love making it for the color it makes the smoothie. Isn't it pretty!? I'm working on a post with my favorite smoothie recipes and superfood additions, so keep an eye out for that.
I've gotten so into Yoga this past 6 months (if you haven't noticed), and have huge news: I just paid my deposit for a yoga teacher training program this fall! I'll be traveling to beautiful Costa Rica for 3 weeks to get my 200 hour training. I'm not sure I've been this excited for anything EVER.
I did something bad... but not really that bad. I bought these boots that I've been staring at for at least the past 5 months. Yes, I know it's almost summer time, but this is the best time to grab winter items on sale - these are over 40% off right now! In hindsight, I'm perfectly fine with the fact that I bought them because I think that if you can't stop thinking about something for as long as I've thought about these boots, it's totally justifiable.
I dragged one of my good friends down to While We Were Young on Cinco de Mayo for drinks and apps. I've been wanting to check out this little West Village spot ever since I discovered it. If you want a healthy, yummy cocktail, go here. If you love to Instagram your meal, DEFINITELY go here. The food was amazing and the restaurant is so fun.
A favorite spring outfit of mine: the Canadian tuxedo. I'm wearing head to toe Madewell, which is a company I've really been digging lately. I just discovered their jeans and am just loving this pair. Order a size down if you want them well fitted though! The top is old, but they have a very similar version every single year. I'm loving this one.
I'm having quite a thing recently for mid-heel sandals - I'm loving that they're something I could wear to work and then drinks afterwards. They need to be comfortable though and pretty, which I think is really hard to find in a mid-heel sandal as they tend to look frumpy pretty often. I saw these last year, but they sold out immediately. Luckily, they brought them back again and I added myself to the pre-order list! They come in every neutral color and are so insanely comfortable. I am still on the hunt for a pair or low black sandals though, so if you guys have any recos, let me know!