Tips for Paris

“We’ll always have Paris” -Howard Koch PARIS. After our tour of Italy- we took a small plane from Venice and hopped over to Paris to grab a croissant. NBD We were only in Paris for about 48 hours, and it was the end of our trip so we wanted to be more chill in Paris and enjoy the last couple days. #extra Honestly- I had heard of so many mixed reviews on Paris, some love it- and others say it smells and its dirty. So …

What Happens to Our Metabolisms and Hormones When We Diet? Interview with Dr. Layne Norton

Have any of you already accomplished one of your biggest life goals?  I’m talking about those top 5 bucket list items- backpacking through Europe, meeting your favorite celebrity, attending the Super Bowl… if you have, we want to hear about it in the comments!  A couple months ago, I accomplished one of mine.  When I first started studying fitness, nutrition, and athletic performance in college, I discovered the work of Dr. Layne Norton.  At the time, he had just earned his PhD in Nutritional Sciences …

Five Fall Favorites

Hello natural beauty lovers! I am so excited to launch this beauty blog by sharing our fall favorites. As you might know, we have some standards when it comes to skincare.  Considering that the federal government has not passed a law to regulate the personal care industry since 1938, 80% of the chemicals in our products have never even been tested.  What?!  We decided it’s time to take initiative and responsibility for what we put on our skin.  For a short list of ingredients we avoid, …

….What Lifestyle?!

Want to read a blog on Ugly Renaissance Babies  Lonely Cheetos  Breaded cats (WHAT!!!!?) Hungover Owls yes those are real blogs (probably making more than I do in my career job!?) There are blogs for L.I.T.E.R.A.L.L.Y everything these days and here we are writing a blog… so why does the world need one more? We’ll give you the short and sweet answer. How many times have you caught yourself in a scrollfest. scrooolllinnng and scrollinggg and then you catch yourself wanting to try a new diet or workout, …

Ingredients We Avoid

Fact: 80% of the chemicals in our personal care products have never been tested for safety. Fact: The most recent law passed by the federal government to regulate the personal care industry was in 1938. Fact: While the European Union has banned over 1,300 ingredients in personal care products, the United States has banned… drumroll please…11. Fact: We are here to do something about it, even if it’s helping only one man or woman learn about these harmful ingredients. So we’ve established that there some …

Positano (Amalfi Coast)

“Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.” –John Steinbeck The Lonely Planet The Lonely Planet –I remember googling Positano for the first time- my thoughts were “this is it, this is a dream turned into reality.” Then quickly added it to my top 10 list. A few years later, our ferry rounded the corner of the Amalfi Coast and we laid eyes on the most breathtaking coastal city …

ROME: The Eternal City

“The City of Visible History” In someway I don’t know where to start… and yet I don’t know where to stop.   We flew into the heart of Italy-ROME! (Day 3) The first thing we had to see was the Colosseum – plus- its better to go in the morning when its cooler out. Walking up to this manmade wonder of the world was life changing and completely took our breath away. PRO TIP : Buy your ticket through the Colosseum website ahead of time and NOT …

Scientific Approach to Cardio: Is it Helping or Hurting?

Cardio is the one saving grace we can rely on to keep us lean, drop a couple pounds before summer, and cancel out that brownie (or 5) I just ate right?? … or wrong? A funny thing happened when I started researching cardio- the more I learned, the less I did. There is so much information that is thrown at us on the internet, social media, and in the magazines that catch our eye while we’re just trying to check out of the grocery store …

New York City

“There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless” -Simone de Beauvior NEW. YORK. CITY. Where do I begin, and how can I condense all of NYC into one blog post?! It is only fitting to start with the heart of this city… the streets. Meet some locals, ride the subway, grab some street tacos while waiting for a show, and immerse yourself in the city that never sleeps. Although New York City is home to some of the best restaurants in this …

Newport

“Newport, Rhode Island, that breeding place-that stud farm, so to speak-of aristocracy; aristocracy of the American type” -Mark Twain Newport. The sailing capital of the world. Between the lobster rolls, cliff walks along the coast, Vanderbilt mansions, and rosé… this is your next summer vacation. The heart of Newport is clearly the harbor. Located downtown, the harbor is surrounded by historic homes, quaint bars and restaurants, and charming shops. For dinner, choose a restaurant that overlooks the water.  The entire city looks like it’s on fire. …