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Adventure in Normal Life / Beauty / community / wellness

W.E.L.L. Summit 2016 in NYC is almost here- what I’m looking forward to from this wellness weekend and why

Hi friends! I woke up today feeling distinctly very excited about how exactly 1 week from now, I’ll be on my way to NYC to experience an incredible wellness weekend. Free-flowing words that come to mind if you say “W.E.L.L. Summit” Vision. Self-care. Empowerment. Tools. Community. Light. Laughter. Tears. Yoga. Meditation. Thoughtful. Alive. Yum. Protection. Support.  There’s … Continue reading

Adventure in Normal Life / Fashion / Giveaway / neighborhood / Style

Farm to Table: Urban Gardening with a Local Farmstand + 222 Fifth Giveaway (a gorgeous set of plates)!

For those of you who are fortunate enough to have a plot of land to call your own, keeping a small herb garden alive and happy might be a normal part of life. In the city, many of us make do with finding the sunniest window sill and attend to our green young there. These … Continue reading

Whisknladle {eating out: San Diego}
Food / Good Eats / Travel

Whisknladle {eating out: San Diego}

After a beautiful sunset in Pacific Beach, we headed to La Jolla and went to whisknladle.  Chef Ryan Johnston’s seasonal, from-scratch menu, in addition to a neat half open-air ambiance with glowing candles on mirrored walls made for a pleasant dining experience. We ordered a tasty chicken farro soup with croutons, parmesan, and evoo to start. … Continue reading

2016 / Adventure in Normal Life / book reviews / Journeys / Professional / Reflections / Series

The Entreprenurial spirit {Series: insights from #GIRLBOSS}

In this series from the book #girlboss, we have taken a look at the style – or rather, attitude – behind one species of today’s successful female. We’ve looked at the creative spirit, Picasso-inspired. We’ve looked at the care that goes into successful creativity. The last facet I want to share is about the entrepreneurial … Continue reading

The difference between Style and Fashion  {Series: insights from #GIRLBOSS}
2016 / Adventure in Normal Life / book reviews / Fashion / inspiree by s / Journeys / Professional / Reflections / Series / Style

The difference between Style and Fashion {Series: insights from #GIRLBOSS}

Happy Spring! It is currently snowing and flurrying a beautiful, cold white dusting outside, which is rather funny given the mild winter we’ve had thus far in Boston. In this time of transition and growth that comes with the spring season, I thought it would be perfect to explore the question of the difference between … Continue reading

Choosing to make the little things count  {Series: insights from #GIRLBOSS}
2016 / Adventure in Normal Life / book reviews / Journeys / Professional / Reflections / Series

Choosing to make the little things count {Series: insights from #GIRLBOSS}

It will be a balmy 70 degrees out in Boston today! It feels like spring. On my first walk outside this morning, I was already excited for a wonderful Wednesday. The sun is out, the birds seem to have happily returned to nest near one of our windows, and iced coffee and tea are on … Continue reading

10 ways How I’m making the switch to clean, organic health and beauty 
About Me / Adventure in Normal Life / Beauty / wellness

10 ways How I’m making the switch to clean, organic health and beauty 

2016 is thus far holding up as a brand, new year of lifestyle change and trying new things. Fueled by an increased desire to be healthy (germs, you don’t own me), and have the energy to do all the activities that bring me happiness and balance, I’ve been making a new effort to pay attention … Continue reading

RMS Beauty@Follain Beacon Hill
2016 / Adventure in Normal Life / Beauty / beauty reviews / Boston / Meeting someone special

RMS Beauty@Follain Beacon Hill

Last week, I had the dual pleasure of attending a very special event at Follain in the Beacon Hill neighborhood in Boston, MA and meeting Rose Marie Swift (pictured, middle), a fascinating makeup artist and creator of a stunning line of coconut-oil based organic products, RMS Beauty, a line for skin and beauty. RM zipped through for the night … Continue reading

Yum Yum sweet & savory & saucy Asian beef noodles (featuring shaved steak)
Culinary Creations and Recipes

Yum Yum sweet & savory & saucy Asian beef noodles (featuring shaved steak)

It’s what’s for dinner!I like my meat to be a blend of complex flavors – sweet, savory, with a little heat- with a perfect cook and texture. This dish features some winter beauty foods alongside fan favorites – baby kale, garlic, and onions with orange juice. This took me about 8 minutes to prep, 15 … Continue reading

“All-gone!” Gluten Free Cranberry Almond Cake 
Culinary Creations and Recipes / Gourmet the BlueBoots Way / Holidays

“All-gone!” Gluten Free Cranberry Almond Cake 

I’ve been making this for friends and family for the past several years, based on a dear friend’s recipe that I LOVE when she makes it. I’ve been trying different ways to make it even better with special and flavorful elements and this is where the recipe is now! No one knows it’s gluten free … Continue reading

Floriole {Eating Out: Chicago}
2015 / Adventure in Normal Life / Favorite Places / Food / Good Eats / Travel

Floriole {Eating Out: Chicago}

I grew up close to Chicago and since I’ve become a Beantown gal, I haven’t really explored all the new neighborhoods as an adult. When friends of ours moved recently to the city, we decided we would visit ASAP. Since they’re also foodies, we had a grand time trying new eats, including this delightful bakery, … Continue reading

The W.E.L.L. Summit 2015 is THIS weekend!
Beauty / wellness

The W.E.L.L. Summit 2015 is THIS weekend!

I’m incredibly excited for this weekend. Starting tomorrow, Boston will host a summit of wellness leaders – people passionate about wellness, healthy eating, mindfulness, green beauty, sustainability and living up to a wonderful standard of health. This is a fortuitous event for me personally, as I’m really seeking to learn what works for me to … Continue reading

Cure those commuter cravings with these little choco-nutty bites
Adventure in Normal Life / Boston / Food / wellness

Cure those commuter cravings with these little choco-nutty bites

Commuting home in the city amidst honking horns, sharply turning bicycles, pedestrians crossing, the T, and overall city noise and crowds can be a stressful situation. Add that to the tiredness at the end of a day of work, summer heat, and you have a formula for irritability and a problem:  what to snack on … Continue reading

Beach Salad- a fun & flavorful Tropical New England recipe 
Boston / Culinary Creations and Recipes / Holidays

Beach Salad- a fun & flavorful Tropical New England recipe 

Big flavors, simple ingredients. What could be better? This recipe came to me yesterday when I was thinking of something to bring to our friend’s house for a July 4th BBQ and it was a huge success- it was gone so quickly!  It’s the perfect dish for New England flavors and for the wanderlust tropical … Continue reading

Boho Chic ✨🙏✨ Yoga Mat Sling DIY
Adventure in Normal Life / DIY / wellness

Boho Chic ✨🙏✨ Yoga Mat Sling DIY

This week, the day after summer solstice was International Yoga Day. I practiced in the Boston Public Gardens, sponsored by Athleta Newbury Street and my friends at Organic Bath who provided full-size delicious sugar scrubs which I am already enjoying in RefreshMint and Java Jolt. They also brought ample tropical coconut water, sparkling water, and curate … Continue reading