I took my first yoga class a few years ago, at the beginning of the end of a serious relationship. Unsure about the future, the moment was all I had. I remember wandering into a neighborhood yoga studio and taking a basic class. I may have even cried a bit on my first mat (break-ups, man…). Goodness grew and I surrendered. It felt like a deep swim in the sea. No words or wonder. Just be. This little diddy gives an anatomical focus and a note to self: yoga makes you a nicer person. It is true, miracles happen when you go with the flow.
Image Credit: Irina Kerasoshvili
Hi my JBD’ers. Now is all we have. I’m certain you’ve heard that before, huh? There are times when it feels right to hunker down and contemplate. There are times when it’s a must to stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the moon. And there are times when all you have and all you know to be true is the moment you are breathing in. The time is now. Your life is your message.
Image taken on a walk in Reykjavik, Iceland, January 2014.
Hashtag fabulous. Moda Operandi recently launched an Edie Parker and Del Toro collaboration, giving birth to the ultimate emogi: one that you can wear. Pop culture is fashion is fleeting is have-fun-in-the-moment. I wonder what Andy Warhol would think of it all?
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Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. Ferris Bueller’s words have crossed my mind all week. Tonight I went to yoga. Halfway into the second Om Woolf trumped Bueller. Inhabit yourself. It is so damn important. Our personal uniqueness thrives when we are able to feel the ground and surrender to the flow.
Image via peace.love.free
I’ve never liked frozen yogurt. I tried it a time or two and realized: no thank you. Anything you have to hide with faux sugary toppings is just not up my alley. A real dairy source is my jam. So when two of my old pals from Los Angeles told me they were launching a company to share just that with Angelenos and beyond, well I screamed for ice cream.
CVT Soft Serve partnered with a local California dairy to bring you a delicious custom mix. Charlie, the 1961 restored truck, strolls the streets of SoCal, ready for you to taste the treats and tweet a photo. She never really sleeps, ready to party with the best of us.
While I am wishin’ and hopin’ Charlie road trips East, all you West-coasters, go ahead now and treat yo’self. You deserve it.
Images c/o CVT Soft Serve
Is it summer yet? The Big Apple winter won’t stop me from wearing a pair of Westward Leaning sunnies. Aren’t the crystal clear frames with candy-colored mirrored lenses reason enough to pretend it’s warm outside? For every pair sold, the San Francisco-based company donates $10 to charitable organizations. Here’s to feeling as good as you look.
Spending money on travel, especially to explore a spot you’ve never been, is worth every cent. I was in Bridgton, Maine over the weekend for a mini-reunion of about 30 family members at Shawnee Peak. Just a seven hour ride from New York City, it’s a breeze away. All jokes aside, I love road trips and this one was no exception with stellar company and skies bluer than a Caribbean ocean. While my recent winter excursions have been quite Arctic, I highly recommend hiking these trails and breathing in the beauty of Maine.
Next on my list: a few of these gems!
Image Credits: Jenny Graham
It’s only natural for Men In Cities to be featured on JBD. Between growing up with three brothers (and dozens of dude cousins), producing the l’homme @ home series for this blog, and dating, well, I feel like I hang out with the male-kind more than the average chick. Men In Cities, a brand based in New York City, releases a limited edition of specially curated accessories each month. From the North Atlantic collection to a Nomad Passport Cover, you can’t go wrong for the guys in your life.
Be bold and go for it. Smart and sexy, my dears. Unleash yourself.
Images via Pinterest and Harper’s BAZAAR Spain
This Friday, February 28th, Nordstrom is officially launching a collection of shoes and handbags by Sarah Jessica Parker. SJP herself will be at a pop-up shop in New York City on launch day and in several stores across the country throughout the month of March. SJP + shoes + Carrie Bradshaw memories? Um. Yes, please.