"Versatility" is a key word in the fashion industry: an outfit that can take you from the office to an evening out; the little dress that is smart enough for a business meeting but comfortable enough to wear to the park with the kids. Men’s label Orlebar Brown began with the idea that there really is no reason to change from one pair of shorts at the pool to a second for lunch. Voilà! – shorts that are made from fabric you can swim in, but are tailored like real clothes. Multitasking and … [Read more...] about Clothing and Versatility: It’s Not Just for Men Anymore
Pantone has announced the color of the year – a luscious shade of purple called Radiant Orchid. Be prepared to see its influence everywhere in 2014, from Hydrochic to home décor! Pantone color 18-3224, "Radiant Orchid," is 2014's Color of the Year. Every year, Pantone decides to feature a certain color. This year’s choice, Radiant Orchid, is a shade of purple that is deep and vibrant with hints of pink; reflecting energy and creativity. Although many women shy away from wearing purples and … [Read more...] about Radiant Orchid: Pretty in Pink and Purple!
Have you ever noticed a major dichotomy between the sexes when it comes to activities in the gym? It’s something I have noticed for years, though I've never really understood. Over the holiday season, I had the opportunity to visit a number of gyms and I saw the same thing in each one: women bouncing from treadmill to elliptical, sometimes for up to an hour, and men congregating around the dumbbells. Yes, these are stereotypes, but they are based on a truth. And while I appreciate not having to … [Read more...] about Strength-Training for Women
It's Thursday morning and I’m just off the bike. This month hasn’t been my best for diet and exercise. Getting to class has been arduous. Maintaining healthy eating and exercise habits is about discipline and prep time. For the last few months, and especially this week, it seemed like that time got away from me. Running a business is a full time job – I never really feel like I’m off the clock. Even for my recent 20th anniversary getaway with my husband, I couldn't put the iPad down. To me, … [Read more...] about Behind the Scenes: Juggling Motherhood and Business
In the past weeks since I last posted, I have learned a few lessons in my fit mom journey to lose weight and become a healthier me: 1. It is hard work to lose weight 2. "Mind over matter" only works when you are in the right mind set 3. You can't drop the ball 4. I need to make myself a priority If you recall in my last post, I was a bit overconfident that if one (read: me) is determined and in the right frame of mind, he/she can easily overcome any temptation, make all the right food … [Read more...] about Fit Mom: Lessons I learned in the primordial struggle to lose weight