LOUIES LUNCHEON

Louie’s Grill & Liqours

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Blood Orange Margarita

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Lobster Tacos, Calamari, & Heavenly Rolls

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Pan Seared Salmon with Roasted Tomatoes, Asparagus, Lemon Confit, & basil Puree

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Holy Smoke Sunday

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If you’re into eating delicious food, where the wait staff will pamper to your every need, I am talking the full nine yards- wine and dine with a magnificent view of the long island sound, then Louie’s is where you’ll be wanting to make your reservations these upcoming weekends. If you’re a long island native, or even just a visitor for brief stay in NY, Louie’s is walking distance from the LIRR on the Port Washington transit. You wouldn’t want to miss your chance of experiencing fine dining in Port Washington’s historic gem on the water!

Restaurant linked below⇓

Louie’s Grill & Liqours

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PALOMA’S

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×INGREDIENTS×

Patron Silver

Grapefruit Soda or Grapefruit Juice (I used fresh grapefruit juice)

Club Soda

1 Lime

1 Lemon

Sugar or like substitute ( I used Truvia)

Optional: Tajin Seasoning

×DIRECTIONS×

Coat the rim of your glasses with a bit of water, or honey, or agave, and spin in sugar plate.

Grab your shaker, and fill it with ice.

Pour 2 ounces of Patron Silver

Pour 1-1.5 ounces of Grapefruit Juice or Soda.

Pour 1-1.5 ounces of Club Soda.

Fresh squeezed lime

Fresh squeezed lemon.

(WARNING) Shake shaker with firm handle on cover, the fizz from the club soda can cause the top to pop off.

Add ice to your glasses, and pour over ice.

Garnish with some orange, lemon, or lime.

OPTIONAL: Can sprinkle layer of Tajin seasoning over top to add a kick if you like your tequila on the spicier side.

CITY SUNDAY BRUNCH

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Walking around Little Italy after Brunch

 

Brunch at the Egg Shop NYC

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Taking a stroll on Brooklyn Bridge before the sunset.

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Amber getting our cookies from some delicious bakery in Little Italy.

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For my outfit details click link below 🙂

MY OUTFITS

 

MY FITNESS LIFESTYLE

A lot of people ask me how I have managed to lose weight, and what my secret is for getting fit or building muscle so here it is!

What do I eat?

I pretty much am extremely health conscious when it comes to what I put into my body. I tend to eat vegan meals high in natural products without dairy, because I find that dairy isn’t really the best for the human digestive system especially when it comes to dealing with weight loss. No, I am not a vegan, although over the years my meat intake has sufficiently decreased, but I find myself gearing towards other things to get my protein intake more so than poultry. Key thing here is I stay away from dairy, and buy vegan cheese such a daiya, and drink almond milk.

What do my workouts consist of?

I love HIIT workouts that are quick and get the job done sufficiently within 45 minutes to an hour. I find myself doing a lot of classes as of late such as Spin, Barre, Total Body Condition, and Pilates. I’ve actually done spin for quite a long time now and it is my number 1 go-to class to burn calories, and build up muscle. I never leave completely drenched in sweat, or regret doing it!

Frequency?

I try to go to the gym about 3-4 days a week and sometimes that doesn’t always happen. I am fortunate enough to have equipment at home that I use whenever I feel like getting in the car is just too much some days.

Diet vs Exercise?

I find that what will give you the most results with your fitness journey is sticking to a healthy diet, along with a healthy lifestyle. What your diet consists of will directly impact your results if you are/aren’t eating correctly.

70%- Diet

30%- Exercise

Key Tip: Going on restrictive diets are not the best idea for long-term results, trust me I am the Queen of them. For the past year, I have switched my mentality around, and just make healthy choices. I never deprive myself of a craving, I simply just make a healthy version of whatever I am in the mood for, and I never regret it. I drink a ton of water to avoid the confusion of hunger and thirst, and have become aware of when I don’t need to eat any more rather than ver indulging and reaching the point of maximal fullness. It really is necessary. If you become hungry again later, drink some water or grab a small handful of something healthy. There is nothing wrong with eating hungry is what you really are. Don’t confuse hunger for another underlying emotion with something internally. Keeping a positive attitude with life and yourself will help you get you where you want to be. change your mind, and your body will follow! ❤

CUT YOUR MAKE UP ROUTINE IN 1/2

Today I would like to share with you a product I have stumbled across that has entirely cut my make up routine in half! Thanks to Bali Body and they’re amazing BB Cream I have managed to reach full efficiency in my morning routine with not only shortening the time it takes me to get ready, but also allowing myself to multitask all day long just by wearing this one step product.

Bali Body’s BB Cream SPF 15 beauty cream not only hydrates your skin but beneficially protects, corrects, and perfects your skin!

With an easy one step application your skin will be radiating with that healthy dewy glow we all long for. It is the perfect light weight hydrating beauty product that provides the perfect natural coverage instantaneously!

I purchased the Natural tone, and it seems to blend perfectly. Since using this I have noticed a tremendous difference within my skins texture and elasticity. I feel completely rejuvenated just after one week of using it and even feel that because my skin is typically so dry, it does such a phenomenal job hydrating I look even more youthful after wearing it. This product is truly top notch, and I recommend every/any one to give it a try because it is perfect for all skin types! ♥

To get the perfect complexion click the link below⇓

Bali Body BB Cream SPF 15

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After

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THE GIFT(S) OF GIVING

I thought I would make an ongoing post about ideas for gifts for events and parties that not only you guys could get some inspo on, but also so I can remember what I have seen in the past and along the way of my shopping that I think would be cute gestures to give! Enjoy♥

Anthropologie Housewarming↓

Bloomingdale’s Birthday Gifts for Her

Bloomingdale’s Birthday Gifts for Him

Nordstrom Engagement↓

Urban Outfitters Drink Gifts↓

Gifts for the Photography Lover↓

TRANSITIONING BACK TO YOUR NATURAL COLOR

For quite sometime now I have been wanting to transition back to my natural hair color for less up keep and to be able to grow my hair longer and healthier. I finally decided to give it a go, and so far I am loving the process.

For years I would get highlights, then last November I tried balayage and loved it. Now I did a full head of low lights with a glaze to tone down all of the blonde in my hair to help with a more natural look and I LOVE IT! ♥

If transitioning back from any kind of color I recommend letting your hair grow out for 4-6 months prior, so your colorist has a good idea of what your natural color is!