I am loving this scarf from American Eagle, such a great colour combination! The only challenge is that I think that I am 100% too old to shop at American Eagle - it is loud in there!

I am loving this scarf from American Eagle, such a great colour combination! The only challenge is that I think that I am 100% too old to shop at American Eagle - it is loud in there!

Paris restaurant recos?

Mike and I are going to Paris and London for my 30th birthday / our third anniversary in October and I am SOOOO excited. We’ve been talking about this trip for years and I am just so pleased that it is actually happening.

We have a few friends in London so we’re set for restaurants there but I would love some suggestions for Paris. We’ve booked a hotel on a quiet street close to the Saint Germain district and I’m really excited about the location we are staying in.

My biggest question is around FOOD! Obviously everything is amazing but what are the must go to restaurants? I would love a balance of indulgent French meals and some lighter wine bar options. I know Frenchie is at the top of most people’s lists but any and all suggestions are appreciated. My French is very limited but I’m not embarrassed to point in order to get good food.

Also, any insight on the reservation process? I assume it is 30 days similar to most major cities but again, the language may be a challenge so I am going to be counting on using online reservations or the hotel. 

Thanks!

Weekend Recipe Recap

I hope you all had a great weekend! I am back with another Monday recipe round-up. I wasn’t as busy in the kitchen as normal this weekend but I still have two delicious recipes to share.

First of up - mason jar salads. I know these have been all over Pinterest for quite some time but after a few months of failing to bring my lunch, I am jumping back on the wagon with these easy to prep salads. The options really seem to be endless jut the true test will be how they last in the fridge and taste on day 4 or 5! Here is the recipe that I used. It wasn’t quite as cheap as the site claims but it is certainly cheaper than buying a salad every day.


I also tested out my new spiralizer by making this zucchini noodle pad thai. It was pretty good and shockingly similar to the real thing!

Did anyone else try out any new recipes this weekend?

Because who doesn’t need a little ego stroke on Saturday morning? I hope you all have a wonderful weekend - I am enjoying a few minutes of quiet bliss before spin class and a whole lot of errands!
Mug via Indigo

Because who doesn’t need a little ego stroke on Saturday morning? I hope you all have a wonderful weekend - I am enjoying a few minutes of quiet bliss before spin class and a whole lot of errands!

Mug via Indigo

Friday Five - w/o August 18

I am crushing on a whole bunch of things on this week! Here are some of my favourites.

Cuisinart popcorn maker: once you have had air popped popcorn it is impossible to go back to the chemical laden microwave variety. This machine air pops kernels with no  oil which allows you to add whatever toppings you’d like! I have been experimenting with these 150 calorie suggestions - so many options and such a huge serving!


Love and Lemons: if you follow me on Instagram (shameless plug) you know that I have been making recipes from Love and Lemons all week! This mostly vegetarian blog offers a huge variety of meal and snack ideas with a side of beautiful photography. So far I’ve made the arugula and potato salad, quinoa and arugula salad and the coffee cake muffins. I highly suggest that you go check it out!


Clarisonic: after lusting over my sister-in-law’s skin for months, I finally bought into her secret and got a Clarisonic. I have only had it for a week but I am already noticing a difference in how smooth my skin feels. Of course my monthly hormonal breakout came this week but since it is a regular thing, I know it isn’t because of the Clarisonic.



Netflix: this isn’t a new thing since we have had Netflix for years but I did just discover how to stream American Netflix in Canada. This is huge as in Canada we have to wait months and months to get new releases. I started One Tree Hill yesterday, I realize it is crap and would love suggestions!

Travel planning: Mike and I are going away in the fall for my bday / our anniversary and because of this we have been spending a ton of time looking at apartment rentals. I am so thankful for all of you who post on TripAdvisor and Yelp and I promise to start posting my own reviews!

This spring / summer I’ve developed an obsession to zucchini noodles and after making due with a julienne peeler, I finally bit the bullet and bought a $25 spiralizer. It feels like a silly kitchen tool but given the fact that I eat zucchini noodles at least twice a week, I think it will get a lot of use.
I am looking forward to using my spiralizer on a whole bunch of veggies so this cheat sheet from Inspiralized will come in very handy! High-res

This spring / summer I’ve developed an obsession to zucchini noodles and after making due with a julienne peeler, I finally bit the bullet and bought a $25 spiralizer. It feels like a silly kitchen tool but given the fact that I eat zucchini noodles at least twice a week, I think it will get a lot of use.

I am looking forward to using my spiralizer on a whole bunch of veggies so this cheat sheet from Inspiralized will come in very handy!

Weekly Workouts!

I am trying to get back in the routine of sharing my weekly workouts, especially since I’m feeling extra motivated to kick my butt at the gym. I’m not sure where this motivation came from but I’m going with it!

Wednesday: 3 mile run and strength routine

Thursday: 5 mile run

Friday: Rest / 3 mile dog walk

Saturday: Spin class / 4 mile dog walk

Sunday: 10 km run / 3 mile dog walk

Monday: 3 mile run and strength routine

Tuesday: 5 mile run

Wednesday (today): Rest / 3 mile dog walk (if the rain holds off)

My legs are so tired so I’m extra grateful for today’s rest day. Four hard workouts in a row is my max and I can’t wait to rest and then get back at it tomorrow with a bootcamp class.