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Things I Love

Things I Loved This Week #1

I began this blog way back in 2005 and it had evolved as my interests and passions have evolved. Fashion, make up, everything in between– and I finally settled on wellness. I even consistently kept a daily WOD + food journal on here for 3 years but too bad it’s

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Kate @ Alp d'Huez, 2018
Mindset Hacks

Happiness Tip: Live in a Constant State of Awe

MAKE THE WORLD YOUR OYSTER BY LIVING IN A STATE OF AWE. Make time to marvel at everythinggg. If you hang out with me, you have to know I’m literally like an over-excited child… but in a bandage dress, Valentino’s, Chanel, occasionally swears, and can drink a lot. A friend

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No Fail Roast Recipe
Food

Fail-Proof Roast Beef Recipe

I’m all for fail-proof recipes because I am someone who once messed up pancake mix, and I just don’t like following recipes rules. I also hate wasting an expensive piece of grass-fed beef because I always seem to overcook food but this fail-proof prime rib takes a few minutes to

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Level Up

If I didn’t quit my job…

There are some people who are okay with living a conventional life which is 100% okay. ✌️ There are some people who were born with innate curiosity and the urge to ask questions. I grew up reading biographies of powerful women, fantasy novels with female heroines, historical fiction, and was

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How to Stay Fit, Lean & Healthy Year-Round
Habits

How to Stay Fit, Lean & Healthy Year-Round

Staying fit, lean, and healthy year round may seem unachievable to so many people because they look health and fitness the wrong way. The media loves to promotes instant gratification such as “how to get a bikini body in 2 weeks” but this leads to a lot of yo-yo dieting, eating

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My Routines
Habits

Setting Your Intentions with a Morning Routine

I am all for spontaneity and was never the one to follow rules but I’ve always realized the importance of having a solid routine right from the moment you wake up, and implementing small daily healthy habits throughout the day. This creates the right mindset and tone for the rest

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Food

Easy Fail-Proof Hummus Recipe

My Greek boyfriend loves his hummus, and being #cheapandasian, making hummus at home is just so much more economical. Plus it is sooooo easy and most importantly, I know exactly what is in my hummus. I don’t buy a lot of already-prepared foods because I like to curate as many

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Santa Monica Mountains | LA
Fitness

Thoughts on Descending

What goes up must come down. If you know me, you know that I would ALWAYS choose to climb uphill than to descend downhill. It use to be because descending gave me anxiety but these days, I just like ot make sure each bike ride is challenging. 😉 If you

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Motivation

An Ode to my Best Friend and Life on Two-Wheelz

Back in April 2013, I climbed our local Cypress Mountain for the first time. Last April 2019 (this entry has been sitting in my drafts since), I went up there with my best friend on her first one! How dope is that?! I probably wrote this story once long ago

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Travel

Packing for an European Bike Tour

It’s that time of year again when I’m starting to pack for my annual bike tour in Europe— this year will be the Dolomites in Italy! Since this bike tour with 44|5 Cycling is fully-supported, there is no need to pack too much. It can get really annoying packing for

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