Last week, someone I regard as family passed away. I ditched my Pure Barre challenge, took a week off work and flew across the country to be with the family. On my flight over, I kept thinking about what to say to the family, but failed to find any words. I picked out two books for the family, but felt reluctant giving the books to them … Continue reading On Grief
Two truths and a lie, I remember playing this cringe-worthy ice breaker game many a time before a class, a meeting or a gathering. Today I discovered something that blew my mind… First of all, how to Play Two Truths and a Lie? Usually, each person in the group will introduce themselves by stating two truths and one lie. The topics usually range from hobbies, … Continue reading Two Truths and a Lie
It’s been nine months since we moved from our beloved Twin City Winston-Salem to become Charlottesville townies. Aside from its rich history and culinary scene, there is a fitness craze in C’ville that is hard to neglect. There seems to be so many fit and stylish people every corner I turn. Since I can’t chase them away, I took the quest to make myself a … Continue reading Ten+ Hacks for The Frugal Fitness Junkies
This past weekend my girlfriends from college and I rented this cozy cabin in McGaheysville, Virginia by the Shenandoah National Park. Eight of us occupied this gorgeous mountain home complete with an outdoor hot tub. It has been while since the last time this many of us are under the same roof for a much-needed mini reunion. We spent most of our waking hours eating … Continue reading Six Things To Consider When Planning A Cabin Gate-away
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. – Ralph Waldo Emerson When I started my first job out of grad school, feeling reluctant to subscribe to a Financial Advisor (anyone can claim to be one it turns out), I went through a rigorous phrase of learning about anything I can about managing money. After all, knowledge is power. Coming up with creative … Continue reading What to Read/Listen/Act on Personal Finance?
As a barre enthusiast and a Mad Men fan, I was ecstatic when I came across this scene in the hilarious show The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. Vintage Barre: Modern Barre: Challenging yet fun, I think it’s a surprise to no one that these mat classes have been helping women tone, lift, and burn for decades. Photos linked from Giphy.com Continue reading The Timeless Fitness Class
The Wine Dinner of 2016 was hosted at Pat’s apartment in Greensboro, North Carolina. His bachelor apartment with high ceiling, exposed brick walls and metal beams gives away unique industrial cool vibes. Plus his cherry wood table that comfortably seats six, all the vintage silverware and the intricate lace table cloth make Pat’s apartment the ideal location for the fourth Polo Wine Dinner (just don’t … Continue reading The Fourth Polo Wine Dinner