Month: November 2014

Get Bikini Ready During the Holidays

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One holiday down, two more to go! After stuffing our faces full of turkey, pie and all the other tasty dishes from Thanksgiving, staying fit may be the last thing on everyone’s mind but you don’t need to wait until New Year’s to start working on your “bikini body”.

A friend of mine recently started using Kayla Itsines’ Bikini Body Guide. (more…)

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An interview with Misha Vaidya, designer behind By Misha

I first met Misha Vaidya, when I had the pleasure of interviewing her for Cliche Magazine, a publication I use to intern at. Her exquisite, ultra-feminine designs and her vivacious personality captured my eye and I was drawn like a moth to a flame. Her collections are reminiscent of whimsical flare and ladylike styles and I can’t get enough. New York based, Misha is a woman of the world. Born and raised in London and educated at the University of Miami, Misha captures the essence of the modern woman. I caught up with the dazzling designer to talk about her latest collection, ‘Eloquence’, inspirations and her favorite places to eat in New York City. (more…)

Pumpkin: Fall’s Favorite Vegetable

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I know what you are thinking. Another one jumps ship for the pumpkin craze that sweeps the nation as the temperature cools off. Before you rule me out as another classic case of “basic chick”, pumpkin actually has amazing benefits. Yes, it is the latest seasonal veggie fad but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve credit for being wonderfully delicious and nutritious. (more…)

Paul Andrew crowned CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund 2014 Winner

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The CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Awards was Monday night. The star-studded event was hosted by Seth Meyers with Stella McCartney as the keynote speaker. Shoe designer, Paul Andrew won the coveted award. He joined ranks with Alexander Wang, Joseph Altuzarra and Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, all previous winners of the prestigious award. (more…)

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

I love smoothies. They are simple, easy to carry around and delicious. Time always seems to escape me and finding different ways to make sure I get enough vitamins and nutrients in my diet is much easier with smoothies. Creating different concoctions from blended fruits and vegetables is always a fun way to take charge of your food.

A strawberry banana smoothie is one of the basics. Starting out with this recipe will help build the foundation to branch out and create more exotic flavored treats. Rather simple, this recipe calls for a cup of strawberries, two bananas, a splash of milk (I like to use soy milk or almond milk) or yoghurt, and ice. Feel free to add or take away ingredients to cater to your palette. Some people like to add sugar or honey but I prefer to use ripe fruits and let the natural sugars in the fruits sweeten my smoothie. For added benefits I add a teaspoon or two of Milled Flax Seed which is a good source of fiber and Omega 3-oils.