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Hilary Phelps is the founder and creative director of Genuine Joy Media Group, LLC. She is a lifestyle consultant and media analyst, as well as an Ironman finisher, a certified yoga instructor, a regular attendee and columnist during NYC Fashion Week, an accomplished baker, a vegetarian, and was the first in her family to begin competitive swimming at the age of 5, prompting her sister, Whitney and younger brother Michael, to follow the same path as they got older.
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Plain and simple: I love coffee. There are days when I don't speak a word or do anything productive until I've had at least one cup. Mostly, it's the routine. I enjoy the smell of the brewing bean. I savor that first sip. There are always conflicting reports -- coffee is acidic and should be avoided; coffee helps with endurance training; tea has antioxidants; all types of caffeine should be avoided at all costs. To be honest, who knows. But the great folks at Greatist have broken it down for us -- an infographic detailing the ins-and-outs of coffee and tea.
At many a Tex Mex restaurant, the vegetarian/vegan menu is often short, with offerings listed such as bean burrito, rice and beans or a salad. But a national chain upped the ante and created a game-changer for those who avoid meat by adding tofu to their menu and calling them Sofritas. The brand, staying true to its messaging, while growing the brand's offering, has maintained their "healthy eating, locally sourced" promise.
This was the first year I even considered venturing out into the Black Friday sales, but then my sister made a great point: they offer many of the same bargains online, without the craziness of in-store shopping! Rather than battling the shopping crowds on Friday, many a tech savvy shopper are waiting until today -- Cyber Monday to cross items off their list. Friday in-store shopping is an experience I'm sure, but if you'd prefer to shop from the comforts of your computer with a cup of coffee or tea, I have the shopping links for you.
he first Thanksgiving on Plymouth Rock happened in 1621, but did you know the first official Thanksgiving National holiday wasn’t on the books or on calendars until Abraham Lincoln declared such in 1863? Why, then, do we associate Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims? And how did Pumpkin Pie find it's way to the table? Read on.
Last Saturday, Nordstrom held a Beauty Trend event, which started at 8am. If you re-read that, I fully understand. The show began at 8am. On a Saturday. And, to be honest, I wasn't sure how many women would turn out that early on a Saturday morning. But, I was pleasantly surprised, when I found my seat and saw that about 500 women were in attendance and excited for the show.
A friend put together a super fun brunch yesterday with a group of fabulous ladies. She prepared a healthful spread, including green kale smoothies and set the stage for a fun morning. Katie's spread was equally as chic as she, and while the brunch was winding down we were commenting on the comforts of cozy sweaters, when Katie mentioned hers was from a service called Stitch Fix.
The September Issue of any fashion magazine is exceptionally large, filled with a few editorials, but the majority of that month's publication is advertisements. As a fan of magazines (in lieu of reading them on e-readers or a tablet), that is good news for me, as an indication that the print media world is stable and not a dying industry. While thumbing through Harper's Bazaar, I came across these 10 tips for updating your style.
A detailed and well-researched infographic on the Obesity Epidemic. It still shocks me that the United States ranks as high as it does, when it comes to country rankings and obesity. In a civilized country, where we have Smartphones that can calculate our calorie intake and online resources that provide workout videos of all kinds, 1/3 of all US citizens are obese!
Earlier this week, I joined Fox45 to discuss the evolution of running. For those of you who have been running for years can attest to the changes in the landscape when it comes to technology and gear. Advancements in shoes, Garmin watches that track your distance and compression gear that helps speed recovery are just a few tools runners use today to really personalize their training.