Nestled in the Berkshires, Canyon Ranch is by far one of the most well-equipped hotels for overall health & wellness in the U.S. I was lucky enough to spend a few days at the Canyon Ranch Lenox location in Massachusetts. There’s just so much to cover, I don’t even know where to begin. I’ve divided my review up into Grounds, Food, Spa, & Fitness, so you can get an overall feel of the hotel at large….
If I had to sum up The Ranch Malibu in three words: Luxurious, Intense, & Effective.
At first look, you might be intimidated by 5:30 am wake up calls, 4-hour hikes, and a 1400 calorie per day diet. At second look, you might be intrigued. At third look, you’re sold. Or at least that’s how it went down in my book….
Ladies and gentlemen, the best season of all has officially arrived. Berry season, of course. Did you think I was talking about pool season? Vacation season? Sweaty summer season? Nope.
Today, I’m talking berries. It has been several weeks of airplanes, hotels, and very long, sometimes unpleasantly hot days. The search for refreshing summer eats (and drinks!) has been in full swing, which is exactly what led me back to this Blueberry Cashew Protein Smoothie.
I was speaking to my cousin over lunch this week and as conversation took its course it, naturally, landed in the food department. We journeyed through the our mothers’ cooking, her kids’ eating habits, and eventually parked at our cravings. I admitted my desire for a real good, but healthful, ice cream and she confessed her love for sweet, sugary drinks. And then we both agreed on everything in between.
If you’re traveling to Paris and looking for the best kosher restaurants to visit while in town, you’re in luck. While a lot of the restaurants that used to be there have closed down, there are still a generous amount of restaurants to choose from all over the city. While I can’t say I’d choose any of these over the Shangri-La’s L’Abeille or Michelin-rated Le Cinq, the selection is definitely better than most travel destinations have to offer.
It’s not so quick that you fall in love with a new city. At first it’s like a shoe that you’ve got to break in, squeeze in a little here and squeeze in a little there. It takes a few strides in those new shoes until they fit like a glove, if ever. Luckily, Paris for me was one of those cities that took a little breaking in to feel just right. For a day of shopping in one of the most prestigious areas in town, Place Vendôme, I chose an understated, yet elegant look. This peplum top adds a feminine touch and the skirt is my go-to for a sleek effect. The small cross body bag gives this outfit the pop of color it needs, while still retaining its sophistication….
Paris is always a good idea – you know you’ve heard it more than once.
Spoiler: They were right.
Growing up my mother forbade me from visiting Paris until I could visit with my love. “Paris has to be experienced with the love of your life. It’s the only way.”, she’d tell me. Anywhere else in the world was my oyster, but not Paris. Definitely not Paris.
You know that feeling when the only place you want to be is home? You miss the softness of your bed, the comfort of knowing you’re just where you need to be, and the peace of mind of having your entire closet to choose from (the struggle is real). This may sound fluffy and outright ridiculous, but it’s the absolute truth and just what I’m craving right now. After returning home just in time for Passover from what could have been the most incredible trip yet through The Maldives, Dubai, and New York, there has been no better time for a detox and reset….
Long week and plenty of exciting new things on my radar, so I saved my favorites for this week’s Friday Fives.
As a disclaimer, I believe it’s important I inform you that I’m not exactly sure how this “Friday Fives” she-bang works, but I have come across a few blogger chicks doing a similar thing so I decided why not?! This week gets the blog’s first Friday Fives primarily because I finally feel (actually, felt) settled and back into the groove of things. I write settled in past tense because I’m sitting on my first of three airplanes as I write this today….