Sunday Hike: Malibu

Hiking used to be a TGFRL family ritual. That is, before “C-bomb” arrived. For awhile, when she was confined to a snuggly baby-wrap, we continued to spend weekends exploring hills and valleys and vistas. But then hiking turned into “planning to hike” or questioning “how far and fast” we could go now that we were rolling with the under 5 crew. And so many weekends … Continue reading Sunday Hike: Malibu

TGFRL: Black Swan Chic Edition

Black Swan, the 2010 film starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis overwhelmed me with a childlike obsession with all things ballerina chic flecked with the very “grown up” sexy these two leading ladies exude. As I have been hitting the Bar a bit hard lately – the Bar Method ballet bar-based workout, not my local cocktail purveyor, I have been slowly melding my love of … Continue reading TGFRL: Black Swan Chic Edition

Girl Talk: Underwear I Wear

Backstory People are generally awkward when it comes to underwear. You can get someone to post 50 pictures of possible bikini purchases or Instagram their half-naked vacation chronicles, but I have found after years of exploring and enquiring, people give you a strange look if you ask them about what kind of underwear they wear. As if you are poised to judge them, debate them, … Continue reading Girl Talk: Underwear I Wear

TGFRL Spring “Intermission” at La Costa Resort in Carslbad, California – Photo Essay

There is never enough vacation, but the benefits of having a life “intermission” are extraordinary. I always feel exuberant and uplifted when I transport to a different place, city, beach or mountain. It’s like the benefit of 15 minutes of sunlight (despite my anti-sun issues I’ve been deep breathing for a bit in the gentle spring sun these days) but it lasts longer. Now I … Continue reading TGFRL Spring “Intermission” at La Costa Resort in Carslbad, California – Photo Essay

TGFRL’s Foray into the World of the Rockin’ Model Workout

My girlie V just got engaged. I am about to turn 39. We are both motivating on a fitness and wellness mission together that involves “workout playdates.”  I am as you may have sussed out by now, mostly a yoga girl. A little Bar Method (which should be a lot) because one of my besties OWNS one, teaches it and looks ever-fantastic due to her … Continue reading TGFRL’s Foray into the World of the Rockin’ Model Workout