FIELD TRIP: Miami in two hours

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What do you do when you have 4 hours to spare on a layover to Austin? You ask your Miami friends for recommendations on food and coffee. Then, you take Lyft to said places. In two hours I ate the best pizza in the planet, had the yummiest iced coffee and saw some really awesome murals. Then, back to airport. Enough to keep me wanting more. Like a first date. A really good first date! Dear Miami, I promise to call you back and see a whole lot more of you soon. Kay?

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GOLDEN TRAVELS: Traveling + Tracking with Jawbone UP24

tgf_travelingtracking_jawbone_6As you all know, I’ve recently been sporting a Jawbone UP24. It’s been tracking my sleep, my steps and once I got a hang of it, my food! Since I work in what I like to call food mecca, the most difficult for me has been finding exactly what I am eating on their dedicated app “Up by Jawbone”. But, there’s a workaround! I started tracking ingredients. If I cannot find my favourite broccoli and spinach quiche, I ask the place what it’s made with and track the ingredients. This proved to be a great trick on my Austin trip! I had all kinds of food from a dreadful airplane sandwich to the best BBQ Pulled Pork tacos. I could’t find the exact tacos on the app but believe me, Pulled Pork, Corn Tortillas and Cole Slaw are in there. Now, since I knew I would not be eating the healthiest on the trip, because Music Festivals = Beers, I knew I had to go overboard on my stepping! I had my #UP24 band on from Gate to Gate on layovers, while walking around town discovering Austin and most important while dancing and singing to my favourite bands at ACL!

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GOLDEN STYLE: BRB, Austin awaits!

Two days left until I leave for Austin! I’ve been planning this trip for what seems like months now and the day is finally coming up. The day I booked the hotel, I immediately went online shopping for comfy and lightweight pieces. It’s been a little longer than a month and a half and my package full of Austin outfits got lost. I ‘inside cried’ for a little bit and ‘imaginary screamed’ at everything. USPS is still investigating where this package is, which means, I had to take myself unwillingly to the mall and get this thing sorted. Since I had three hours to do a whole pinterest board of shopping, I decided to have a ‘festival uniform’. This way I only had to find three cute tops, two shorts, a skirt and flats. And by flats I mean, probably wear my New Kid boots from Need Supply Co. over and over.

I have a couple mornings and a full day of field trippin’ in Austin so, I would LOVE to know what places you guys recommend! Bars, brunch spots, shops? Send them my way!


 

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LOCAL: #COLORseeking at Santurce Es Ley 5

A couple weekends ago the art fest “Santurce es Ley” made it’s way to Calle Cerra for the 5th time. Music, awesome food and artwork everywhere. Mural high and corner of the road low, there was color everywhere. Talented artists from all over got together to paint the town, literally. So, like every year, I grabbed my backpack and off to color seek I went! Being a part of a neighborhood that continues to thrive, even though our economy is in a decline, makes you appreciate these events that bring the community together even more. The economy might be in shambles, but our arms are not crossed.

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Moving forward / A collaboration with Jawbone UP24

jawbone_collab_tgf_2We talked about my new [web home] and it already feels cozy! Not only do I have a whole new vision for this website, but I have a new personal north as well. A calmer pace + a healthier mindset are some of the things I have been thinking about lately. I haven’t been shy speaking about my hypothyroidism and how it pretty much takes over my mood and attitude. The weight gain? Monumental. But, I’m all about new beginnings! Just like I hit ‘reset’ on my website, I’m hitting reset on myself.

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