monday musings |6.20.16|

Monday…where’d you come from? Wasn’t it just Friday? Today’s post brought to you by lots of tea, coffee and a little delirium after staying up to watch Game 7 of the NBA Finals last night. 🙂

I’ve been getting back into the swing of real life after an extended Asian vacation and a much quicker one to Florida this past week. It was nice to disconnect a bit, but I’m ready for the official #FirstDayofSummer (yay!) and lots of pool time reading my favorite sites:

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9 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

2016 seems to be the year of working on yourself, something we’re both very keen on. Putting in the effort to learn new things and stretch yourself each day can do more for your psyche than any dress you’ll buy or restaurant you try. My fave? #9 – set aside time to do nothing at all. Can we all set a summer resolution to do this more?

Chickpea Shawarma Dip

Status: currently searching for something to make to bring to our girls pool happy hour this Wednesday. Answer? This dip. Anything that takes 30 minutes and involves lots of chickpeas is fine by me. Definitely going to add some chili garlic sauce to my version!

The One Workout Playlist You Need This Month

Summer is now officially here (or will be in a few hours) and the hot weather here in Atlanta makes it even harder to push yourself to get to the gym. E is a big fan of ClassPass in LA, while I ride here at Flywheel’s midtown location – we’re both on unlimited monthly plans, which means we only get out of it as much as we’re willing to put in! Music is one of the best ways for me to get going before those early morning rides – I’ll definitely be cranking this up in the car on the way to ride this week.

10 Furnished Tents to Stay In Around the World

Um, glamping in Bali, anyone? Yep. Now that I need to start planning daydreaming about my next vacation, I can’t resist clicking any link that sends me to an awesome list of places to go. These tents seems like the perfect mix of low-key and luxe travel…sign us up!

IKEA Hacks That Will Totally Revamp Your Kitchen

After moving into our apartment with our shiny new kitchen, I thought this would be the time when I’d really “adult” up our space. Fast forward a few months and I’m quickly realizing that all that trendy accessorizing comes at a (big) price! These hacks from Brit + Co. on how to take IKEA items and make them useful in new ways is absolutely perfect – just the right amount of DIY. Make sure you check out #7!

That’s all until later this week, when I’ll be sharing my favorite tips on what to do, eat and see in Hong Kong. Talk soon!

xx, H+R