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Sunday Summary

Salt Lake City

July 6, 2014

I have officially been on holiday for a week now, and I am now in Salt Lake City, Utah! This is my first mini ‘holiday’ since going back to Thailand last summer, and it feels great to be somewhere new.

As most of my close friends already know, my boyfriend got accepted into the bioengineering PhD program at the University of Utah which therefore meant that he was going to move to Salt Lake City. I decided to tag along for the car trip and to stay with him in the city for a few weeks before going back to work and starting up classes again. The drive took us through Northern California (through Sacramento and Lake Tahoe area), across Nevada (the most amount of empty I have ever seen in my life), and then through the Utah salt flats. It was pretty rough though; my boyfriend drove the u-haul and I drove his car. It was a 10 hour drive overall (although we stayed overnight at a town called Elko in Nevada at the 7 hour mark) and I just cannot believe I did such a long drive, by myself effectively!

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Driving through California – so pretty

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Nevada during the afternoon

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 Nevada before sunset – same view several hundred miles later lol, but prettier now

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Border of Nevada and Utah, finally!

Thoughts so far? IT’S SO HOT! Far hotter than the Bay Area, but about the same temperature as California’s central valley but quite a bit drier. I literally HAD to buy sunscreen because I was getting sunburnt from spending half an hour in the sun!! But hey, at least I finally get to tan, something which was so not going to happen in San Francisco. We went to a fun 4th of July celebration in Sugarhouse park and saw some beautiful fireworks.

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I have been blown away so far by the range of cuisine available in Salt Lake City. I was kind of expecting 1 Thai and Chinese place to be honest haha. We have tried a few restaurants so far and they have all been really good. Red Iguana was an amazing Mexican restaurant with a whole range of mole’s, and Skewered Thai did a pretty good job of serving up relatively authentic and tasty Thai food. OMG and they have Rubio’s, yaaay!

I also didn’t realize this before  but Salt Lake City has a really big focus on health and fitness, so happy!! We went to a farmer’s market in downtown Salt Lake City and it was honestly better than any farmer’s market I have been too in California. Although my one criticism would be that there wasn’t a big range of vegetables. There are tons of gyms, yoga and pilates studio’s around the city, and 3 Whole Foods!! There are also a few Lululemon’s here and so I attended one of their free yoga Sunday classes (which was awesome).

I think these next few weeks will be really fun and full of me exploring the city and doing fun and fit-related activities. Hopefully I can avoid holiday weight-gain πŸ™‚

Have any of you ever been to Salt Lake City? Or do any of you live here? I would love some tips or suggestions on what to see or do!

Honestly yours,
Alice xxx


Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

February 12, 2014

Hey everyone!

So I decided it would be fun to create a Valentine’s Day gift guide for the health and fit conscious! This is just a fun and personal wish list of mine, and I am sure it will appeal to other ladies who are into health and fitness. Secretly hoping my boyfriend see’s this … just kidding πŸ™‚

valentine’s day gift ideas for the fitness lover

valentine's day gift ideas for the fitness lover

Feel free to share this list to anyone who is desperately thinking of Valentine’s Day gifts for their beloved!

1. ‘Arrive in Style’ bouquet, $55.99 from A Mystic Garden, San Francisco

valentine's day gift ideas for the fitness lover

2. ‘Rose Hip Oil’, $6.99, Now Solutions

valentine's day gift ideas for the fitness lover

3. ‘The Bombshell in P.Space/Pink Moss’ Women’s Sports bra, $48, Strut This

valentine's day gift ideas for the fitness lover

4. Nikki’s Coconut Butter, $12.99, Nikki’s Coconut Butter

valentine's day gift ideas for the fitness lover

5. Bodyism Exercise Band, $12, Bodyism

valentine's day gift ideas for the fitness lover

6. Affirmats, I am Wonderfully Made yoga Mat, $66, Affirmats

valentine's day gift ideas for the fitness lover

7. Harbringers, Women’s power gloves, $9.99, Modells

valentine's day gift ideas for the fitness lover

8. Polar FT4 Fitness Women’s Heart Rate Monitor, $62.50, Polar

valentine's day gift ideas for the fitness lover

9. Nike Free 3.0 Women’s Running Shoe, $79.97, Nike

valentine's day gift ideas for the fitness lover

10. The Ultimate wish: Professional Series 200, $479, Vitamix

valentine's day gift ideas for the fitness lover

And then you know there are silly gift idea’s such as unlimited spending money, a car, unlimited boxes of cookies and cream quest bars, a free for all go wild shopping spree at Whole Foods and Victoria’s Secret …… hey, I dream big okay.

Hope you all enjoyed my personal wish list and hope they help you figure what to ask for Valentine’s, or what to choose for your significant other. Don’t forget to ‘like’ my facebook page and share this post if you liked it.

Honestly yours,