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No More Mean Muggin’

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I swear I’m not a cynic. I like long walks on the beach and babies who giggle and happy endings in movies. But at this point in my life I think I’ve been around the block enough times to distinguish between optimism and fantasy.

For example, I totally applaud all of the fitness fanatics that are reborn every January. But the realist in me knows that their “new year, new you” intentions will soon fade.

Is that an asshole-y thing to think??

It’s not that I doubt their desire to improve. I applaud that! I just think it’s funny that the gym is PACKED in January but when the month closes out… I can finally find room at the squat rack.

So here’s hoping that 2016 is different and all those renewed fitness goals have some longevity.

But for those of you among us (like me) who also enjoy some attainable and easy new year makeover goals – how about givin’ that mug of yours some love!

I loooooove love love laugh lines and crows feet. I think they show the world that you live a life of laughter and contentment. But let’s not take it too far and end up looking like the Marlboro man!

I snagged these cool firming eye gels on Amazon and they’re fantastic to throw on after a long day at work. After about 10 minutes I definitely notice those little lines and dark bags under my eyes fading into a firmer, tighter situation.

This isn’t an endorsed post – just me sharing a little tip from me to you ;)

~j

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Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide: Cheers

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If you’re buying a last minute gift for a guy with even an inkling of class and taste, then these will do the trick 99% of the time:

A silicon ice mold for perfectly spherical ice cubes
A classy set of tumblers
And of course some Teeling Whiskey. Yum!

Cheers,
~j

Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide: Irony

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This gift idea is a little on the ironic side during this season of endless giving and commercialism. Okay actually it’s very ironic and completely tongue in cheek.

But it’s also an incredibly enlightening revelation around how ‘stuff’ weighs us down.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing will instruct you on how to address each item in your home to determine whether or not it “sparks joy.” If it doesn’t – SEE YA!

Get the packrats in your life this lovely little book about decluttering. They’ll thank you – and maybe give you some sweet hand-me-downs! ;)

~j

ps – these make me happy:

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Mighty

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It’s officially the holiday season (yay!) so you know what that means – the inevitable holiday feasts and sweet treats and cocktails. And then BAM! you’ve gotten soft.

Don’t get me wrong, I love soft. Soft is snuggly and cute. But it’s a fine line between soft and “oh shit what happened I’m Jabba the Hutt.”

My friends at Mighty Pilates welcomed me to their new Santa Monica location last week and it was delightful. I forgot how much I like pilates! Actually, we did some work on the reformer but we also spent some time on the TRX bands.

It was the perfect workout to feel toned and refreshed but not completely ravaged.

If you’re in San Francisco or LA, check them out :) also – use the code BEMIGHTY when signing up and get a free class!

And tell them I say hi!

~j

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Colors of Tsukiji

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I’m a sucker for a good open air market. What better way to get elbow to elbow with a throng of locals and tourists alike.

The Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo is home to the world’s largest wholesale fish and seafood market and houses a daily auction for tuna to be shipped all over the world. It’s a free sight to see (the market, not the auction – which you need to arrive at 4am to try to get in to see… no thanks!) and definitely worth the trip.

We spent the morning strolling through the crowded walkways and browsing all the seafood, produce, kitchenware, and restaurants. Obviously our stomachs started growling so we sat down in one of a hundred identical little sushi restaurants (more like a market stall dressed up like a restaurant). What followed was the freshest sushi you could probably ever eat. YUM.

I love you, Tokyo!

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