Hot new gadget on the GirlTECH front — it is called Lumo Lift, and it is all about better posture. This little magnetic oval-shaped device clips to your shirt or undergarment, about an inch below your collar-bone. It communicates with an app that you download to your phone, Here is how it works. You put the device on (it doesn’t work well on loose clothing), stand up straight, double tap the device to activate it. When you slouch, it will give you a gentle buzzing reminder that you will feel, prompting you to stand up straight. It collects the data, which you can read from your app on your phone. The app gives you encouraging messages along the way, like a positive coach, and an hourly report. Not only is the Lumo Lift tracking your posture, but your activity as well. Pretty cool, it functions as a posture corrector AND like a fitbit type device. It charges fully in about an hour and can last up to four days. See how it works: [Read more...]
Well, here we are celebrating the end of the summer, and the produce is still incredible. In our house, we are all about seasonal salads and fresh ingredients, which appears to be gourmet but the truth is that it is also easy. The beautiful fruits and vegetables make instantly healthy meals – and the more simple, the better. What puts the salads over the top is having a pantry armed with a few good quality ingredients. My mantra is:
GOOD INGREDIENTS MAKE GOOD FOOD.
So my recommendation is to invest in a few bottles of high quality olive oil and a good basalmic glaze. The flavors of the [Read more...]
What to See and Where to Eat in San Francisco – a Traveler’s Guide to a Beautiful San Francisco Experience
San Francisco is such an unusual city, full of unique architecture, fabulous food, unreal antiques and art, and stunning views. Because of the previous posts I have done reviewing several San Francisco restaurants, I have received requests for more on what to do when in The Golden Gate City. SO… I assembled a guide (the one that I wished for when I visited) to provide and overview and specifics to help plan a visit:
Iconic San Francisco photo-worthy views
famous historical landmarks
San Fran historical tidbits (San Francisco history is juicy)
beautiful areas of the city worth exploring
insider tips on some great places to shop, especially if you are into design or antiques
amazing restaurants (pack your appetite)
If you are a foodie, take notes and prepare to plan ahead with reservations… these suggestions are seriously good. Head over to Huffington Post Travel to Explore San Francisco in photographic detail~ and if I missed any of your favorite places, please be sure to mention them in the comment section.
Paris – the capital of love and photography:
Paris, Portrait of a City leads us through what Goethe described as a “universal city where every step upon a bridge or a square recalls a great past, where a fragment of history is unrolled at the corner of every street”. The history of Paris is recounted in photographs ranging from Daguerre’s early incunabula to the most recent images – an almost complete record of over a century and a half of [Read more...]