Something Seedy

 

Missing those Crunchy Carbs? Look no further than these seedy snacks! Pumpkin, sunflower, sesame, flax, and chia seeds are loaded with protein, fiber, and those healthy Omega-3 fats, as well as vitamins and minerals. Plus, they are low in carbs, gluten-free, and keto-friendly.

Certain seeds like sesame and flax, have unique health benefits. They are high in lignans, which act as powerful antioxidants. In fact, sesame seeds are the best known dietary source of lignans, which along with the fiber and Omega-3 fats, can help reduce cholesterol, blood pressure, inflammation, and other risk factors for heart disease. Other seeds like pumpkin and sunflower are high in magnesium which can help stabilize blood sugar levels.

Then you have chia seeds which are one of the best fuel sources for endurance athletes. They expand up to ten times their original size when soaked in water, and form a gel-like substance that slows the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar to fuel the body longer. With their extreme absorbency, they also help prevent dehydration. Read More

 

Boogie Nights

 

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Roller Girl goes glam! Roller skating is back on four wheels with designers and streetwear brands adding sparkle and shine to these sport inspired looks.

 
LEFT COLUMN: DIOR VIBE BOMBER JACKET $2350. This track jacket style bomber is ready to roll in a fluorescent blue and white technical cashmere jacquard. Pair with matching Dior Vibe shorts and complete the look for full effect!

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI SEQUIN SHORTS $3500. Shimmer and shine all day and night in these sequin crocheted, cotton and crepe de chine shorts.

CYNTHIA ROWLEY RHINESTONE JUMPER $295. This crystal embellished sweatshirt has added style with a cropped fit and high-low hem. Pair with Crystal Sweatpants. Also available in white, black, and a lavender/blue ombre.

VON DUTCH GLITTER TRUCKER HAT $89. Put on your party hat — your classic Von Dutch snapback trucker that is — gone glitter and glam. Read More

 

Mountain Lines

 

SOHEI NISHINO | MOUNTAIN LINE, MOUNT FUJI, 2022

Now on view at Michael Hoppen Gallery is the newest mountainscape by Sohei Nishino, Mountain Line, Mount Fuji, 2022. It is a follow up his 2019 work to Mountain Lines, Everest, created with his signature technique. Nishino combines photography, collage, and psychogeography to create large scale experiential prints of urban and natural landscapes, constructed with thousands of images.

Drawing inspiration from 18th century Japanese mapmaking, Nishino uses photographs as geographical representation, but with a subjective point of view. From a distance, his maps are almost abstract. Each work is pieced together with images of both people and places, and it is not until we examine closer that the full experience unfolds. (Details below) Read More

 

Earth Day Earth Play

 

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Get outside, go for a walk, hit the trail! Nature’s playground is waiting for you to celebrate Earth Day with this fun collection of outdoor styles and gear!

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: RALPH LAUREN RLX HIGH-PILE RIPSTOP-TRIM JACKET $398. This relaxed-fitting, cropped funnelneck jacket is made from recycled high-pile fleece. It’s detailed with a ripstop nylon storm guard and hem for a look that’s made for town or country.

LEKI JANNU FX TA TREKKING POLES $149. Trekking poles add speed and stability to any hike, and added support when backpacking. Designed specifically for women, Leki Jannu FX TA poles feature a push-button release that quickly deploys the poles, which also fold into 3 sections, 15 in. when collapsed.

MERRELL JUNGLE MOC EXPLORER $104.95. This suede leather and textile moc has the grip and traction you need on a variety of terrain. They feature contrasting toggle lace closure for adjustable comfort and easy on and off. Read More

 

The Skinny on Strong

 

 

It’s Saturday morning at Barry’s Bootcamp and class is packed for a newer workout called LIFT. There are no treadmills or running in this class. The entire 50 minutes is floorwork only, in the same circuit format Barry’s regulars know so well, but slower paced with heavier weights designed to work muscles to exhaustion. For people who don’t like to run, this class has become super popular, while those who don’t like to lift have found a fun and motivating environment to get that essential strength training done.

The benefits of strength training cannot be overstated, yet many of us, this editor included, choose cardio and HIIT classes, opting for what we assume is a better calorie or fat burning workout. The irony is muscle mass is more metabolically efficient, and research has shown our metabolic rate is boosted up to 72 hours after a strength-training workout. It can help decrease abdominal fat as well. (Healthline)

In addition, weight training supports all those cardio activities by building strength, improving mobility, and increasing range of motion to help prevent sidelining injuries. For women especially, as we age and become more susceptible to osteoporosis, strength training is essential to keep bones strong. Despite all this supporting information however, many women have stayed away from weight training for fear they would get too big and muscular — a myth the steroid filled heyday of bodybuilding helped propagate. Read More

 

Hands Free Toting

 

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Rugged but stylish, these versatile tote packs offer the convenience of a backpack with the style of a tote, and multiple modes of portage for your daily essentials.

ROW 1: OSPREY ARCANE TOTE PACK $110. The recycled Arcane Tote Pack is made from 13.5 plastic bottles. It features tuckaway tote and back straps, and built-in self-locking hook to keep essentials safe.

FJALLRAVEN VARDAG TOTE PACK $75. The Vardag is made from durable G-1000 HeavyDuty Eco S fabric with a reinforced base to stay upright. The roomy main compartment has a padded laptop sleeve, and quick-access pockets for other essentials.

THE NORTH FACE BOREALIS TOTE $79. This tote hybrid of the iconic Borealis backpack features a stand-up design with a padded laptop/tablet sleeve, internal organizational pockets, and bungee compression cords on front and sides.

ROW 2: MYSTERY RANCH MARKET 18L BACKPACK $74.95. This minimal tote pack is made from a soft but durable textured polyester. It features a foam back panel, interior and exterior zippered pockets, along with an upright water bottle sleeve inside.
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