Friday Faves

Hi friends! Happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend? We’re here in VEGAS, baby! We’re spending time with our friends Betsy and Jeremy, catching some basketball games (go Wildcats!) and enjoying the typical adult Disneyland shenanigans.

Betsy and Me

Pressed juicery freeze

Shoes

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Pac12

Are there any new amazing restaurants we need to check out? (Craft House will hold my heart as our best meal there so far, and Yellowtail always has incredible sushi.) I’d love to hear your Vegas suggestions! 

It’s time for the usual Friday Faves party. This is where I share some of my favorite reads, shows, wears, eats, and finds from the week. I always love to hear what you’re enjoying, too. Please shout out any of your current faves in the comments section of this post!

Fashion + beauty:

– This camo jumpsuit. The color is neutral, so it matches everything, and it’s basically like wearing pajamas around all day. I’m a huge fan of outfits that are in one piece (especially dresses, rompers, and jumpsuits) because it makes getting dressed so much faster. I throw it on and go! The best part about it: you can dress it up (like with wedges and a cute jacket) or down with sandals or sneakers.

Jumpsuit

I’m already looking for a similar one in black….

Michael stars jumpsuit

Sneakers

– A steamer. I’ve been using this more often on wrinkled shirts, and it’s so much faster than ironing. It’s always such a pain to drag out the iron and ironing board , so I usually don’t. Instead, I’ve been keeping the steamer in the bathroom closet. I can easily plug it in while I’m getting ready, steam my shirt or dress, and go. When I went to found the link for the one we use, I saw this one, which is way less expensive and handheld. So convenient!!

Reads:

– My brother was featured in Mind Body Green! Check it out here.

Tips for breaking phone addiction. 

Unexpected things people have in their kitchens.

Tips on stepping away from the phone every now and again.

Eats:

– Giant mixing bowl salads. I’ve gotten back into my salad beast ways, and have been eating so many lunchtime and dinner salad beasts. (They’re also an easy dinner since the Pilot flew nights this past week. I’d feed the girls and make a mixing bowl salad to eat while I watched them play in the bathtub.) I don’t have a fancy salad chopper, but instead, I use my giant Pampered Chef pizza cutter in the mixing bowl. It works PERFECTLY and something about chopping everything makes it so much more enjoyable to eat. I like a bit of everything in each bite.

Chopped salad

– I can’t wait to try Barrio Sandwich (made on my fave bread everrrrr) next time we’re in Tucson.

– This grain bowl looks amazing.

– I’m going to make these cookies for the girls! (And myself.)

Fitness:

– How to be extra in your fitness classes. I’ve never seen this person in real life. (<— sarcasm)

Get up and dance!

Lower body barre burner

Watch + fun finds:

This candle. So I can’t exactly speak of the burning properties of this candle (a critical factor) because it was a gift, but I can tell you that it smells so darn lovely. It’s floral, softly spiced, and extremely comforting… it basically smells like walking into your favorite yoga studio. I think I’ll probably end up getting one for myself, and love the idea of using a candle to complement a meditation practice. 

The Holistic Science Meditation Candle

New episode of “Ew,” which had me giggling the entire time. (PS if you’re ever bored one night, just watch a bunch of “Ew” episodes from Jimmy Fallon on YouTube. You won’t regret it.)

– I can’t wait to take the girls to see “Mary Poppins Returns.”  (Even though it’s not going to be released until Christmas.) Emily Blunt has some big shoes to fill, but I think she’ll rock it. 

Pentatonix’s rendition of “Havana.”

Not a fave: this almond milk Bailey’s. I was SO excited about finally trying this, but was disappointed. It was kind of watery and bland-tasting, especially compared to the bold flavor of original. When I make my Lucky Irish Girl cocktail this year, I’ll be sticking with the classic dairy-full stuff.

Baileys Almande

What was your #1 fave from the week? Have you been to Vegas? Any not-so-faves this week?

Have a wonderful day, and I’ll see ya on IG stories and Snapchat with Vegas adventures.

xoxo

Gina 

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34 Comments

  1. Charlsie N on March 9, 2018 at 11:48 am

    My fave is that today is my last day at work and on Wednesday I will have officially moved back to Arizona!!!!!

    • Fitnessista on March 9, 2018 at 7:13 pm

      YAY AZ 🙂

  2. Erika S. on March 9, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    Haven’t been to Vegas in almost 3 yrs but I may be headed there on a girls trip in June…pool parties & champagne please!

    My fave find this week was the Rose Water Toner from Trader Joe’s…it smells lovely & contains witch hazel which makes my skin feel good!

    • Fitnessista on March 9, 2018 at 7:13 pm

      omg the best! where are you guys staying??
      oh i was wondering if it was good! i’ll have to pick some up

      • Erika S. on March 9, 2018 at 7:24 pm

        Not sure yet as we’re in the “are we all going” planning phase… Hahaha!

        I’ve only used the toner once but so far so good…no reactions to my sensitive skin.

        Enjoy your trip!!!

  3. SS on March 9, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    How funny, my bf was just at the Aria for work! He got a Pressed Juicery juice every day. Have fun!! You are so right about chopped salads, they are way better 🙂

    • Fitnessista on March 9, 2018 at 7:12 pm

      i got pressed yesterday and was SO excited about it. it lived up to the hype for sure!

  4. Sarah F on March 9, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    I totally agree with the vegan Baileys! I put it in coffee and it curdled 🙁 Now I have the full bottle and no ideas what to do with it.

    • Fitnessista on March 9, 2018 at 7:11 pm

      aww that’s such a bummer! yeah i have no clue what to do with the rest

  5. Laura @FitMamaLove on March 9, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    I’m glad you finally got to try almond milk Baileys, but bummed it was no good! I bet a coconut milk version would be good since it’s thicker and holds up better with some flavors. That’s so cool about your brother being featured in Mind Body Green!

    • Fitnessista on March 9, 2018 at 7:11 pm

      yes, i was so excited to try it! i agree that coconut would be better
      hope you guys are having a great weekend <3

  6. emma on March 9, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    just FYI – the jumpsuit isn’t camo (camouflage). did you mean cargo? anyway it is cute!

    • Fitnessista on March 9, 2018 at 7:10 pm

      the color is called camo! i thought it was interesting but appropriate 😉

  7. Jacki on March 9, 2018 at 1:17 pm
    • Fitnessista on March 9, 2018 at 7:09 pm

      oh that looks perfect! hopefully they’ll get some more sizes in soon

  8. Megan on March 9, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    We loved Beauty & Essex (as the Cosmo) when we were in Vegas this past January!

    • Fitnessista on March 9, 2018 at 7:08 pm

      ohhh we’ll have to check that out!

  9. Kripa on March 9, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Have fun in Vegas! I wish we could go to a tourney to watch our team play but NYC was too much $. It’s such a treat to see your teams play in tournaments!
    Also yes to big bowl salads. I love giant bowls – they make the whole salad experience better.

    • Fitnessista on March 9, 2018 at 7:08 pm

      awww that’s a bummer! yes, tournaments are always such a blast.

  10. HeatherDee on March 9, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    I just ordered this yoga jumpsuit – haven’t received it yet but fingers crossed!
    https://www.rippleyogawear.com/collections/new-collection/products/criss-cross-jumpsuit?variant=41633118100

    • Fitnessista on March 9, 2018 at 7:07 pm

      yessss this looks perfect!

  11. Melissa @fitnessnycblog on March 9, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    For food I like Giada’s in the Cromwell – great views. Estiatorio Milos for Mediterranean/seafood and Beauty and Essex for small plates. Oh, and the egg sandwiches from EggSlut are to die for.

    • Fitnessista on March 9, 2018 at 7:07 pm

      i think we might go to giada’s tonight! and THANK YOU for reminding me they have an eggslut here! i’ve been wanting to try it so much… breakfast tomorrow

  12. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on March 9, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    I so need a Vegas trip right now. Working too much these days!

    • Fitnessista on March 9, 2018 at 7:07 pm

      you do!!

  13. Amy on March 9, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    You’ve been to so many good places in Vegas………..I love Mon abi Gabi for breakfast—-drool!
    Secret Pizza—no sign to direct you but it’s on the 3rd or 4th floor of the Cosmopolitan—-great pizza when it’s fresh!
    Hash House a Go-Go——the chicken and waffles entree feeds at least 2 people!
    Bobby’s Burger Palace—-Bobby Flay’s restaurant—-YUMLISH burgers and fries and more!
    That’s what I know:)

    • Fitnessista on March 9, 2018 at 7:06 pm

      so many awesome places on this list! we had mon ami today (our fave!) and love hash house a go-go. we haven’t tried the pizza spot or bobby’s burger palace- thank you!

  14. Stephanie Woods on March 9, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    My fav for the week is that my son turns 1 year old today! He has been such an amazing addition to our family and is such a goofy little guy.

    My least favorite is that I started feeling bad last night and tested positive for the flu this morning. So I feel like crap with a high fever and body aches, had to cancel our little party for him and cant even hold him today

    • Fitnessista on March 9, 2018 at 7:06 pm

      ohhhh that is heartbreaking. i’m so sorry! i hope you’re feeling better soon.

  15. Jennifer on March 10, 2018 at 9:21 am

    I was not a fan of the vegan bailey’s either- but I couldn’t tell if I just forgot what bailey’s tasted like or if it was just the almond milk. Sounds like it is partly the special vegan version. Not a big deal to me, I was never a huge fan.

  16. an on March 10, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    I’m bummed that the Bruins didn’t prevail over your Wildcats; however, I’m hoping Arizona will beat USC in the final. I’m sure you’re having a blast in Vegas.

  17. Julia on March 10, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    I have been to Tucson three times in the past year, and every time, Barrio Bread has been closed or Don has been traveling to teach. I say this knowing he is amazing, and with no bitterness. I will eat Barrio Bread one day, I WILL! We’ll be back in Tucson in the summer sometimes methinks…

  18. Lauren on March 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    John Cena with Jimmy Fallon is almost as great as Justin Timberlake with Jimmy Fallon…almost 😉

    • Fitnessista on March 13, 2018 at 11:09 pm

      i can’t find it online! searching for it

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