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Health & Fitness:

If you’re highly involved in fitness or greatly interested in health and nutrition you’ve probably read many articles on protein consumption, from pro-Paleo accounts to dieting ideas to medical professionals expressing concern over excessive consumption of animal protein. Check out this piece on Protein Limit & Toxicity from Doctor Loren Cordain and Rob Wolf.

Are you an allergy sufferer? Try this all-natural at-home Do It Yourself remedy from the talented Gena at Choosing Raw – Stinging Nettle Infusion: A DIY Post for Allergy Sufferers.

Want to spice up your workouts? Adding new components and mixing up your routine are a must to keep from plateauing so try adding a medicine/bosu ball or some kettlebell lifts – Three Ways a Bosu Ball Makes Your Workout Even Harder & Killer Kettlebell Workout.

Do you have a summer reading list? I’m always reading multiple books and always have a stack on my bedside table to get through, from histories to fashion books to fitness & nutrition to books that were recommended by friends & family. This summer I’m planning to finish Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think, and start Paris versus New York: A Tally of Two CitiesAdd More Ing to Your Life: A Hip Guide to Happiness, Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives, Potatoes Not Prozac: Solutions for Sugar Sensitivity, Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy, and Very Classy: Even More Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady. Need some more ideas? Check out the Summer Reading List from the very well-read Holly Would If She Could.

Hot weather means craving cool treats! From slushies to popsicles, Fitness Magazine’s got you covered – Cool Off With DIY Desserts For Hot Summer Days.


Having a tough time deciding between all of the pairs of shoes that you’ve been pining over this Summer? Takes some cues from what the experts are suggesting and loving this season. Olivia Palermo – Lines We Love: Gianvito Rossi, The Man Repeller – On Mules, Not Drugs & Shoesday Sale Fun, and Refinery 29 – Holy Legs, Girl! 12 Nude Heels To Make Your Gams Look Gorgeous.

Exotic Evening

A perfect way to downsize when you’re traveling and need to pack light is to bring multi-purpose pieces that can be worn in different ways and mixed with other pieces (see my post Wanderlust). Need an example? Check out FabSugar’s One Simple Maxi Skirt, Transformed Seven Fabulous Ways.

The menswear shows in Milan have come to an end and there were some seriously fabulous collections shown this year and here are some of the highlights:

Need a project for this weekend? Why not spice up one of your basic dresses with so oh-so-on-trend embellished accents? WhoWhatWear – Do It Yourself: Paillette-Embellished Pockets.

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