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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Venice Queens Part III // Jamie





Photos: Carly Brown Photography | Skateboard: Satta

OH JAMIE -- sweet, Jamie. One of my oldest friends and of the raddest chicks I know.
It was Carly's last day in Venice and my babein' friend James decided to come down for the weekend. It wasn't the usual sunny California exit that most people wish for. It was foggy, cold, and there was a bite in the air that matched the vibe of the darker side of the city. We decided to embrace the mood and have a bit of a grungey play down at the boardwalk. Jamie's style has this 70's rock, Dark Witch, Americana, Grooviness that I am obsessed with and dubbed her the Queen of Leather and Lace. I'm constantly inspired by her effortless beauty and her knack for scoring amazing vintage.

Where Jamie goes, rock + roll follows. Venice Beach got the memo. It was a sad farewell but adventures with this girl are sure to be on the radar.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Venice Queens Part II // #MeAndMyReefs Giveaway


Photos: Carly Brown
Top: Michael Kors // Shoes: Reef // Board: Satta // Jewels: Bahgsu Jewels // Hat: Pendleton


#MeAndMyReefs Giveaway

Do you want to win some new sandals for summer? Reef is giving away a pair of Prima Costa Sandals at the end of this month! To win, snap a photo of you wearing your favorite Reefs and tag @reef_girls and #meandmyreefs on Instagram. Post your photo by April 30 to enter and get creative!
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Supercharge Your Health // Green Juice Detox




It's Australian Fitness Week and as such, I've been challenged by Fitness First Australia to supercharge my health and wellness. I couldn't be more excited since I've been wanting this juicer for a while now, and finally I have an excuse to splurge! I figured a good, clean detox would be the PERFECT kickstart to a supercharged week of health and fitness. Feel free to try out my recipe although I always feel its best to experiment and modify according to your personal tastes/preferences.

Step 1: IT ALL STARTS WITH WHERE YOUR FOOD COMES FROM. We are what we eat. It's as simple as that. The more knowledgable you can be about the source of your food including soil and pest control treatment the better. The more localized the better. The more in season the better. If you have a local grocery or farmer's market accessible to you, utilize it! It's a simple way to support your community, local agriculture, and feed yourself and family with the highest quality food available. I'm so incredibly spoiled to have a local market, adorably dubbed Baz and Shaz, with a huge organic section just walking distance from my house. Food shopping should be a delight, a full sensory experience that triggers sentiments of joy, not burden. Find somewhere that you feel the quality of product matches your excitement level to consume it. And make sure to buy organic veggies when you can, but especially for the ingredients in this juice: 

3 Green Apples
4 Leaves of Kale
Handful of Spinach
4 Stalks of Celery
1 Cucumber
1 Carrot
1 Big Nub of Ginger
1 Kiwi
Handful of Mint
1 Lemon
1 Lime

(Makes about 2-3 Mason Jars of Juice)

Step 2: PREP. The beautiful thing about a high quality juicer is that it makes this step very short. No chopping, no dicing, no manual labor. The only prep I did really was to pick the mint leaves off the stems and peel the lemons and limes as they can be harsh on the digestive system (although you can leave them on if you wish). 

Step 3: JUICE! Put all your tasty ingredients in and watch it turn to liquid gold! This juice is absolutely packed with vitamins and minerals and is incredibly detoxifying as it cleans out the red blood cells, essentially cleaning the blood. I basically took my favorite green juice recipe and added a few extras (kiwi, mint, carrot) for flavor. Feel free to do the same! Make it your own. I will be cleansing for about 1-2 days to start, based on my realistic schedule of commitments. But that's still plenty of time to refresh, cleanse, and supercharge!

What's your favorite detox?

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Fitness First Australia is going big in celebration of Fitness Week! Check out what they've got on:


Kicking off on April 7th, Australian Fitness Week is a weeklong line-up of fitness themed activities and events across all Fitness First clubs Australia wide. We want everyone to get involved and see where fitness can take them, so our doors are swinging open to members of the public, completely free of charge.

Free entry all week! Get your free Australian Fitness Week 7 day pass now and we’ll see you in club on April 7th.

Flinders Street, Gym Opening in Melbourne CBD – new $7m club 
This brand new club is located across the road from Flinders St Station in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.

Sydney – 13th April 2014 – Royal Botanical Gardens, NSW
Gold Coast - 3rd May 2014 - Douglas Jennings Reserve, QLD

#Nolazyfriends campaign has kicked off today click here for your chance to win a PT session or a 6 month Platinum membership for you and a friend!



Thursday, April 3, 2014

Venice Queens // Sister Morphine






Photos: Carly Brown
Sister Morphine Tee: Sugar High Love Stoned // Shoes: Reef // Board: Satta // Jewels: Lakota | Lotus + Lime | Bahgsu Jewels

After an amazing trip in Hawaii, I was stoked to be back in Southern California. There's just something about that place that gets me excited about life -- revved up and ready for adventure. This time around, I was lucky enough to cross paths with one of my favorite humans, Australian photographer Carly Brown in Venice Beach. A few hours after landing, Carly messaged me that she was down at the local pub having some sunset drinks so I decided to cruise over. I had just scored the sickest little skatey from London's own Joe Lauder of Satta Skateboards and figured what better place to break her in then on legendary skateboarding grounds. As the sun set, we had a skate, some damn good spicy bloody mary's and a lot of laughs. No matter where we are in the world, Carly and I always manage to have a good time. And in Venice, it comes with the territory.