I love fruity summer drinks but some times I crave a cocktail that's clean and cool without any sugar. Lately I've been fashioning a dirty and dry martini with Crop Harvest Organic Tomato Vodka and Blue Cheese stuffed olives.The tomato is an unexpected fresh twist on a classic and well, what can you say about blue cheese olives, delicious!I got the olives at the USQ Whole Foods and my vodka at USQ wine but you can get yours online at:

http://www.unionsquarewines.com/w2160840vl#

 

 

It's too hot in the city to wear tennis shoes so I'm always looking for cute and functional options. My newest find are believe it or not, Birkenstocks! My boyfriend calls Birkenstocks, "Birth-control stocks" because he say's they're SO not sexy! But living in NYC and walking blocks and blocks you can't beat these casual but chic "comfort sandles". They come in all kinds of great colors and I see many other smart manhatanite women wearing their's on the subway. Here's my pair and they're even on sale!

http://www.zappos.com/birkenstock-mayari-silver-birko-flor-trade

 

 

I've been teaching at Tiki Barber's new spin gym, Flywheel Sports since March.They came up with a fantastic idea of offering express 1/2hr Pilates and yoga classes flanking their signature spin classes. I teach the Express Pilates Tuesday and Thursday @ 8:45am and have been taking Kate's 9:30 spin after religiously. It's a killer 45min workout with the best music, stadium seating, free spin shoes and towels, and water. I'm addicted! Come down and join me!

http://www.flywheelsports.com/

 

Since my studio is in Union Square, I am lucky enough to wander through their amazing green market 2-3 days a week. They have the freshest, straight off the farm produce, eggs, cheese, as well as plants and flowers. I've been getting the most glorious Lillys that last for ever for the studio every Friday afternoon.

http://www.cenyc.org/unionsquaregreenmarket

 

 

I'm not one to wear a ton of make-up, but on a recent trip through Bloomingdales with my Mom when she was visiting I was drawn to the Yves Saint Laurent counter. I was in the market for a certain nail polish color (more of my obsession on nail polishes later) but was mesmerized by this demonstration a YSL rep gave me. I had heard about this famous highlighter the, Touche Eclat, but have never seen it's powers in person. Long story short, I bought one and it's changed my life forever! Not a day goes by when I'm wearing it that someone doesn't comment on how great I look. Get yours with free shipping: http://www.yslbeautyus.com/i66/special-offer/information.html?gclid=CISIn4yy1aICFV195QodvRS8wg

However I highly recommend having a YSL artist giving you a personal demonstration and color matching: http://www1.bloomingdales.com/store/index.ognc