NYC Trip Recap

Hey friends! I AM BACK! After a whirlwind 3 days in NYC, I have a lot to share.

Even though I was only there for a short period of time, I got a lot in! Saw some amazing sights, ate some amazing food, and just had a really great time getting away for a bit.

Be prepared. This post is long and picture heavy! But I hope you’ll enjoy reliving my adventure with me. :)

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[WINNER of my Wrawp giveaway announced! Check to see if it’s you!!]

Hey everyone! I know it’s odd for me to be posting on a Thursday, but I had to pop in to share an awesome promotion I recently came across.

This month I am collaborating with Stayfree®  on a few posts and they are offering up a month of FREE YOGA to anyone who buys their products.

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Explore Your Own Backyard: Fancy Fitness & Exotic Eats

Happy Weekend everyone! Even though it’s a working weekend for me (they all are!) I am trying to enjoy it as much as I can since it’s my second last before school starts! Nothing to big planned. Just enjoying the nice weather and the semi-freedom I have before school and my internship get into full swing! But that doesn’t mean I don’t have some adventures to share! It’s time for another round of Explore Your Own Backyard!

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Explore Your Own Backyard: Hive Lifespan Center

After a week of food focused posts on the blog, it’s time to talk a little fitness up in here! Who’s ready?

For my next installment of Explore Your Own Backyard, I had the opportunity to check out an innovative fitness center that opened only 4 years ago here in WNY. exploreyourownbackyard

It’s called  Hive Lifespan center and they are truly redefining fitness. Hive promotes a modern fitness lifestyle and this mission is very apparent immediately upon entering the facility. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

When I first drove up to Hive, I didn’t know what to expect. From the clean, professional, sleek website it seemed like I would be walking into a high end, top of the line fitness center. And it turns out, I was right! The minute I walked into Hive I felt like I was transported to a west coast workout facility where celebrities and famous trainers would work out! The modern look of everything, open spaces, and gorgeous front lobby made this feel like anything but a place that you come to sweat! It felt like a spa.

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WIA[and tried]W

Today is a 2 for 1 special on the blog! Not only is it WIAW, but I also have a another fun installment of Explore Your Own Backyard! This summer has been the summer of trying new things in my city and last week was no different!


On Friday I set out for a short drive to visit my area’s only Pure Barre location! I have never taken any sort of barre class before so I as pretty excited to try out this new type of workout. And it fits perfectly with my exercise break since it is low impact and low intensity….exactly what I am working with right now!  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The first thing I noticed when I walked in was how clean and simple everything looked. I was greeted by the own, Shayna, and the woman who would be teaching my 9:35 class, Katie. Both were extremely welcoming and friendly and they assured me that I would enjoy the class even though it was my first time.

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