Where Sneakers Meet High Heels: Part II

Where Sneakers Meet High Heels: Part II

I’ve always had a “thing” for shoes. My first pair (a classic white saddle) was an unforgettable experience, documented by a roll of old school Kodak photos of me, red-faced and screaming.  But, it didn’t take long before I was completely enamored with them.  The shoes are long gone, but,...
Where Sneakers Meet High Heels: Part I

Where Sneakers Meet High Heels: Part I

I’ve had these Kate Spade pumps for years and, now, they’ve become objet d’art. Posing with a Nike Free sneaker (plus, kettle bell) at CrossFit NYC.
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Summer Lovin’

Summer is in full force and mine’s been filled with sun, fun, sneakers and cycling. In between outdoor training runs, I’ve been mixing things up with charity workouts, like last week’s Body Space Fitness “Sweat for Yellow” bootcamp to benefit LIVESTRONG. Exciting out-of-studio classes also abound from Manhattan and Brooklyn to the FITiST Collective in...
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Win It! Yoga Happy Hour

To debut their company Vive Detox, holistic duo Paige Bourassa and Amy Height, an acupuncturist and health coach, respectively, are rolling out their mats for yoga happy hour this week. Vive Detox “takes you from ‘eating to survive’ to ‘eating to thrive’” with three distinct 14-day cleanses designed for immunity, weight loss or a full-body...
Leading Lady

Leading Lady

Ever wonder what it’d be like to not have a desk job? What if you could be a stunt double? Or, the protagonist in a high-intensity, otherworldly action film (think: Shailene Woodley’s Tris in Divergent)? Well, for all of us who yearn to break free from ergonomically incorrect 9-5 activity, here’s our chance. Welcome to “The...
Say What You Need to Say

Say What You Need to Say

Where I work, we’re in the thick of planning and producing a food & music festival headlined by John Mayer this fall.  So, he was on my mind when I spotted Pamela Barsky’s collection of ultra expressive zip-up pouches at Artists & Fleas in Chelsea Market and also downtown at the new South Street Seaport....
Supernatural

Supernatural

Retail is sort of like the stock market.  When you’re up, you’re up.  And, Sperry Top-Sider, the brand best known for its beloved boat shoe, is having one of those moments.  In case you haven’t noticed the brand’s semi-recent fashion collaborations with Michelle Smith of Milly or Band of Outsiders, allow me to enlighten you: when...
NYC Fit Week

NYC Fit Week

If you ride the subway, take the bus or even walk down the sidewalk, you know the phrase “I Love NY” is all around us. Tonight, it was alive and in action in front of the iconic Flatiron building, where a few of the city’s hottest instructors and fitness bloggers gathered for the official #NYCFitWeek...
Hot & Cold

Hot & Cold

I could count the number of times that I’ve had a professional massage on one hand (okay, two). I’m always trying new workouts and now in training for my second half marathon, muscle soreness and overall tightness (especially in my shoulders/upper back and legs) is nothing out of the ordinary. Living in NYC doesn’t leave...
Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

By now, OutdoorFest is underway and I spent a gorgeous Sunday afternoon uptown with a bunch of hunks.  Bar crawl with college friends?  Nope.  Brunch with a handsome stranger?  Wrong, again.  Hanging with 6 burly firemen who could whisk me from a burning building in seconds?  Yup! It was Heroes Row the Harlem, the first...
Girl Power

Girl Power

This weekend, we celebrated my cousin Carly’s college graduation. When she was a baby, I’d carry her around my grandparents’ house in a laundry basket, just for fun. As a school girl, we’d find her jumping up and down, screaming at the top of her lungs, “I love homework!” And, now, she’s interviewing for teaching...
Back in the Game

Back in the Game

On the morning of my first workout at Body Space Fitness, I was feeling a little…mushy. I recently took a few weeks off from hard core exercise (speed walking, which was allowed, doesn’t do it for me) and now that I’m approved to really get moving again, I couldn’t wait.  But, I also felt a...
I Love NY: OutdoorFest

I Love NY: OutdoorFest

From Central Park to sailing on the Hudson, New York is a pretty magical place. Which is why I’m so excited about the first OutdoorFest: a 10-day festival celebrating activity & adventure across the five boroughs, starting May 30. Want to pitch a tent and sleep under the stars in Brooklyn?  Or, learn how to...
Brand Building

Brand Building

Hey!  Here at STRENGTH+Sole, we’ve been busy with community outreach.  This past Sunday, I was pumped to take my brother to Row House for his first indoor row. After the workout, I found myself in a sweaty boy sandwich between him and Trevor, one of Row House’s newest coaches, and I was happy to catch...