• Warrior Woman Wednesday: Pandora Larsen

    March 30, 2017

    “Encourage…Inspire…Change Lives,” is the mantra which resonates for Highlands lifestyle director, Pandora. Through her mantra she accomplished her personal training and nutrition certifications, received the volunteer of the year award, was recognized as the “Staff Member of the Year” at the Northwest YMCA, and above all, raised a loving family. Meet Warrior Woman Wednesday, Pandora…

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  • Arizona Distance Class Half Marathon

    March 28, 2017

    Yesterday I ran in my first event of the year, the Arizona Distance Classic Half! It felt great to be among other runners and cheering each other on along the way, not to mention commenting about our dislike for the hilly course ha. I was also blessed to have two of my friends there to…

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  • Phoenix Fashion Week “Suits and Sneakers”

    March 23, 2017

    On Friday I attended Phoenix Fashion Week as a blogger and had a front-row seat at Glenn Plaid’s “Suits and Sneakers” event hosted by Nelly at the W Scottsdale. Since the show was taking place in the evening, I thought it would be fun to break out of my classic style and do something a…

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  • Kendra Scott Preview

    March 21, 2017

    Every time I go into Kendra Scott, I am greeted with bright smiles and a team who is equally excited to help me find the perfect jewelry piece, whether it is a gift or for myself. This time around I met with their event coordinator, Chelsee, to help style me with their fashionable jewelry for…

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  • Warrior Woman Wednesday: Leila Shevins

    March 16, 2017

    While under a full-ride scholarship, Leila involved herself in leadership roles for multiple clubs, fashion internships and two jobs! As the end of the semester approaches, she prepares for graduation this May. Meet Warrior Woman Wednesday, Leila Shevins! Having an East Coast mentality always influenced Leila; she was born in NYC and raised in New…

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  • Top of London: Night and Day

    March 15, 2017

    London offers multiple vantage points to view the city. Alex and I saw two of those points: The Shard and the London Eye. I loved the opportunity of viewing the city during both the evening and day because it made each experience unique. The Shard The Shard we ventured off to see the first evening…

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  • London Architecture

    March 14, 2017

    Architecture always fascinates me. I love seeing the meticulous thought that goes into building a structure. I found an appreciation for both the modern and historical buildings mixed throughout London. The weather ranged from 25-30 degrees Fahrenheit but felt colder just because it’s so damp! No matter how many layers I had, I was still…

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  • Half Marathon 2 Prep

    March 13, 2017

    In less than two weeks I have my second half-marathon: the Arizona Distance Classic Half-Marathon! Am I excited? Yes! Am I expecting to hit a new personal best (PB)? No. I definitely have the mileage down but am not where I want to be speed-wise. After I came back from Europe in January, I was…

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  • What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger: Ironman 70.3

    March 7, 2017

    In honor of #MedalMonday, I decided to share with you the race I plan to receive a medal for in October: my first ever Ironman 70.3!!! I figured the half was a good start before I attempt a full. For travel convenience, I also picked the Ironman 70.3 Tempe. So for those of you who…

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