Hello Winter and Hello Updates!

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Shred Kit: jacket + pants – Airblaster, helmet + goggles + mittens – POC

Hello winter and hello blog!  It’s been a whirlwind fall and I can’t believe it’s already almost December.  According to my Instagram, I’ve been gallivanting around free as a bird the past few months.  It’s true, I did go on quite the collection of epic trips and adventures, but it was intermixed with hectic weeks of work and studying and set backs and changes in life plans and all that good stuff haha.  Everything is awesome though, and as all wise humans and miniature Buddhas covered in hair say everything happens just how it’s supposed to and it’s always for the best.   That being said, with my updated career game plan thought out (not a change in field, I’m more stoked than ever to doctor it up…but more so where I plan to do it…exciting, but scary, but exciting!!!) it’s time to get back to regularly blogging.  It’s something I genuinely enjoy so dang much and it’s my main creative outlet (among all the medical mumbojumbo I surround myself with, it’s the perfect pairing).  It’s rad that I found something creative to work on easily from anywhere, anytime I need a little break.  I love medicine, but I’ve always had an artistic side so I’m stoked I found a way to manifest it a little while pursuing my career.  Personal blogs: they’re lit.

After a blissful week in Maui celebrating oh so many things, I came back to cozy Vancouver and daylight savings time induced 4:00pm darkness.  So with that, we blinked and it’s winter.  I’m back in my mustard coat which I love (but will be looking for an updated palette for this season…if you feel good in your shred kit, you ski better and harder…it’s a fact, google it).  Whistler opened last weekend and as is tradition I went up for opening day.  So much snow, it felt like we skipped early season and went right into middle of winter conditions.  Then me and Essex drove to Fernie (a dope mountain town about  a 12 hour drive East of Vancouver) for a ski movie premier he’s in.  Big screen boyfriend in a cool old theatre, so proud.  He previewed another video project he’s working on for this season at the premier, as well.  He started to film for it in Maui and therefore it featured yours truly in the most epic snorkel segment of all time haha.  Such an awesome time, and I just love historic small towns.

So what’s in the books for the rest of 2017?   Well my babeskillets, I’ll be working my butt off to finish the first chapter of my research thesis by Christmas, finishing my seminar course (last “course” ever), and getting things sorted for a more American focused new year.  More about that another time, though.  In the meantime, I’ll be skiing when the conditions are good, hanging out in my favorite mountain town (Whistler) with my favorite boyfriend (Essex), and flying to New Orleans for a friend’s wedding.  Super excited for all of it!

Quite the reading load, but an update was warranted.  More outfits, cafes, escapes, ski adventures, and fun coming your way.  Here’s to Life of Tita 2.0 babeskillets, Tita xx

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Shoreline Trail Run

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My favorite running trail ❤

Hola!  Got to the hospital a little early and have some time to chill before my meeting and presentation.  Spent the morning practicing and in a mere few hours I’ll be on vacation mode for the rest of the week, woo!  The weather is beautiful today like it’s been the past while.  Such a stunning fall, I love being out and about in the city when it’s like this.  The other day I went for a run at my usual spot which I hadn’t done in a while.  It was so majestic and felt so good to run outside in the sunshine.  The colors where crazy nice reflecting on the water.  Pretty darn lucky to live somewhere were my usual running trail is this beautiful.  Alright, time to present!  Wish me luck babeskillets, Tita xx

Beach Day

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Outfit details: set – Blue Life, sunnies – Rayban, ‘kini – Kendall + Kylie Swim, hat – Rhythm

Good morning!  It’s our last one in Seal Beach for now but I know we’ll be back in California soon.  These days have been just the best.  Nothing beats chill days on the beach with my love, a couple of boards, and some beers.  I love the view from the balcony, too…the perfect place to sip coffee and see what the waves are doing.  Embracing this time off to the max…it feels soooo good!  Going to get one more beach session in this morning (SUP or surf, depending on the waves) then shower and get packed up to head to LAX.  Flying to Copenhagen overnight then to Krakow, Poland the next evening.  I think we have enough time on the layover to go and explore Copenhagen which should be cool!  Talk to you from LAX, the plane, or from Europe…so excited!  Ciao babeskillets, Tita xx

SUP from Seal Beach!

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Cruising around on big boards!

Good morning!  It’s been so nice being in California the last few days.  Everyone is on the fully relaxed program, as well so it’s just the best.  On Friday we did an LA day which had my heart.  I love going there and checking out different areas and places each time…I fall a little more in love every trip, too.  I have lots of photos to share which I’ll edit and post soon!  Yesterday was another chill day in Seal Beach.  We cruised around on the big paddle boards all afternoon…such a relaxing thing to do.  We had some sweet rollers to transport the boards to the beach haha.  It’s a quick walk to the water, but with big boards it’s a little bit of a struggle.  Essex caught some waves while I just paddled around haha.  Maybe I’ll try to catch some waves on the SUP one of these days, though.  We had a delicious dinner at Captain Jack’s in Sunset Beach last evening for Essex’s grandpa’s big 80th birthday.  The best crab I’ve ever had…HUGE Alaskan King crab!  If you’re ever there and feeling peckish, definitely check this spot out.  It’s been around for more than fifty years, too.  Alright, today’s plan is more fun time in the water and on the beach.  Maybe some surf or maybe some SUP and a little beach volley mixed in.  Soaking up all these perfectly blissful days.  Happy Sunday babeskillets, Tita xx

Smoky Sunset Surf

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Sunset sessions ❤

Happy Wednesday!  We’re heading up to Priest Lake today and will be there until Friday morning.  Can’t wait to put the books away until then.  The last couple of days have been full of studying for me and work for Essex so we’re both very ready for some mega chill time.  Last week when we got up there, there was a smoky sunset which was so cool looking (there had been a fire somewhere nearby).  There’s no better way of switching your brain from study mode to relax mode than jumping on a boat and going for a surf as soon as you arrive!  It’s been fun driving the boat, too!  Surf, a Kona Big Wave, and my favorite person…the recipe for a perfect lake evening.  After the sun went down we went for dinner at Elkins Resort, another one of the lakefront restaurants.  I recommend the spicy aioli shrimp if you’re there, soooo tasty.  I had some tasty huckleberry lemonade, too…there’s no shortage of huckleberry cocktails at Priest Lake’s restaurants that’s for sure.  I want to try them all haha.  Time to get a little more studying done then we’re hitting the road!  In need of some full on relaxing time sans computer screens, so I’ll talk to you guys Friday when I’m back!  Have an awesome mid-week babeskillets, Tita xx

Lake Coeur d’Alene Evenings

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Sunset and moon-rise on the lake ❤

Monday is here again!  I spent the day studying and getting work done with a little  outdoor Pilates break.  Working-out outside is so pleasant when it’s nice and breezy out…especially when you’re spending your day mainly indoors and on the computer.  This morning I worked at a new cafe and tried their Acai bowl, pretty tasty!  I’ll make a post about it later.  Always love a good bowl haha.  Another great way to spend time outside after a day indoors in work mode is going for a sunset boat ride on the lake, with or without a surf.  Last week we did just that!  Great company, pretty views, and refreshing beers…the perfect summer evening.  I feel so lucky to be in a place where doing something like that is so easy.  The boys had the wake-board boat in the water already from a rental and the lake is literally a ten minutes walk from our place here.  The photos above speak for themselves, such a fun evening ending with an epic pink pastel moon.  Coeur d’Alene is pretty great.  Alright, I’m done work for the day and am actually going to make some dinner.  I don’t cook often (very rarely haha) but I want to make something summery and surprise Essex!  Over and out from Chef Tita, babeskillets.  Peace, Tita xx

Pontoon Playtime

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Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruise

Just got back from a fun little cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene!  We went out to film some shots of a new boat the boys have for rentals, the perfect excuse for me to take a break from work.  I told you some girlfriends were in town as well, so we all went on the big pontoon boat together.  So fun, mini pontoon party!  Essex was in the droning zone, as you can see haha.  We boated around the lake while the little flying robot buzzed above.  Love how you can switch to lake boating mode so quick here, just a quick jaunt to the water and back.  Have an awesome Saturday night!  My plans are to get some more work done then maybe grab a casual beer downtown before bedtime.  Ciao babeskillets, Tita xx