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

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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

Beautiful Canada: Joffre Lakes

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Beautiful BC with my best friend 🙂

Sharing some love for the beautiful country of Canada which is celebrating it’s 150th birthday today!  Just finished having a lovely evening with the family (we had fish n’ chips at Pajo’s in the park and checked out some of the Canada Day festivities going on there).  We went for a loooong walk with Moka in the nice evening weather as well.  I think we’ll probably start hearing fireworks soon as it’s getting dark out…and we can kind of watch them from the comfort of home with a nice glass of wine and not in the crowded park haha.  The perfect way to spend my last evening at home for a while.  Here’s some photos of one of the many majestic places in British Columbia which make be so grateful to call this place home.  Joffre Lakes is about half hour north of Whistler (so 3 hours north of Vancouver) and is a pretty low key hike.  It took us about two hours to get to the final of the three lakes, and less than that walking down.  Totally doable in a day, but me and my best friend Shannon wanted to camp out over night at the top lake beneath the glacier.  So epic.  We did in September this past year and the weather was overcast the first day meaning the trails and camping sites were pretty empty for us!  This is a pretty popular hike now and on sunny weekends there’s lots of people.  Recommend doing it on weekdays in the summer or later on in September!  Also highly recommend camping.  You drop your overnight fee (I forget what it is, very cheap though…maybe ten dollars a person?) in a mail box at the trail head and you’re set.  Hiking up with gear between a couple people is very easy as well, like I said the hike is more on the mellow side in my opinion (online it says the round trip is 10km).  Waking up to the sun peeking over a clear blue lake and snowy mountains is so amazing.  The perfect place for a coffee and contemplation.  Hopefully me and Shannon get to do another sick hike this summer or early fall!  Time flies when you’re both busy with work and travel though.  I’m flying to Idaho tomorrow just in time to celebrate the USA’s birthday, as well haha.  So excited to see Essex, I miss him!  All packed and ready for an early morning flight.  Talk to you on my layover in Seattle I think.  Have an awesome Canada Day babeskillets, Tita xx

The Mexican Surf Life

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El interminable verano 🙂

Winding down for the night on this end.  I had a more laid back afternoon today: got a haircut after work and then went on a long walk along the water with my sister featuring Greek yogurt ice cream.  Mmmmm!  Felt so summery, the air was so nice this evening.  Speaking of laid back lifestyles, it doesn’t get more chill than the surf life in Mexico.  I rented a board from WildMex Surf and Adventure, which has an awesome set up.  They have a location in the town of Sayulita right by the beach as well as at La Lancha (I wrote a post about this spot here).  I rented for the week and was able to grab a board from either location anytime and return it by close that day, or keep it as long as I wanted (or until my week was up).  It’s awesome because you can try a different board everyday.  Long, short, whatever the waves dictate or you desire.  I tried a sweet Robert August longboard one day that was so old-school and fun (The Endless Summer is one of my favorite movies…the 1960s surf flick that makes everyone feel happy).  Retro looking boards are so pretty, too.  Highly recommend this spot for renting though!  The staff are super friendly and chill, there’s a wide selection of boards from beginner to high performance, AND the shop is air conditioned (rare in Sayulita haha).  Sometimes we would pick up boards in the evening if we wanted to go for an early morning surf before the shop was open.  Walking down Gringo Hill to the highway (to hitch hike to the spot of choice) was so beautiful in the early hours.  Sounds of roosters and views of jungle mountains galore.  Waking up and starting the day in an open air casita feels very “surf” as well…the beauty of the morning commute starting in the backyard.  I loved it!  It’s always fun to bus with surfboards as well haha.  The beach in Sayulita also has some waves and it was honestly my favorite place to surf…perfect little longboard waves!  It gets a little crowded in the evenings but still plenty of room, and it’s literally right in town.  Anyway, time to drink some herbal tea and head to bed.  Back on the work grind early in the AM tomorrow, but from home!  Goodnight babeskillets, Tita xx