Italian Yums

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Pasta pasta pasta ❤

Good morning!  I’m up early getting some studying done at Lift Coffee Company on their outdoor patio area (a great spot in the mornings when it’s not busy yet).  Going to finish up shortly then go back to the hotel for a little swim and hot tub before today’s show!  Joyride, the main event of Crankworx is this afternoon and the village gets craaaazy busy.  Super cool atmosphere though.  I’ll be watching from one of the sponsor tents a little above all the crowds (like the photo above…perfect view of the course!).  Check out my story on Instagram today for some updates, it’s sure to be rad!  Last night, my mom came up and we went for a delicious dinner at Trattoria di Umberto, the restaurant at my hotel.  It was sooo tasty.  I had the seafood tagliatelle!  Highly recommend it, a very authentically Italian restaurant.  Had suh a cozy night with mom ending with a movie in bed.  I gotta say, the room that Executive Hotels got me was perfect for the weekend.  Great views, lots of space, nicely finished, and super central location.  Such a dope hotel at the base of the village!  Alright, time to grab a coffee for mom and head back to the hotel!  Enjoy today’s show it you’re in Whistler babeskillets, Tita xx

 

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Bike Races with a View

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Crankworx fun!

Hello!  Just got home after checking out the end of today’s downhill race.  It’s the weekend which is extra busy during Crankworx, and I spent most of my day a little out of the way.  Went for an early morning walk to one of the lakes, then got some studying done poolside.  Perfect chill day, I needed a little break from the hecticness.  Yesterday evening was super fun though!  Grabbed a Buddha Bowl from The Green Moustache, as well as a turmeric latte (sooo good) for necessary fuel first haha.  Love this spot, organic and healthy!  To start the night, I watched the dual slalom which was super sick.  Watched part of the race from a little up the hill in the Oakley area, a nice vantage point.  Then I migrated to the Sramm zone.  They are of one of the major bike-part companies, and have an awesome viewing area set up which I am lucky enough to watch from.  Beverages and funky pillows, what more do you need.  It’ll be perfect for tomorrow’s main event: Redbull Joyride (where dudes do the craziest stunts on bikes).  Then I went to a cool event at Forlise!  Gotta love a party with a DJ and a foosball table.  Ran into so many familiar faces there, too.  Everyone’s always in town this time of year so you bump into friends all over the place!  Super fun.  Then I got to dance the night away with some of my favorite girls that I haven’t seen in so long.  We went form event to event at different bars…you know you’re having fun when they close the bar and you’re still ready to dance haha.  Haven’t done that in sooo long.  Time to get ready for the evening!  My mom’s coming up so I’m stoked to spend some time with her and have cozier night.  Talk later babeskillets, Tita xx

Crankworx Mornings: Calm Before the Storm

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Bikini by Kendall + Kylie Swim!

Finishing up an afternoon of studying  and gearing up for an eventful rest of the day!  Grabbed a Buddha Bowl from my favorite healthy eats spot in Whistler, The Green Moustache, for some fuel to keep me going through the day.  I had the loveliest morning today…the village is so calm in the mornings, especially during Crankworx when everyone is out late partying haha.  Forlise, a cool creative space that Lululemon has, always has dope things going on and this week they have morning yoga classes (there’s another one tomorrow, 8AM!) in the mix.  Starting your day with some yoga is always a good idea.  Grabbed a latte from Lift afterwards and strolled home to take advantage of the hot tub (early morning=empty!).  Pretty awesome place for your morning coffee I’d say.  Among the list of events tonight is the dual slalom which is easily viewed from the base of the mountain.  Cool event that you can really get into watching, even if you don’t bike at all.   I’ll be spectating for sure.  Forlise is also having a event this evening (beer and booze and cool art!) which is also a fundraiser for forest fires in BC.  There’s a mountain bike movie premier, too (free and outdoor at the Olympic Plaza).  So many things to check out!  Time to change get ready for the evening.  The weather is a little cool…but hopefully the rain will stay away.  Ciao babeskillets, Tita xx

Hello Whistler and Crankworx!

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Outfit details: skirt – Guess, top – Edith A. Miller, kicks – Superga, hat – Brixton, bling – David Yurman

Hello from Whistler!  If felt so nice to wake up in the mountains this morning.  Got up early and already had a productive day, but here’s a recap of yesterday afternoon.  After a nice cruise up the Sea to Sky highway I arrived to a warm welcome at the Mountainside Lodge by Executive Hotels.  I have a sweet view of the pool area and the mountains from my room, and the coziest bed.  Love my home base for the weekend.  Started the adventure with a wine spritzer with a view haha!  There’s always so many events going on during Crankworx here, it’s hard to choose where to go!  Last night I went to a screening of a film by Bureo hosted by Patagonia.  It’s a super cool company run by a group of young engineers who got fed up with all the garbage they saw in the ocean when they surfed and started using recycled fish nets (which are usually disposed off in the water) to make plastic for skateboards!  Such a dope idea.  There going to start making surf fins like this as well.  Definitely check them out!  Alright, time for me to get some studying done…there’s a few events I’m hitting up this evening so I need to get work done now haha.  Talk later babeskillets, Tita xx

Small Plane, Big Views

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Bird’s eye view ❤

This Tuesday sure felt like a Monday.  After an extra long weekend away from the office (read: five weeks), ’twas a nice change to be back doing work at my research center desk rather than remotely.  Stayed at the office late then drove home after traffic died down.  Wish I had a airplane to commute with though haha.  I think it would literally be a five minute flight.  I had the pleasure of flying back from Priest Lake to Coeur d’Alene last week.  It was the smallest plane I’ve ever flown in, almost felt like flying in a car.  The views of the lake in the early morning were epic and the best way to wake up quick.  A smooth twenty minutes of air time (with a sweet headset!) and I was back in town and in work mode before 8AM.  So cool though, we took off a grassy runway that was just a big field!  Much different than the usual big commercial planes I fly in, I loved it.  One of the coolest places to sip your morning coffee that’s for sure.  Teak the dog was loving it in the back seat, as well.  Kind of makes me want to learn how to do it myself one day!  I’ll add it to the list of the many things I want to accomplish haha.  Alright, time to make a cup of tea and relax a bit before bed.  Back to the office tomorrow!  Ciao babeskillets, Tita xx

Lakeside Sunsets

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Evenings on Priest Lake ❤

Hello!  Got back from Priest Lake this morning after an absolutely wonderful, fun, and relaxing couple of days out there.  The perfect way to end my time in Idaho.  Heading to the airport shortly, going to fly through Seattle then home to Vancouver.  I’m sad to leave, it’s so nice here in the summer…especially with Essex.  We’ll see each other soon though!  Time to enjoy some time with my family back home, and also study and work my butt off for the next month.  Woo!  Here’s a peek at the views we got during sunsets at Priest Lake this summer.  This weekend it was super smoky because of some forest fires up North, but this is what it looks like sans smoke.  What better way to watch the sun go down than from a dock or a deck with a view?  In a nearby bay, there’s a lakefront restaurant called Cavanaugh’s that has the BEST huckleberry mojitos I’ve ever had, as well.  Try one if you’re there for sure, it’s a sweet dinner spot to check out!  Looking at these photos makes me smile so much.  Alright, time to make sure I have everything packed up then it’s off to the airport!  Talk tomorrow 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