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

Hill’s Resort

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Outdoor eats ❤

Happy Wednesday night!  We’re about to start a movie (I think they’re still deciding on what downstairs) and I’m all done studying for the day.  Brain is fried and a movie to decompress sounds muy perfecto.  Had some tasty baked egg plant and caprese salad for dinner, love light summer eats like that.  Reminded me of the tasty food we had at Hill’s Resort on Priest Lake.  We boated up and hung out on the patio sipping huckleberry cocktails.  So lovely!  Huckleberries are native to North Idaho and in the summer every restaurant up there has huckleberry flavored drinks.  I tried the huckleberry daiquiri and Essex when for huckleberry and jalapeño margarita (super spicy!).  The food was great, too: definitely try the shrimp tacos and for something lighter the mango-kale-quinoa salad.  Pretty and delicious!  I’ll teleport to sunny Priest lake boat days in my dreams tonight…mmmmm.  Sweet dreams babeskillets, Tita xx

Relaxing Mornings

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The perfect way to start the day 🙂

Good morning from Priest Lake paradise!  I’m fully in relaxation mode and also soaking up all my time with Essex…when I fly to Canada this weekend, it’ll be at least a month until we see each other again.  It was so rad spending the month in Idaho with him, simply the best.  But I’m stoked too see the familia in Vancouver, too.  I miss them!  Plus, I’ll just be in mega study mode for the month anyway (but I have tons of material from the summer thus far to share with you guys).  Anyway, how is this for a breakfast view?  The primary colors of the set up just made it an extra pretty breakfast scene.  Coffee, strawberries, and some chess cookies; yum.  Signing out until I get back to Coeur d’Alene on Saturday.  Time to enjoy the next few days fully in the moment.  Lots of time on the water and cozy nights watching movies are in the forecast.  Ciao babeskillets, Tita xx

Vault Coffee

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Favorite local latte stop ❤

Can’t believe it’s already Monday again!  The rest of the weekend flew by.  I was basically in study mode all of yesterday and was so tired by last night.  My brain is getting maxed out or something haha.  Essex was exhausted as well so we were a couple of tired little buggers.  Sometimes the tiredness catches up to you I guess.  Can’t wait for Thursday!  Day off at the cabin, the best.  I feel refreshed after sleeping though and today I’m back at it.  Spent the morning doing a little research work at home and I think I’m going to change it up and go to Vault Coffee to study for the afternoon.  It’s my favorite coffee shop in Coeur d’Alene.  Right downtown on the main street, super cute, and has the best lattes in town (in my opinion).  Try the lavender honey latte, I love it because it’s sweet without being overwhelmingly so.  That’s what I’m drinking at the table above.  They also have a few types of matcha lattes which I need to try, I love me some matcha.  Big fan of the pretty marble tables and bar, as well as the cozy chairs for more chill cafe visits.  I usually just grab an iced latte on the go, but it’s nice to treat yourself to a sit down drink sometimes.  Alright, time to get out of the house and relocate.  Changing up the scene key when you’re on the study grind.  Cheers babeskillets, Tita xx

Strada

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Turmeric latte – yum!

Hola!  Here’s some morning coffee vibes for you to get your day started.  I checked out a different cafe here in Coeur d’Alene called Strada.  If you find yourself in North Idaho and need a java boost definitely check this place out.  There’s a sweet outdoor area to sip and chat at and also a big wooden bar along the windows to post up and get work done.  I tried their turmeric latte full of tasty spices and continued the yellow theme with one of their lemon baked donuts.  Tasty and a cool industrial vibe to go with your morning latte.  I grabbed an iced latte to go on the way out and the plain coffee was so good, as well.  As one of the baristas told me, the building has a great Instagram wall, too haha. White and red!  So if you want to get coffee AND get the ‘gram, this is the spot for you.  Sipping some homemade brew at the moment while studying this morning, then meeting up with Essex in town for a quick lunch.  Talk later babeskillets, Tita xx