Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Retro Night

Timeless icons like Jacky O and Audrey Hepburn, movies like Grease and Dirty Dancing, and impractical fashion trends like gloves and elaborate head pieces always seem to make our era bland in comparison. It's because we're so used to the world around us today that we take it for granted.

Anyway, in effort to dress like it's decades ago and to wear the bright Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss #64 I bought this summer, I decided to hold a mini retro night last weekend! It was just a small gathering with failed board-game attempts and retro-inspired movies like Down With Love and Hairspray.

Slightly proud of my crackers topped with homemade bean dip, carrots, corns, cucumbers and tomato!
Cindy inspired atire; best dressed for the night!
Atira as Twiggy; digging the high knee socks! Xx
Not sure what I dressed up as, but I'm happy I got to wear my transparent Melissa shoes again!
The crew, missing Elmer cause he's taking the pic.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Double Relaxation, Double Calories Burnt!

Doing yoga in the sauna sounds pretty silly, but you'll be amazed at how much calories it burns and how rejuvenating it is!

I started Bikram Yoga recently. It's a series of 26 yoga poses done in a heated room (40C/104F). The first half hour, we are not allowed to drink water; we're allowed to take sips of water there after. Then, we move on to the standing series and the floor series- where we spend half of our time lying down on the floor, relaxing.

Bikram Yoga, with it's slow poses and relaxation, surprisingly makes me sweat like I've never sweat before. Every article of my clothing are soaked in sweat and my whole body is drenched after each sessions. It burns anywhere between 350- 1000 calories each 90 minute session.

More surprisingly, it's really rejuvenating. I couldn't sleep last weekend so I stayed up all night and went to the 8am yoga class on Sunday. Instead of not having the energy to follow every move, I had more energy than ever before. I guess my body realizes I really need yoga.

My goal for this year is to do yoga at least once a week! You should try it too! :)