Friday Favorites are here again! I hope your week has been going along nicely, and perhaps you’re just a few hours away from starting your weekend.
Last night, I went to a fun fitness event hosted at the Lorna Jane store in the Marina neighborhood of San Francisco, and I got to meet the woman behind it all — Lorna Jane. It was pretty awesome, and I’ll tell you more about it soon. But right now, it’s time for my favorite post of the week to write. Every Friday is a chance for me to share some fun and unrelated items that have been making me smile. I truly enjoy throwing these together, so I hope you enjoy reading them. Here we go!
My favorite new goodies for the home
If you live with a significant other or a roommate, I bet you have to blend your design styles. Dave and I usually don’t have trouble agreeing on things that we put in our house. However, we both have to compromise to make those decisions. Of course, if it were up to Dave, we’d have a lot more modern, clean-lined furniture and decor. And if it were up to me, our entire place would feature super-feminine mirrored pieces with gold accents. Clearly, it’s a good thing we have to balance each other out, otherwise we wouldn’t have a very welcoming and comfortable home. That being said, I do get to pick out a few sparkly pieces to pepper throughout our digs.
Upon the recommendations from a few readers, Dave and I went shopping on Fourth Street in Berkeley this past weekend for house stuff and came away with only two things, but they were good things. I just love this stuff. And the best part? Both of these items were on sale for 50 percent off. I must say that I wanted nearly every single thing in Z Gallerie, but it’s not exactly affordable, so these two pieces will have to do for now. I’ve put them both in the living room for a little extra bling.
My favorite recent sweat session
You guys know I strive to do yoga once a week. I’ve gone from absolutely hating yoga, to sort of liking it, to now looking forward to it. And last week, I had the awesome opportunity to attend a grand-opening, friends-and-family party at the new CorePower Yoga Walnut Creek. I reviewed CorePower San Francisco a couple of months ago and was very pleased with the classes I tried, so had a good feeling I was in for a strong yoga class here in the East Bay.
Not only did I get a great stretching and sweating session done during the one-hour class, but I also got to chat with the studio manager and enjoy some post-class treats with an excited group of Walnut Creek yogis. A good yoga session truly invigorates me, and I hope to go back to CorePower again soon.
My favorite new cheap beauty find
Pink polish! While looking for home stuff at Target last week, I stumbled into the beauty department and decided I should get pink nail polish in honor of Valentine’s Day weekend. I picked up this bottle on sale for less than $3.
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear, Fuchsia Power is bright and cheerful.
Hot pink nails are definitely making me happy. In fact, I’m going to repaint them the same color today. I have had my nails every color under the sun except for pink over the past few months, so this was a nice change. And nothing beats a manicure for under $3.
My favorite new pictures
So if you’ve been around the blog this week, you’ve seen some pretty nice photos. All of these pictures were taken by a very sweet lady named Leah Bentley. Leah just moved to the Bay Area from Utah and is currently building her photography business here.
She was so kind as to take a few shots of me on a nice Saturday morning, and I was more than pleased with how everything came out. Thanks, Leah! Bay Area friends, Leah does all sorts of shoots, so look her up if you need to get some photos done for a special occasion.
My favorite tune of the week
Just loving this song “Sugar” by Maroon 5. Have you heard it? So catchy. And the video is pretty cool too. Could you imagine if that happened to you at a wedding? Any song that mentions “red velvet” is a winner in my book.
My favorite links of the week
Hope you didn’t miss any of the good stuff on A Lady Goes West this week:
- Fitness – Eating, exploring, exercising and enjoying life
- Fashion and a giveaway – An inspiring story and an activewear giveaway
- Food – On Wednesdays we look at pictures of food
- Getting active – How to start moving more every single day
And make sure you enter the activewear giveaway before it closes tomorrow!!
As usual, this morning, I’m teaching an early BODYATTACK class, then I have a little work to do. Dave and I don’t have anything major on the agenda for the weekend, outside of me teaching a bootcamp on Sunday morning. I’m pretty sure we’ll go out to dinner, and I’m pretty sure we’ll try to get outside for some fresh air.
I hope you have a great weekend! Be sure to follow me on Instagram to see what I’m up to, and I’ll look for you there as well. Peace out, friends!
Read more Friday Favorites
- A snack, a purse and a ritual
- A delivery, a bra and a guy
- A sweet, a wine and a read
- A drink, a gadget and a plan
- A time, a bottle and a powder
- San Francisco edition
- Beauty edition
- Beach vacation edition
- Hidden meanings
- Kicks, a book and a bowl
- The very best sweatshirts
- Party hosting and froyo
- Fourth of July daytime activity
- Beauty basics edition
- Workplace edition
- Shopping, sales and a show
- The foods I always buy
- Sushi, a game and pants
- Fitness apps
- Delicious and healthy products
- Comfort, fitness and function
- Beauty, buddha and blog events
- Dining, the city and gift ideas
- POPSUGAR, sweets and such
- A bunch of fun stuff
- e-book, food, picnic and tunes
- A link, a superfood and a mask
- Pants, shoes, food and links
- Dining, protein and goodies
- Shopping, events and a book
- A gym bag, pumpkin and juices
- Workout gear, a top and a massage
- prAna, a watch, tea and more
- Tasty stuff and gift sales
- Decor, bars, boots and a drink
- Flowers, music and more
- Coqueta, a brush and food
- My people and the holidays
- Beauty, bling and entertainment
- A hodge-podge of goodies
- Just a few special things
- Tasty food, drinks and moving
- A bunch of feel-good stuff
- Home, car and fitness finds
- Sweets, cooking, beauty and blog
Questions of the day
What are you doing this weekend? Do you have a recent favorite to share? What’s your design style in your home?