Hello from Santa Monica, California!
As I mentioned, I’m here for a fitness event today with Jamba Juice! I’m really excited – it sounds like it will be a really cool event (disclaimer: they covered my travel/lodging costs for the trip). I can’t wait to share the details and a recap tomorrow! But until then, follow me on Twitter (we’ll be using #JambaFiTrends) and on Instagram to see what I’m up to before I post about it.
Anyway! I arrived yesterday around noon and set out to explore. First stop was FOOD! A bunch of you guys recommended True Food Kitchen, so I was excited to see it was within walking distance.
It was packed with people but I was able to snag a seat outside. I got a green juice (the “Kale Aid” with kale, apple, cucumber, celery, lemon & ginger) to start – planes always make me so thirsty! It was delicious and a little spicy from the ginger! To eat, I had a half portion of the chicken and white bean soup and a half portion of the strawberry/walnut/goat cheese/fennel salad. Both were awesome. Hit the spot!
Thanks to those of you that recommended it – it was delicious!
From there, I headed out to explore a little! It was a cloudy, gray, and slightly chilly (temps in the 60s) day – wtf, LA?! Aren’t you supposed to be sunny all the time?
I love this area of the beach with all the cool acrobatic stuff set up. Fun to watch people in action!
And this bike trail along the beach is the best. I was taking a picture right as this guy went by – ended up being a cool action shot!
From the beach, I wandered over to the pier!
You know you’re in LA when… you stumble upon a filming! I totally geeked out, not gonna lie. I was hoping it was going to be some awesome movie, but alas just a commercial – no one I recognized. Still cool, though!
Since the weather was kind of gross and chilly, I decided instead of walking around anymore that I would treat myself to a yoga class! Blog reader Whitney recommended Santa Monica Power Yoga in the comments section of my previous post, and after seeing how close by it was and how amazing all the reviews on Yelp were, I was sold. Yoga it was!
I can’t say enough good things about the class and the studio – I went to the 4:30 – 6 p.m. power yoga class taught by Travis, and I absolutely loved it. The studio had a really cool, chill and totally unpretentious vibe, it was a little hippie but not over the top, and the class was great, too. A really good mix of fast flows and holding poses to get deep into the stretch. I left feeling warm and rejuvenated!
I’ll leave you with this photo I took last night just before the welcome cocktails & snacks with Jamba Juice’s PR team. It turned into a beautiful night!