New Years Queen

posted by Alanna Davey on 2010.12.31, under Accessories, Drink, Home, LuvZ

New Years Eve is my least favourite night of the year, yet everyone else seems to think it is sooo important.   This year, I would have loved to have a classy dinner party with one of these on my table, filled with champers.  But instead, I am sure I will be slinging beer at an overcrowded house party:P

LuvZ | the Anne Metal Champagne bucket from Teatro Verde. There is one left, if you still need a centrepiece for tonight!

Hot Yoga Hot Everything

posted by Alanna Davey on 2010.12.30, under Anti-aging, Beauty, Health, Life

Since I figured out that I was a mesomorph, I have been doing yoga.  I gain muscle quickly, and for a woman it may seem strange I know, but in order for my body to stay slim, yoga is the only form of muscle training I do, on top of the cardio that get in my everyday life.  If I had an office job I would probably jog or power walk, but between shopping, lugging, and packing and unpacking my car; I get a low to medium intensity workout all day long.

This New Year I am really considering Bikram or hot yoga, I love all of the benefits I get from the Ashtanga yoga that I am doing now, like: reduced stress, a firmer figure, and a less tension in my back.  But hot yoga also engages the body’s largest organ, the skin.  And you know how obsessed I am with anti-aging and beauty.   So in addition to all the great benefits you get from regular Yoga, hot Yoga releases mega toxins from your skin, which makes it smoother and more vibrant!  I can’t wait.

A Good Rummage

posted by Alanna Davey on 2010.12.29, under Accessories, Fashion, LuvZ

LuvZ | this enamel scarab necklace.  I picked it up at Pickwick’s Choice on Queen Street West in Parkdale, and although  you may know the strip close to Roncy for its antique and vintage furniture, it is also a gold mine for antique and vintage jewelry if you’re willing to have a rummage.   You can also be sure no one else will ever have the same piece, and the price points are great too.  This necklace was only $29.00!

Photo by:  Naomi Finlay

Everyday Nuts

posted by Alanna Davey on 2010.12.28, under Anti-aging, Beauty, Food, Health, LuvZ

LuvZ | Walnuts.  From what I have read, there is nothing bad about them…unless you are allergic (sorry).   They are packed with Omega-3 fatty acid, are low in saturated fat, and can reduce inflammation.

A 1/4 cup a day is adequate, and very easy to incorporate into your diet.  You can toss them into your oatmeal, yogurt, or cereal in the morning, have them independently as a snack, or sprinkle them on a salad for some added crunch.  And walnuts are always fun in the shell around the holidays, when you have the time to crack a few open.

Photo provided by:  Marioni Nuts

Lamp Mecca

posted by Alanna Davey on 2010.12.27, under Home, Lighting, LuvZ, Shops

Decorum Decorative Finds truly lives up to its name.  Decorum is a no fail, when you are in search of something amazing that will really set off a room.  However, over the last couple of years they have really stepped it up in the lighting department.  It is seriously downtown Toronto’s new lamp Mecca.  

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