Coffee…

Dress: NA-KD: – also cute here and here; Belt: BCBG (old) – similar here and here;

2 weeks have passed since I came home from my last coaching trip… time flew… I was hoping this would be over soon but I guess not…

All of us dancers have been hit hard but one thing cannot be taken away and that is creativity. I love to create. From online dance classes to new dress designs to youtube videos and pictures. I have not stopped much. I just love creating.

This is a shoot I did all by myself. Just making some coffee and wearing my new dress for the occasion…

I hope you are all staying safe and at home for the time being.

Sending you love

xo BB

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays -whatever you are celebrating – and even if you don’t – for whatever reason. This time of the year everything slows down, you spend time with friends and loved ones. But you are also facing the inevitable, which is another year nearing its end.

This is a time to reflect and regroup. To look back and learn, and to plan and look forward to what comes next. There is a Japanese word I like (now, I do not speak Japanese – I saw it on Pinterest – and loved the description) – the word is “ukiyo”. The description is “living in the moment – detached from the bothers of life”.

What I took from that word is, that life is never 100% perfect. We are constantly developing, life and the surroundings are in constant change. For me it means the art of enjoying a moment. To chose a positive emotion over the natural sentimentality of the past and fear of the future. It is the art of giving yourself, and your mind a break. And it means the art of creating your own, beautiful reality. Life is what you make of it. And it starts with your thoughts.

I had a lovely Christmas Morning.

How did you spend your Christmas or your Holiday time?

xo BB

Summer Travels with Lather

Brought to you by Lather – Disclosure here – opinions are strictly my own.

Happy Monday!

This is my last day here in Salzburg, Austria – I am flying back to LA tomorrow, another long flight within a relatively short time. I must say I am really surprised how well I did with my jet lag this time around, I had previous trips where I had a hard time adjusting and sleeping, this time I had no problems whatsoever.

I personally think that it has a lot to do with my Yoga exercises, I made a point out of taking better care of my mind as well as of my body, set some healthy boundaries for myself and it improved my personal wellbeing and productivity a lot.

Flying on planes and airports have been a steady companion throughout my life being a dancer – I actually do not like to fly and I am also quite afraid but I got it down to a science and it became a normal and very manageable routine for me. But I make a point of taking extra special care of myself, flying and time changes are stressful for the body and I only use products  I love to make me feel good and to protect my skin.

This is why I am so excited to show you my latest obsession. I found out about Lather a couple of month ago on a trip to Arizona when I walked into one of their stores and loved it immediately. Lather is all about wellness and natural ingredients combined with aromatherapy. all their products contain unique healing ingredients and essential oils that are good for the mind and body.

I took the “Fly Away Kit” c/o with me on this trip, it includes travel-friendly sizes of  some of my favorites.

  1. mint thyme hair wash – a light daily cleanser that makes my hair feel soft and silky. peppermint and thyme oil are awakening and stimulating – great for the morning or to help with jet-lag when traveling.
  2. yuzu bergamot crème rinse – bergamot and yuzu naturally uplift and refresh and the product helps keeping your hair soft and elastic.
  3. bamboo lemongrass body wash – leaves your skin feeling clean and fresh – I kept using it for my face as well.
  4. lavender lime moisturizer – I also used it for my face,  I loved using it on the plane to  moisturize my skin.
  5. unscented lip balm – with broad spectrum SPF 15 – this was my life saver, no cracked, dry and irritated lips – the perfect protection and nourishment.
  6. AHA hand crème with evening primrose – AHAs gently exfoliate the skin, Evening primrose, rosehip and grapeseed oils moisturize and protect the skin. One of my absolute favorites, especially on the plane!

I would love to hear from you if you have any special routines and tips for traveling, please share with me, I would love to hear!

Thank you so much to Lather for bringing you this post!

xo BB