Ladies!! It’s time to raise a glass, and not just because it’s the weekend but since I can finally share this news with y’all…
WE’RE NOW TAKING PRE-ORDERS!
For a limited time get 15% off pre-orders of our signature design – Champagne Poppin’
USE CODE POP15 (in the shopping cart)
* Offer ends Aug 9 2018 * Orders will be processed on Aug 10, 2018 * 1 use per customer * USA & Canada
GRAND OPENING on AUGUST 15 2018
Mark your calendar, chill your favorite bottle of champagne, put on your leggings and get ready for some online shopping deals!! Shop our entire collections of bubbly, athletic inspired designs on August 15, 2018
Raise a glass to your fit & fabulous life
At last, a sneak peak at FIT & Flirty’s Athleisure Brand launching later this summer!
I’m so excited to share with y’all a sneak peek at FIT & Flirty’s new chic athleisure brand created to celebrate fitness fanatics and champagne lovers through a collection of bubbly, athletic inspired designs. Here is a picture of one one of the designs in the cap sleeve t-shirt.
There are so many reasons to celebrate life and making fitness part of your everyday is a big one! Your fitness journey is as unique as you are; be proud and recognize each victory and every stage of growth along the way. Champagne is a universal symbol of celebration, so join FIT & Flirty and raise a glass to YOU and your fit & fabulous life!
Who’s with me? WEEKENDS are for leggings, running and CHAMPAGNE POPPIN’ 🍾🍾🍾⠀
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Fabulous reasons why Champagne will never go out of style. Not to be mistaken for sparkling wines like Prosecco or Cava, a real bottle of Champagne, must be made from a combination of three specific grapes grown in the in Northwest Region of France called Champagne. A bottle has about 49,000,000 million bubbles!
A Sign of Luxury
Champagne is known as the ultimate luxury drink, and nothing says luxury more than Marilyn Monroe bathing in champagne. Yes, the blonde bombshell icon once filled her bathtub with 350 bottles of champagne and took a relaxing soak.
A Champagne Fact You’ll Never Forget
Research in 2013 from the University of Columbia shows that champagne contains proteins that are beneficial for your short-term memory. A study by Reading University in 2013 said that three glasses of bubbles per week can help improve it.
Everyone says that red wine is good for your heart, but champagne (which is mostly made from red grapes) is just as healthy. Studies found that the sparkling wine contained high levels of polyphenols – antioxidants found in red grapes but less intensely in white – that can lower blood pressure and prevent heart problems. In fact, Reading’s Dr Jeremy Spencer, a man who appears to have generously given his life over to finding reasons for us to drink more, suggested that two glasses a day will do the trick.
Say Goodbye to Champagne Poppin’ and Say Hello to Champagne Sabbering!
Sabering is the act of opening a champagne bottle with an actual sword. The traditional technique includes slicing off the neck of a bottle with a single sword stroke —this is a cool party trick I personally have in my back pocket.
Some Champagnes go through a process that uses fining agents like gelatin and casein to clarify the end product, but if you’re looking for a vegan option then Moët & Chandon, Korbel Natural Champagne and Dom Perignon are your bubbles of choice.
“Middle Finger to my Old Life” – Jay-Z
In 2014, Beyonce’s better half Jay-Z, a long time champagne fan, purchased Champagne Armand de Brignac from Sovereign Brands. A bottle retails for approximately $300. Fun fact- Hip-hop, rap and R&B concert goers are 94% more likely to drink Champagne vs the average person.
Move Over Mimosas
Sunday brunch has just been revolutionized! Champagne is no longer just for mimosas. Try this delicious Strawberry and champagne Pancake recipe and this hollandaise sauce with prosecco on your egg benedict.
Lift Your Spirits
For an instant mood booster, just sip champagne! This is thanks to the magnesium, potassium and zinc it contains.
“Champagne is the one thing that gives me zest when I’m tired.” Brigitte Bardot
Help Prevent Dementia
A glass or two of champagne could possibly prevent the onset of dementia. Research in Pittsburgh found that the risk in studies were almost halved for those who drank ‘moderate’ quantities. More Champagne health benefits here!
Gluten, Dairy and Fat Free
One glass(120ml) of Champagne has about 89 calories, 0.9 grams of protein, 1.6 grams of carbs and 0 grams of fat!
Sweaty and Bubbly
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“Welcome to the champagne life / Where trouble is a bubble in the champagne glass / Dreams and reality are one and the same/ And we gon’ do it like this.”—Champagne Life
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What is FabFitFun? It’s a seasonal box of goodies made to feed your soul and allows you to indulge in fashion finds, glam beauty secrets and fabulous fitness products. Every three months you get to look forward to a box filled with the newest most awesome items, hand-picked for you by the FabFitFun team! The products are full-size and delivered right to your door step.
It’s FabFitFun’s 5th Anniversary! Here are some of the company’s highlights since its inception.
- The first box launched in the Spring of 2013.
- Customization for select memberships was introduced in the Winter of 2014 to allow customers to pick and choose the design and color of certain products.
- The “add on” feature was implemented in the Fall of 2015. This lets you shop super-discounted products that ship for free with your box (now over 100 + products to select from)
- In the Fall 2015 FabFitFun collaborated with their first charity “The Purple Purse Foundation”
- March of 2016 the Community Forum was launched as a place for members to chat about the box and products as well as receive exclusive news, content and spoilers.
- More recently the FabFitFun TV app was introduced, where as a member you have exclusive access to a library of content including workouts from elite fitness instructors, guided mediation and lots of different cooking videos.
So if you’re a fitness fashionista, shopaholic obsessed with keeping up with the latest beauty products and fashion trends take a look what’s inside this season’s box!
WHAT’S IN THE 2018 SPRING BOX
Bonjour!!! This is the cutest clutch and a is a perfect compliment to any outfit. Choose from three different patterns: Bloom Zahara and Paradise. Bonus, this purse is also reversible, so you get two for one.
2 – Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion $40
This ultra light, oil-free moisturizer helps blemish-pron skin stay smooth and healthy while providing hydration. Minimizes the appearance of pores, refines texture, and smooths redness. YES PLEASE!!!
3- ISH Lip Statement Palette $42
With these nudes and pops of color, your lips will create a statement! These 11 intensely pigmented shades and 1 tinted lip topper are enriched with rose extracts, shea butter, jojoba oil, and aloe vera for extra moisture and easy wear. Mix any shades to create infinite combinations of lip colors, customized by you! Add the tinted lip topper for a hint of sheen and a touch of added moisture. Paraben free. Gluten free. Cruelty free and absolutely stunning! Pucker up babes!
Choose from Manhattan Beach, Linen and Super Bloom scent. These beautiful candles are made with hand poured coconut wax blend and cotton, lead-free wick allowing the candle delivers a clean, even burning fragrance. Held perfectly in a lovely copper colored holder.
This nail polish helps neutralize your nail color with a natural pink hue while delivering proteins, vitamins and moisture. Protein-peptide, ProSina, strengthens weakened nails and helps restore them to a healthier, youthful state, less prone to splitting and breakage. Pentavitin, a moisture-binding agent, improves brittle nails and increases flexibility.
Their formula blends moisturizing rose flower oil, cherry extract and vitamin E for a gorgeous pout from the inside out. Just say no to lifeless lips. You feel that tingle at the end? Yeah, that’s that the collagen kicking in— going to work to give you that full, enviable look. Not only does it hydrate and plump, the deep conditioning mask will 100% change your lipstick game—acting as a smooth primer for all your favorite shades. Pucker up. babes!
These super trendy tassel earnings are to die for! Beautiful and light! Put these cascading beauties on and watch them dazzle you all spring and summer long!
Get your beauty sleep while you travel the world in our limited-edition travel eye mask in collaboration with Free People. Made of vegan leather with embroidered metallic stars, this sleep mask features a removable cooling eye insert and fully adjustable elastic band around the back for the best fit while you catch some Zzz’s. Available in ballet pink, mint or light grey, this eye mask comes in a reusable clear zip pouch, making it the perfect travel companion. So damn cozy!!
9- Physique 57 Massage Roller $20
This roller will do wonders for your sore and achy muscles. Will help to improve flexibility, break up scar tissue and keep tender muscles at bay. FYI – I freaking LOVE this product!!!
These nine items above retail at $331.99
My favorite three “I can’t live without (already) items” are the Physique 57 Massage Roller (feels soooo good!) ISA Lip Statement Palette (all shade of pinks and reds) and the Daydream Tassel Earrings (so trendy). The products alone are valued at $120.
So it goes without saying that $49.99 is an incredible price to pay for a FabFitFun box! SIGN UP HERE
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(check out the 2017 Spring Box)
A good friend of mine recently turned fitness fanatic bought me the Cleo Harper’s Coco Bralet in evergreen and a pair of the Dash Shorts in black. Both items are feminine and sleek, designed with luxurious and functional fabrics. But to be honest I wasn’t sure if the unique looking sports bra would keep everything in place during my high intensity workouts.
But apparently my friend did her fitness fashion due diligence because it turns out this garment is incredibly supportive and holds everything perfectly in place, nothing moves, zero slips! Even during my craziest cardio sessions, I did not pull a Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl XXXVII halftime show!
So what makes this bra so different? Cleo Harper has the exclusive BodyCapsule™ fabric. The Coco sports bra molds to your body like a seamless second skin. It’s also moisture wicking and antibacterial and is designed to support you with three layers of breathable sports-ready fabric. It has an outer and inner layer of BodyCapsule™ fabric, and a power mesh layer to encase the removable bra cups. (Made so perfectly, the cups don’t pop out or shift when you put this bra in the washing machine.)
Made for any fitness activity, this bra us perfect for the yogis, spinning fanatics, runners, gym goers and cross fitters. In summary, the Coco Bralet is “Abs-olutely” fabulous and a must have for any fitness fashionistas!
Every 3 months or so, Cleo Harper releases a new collections of fitness wear and usually includes 12 gorgeous pieces of fashionable active-wear which can be mixed and matched with previous pieces and collections. Just recently released was the Cleo Harper CLASSIC VI collections. Classic, chic and stunning! I’m off to add some leggings my collection. “Its a great day to add to shopping cart!”
“What you wear is an expression of who you are!” Diane Kruger
Do you have any Cleo Harper workout apparel in your Fitness Fashion Closet? Leave a comment below!
Here are 8 reasons why adding a little champagne to your diet is good for your health. Cheers!
Until recently, champagne was typically consumed by the rich and famous or served on very special occasions, like on New Years Eve or at weddings. But consumption of all types of sparkling wines are on the rise over the past few years. I think it may be in large part to the number of Italian Proseccos that have allowed people to dip their toes in the bubbly category at an affordable price.
So regardless if you’re connoisseur of sparkling wines and sip only the best champagne or if you’d rather have a nice glass of Spanish Cava or Italian Prosecco, adding a little bit of bubbles to your diet can be good for your health, and your spirits!
“Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes, the special occasion is that you’ve got a bottle of Champagne in the fridge.” – Hester Browne
1- Champagne contains much fewer calories than wine
Trying to keep your weight in check, on a diet or counting calories? Choosing champagne over wine or beer is always your best alcoholic beverage of choice. There’s approximately 78-90 calories in a 4 oz glass of champagne vs 112 – 129 calories in a 5 oz glass of wine (varies between red and white) and a typical 12-ounce glass of beer will run you between 153 -171 calories.
2- Champagne makes your skin sparkle
Champagne contains resveratrol, a potent antioxidant which acts as protection against skin damage. Splash last night’s left-over bubbles on your face to reap the anti-ageing benefits. Champagne is also considered a natural toner, which can reduce inflammation and redness, thanks to the polyphenols (plant chemicals with antioxidant properties) and tartaric acid. It can work wonders on oily and acne skin as the high concentration of antioxidants will help soak excess oil and sebum, leaving you with a natural glow.
“Champagne is the only wine that leaves a woman beautiful after drinking it.” Madame de Pompadour
3- Abundant in anti-oxidants
All champagne is made from red and white grapes which both contain high levels of resveratrol, an antioxidant that prevents damage to blood vessels, reduces bad cholesterol and prevents blood clots.
4 – Good for your heart
Champagne has polyphenol antioxidants that is known to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and strokes. A flute of champagne a day can lower your blood pressure and is good for your heart and blood circulation.
5 – Shiny Hair
Rid your scalp of product build-up, making way for oil and other essential nutrients. Champagne can act as an amazing hair rinse and add volume to your locks. Bonus, the golden color of champagne can help bring out lighter highlights, leaving blonde hair with an envy-worthy shine.
6 – Bubble bath
A hot bathtub is a great way to decompress and ease your tense muscles. But now you can turn your every day bath into an exfoliating treat by simply throwing in a few extra bubbles! The carbon dioxide in champagne acts as a gentle exfoliator and helps to soothe dry skin. The acidity will also leave your skin soft and supple.
Got some left over from last night’s bash? Use it to make a light vinaigrette for your salad. “Replace orange and other fruit juices with champagne” says , Health’s Senior Food and Nutrition Editor, Frances Largeman-Roth. The acidity helps cut through the richness of the oil, making it taste lighter and brighter on your tongue than other dressings. Champagne Recipes
So drink up ladies!
“I only drink champagne on two occasions, when I’m in love and when I’m not.” – Coco Chanel
What’s your favorite bottle of bubbly? Please comment below and share this article with all your champagne sipping friends!
The “Starlight Tights” will infuse a lil’ magic into your fitness closet!
NYC Pretty Starlight Tights are only available for a very limited time. Christine Bibbo Herr, a well-known fitness & lifestyle blogger, spokesperson and creator of NYC Pretty recently partnered with Four Athletics and designed her own leggings called “Starlight Tights”. Available HERE until February 6th, HURRY UP and get yourself a pair!!
I’ve been following @NYCPretty for some time now and the first few weeks of January I was lovin’ her Insta posts featuring the launch of her new Starlight Tights. Anything with stars, the moon, or that has a “spiritual chic” vibe to it – is a must have these days!
Twice I went online to purchase myself a pair and got side tracked. Then not long before I left for my Fit & Fit Girl’s luxury fitness retreat in Costa Rica I received an email from the owner Rebecca Garland telling me that Christine from NYC Pretty and her husband John (a professional photographer) would be attending the retreat. “Not sure how but you know I’m getting myself a pair of those Starlight Tights!” I told myself.
Fast forward to the sixth day of the fitness retreat, Hannah (our personal trainer) and Christine walked into the villa after modeling for a photo shoot and dropped off a big box of fitness wear for us. We all rummaged through the fitness apparel, picking & choosing the pieces that suited us best. Then Hannah came back and said, “Here’s one more pair of leggings.” and threw a pair of NYC Pretty Starlight Tights in the box. All those beach sprints and hill runs came in handy because I shot up and grabbed those leggings before anyone had a chance to even blink! I pulled them on as fast as possible, hoping to god they were my size. Perfection!
Early next morning, I woke up and put on my new leggings for our last yoga class. Afterward John called me over and said, “Let’s do this….” waving his camera at me. “One second…” I responded as I ran to my room and came back with an empty bottle of champagne in hand. (Long story…)
Now if you’ve been following me for anytime you know two things about me; 1) I love champagne and 2) I do my very best to lead a fit & fun life. To me, a healthy life style doesn’t mean the gym and counting calories. It’s about making fitness fun, tasting all the nutritious foods, being adventurous, taking chances, pushing my boundaries and drinking champagne!
“Everything in moderation, including moderation!”
Early last year I was in the process of re-designing www.fitandflirty.com and I had a vision for the images; I took the time to story-board every scene; which included me in a variety of fun fitness wear doing different workouts with a bottle of champagne always visible somewhere in the photograph. (Sorta like a Superman figure can always be seen in almost every Seinfeld episode) I hired a photographer but alas, life got in the way and although my new site launched the photography project never came to fruition.
So, when these few seemingly insignificant moments lined up and these pictures were the outcome, I could not ignore the magical work of the universe. Serendipity comes in many forms; know that the universe wants to give you what you desire. Ask, then be patient and trust in the timing. The universe will deliver what you need at the right time and will remove what is no longer serving you. Remember, not matter how big or small the wish granted, always practice gratitude.
What do you think, was this a random coincidence or a small dose of magic from the universe? Leave a comment below.
If you’re looking to infuse a little magic into your fitness closet, the Starlight Tights are for you! These leggings are bare fabric, high- waisted and beautifully designed! With less then a week left, hop over to NYC Pretty and snag a pair for only $68 USD before it’s too late!
“Star light, star bright. The first star I see tonight. I wish I may, I wish I might. Have the wish I wish tonight…”
On Your MarQ Running Co. is fun and stylish running apparel based on witty running quotes and mantras which are inspired by the owner Lisa while she’s out pounding the pavement.
As a female juggling two completely different businesses I understand the struggles and the highs and lows that come with being self-employed, so I like to make a point of supporting small businesses. For me it’s also important to learn about where my purchase is coming from and who dreamed it up. Getting to know the soul that birthed its creation somehow makes the purchase process magical.
The t-shirts and tanks at On Your MarQ are all unique and playful, jam packed with double entendres. I’ve been eyeing the “Any Given RunDay” tank; obviously perfect for my Sunday run, after the NFL games… and with my big birthday coming up in January, the “Birthday Girl, Pace Yourself” tank is a perfect fit! I’ll get to wear it on my luxury fitness retreat in Costa Rica and it’ll also serve as a reminder to pace my champagne intake!
I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Lisa on Instagram, her positive vibes and never give up attitude is truly refreshing! After I put in my online order, I reached out to her and asked if she had time for a short interview and today I’m excited to share with you a little bit more about her journey!
Like so many runners, it didn’t take much for Lisa to get hooked. After she completed her first 5km race she was a full blown running addict. As a former marine, running was definitely not foreign to her but the feeling of satisfaction and joy that accompanied her when she started running for herself was unfamiliar.
FIT & Flirty – When did you start your company?
Lisa- I am actually coming up on my one year anniversary which is very exciting!! December 6th of 2016 was our official launch date!! I cannot believe it has been almost one whole year!!
FIT & Flirty- What was the biggest obstacle you had to overcome to see your dream come to fruition?
Lisa- Ahh, my biggest obstacle was myself! lol. I don’t know how many times I’ve talked myself down from this. I’d get excited and then I would say to myself “meh, maybe it’s not a great idea, maybe I’ll be in over my head!”
FIT & Flirty – How do you come up with the slogans/sayings/ideas?
Lisa – Most of the time my ideas come when I’m out on a run! (hence “Designs Born on the Run”) I’ve had to stop in the middle of my run to jot my thoughts and ideas down on my phone notes so I don’t forget later! The ideas really just flow in. I have a slew of slogans just sitting and waiting. Some may never make it out, but I keep ideas tucked away. Some ideas are really just random thoughts I jot down and may only make sense to me, but I know, in my mind, where I want to go with it. Some ideas are instant and some take time to develop into what makes sense in my head! My latest design for the New York City Marathon was born while I was on a girls trip to NYC way back in April! I knew I wanted to do a shirt for the race, like i did for the Boston Marathon, but it had to be right and it had to come to me. I was running in L.I.C.(Long Island City) Hunter’s Point South Park Pier and along with playing Alicia Keys’ song in the car “Empire State of Mind Part II”, the idea was born. I’ve revised it so many times since that trip, until finally settling on THE one! (I’ll attach pic from running on pier in regular clothes and heeled boots lol…we were just having fun with pics. i f you want to use it)
FIT & Flirty – What’s does a running week for Lisa look like?
Lisa – Right now I am dealing with a nagging hamstring injury so I’m not getting out there like I want to! 🙁 I’m probably only running anywhere from 9-15 miles a week. I’m not currently training for anything, but I’m dying to get back to feeling strong again and crushing some goals!
FIT & Flirty – They say that our biggest challenges in life make us who we are; is there a lesson or message you learned during your battle with cancer and would you like share with my readers?
Lisa – Life really is a gift. Try to live each day as such and embrace the good with the bad. If there is something you are unhappy with then make the change. It can start with a small change, a single step towards the bigger picture. I know that sometimes this can be easier said than done (I still work on this everyday), but just know you are stronger than you think and capable of so much more than you think! Never stop fighting!
Well said Lisa!
A true inspiration; with her life shaken to the core with the diagnosis of cancer she persisted, stayed positive and today (bless her heart) is in full remission, living every day to its fullest!
You can also subscribe to the mailing list On Your MarQ and be the first to hear about exclusive offers and giveaways!! BONUS – with your purchase you can expect some unique little extras inside you package which show how much Lisa cares for her business and customers! Class Act my friend xo