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Here’s a few suggestions on how to incorporate champagne into your Halloween celebrations.

Raise a glass to the spooky spirits!

I’m sure many of you plan on celebrating with friends by drinking copious amounts of alcohol. So let me be the one to remind you to always respect the dead and honor them with glass! Raise a glass in style with champagne!

Ernest Hemingway’s favorite way to kill an afternoon was with a cocktail made with a shot of absinthe topped with Champagne. In somewhat of a publicity stunt, he named his favorite drink Death in the Afternoon, the same name of his 1932 novel, and submitted it to a celebrity recipe book in 1935. In his instructions, he suggested three to five of these drinks at a time—that’s certainly one way to send you to an early grave!!

Side note – I tried these at the Hemingway Bar in the Ritz in Paris. They will knock you on your ASS!! I stopped at TWO!!!

How To Halloween Champagne Style
Death by the Afternoon – Halloween Champagne Cocktail
Death in the Afternoon – Champagne Cocktail

What you will need

  • 1/4 – 1/2 ounce absinthe
  • sparkling wine (dry)
  • 1 dash simple syrup, optional (1:1, sugar:water)

Mixologist Directions:

  • Add absinthe and simple syrup (if using) to a flute.
  • Slowly top with chilled, sparkling wine.

Notes – Choose a good, dry sparkling wine or Champagne, because absinthe has a particular flavor profile, some may prefer more or less. Though the original recipe calls for a prodigious one-and-a-half ounces of absinthe, we prefer to remain standing after one cocktail. Contemporary versions, including ours, call for a lighter pour. Reference 

Poppin’ costume ideas

We all love dressing up for a Halloween costume party! If you want to stand apart from all the ghosts, goblins, vampires and witches check out these three fresh and classy champagne inspired Halloween costumes; right up my alley!How To Halloween Champagne Style

How To Halloween Champagne Style  How To Halloween Champagne Style

WICCA and Modern Witchcraft

The modern form of witchcraft known as Wicca was founded in England in the 1950’s. Its members worship nature, and a female goddess. They take an oath to do no harm with their magic. Contrary to many beliefs Wicca is a very peaceful, harmonious and balanced way of life which promotes oneness with the divine and all which exists. There are now more than 400,000 Wiccans in the United States.  But you probably won’t recognize them walking in the streets, since they don’t wear pointy hats.

So maybe on this Halloween you want to stay in and conjure up some self-case by indulging in a WICCA BATH SPELL  – yes it involves champagne!

Whoever you decide to celebrate don’t forget to close all the doors and windows because on October 31, the spirits are out in the open looking to have fun! Be safe, strange things happen on Halloween night.

Cheers, Anna xo

If only running out of champagne counted as cardio!!

It’s that time a year when it gets really hard for me to stay motivated. Daylight is lacking and it’s cold & wet outside. Plus the holiday season is sneaking up… and my schedule is about to get super hectic! I’m sure you can relate.
Running on Champagne - The Ultimate 10K Playlist

As soon as I must wear more than one layer to run outdoors, I find myself saying “I’ll go in a prosecco…”  and I also find myself drinking way more bubbly at this time of year. “Fizz the season” right? Thanksgiving, Christmas parties, New Year’s and then my birthday. So really, I should be running more, not less.

For many runners, it doesn’t matter if you’re in the middle of marathon training or jumping on the treadmill to burn off those champagne calories; a good music can often make the difference between a fabulous run or skipping it all together.

That’s why I put together this 90-minute bubbly inspired iTunes playlist chock-full of champagne poppin’ beats to keep me moving between all the holiday festivities!

So, if you’re a runner but also like to indulge in sipping champagne, my latest mix is a great for any run!  I’m sure it will help you get in the true holiday spirit and keep you running strong!  But you’ll probably be super thirsty by the time you get home!  What’s your favorite champagne inspired song?

Listen, leave a comment below and share with friends and on social media. #sharingiscaring

HERE’S ALSO A DIRECT LINK TO PLAYLIST

For more running inspiration, shop our bubbly, athletic inspired apparel.  The perfect holiday gift for the fitness & champagne lover in your life! FREE USA shipping| FREE shipping on all orders over $100

Join FIT & Flirty’s Brand Ambassador Team!

Are you a fashionista and fitness enthusiast who loves sippin’ champagne?  Do you have a social media presence and/or a fitness & health blog?

If you are a leader in the fitness community, are passionate about fitness, fashion and engaging on social media you’re probably a perfect fit for our AMBASSADOR TEAM

Join FIT & Flirty's Brand Ambassador Team

Who we are

FIT & Flirty believes a healthy lifestyle is achieved by balancing physical activity, clean eating, gratitude and fun!  There are many reasons to celebrate life and having a body which allows fitness to be part of our everyday is a big one!  Our collection of bubbly athletic designs was created for fitness fanatics and champagne lovers.  But our quotes/sayings are meant to inspire all women to feel fierce and find their own version of balance – work hard and play hard!

Your Mission

Join FIT & Flirty's Brand Ambassador Team  Your mission as a Brand Ambassador is to reach as many women as possible to share our athleisure line and spread FIT & Flirty’s message Your fitness journey is as unique as you are; be proud, recognize your growth and celebrate along the way. Raise a glass to you FIT & Fabulous life!”

APPLY TO BE A BRAND AMBASSADOR

(submission deadline – October 31, 2018)

 

Ambassador Team Member Benefits

  • Right to use official FIT & Flirty logos, name, or mantra to promote sponsorship according to terms of final contract agreement
  • Discounted FIT & Flirty apparel including pre-released apparel (before we release to our VIP list or the public.)
  • Share exclusive discounts and special offer codes that you can give out to your friends and family. We will send you insider deals that you can share via social media (e.g., Instagram, Facebook & Twitter)
  • Additional Earning potential – Share your exclusive discount code and individuals who use that code on FIT & Flirty purchase, will earn you (%) percentage of the total dollar value.  (Based payment schedule according to the terms of the final contract agreement.)

Your Responsibilities as a Ambassador

  • Ambassador is responsible to share social media posts 1-2 a week
  • 1 blog per month  – if applicable
  • Use designated hashtag and tag us in product posts
  • Represent the brand professionally
  • Grant FIT & FLirty permission to use all your images and content  which endorses our products or brand to be used to market and increase audience through exposure of several social media platforms including and not limited to Instagram, website, Facebook, magazines & print ads.

If you have a passion for fashion, fitness and love popping bottles we would love to hear from you! Please fill out our online FIT & Flirty Brand Ambassador application SIGN UP HERE

or Email: contactus@fitandflirty.com Subject: FIT  & Flirty Ambassador Application

  • Full Name:
  • City/Country:
  • Email:
  • Photos and/or videos links
  • Personal website or blog
  • Social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube.)
  • What is your fitness activity or sport?
  • Any additional information you would like to share
  • Share with us why you think you would make an excellent FIT & Flirty Brand Ambassador.

FIT & Flirty will evaluate all applications carefully. Members will be selected based on enthusiasm and engagement with the community both locally and virtually. Your social media presence plays a role in our final consideration.  

We thank you for your interest, Cheers!

Join FIT & Flirty's Brand Ambassador Team

 

 

 

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’

FIT & Flirty Now Taking Pre-Orders
Available in racerback tank, tri-blend tee, boyfriend t-shirt, crop top and cap sleeve in a variety of colors.

USE CODE POP15 (in the shopping cart)

PRE-ORDER HERE

* 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

 

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!

Fabulous Reasons Why Champagne Will Never Go Out Of Style

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.

 

Heart Health

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.

Vegan Friendly

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.

Fabulous Reasons Why Champagne Will Never Go Out Of Style  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

FIT & Flirty is launching poppin’ athleisure fitness fashion this summer!  Be the first to get a sneak-peeks
at the apparel, receive a pre-sale discount code, launch date and be automatically entered into our first giveaway!  SIGN UP HERE

“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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Last weekend we sent the clocks forward. In Vancouver the flowers are in bloom and every other day we’re blessed with sunshine and mild weather. On Saturday I laced up and set out for my first run of the season. The sun shining, the ski blue, the birds chirping, the air mild and fresh. Perfect running conditions. I’m not sure when I went from obsessive runner to seasonal runner but these days if it’s too cold, too wet or too windy you’ll definitely find me working out in a studio rather then battling mother nature.

With Spring on its way, I sorted through my fitness wardrobe and recent purchases and decided to share my personal “Must Have” Spring Running Finds for the Fitness Fashionista.

Shopping is my cardio!” Carrie Bradshaw

So, let’s start with the Zandra 2 piece outfit from Fabletics! The Salar Mesh PowerHold Legging are designed with ultra-lightweight performance fabric that wicks away moisture & enhances airflow to help you remain chafe-free! The max-compression performance fabric sculpts & supports you and is designed with runners in mind with the side pockets big enough for your iPhone and keys. The super soft-fabric feels like you’re wearing next to nothing at all and sit perfectly on you hips.

Must Have Spring Running Finds for the Fitness Fashionista
Salar Mesh PowerHold Legging
Must Have Spring Running Finds for the Fitness Fashionista
Shira Sports Bra

The Shira Sports Bra is made with a wide bottom band for extra support and wide, adjustable elastic straps deigned for full support. The removable cups and power mesh detail at the neckline are moisture-wicking compression fabric.  This sports bra is one of my season’s favorite for sure.

 

 

I can never have too many sneakers and I can never have too many shades of pink! I found these Reebok – Women’s Guresu in Sandy Rose at DSW in San Francisco. They are super lightweight and provide stability & support, with EVA midsole to absorb shock and a midfoot wrap to anchor your foot. I feel like I’m running on air!

Must Have Spring Running Finds for the Fitness Fashionista
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Must Have Spring Running Finds for the Fitness Fashionista

So now you’re dressed and ready to go. But before you head out on one of your long runs, you better think about staying hydrated. Drinking  before, during or after your workout will help you feel and perform at your best. This electrolyte comes in a tablet and will replace and replenish what you lose through sweat. Bonus it’s only 10 calories, 1 gram of sugar and nothing artificial. Just drop a tablet into your water bottle before leaving and enjoy. It’s available in a number of different flavors and can be purchased online and at most supplement stores and drug stores.

 

Must Have Spring Running Finds for the Fitness Fashionista  I don’t know about you, but you won’t catch me on a run without music! Since December I’ve lost 2 iPhone headsets and a wireless rose-gold headset. When I came across the Skullcandy Chops In-Ear Sweat Resistant Sports Earbud with Mic for only $19.99 I figure it was worth a try. This headset may not be pink but it’s the best I’ve used for running so far, and this is why:

  • Designed with a swivel hinge, you can swing the buds out during runs or when you need to hear surrounding sounds.
  • Sweat Resistant: Fully sealed construction protects sensitive components from moisture that can destroy your earbuds.
  • Won’t Budge: TheStickyGels technology is 30% more secure when sweating which boosts in-ear stability.
  • Epic Sound: Chops In-Ear produces attacking powerful bass; warm, natural vocals; and precision highs. All that is left to do it get lost in your favorite beats!

Every day is a fashion show, let the world be your runway.”

What’s your favorite running apparel or accessory? 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

8 Reasons To Add A Little Champagne To Your Diet  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

8 Reasons To Add A Little Champagne To Your Diet

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.

8 Reasons To Add A Little Champagne To Your Diet

7 – Cheer up!

Feeling down? Sip on some champagne as it contains natural trace elements that may help boost your mood, says Tran Ky, MD, co-author of The Healing Power of Champagne.  Double the power of positivity by pairing a glass of champers with a healthy fish dish. The omega-3s will also increase your happiness not to mention the crisp taste of champers is a perfectly delight with seafood.

8 – Salad fizz

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

8 Reasons To Add A Little Champagne To Your Diet

What’s your favorite bottle of bubbly? Please comment below and share this article with all your champagne sipping friends!

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Single ladies, let’s be honest, we’ve experienced that Valentine’s Day where we had super high expectations only to be highly disappointed. Was your boyfriend ever as romantic as Ryan Gosling in The Notebook? I bet he sure as heck didn’t have Patrick Swayze’s moves like in Dirty Dancing. If February 14th was the only day of the year he got you flowers, he probably paid more attention to TV ads than he did you. Then there’s Vday dinner; the restaurants are all booked solid, so you better plan ahead and get a reservation; and make sure your man doesn’t forget his wallet because set menus are always way over priced!  So single ladies, REAL TALK! This year you will NOT sit at home feeling sorry for yourself or spend the day romanticizing about your ex.  Good riddance!

Don’t block love with any negative vibes! Love doesn’t just come from romance; it comes from your friends & family, the universe, your pet and most importantly it comes from yourself. Remember that your heart determines your true relationship status. Now if you’re thinking Valentine’s Day is a made-up Hallmark Holiday you’ll ignore; to that I say, “Good luck!”  Unless you’re living under a rock, you will have to witness co-workers get flower deliveries, heart shaped chocolates and candies will be everywhere and not to mention your Facebook feed will be loaded with love gushing posts. So, as Eckhart Tolle would say,

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.

So on this February 14, 2018 I invite all the single ladies to celebrate not having to celebrate Valentine’s day!

1. Spoil yourself: On this special day, treat yourself like the princess you are! Take the day off work and go to the spa for a massage. Then when you get home, light some candles, take a relaxing bath with your best bubbles, and finish off the day by ordering your favorite food and binge watching Nextflix.Single ladies let's celebrate not having to celebrate Valentine's day  2. Go out with you lady soul mate(s): Get dressed up as though you’re going out on a hot date, make a reservation at your favorite restaurant and hit the town with all your single girls. Spend the night laughing about all your terrible Tinder dates and how you once thought you’d never get over your ex? LMFAO!!!Single ladies let's celebrate not having to celebrate Valentine's day

3. Go outside: Get out doors and be one with nature.  Go for a hike, skiing, ice skating or snowshoeing

Single ladies let's celebrate not having to celebrate Valentine's day

4. Go shopping – that purse you’ve been eyeing. go get it! Those shoes, you thought were too expensive, they’re yours.  That adorable dress you have no where to wear. Treat yourself, buy it!

Single ladies let's celebrate not having to celebrate Valentine's day

5. Give love: Giving always feels better than receiving; get your single friends a card, a box of chocolates or bouquet of flowers and remind them they are loved. Volunteer at a shelter or old folks home. Helping the less fortunate and being the reason, someone smiles because of you is a small gesture that can go a long way. Plus, it being nice feels so much better than stuffing your face with chocolate. Do not drown your sorrows in a box of chocolates!

Single ladies let's celebrate not having to celebrate Valentine's day

6. Get your sweat on: try a new fitness class and get your sweat on. Have you ever heard anyone say “damn I shouldn’t have done that workout?” Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that leaves you feeling happier and more relaxed.  Why endorphins and exercise makes you happy.

Single ladies let's celebrate not having to celebrate Valentine's day

7.  Alone is better than miserable: Remember being single is always better than being in a relationship that doesn’t fit right, is dysfunctional or is no longer serves you. A boyfriend doesn’t necessarily mean you’re in a happy place. Now don’t get my wrong,  I do believe we all have a prince charming somewhere out there, but while we wait for him to show up in his new Tesla, we will not lay around like sleeping beauties. On February 14th celebrate not having to celebrate Valentine’s day while you still can!

Single ladies let's celebrate not having to celebrate Valentine's day

“Being single is pretty good, it’s a nice sense of irresponsibility.” Michael Douglas

FUN FACT: You are not alone. In 2014 the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 124.6 million Americans over the age of 16 years were single; that 50.2 percent of the population!!

VALENTINE’S DAY GIVEAWAY

FIT & Flirty is giving away the very last TWO ABS-olutely Chic Sweat Activated Tank Tops.

HOW TO ENTER

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Giveaway Details:

1 – Contest closes February 14, 2018
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3 – Two winners will be announced by February 16, 2018

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