Mom’s new job – First of all, I want to thank each and every one of you for your sweet comments on the post about my mom, her job, and her big message. We loved reading them and marveled at how amazing perfect strangers can be! I’m happy to report that mom’s absolutely loving her new job! She loves her boss, she loves her team, and she loves the work. Win, win, win!

Minted – Thank you for all the feedback on the Minted post. I loved reading about why you chose the picture you did. So after going back and forth for a while, Vishnu and I decided to go with the Georgia picture! We may also purchase a similar print once we find out where we’ll be headed come June. More on that to come (along with a giveaway)…I promise!

Big Little Lies Big Little Lies is the book I’m currently reading, and it is SO good so far! Liane Moriarty also wrote The Husband’s Secret which I really enjoyed. If you’re looking for a book that will grab you from the start and keep you guessing the whole time, Big Little Lies is for you.

Big Little Lies

House of Cards – This weekend + Vishnu + Me + Couch + Season 3 of House of Cards. Enough said!


Italy!!! – For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to visit Italy and take in all its beauty – the sights, the people, the FOOD! And in a little more than a month, Vishnu and I will be doing just that. I. Cannot. Wait!

I plan on sharing more about our trip and the cities we’ll be visiting. But in the meantime, if you have any suggestions (and I mean anything!) for the following cities, we’d really appreciate it — Sorrento, Naples, Rome, and Florence.

Puerto Rico – But before Italy, there’s Puerto Rico! I’m so excited to celebrate my friend Sweeti on a beautiful island with beautiful beaches. And it’s my first time visiting PR!

Highlights – For the first time in 31 years, I’m doing something drastic with my hair. And by drastic I mean highlights! My stylist promised she would keep things as natural as possible since I’m going for more of a sun-kissed look. To be quite honest, I’ll be happy as long as my grays are covered. They’re out of control right now…like give me a few months and I’ll be sporting a full on salt n’ pepper look. I’ll post the after picture on Instagram. Fingers crossed that my new look turns out ok…eep!

Work dinners – One of our sub teams met in Miami this week. I’m not a part of this particular team, but they were kind enough to invite me to some of their dinners and lunches. I’m happy to report that I stuck to my dairy-free ways (it was so hard to say no to baked brie!). I did not, however, say no to the wine!

Pad thai

Healthy eating at home – After our trip to Atlanta, Vishnu and I vowed to eat better and cleaner. Well, I’m happy to report that we’ve been doing just that. Lots of salads for lunch, veggie centric dishes for dinner, juices in the late afternoon (check out our latest juice – recipe included!), and fruit for dessert. I know this sounds boring, but you’d be amazed by what a little coconut oil and spices do to vegetables.

Blendtec juice
Good eats
Ripped in 30 – So far so good! I did level one three times last week and started level two this week. I’ve also been running and walk a ton. I plan on writing a more detailed post about my experience with levels one and two soon. For now, I’ll say this. Even though Jillian’s super annoying, she knows how to put together a good workout!

Well, that’s all I have today. I hope you have an amazing weekend – enjoy!

By Parita

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    1. No, we’re starting it this weekend! I’ll let you know when we’re done so that we can discuss!

  1. SO much to comment on this post. Firstly I read Big Little Lies earlier this year & LOVED it- one of those books you can’t put down. I can’t wait to hear your Italy recaps. I’m heading to Venice in June so your recommendations will defo come in handy. I think both of us will need to make some dairy exceptions (er hello gelato)! Drooling over that pad thai- I haven’t eaten Thai food (aside from green curry) in forever!
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    1. Man, not sure where my head was when writing this post!! We’re not going to Venice…the fourth city is Florence! Sorry! And yes, exceptions will be made…lots of them!

  2. OMG – Italy is my favorite place n the universe. How long are you there? My biggest piece of advice is to get out of the cities. The countryside and small towns are amazing. You’ll be tasting wine in someone’s living room with their mother. It’s surreal. If you have time in Sorrento, take a boat over to Capri and see the Blue Grotto. In Florence, make sure you walk around the market. Get tickets well in advance to see the David (they sell out and there’s always a massive line). There’s a great little old restaurant there called Angiolino. Don’t miss it – it was one of the top 3 meals we had the last time. It’s pretty east to get a tour out to Montepulciano from there – if you have time well worth it! Everywhere make SURE you watch your wallet. The gypsies are sneaky!
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    1. THANK YOU! I took all of your suggestions and put them in our spreadsheet 🙂 And yes, I have a spreadsheet!

    1. Some of the stuff they have on their is so beautiful and unique! Check out the art collection when you have time.

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