Retro ski style cannot be recreated, but it can be reinvented and the essence captured in a new form for a new function. ⠀
Inspiration : the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.⠀
The internet information overload of the 21st century means inspiration is easy to find these days. Remote digital inspiration has its place but real-life experience, living through a particular period of time leaves a bigger impression. Go back three, nearly four decades, to the slopes of the Alps and the Pyrenees (or any ski destination for that matter) and memories of an era and an activity with its own colour palette and a definitive aesthetic flood back.⠀
The world of alpine skiing has such a rich history that it provides a kaleidoscope of references from the height of slope style. What makes it so special?
A mini vacation doesn’t mean a vacation from your goals! 💪🏼
With all the traveling, I’ve done this year, I’ve taken my workouts with me (Nashville, Aspen, Estes Park, NOLA, the list goes on). It allows me to keep my routine even when the scenery changes!
This means I don’t have that “I’m starting over” feeling when I get back home! And that feels DAMN GOOD! 💃🏼
Don’t you wanna stop starting over too???
Sometimes it takes a weekend retreat with other creative people to be reminded it’s safe to celebrate your strengths and shine. I’m so grateful for my time spent here with people who get me. Thank you @wearemakewell for a beautiful memory 🖤
1219 December, 2019
It is amazing how we went from 81 degree weather to going outdoors this morning with it being 9 degrees. I love winter, but it is definitely going to be harder to enjoy without skiing on the weekends. I was so hopeful that I was going to heal in record time and that I would be skiing as soon as the mountain opens. At this rate, I'll be lucky if I'm making turns by February/March.
Here's the crazy thing about life, it doesn't always go the way we plan. However I will do my best to keep my mindset positive, focus on healing and be hopeful that my ski pass will not just be collecting dust all winter! 💚
I'll also be thankful that it is legging and comfy sweater season. Let's be honest when you go from working out at least 6 days a week for over 2 years straight to basically doing nothing for over 4 months, you get a little fluffy! I know I'll get back to my goal though, I just need to be PATIENT! So very patient.
Who's hitting the slopes this weekend? ⛷⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If you want to relax sore muscles, re-hydrate, and relax at the spa as you get back into town, try booking our Thermal Muscle Melt which is ultra-hydrating and includes neck and should massage.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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All of us want to live joyful meaningful lives.
We want to do what we love, feel good and live with more ease.
Joy is your birthright & I’m here to help you claim it.
All you have to do is clear what’s blocking you from receiving joy.
Let go of the fear. Receive the blessing.
1416 December, 2019
❄️ Father Winter asks, “Does anyone want to ride this weekend??” And we reply with coupled grins 🏂🏂
Had a totally rad time shredding some gnar on the slopes in Colorado 🤙🏻🏂
I won the award for most snow down pants which I didn’t know was a thing but everyone was pointing and laughing with me so I guess it’s real 😆
“Oh! Be men, or be more than men. Be steady to your purposes and firm as a rock. This ice is not made of such stuff as your hearts may be; it is mutable and cannot withstand you if you say that it shall not. Do not return to your families with the stigma of disgrace marked on your brows. Return as heroes who have fought and conquered and who know not what it is to turn their backs on the foe.”
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
Photo from Jade’s trip to Tromsø.
The last few years I hated winter...I slipped on the ice a couple times hurting both knees and hit my head pretty hard and it scared me. It took a ton of rest and prayer to heal my knees... I think it was important for me to slow down but during that time I struggled and became really depressed. I gained a bunch of weight and became even more guarded than before. I’m realizing in this new season, this new level, that there’s still magic in winter. I don’t have to attach the negative to the weather. I can look up, take steps with intention and call on God to protect me and my environment. There’s beauty all around, healing is ok and I’m seeing the magic in winter again. ❄️✨
BOOM💥 New season, new uniform @planksclothing coming up with the goods. .
Brilliant kit - LOVE LOVE LOVE. Been out in it over the past few days, in both sunshine & a blizzard and it’s fantastic! Cosy & comfy without being bulky and with my deal breaking must haves - pockets galore & thumb loops 👍
They say there’s no such thing as bad weather just the wrong clothes - so let me share my top tips for dressing for the slopes.
1) Layers so you can adapt accordingly @planksclothing do it all from base through mid layers to outerwear & extras like puffers too
2) Gloves/mittens - go for the best you can afford as cold hands are miserable. I prefer mittens by a mile @hestragloves
3) Neckwarmer/balaclava - must have for keeping out drafts & protecting extremities. I love @neckie.co for fab designs & quality
4) Eye protection - whatever the weather. I prefer goggles, except on the warmest of spring days, as they keep out drafts & are more versatile. Check out the @we_are_sungod range
5) Socks - remember thicker doesn’t mean warmer. Go for quality & only ever wear one pair
6) If you get super cold then I’d recommend you look at heated clothing options. I swear by my socks for taking the edge off in a chilly day @lenz_products
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The mountains are calling!
There’s an amazing & absolute feeling about being on top of a mountain, watching the vast wintery domains. Makes you feel very small in comparison to the breathtaking view.
Nature at its best. Absolutely love it.
“Everything is magical when it snows!”
Sin duda noviembre y diciembre son mis meses favoritos. ¡Tantas festividades, decoraciones hermosas, increíbles reuniones y hermosos paisajes como estos! ❄️
¿Tu prefieres el verano o el invierno? —————————————————
November and December are definitely my favorite months!
So many celebrations, beautiful decorations, amazing gatherings and incredible views like this! ❄️
Are you a summer or winter person?
We are almost home! Not going lie, I think my down jacket looks much better on me with a fresh tan! 🌴
When we get home we have to unpack the car, pick up our dog, go grocery shopping and hit up urgent care. Daughter has been complaining all day about her other ear. 🌴
Feeling so refreshed from this vacation. I think my body needed to just lie around in the sun for a week. I feel like so much healing took place and my pain is way down! Hoping this continues to be the case as I move into another work week!