Tonight I went to a hip & hamstring yoga workshop. I got extra love & adjustments, my teacher said it was because she was so drawn to my pants. Thanks, Inyo! Thanks to her help, 3+ years into my practice, tonight I just figured out how standing split is supposed to feel—& gained several more vertical inches. Turned out my hips weren’t even. I was actually making a rare mistake, over correcting the more common error of having your hip open, by tiling down & closing off my hip joint. Alignment!
I was able to work into compass (at least on one side…).
Post-practice, I made some prana from one of my favorite cookbooks, Tender, by Nigel Slater. It was so tasty, I am sharing the recipe below. The bright colors made me happy!
- 2 Chicken Breasts (I subbed fake chicken)
- Olive Oil
- 1 Stalk Rosemary
- Green beans
- Chard (I used rainbow)
- Nasturtiums (optional)
- Lemon Juice
- Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper to Taste
Dressing: Finely chop shallot. Combine with pinch of salt, lemon juice, olive oil, & mint. Mix.
Brush chicken with oil, season with salt and black pepper and scatter with the finely chopped rosemary needles. Grill or roast until cooked right through and the skin is golden.
Top and tail the beans, cut the chard stalks into similar lengths and remove and reserve their leaves. Boil the beans and the chard stalks in boiling water till tender (2-3 minutes). Dip the leaves into the water for thirty seconds. Remove and drain.
Dress the greens. Add tomatoes & nasturtium. Slice chicken & top greens. Recipe HERE.
Of course, for balance, I finished it off with a new Trader Joe’s find, Cowboy Bark (dark chocolate with toffee, pretzels, Joe Joes, almonds, & salt). I am giving up sugar for Lent, so I had to indulge before it begins on Wednesday!
PS…check out these awesome, open hips!
Barneys new ad campaign honors 17 extraordinary men and women, transgender individuals with diverse experiences and unique personal stories, as the faces of Barneys New York’s Spring 2014 campaign, ‘Brothers, Sisters, Sons & Daughters’, shot in New York by Bruce Weber.
Shot by iconic photographer Bruce Weber in New York City, many were photographed and filmed surrounded by family, friends, and loved ones. By depicting these human connections, Weber was able to represent both the struggles and triumphs a trans person may face in relation to their gender identity. Barneys New York is proud to support the transgender community by telling a few of their incredible stories.
Patricia Bosworth—a longtime contributing editor at Vanity Fair and author—interviewed each model to uncover a small part of their unique and personal life story. The first-person interviews address a range of issues from bullying, discrimination and abandonment to empowerment, self-confidence and unconditional love. Read the profiles HERE.
Ines in Nina Ricci.
Maxie (center) in Dolce & Gabbana. Trevon and Ryley in their own clothes.
Gisele in Cédric Charlier.
Gisele in The Row.
Katie and Arin in Ann Demeulemeester.
Ahya and Dezjorn in Balenciaga.
Ashley in his own clothes. Valentijn in Juan Carlos Obando.
Eve in Bottega Veneta with her dad, Brad in his own clothes.
May in Azzedine Alaia. David in his own clothes.
Peche in Marni and mother, Dorothy, in her own clothes.
Valentijn in Givenchy and her brother Floris in his own clothes.
All photos © Bruce Weber.
View Katie and Arin’s story below:
On February 11th, Barneys New York is pleased to donate 10% of all sales from its 11 flagship stores nationwide and Barneys.com to the LGBT Community Center in New York City and the National Center for Transgender Equality.