I have been eyeing these online for awhile, in this particular print (sound wave). So imagine my surprise when, upon completing a grueling inversion workshop this weekend, I found them on the sale rack at my studio! It was like the universe rewarding me for my hard work. You can find them HERE.
If you follow my blog, you know about my dissatisfaction with the yoga gear available on the market (in particular the $100+ a pop Lululemon cult!). I am ever on the quest for finding gear I love, is functional & that I am excited to wear. These are so fun & flattering. I am super picky & here, again, is my criteria:
My perfect yoga pant must be…
1. …in the $50 or below range
2. …mid-calf to full-length (so I don’t slip during sweaty inversions & arm balances)
3. …low, wide waistband
4. ..sweat-camouflaging (to hide the ever-flattering crack sweat that is inevitable during heated vinyasa)
6. …and most importantly pass the see-through bend test when I’m spread into prasarita!
I love Onzie because it was developed by a long-time yogi & is super versatile (sweaty yoga? spinning? swimming? running? surfing? Check!). They are affordable (especially when you nab them on sale!). Oh, and they’re local!
"At Onzie our philosophy is ‘keep your practice challenging, and your wardrobe simple!’ In keeping with the principle of being inclusive, rather than exclusive, Onzie is affordably-priced and suitable for all activities and practices. Onzie products are made with love in southern California.
Utilizing Free-Flow Fabric Technology that is durable and breathable, this fast-drying material keeps bodies cool, dry and comfortable. Onzie yoga gear is perfect for hot yoga, but can also be used for pilates, spinning, swimming, surfing, running or hooping. Our clothes can be worn as everyday wear or into chlorine and salt water environments. You can transition in and out of yoga postures as seamlessly as you can the rest of your day. So embrace the awareness of your being, sense your core, and feel secure. Focus on your strength and beauty.”
Balsamic Zucchini (via Epicurious)
I made a version of this and served over a bed of quinoa with a simple butter lettuce side salad. This is a super simple recipe with simple, quality ingredients (my favorite kind). Use good olive oil, balsamic, salt, & cheese.
Some friends gave us the most giant zucchini I have ever seen from their garden. (I only used half; we have leftovers & another entire zuc!) Since it was so large, I hollowed out the centers and filled with salted & broiled grape tomatoes. I also dry-roasted the pine nuts.
In honor of Coachella, I am finally getting around to a quickie post about my Palm Springs vacation a couple weeks ago. The desert really is one of my favorite places to unwind. It’s so magical, especially this time of year when the temps are engaging & the wildflowers are blooming.
Ace Hotel Swim Club tank, one of my favorite poolside scenes in ps
The Saguaro - tried out a new hotel this trip (my favorite is The Parker). I’d heard good things about the new(ish) Saguaro, which joins the Joie de Vivre family & the raging motel makeover trend…maybe it was spring break, but the pool scene was overrun with kiddos & marking out your pool chair real estate was super agro. They did graciously check us in considerably early, the poolside menu was tasty & the beds were super comf. They also offer a morning yoga class & bikes.
My new sunnies, moments before I lost them
The famous giant Marilyn staue, set against the desert mountain line, downtown Palm Springs
While we were in town, we also perused Villagefest, a weekly street fair. I picked up some cute earrings from a street vendor to remember the trip.