We’re all about shorts this week and we couldn’t help but take advantage of the opportunity to expose our (unofficially but we’re pretty certain) shortest employee. Meet Allessia (that’s a-less-e-ah) who is none other than our blog editor (aka the voice behind the bold italics on each post…like this). The only thing she finds more awkward than admitting she’s only 4’11.5 (5 feet on a good day) is writing this intro about herself in the third person.
allessia's love list
Nail polish, cruiser bikes and the idea of living in California.
Bloglovin' is the only way I can keep up with the 50 million different blogs I follow and their app provides me with endless reading material for any commute. Words With Friends is a close second though – I dare you to play me! (disclaimer: last night I played a word for 99 points and I'd be lying if I said it was the first time that's happened).
gear to sweat in:
Cool Racerback tank, hands down. I fear TLC’s My Collection Obsession might be on to me...
Handstand. I love the idea of flipping my world upside down and seeing how long I can hold it! I also mix my handstand passion with my travel passion and snap a pic on every beach I visit.
place to run:
On the seawall here in Vancouver – I like my runs with a pinch of sea salt.
Oh gosh, there are so many to choose from but these are some of my current go-to’s for all kinds of laughs and inspiration!
who inspires you?
My grandma! I think about all the things she’s experienced in her lifetime and it just blows me away. As a little girl she was making day-long treks down a mountain in Italy to do laundry in a river. Today, at 81, she calls me on Skype from Toronto and sends e-cards for my birthday. Oh, and her cooking is out of this world.
True Food Kitchen in Scottsdale, Arizona - food has never tasted so good.
Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky and, by no coincidence, The Catcher in the Rye (which Chbosky was inspired by). Side note: Perks is coming out as a film this year and I’m feeling confident the adaptation will be amazing since the author is also the director and screenwriter. How cool is that?
secret to finding balance?
I am a chronic list maker and post-it fanatic (see above). Writing things down keeps me organized and stress-free. Every morning starts with a list of all the things I want to accomplish that day (laundry, workout, blog post, coffee date etc.). If I can visually see what I have to do the achiever in me can get it all done. To lock in my sweat sessions I schedule all my workouts into my Outlook calendar and keep an extra set of workout gear at my desk. When you work at a place like lululemon, you just never know when a yoga class is going to call your name!
Got any things you think i'll love? Let me know!