Beyond The Kitchen

Life Lately:

It’s been a bit since I’ve done one of my Beyond The Kitchen posts, and I’m excited that I will be starting to do them monthly, consistently! 

Life lately, let’s see:

I did my first week long meditation retreat and it really changed my life. It’s not something I even know how to talk about, but it’s changed how I view things, react to things, and so much more. That plus therapy has been truly a wonderful addition to my life this year. I also hosted my first month-long clean eating challenge and it was WILDLY successful. New one coming soon! 

So, many of you saw on Instagram stories that my brother Adam got engaged and I am so excited that I will have Nicole as a member of our family (though she’s already been family) and a new sister! We celebrated their love with both families and had a blast! 

Adam and Nicole EngagedLook at the happy couple! Shot with this camera + this lens.

We spent lots of time with family last month including my sweet nanny, our cousins, and more! Here’s me and Adam (my brother) at his engagement brunch! Nothing is better than precious time with family. 

Adam and Me

And Jax and my nephew/cousin Milan! I love seeing Jax with babies. These two babes melt my heart.

Jax and Milan

I switched up my HAIR!! Look at that difference! I’ve been using this Blue Tansy Oil as a hair mask at night 2x week since I’ve added so much more color, and it’s helped it keep it shiny and feeling healthy!

New Hair before and after blonde

In other news, I am experimenting with a ketogenic diet for some health stuff going on, so stay tuned on that!

And lastly, we just planned our trip to ITALY. We have both never been. We are going to Rome, Cinque Terre, and Florence and are SO SO excited. Recommendations for those three places are welcome and appreciated! Comment below!

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8 comments on “Beyond The Kitchen

  • Love that you will be doing these more consistently!! My take away-SO PUMPED for another challenge, you guys are so lucky to go to Italy, and now I have some shopping to do, thanks for sharing!

    And seriously people, if you missed the Golden Turmeric Latte, you’re going to want to go make it!!

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  • Robyn Connor says:

    Hi Lexi,
    Great post! And excited to hear you’ll be doing another challenge! I did the last one and loved it! I’m still trying some of the recipes I never got to, as well as alot of do-overs! (had the chicken curry last night!).

    Italy – we went in 2016. A few recommendations:
    Rome, two spots we loved:
    IL Chianti – had dinner there the first night and it was excellent. It’s right near the Trevi Fountain.
    Le Grotte – small bar with large hidden restaurant in the back – very cool. From what I remember, it’s near the Spanish Steps.
    Florence – LOVED Florence!
    Za-Za’s – great spot! We had lunch there, outside a couple times.
    Se Sto on Arno – 6th Floor of the Westin Hotel, on the river – a rooftop bar/restaurant. Excellent view for a Sunset! Highly recommend! We went a few times.
    IL Bar de Lo – cool bar/restaurant – it has a watch/clock theme – hard to describe but it was pretty cool.

    Have a great trip! We can’t wait to go back!

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  • Hi Lexi-What meditation retreat did you do?! Where was it?? Would you mind sharing details or even writing a post on it? This is something I am really interested in but would love to hear more about your experience.

  • Great post!! For the Best.Pizza.Ever!! Go to Gusto Pizza in Florence…google it… it is a hole in the wall type of place that you absolutely have to go to. And don’t kid yourself into thinking you will bring half the pizza home…you won’t!!


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