Friday Fresh Picks: Weekend Favorites

Friday, January 8, 2016
I swear I heard the trumpets blaring this morning when I woke. It's Friday, and after having a nice, long holiday break, it was tough to get back to business this week. But I buckled down and crossed a ton of stuff of my to-do list, and now I am weekend-ready!

Speaking of the weekend (who doesn't love the weekends?), I can get my weekend on like no one else. Sleeping in. Starbucks runs (maybe more than one in a day). Netflix binging. Oh, you know, the usual.

In today's Friday Fresh Picks I'm sharing a few of my weekend must-haves. As the French say, "C'est le week-end!" xx

1. My Yoga Mat
While most people take a break from working out on the weekends, I often kick it up a notch. I love my Saturday and Sunday yoga practices. The weekends around here can get crazy with everyone home from work and school, so squeezing in 90 minutes of yoga is my personal respite.

I'm not one to splurge on workout clothes, but when it comes to my yoga mats, I want the best. This one from Lululemon is reversible, making it ideal for hot or regular yoga. It offers the perfect amount of support without being too hard or too squishy.
Yoga Mat (in jeweled magenta) | Yoga Pants | Where I Do Yoga

2. Starbucks
For the love of all things holy, I have to have my Starbucks on the weekends. I usually stop by on my way home from the gym and grab a trente unsweetened iced green tea. It's the perfect refresher after a good sweat session. But I have been known to drop in more than once a day if my inner caffeine goddess is prodding me.

3. Netflix
Winter weekends were made for binge watching. I've been taking full advantage of my downtime and totally throwing myself into Netflix. Hey, why not? Here are my current favorite binge-worthy shows.

Making A Murderer - Surely you've heard about this documentary by now. It's one of those "Can't watch. Must watch" shows. I'm half-way into the 10-episode series. This true crime story leaves you pulling out your hair and biting your nails.

Girfriend's Guide To Divorce - Season 1 of this Bravo Original Series in available on Netflix while Season 2 is currently airing on Bravo on Tuesday nights. OK, so I have to admit. I watch this show for the beautiful people, gorgeous clothes, and the breathtaking LA scenery. What can I say? I'm embracing my shallow side. It's only fair to admit that the storyline is engaging and sucks you in quickly.

Bates Motel - Everything that Girlfriend's Guide is, Bates Motel is not. Creepy, odd, and strange only start to describe the spellbinding series. This modern-day prequel to the cult classic film Psycho explores the twisted relationship between Norman Bates and his mother Norma.

Rectify - Rectify is the fictional version of Making A Murderer. It follows the story of Daniel Holden who spent 19 years in jail and on Death Row only to be exonerated and set free to a world he no longer knows.

4. Weekend Uniform
Oh, come on. You know you have one too. In our house, we call them "comfs". They are our comfiest clothes that you generally spend either all day in or all day looking forward to being in. I love a comfy sweatshirt with a dressy twist. You look more pulled together in this type of sweatshirt and less frumpy or messy. This Soft Tech top from Athleta is a fave.

5. Breakfasts at the Blue Peach Cafe - If you are in the Jersey Shore area and are in search of a great breakfast, Blue Peach Cafe is your place. BPC is my go-to breakfast place! It reminds me of a French bistro. You can sit and linger over bloody Marys and mimosas all morning. Great food and great service. At times it can be bustling, but the tables are a nice distance apart that you don't usually notice the crowds. I get the Belgian waffle with fresh berries and granola drizzled with caramel sauce and topped with a heaping dollop of whipped cream.
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