Mini DeLites: Paris, Paris, Paris

August 24, 2016
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LAURYN

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1 | like the post +OH PARIS.

IT GETS ME EVERY TIME. IN ANY SEASON. Anyone else?

Paris, France was the last & final destination of our travels.

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Lots of croissants, long strolls, harps ( like the instrument ), bread, more bread, museums, sites, & red wine.

Everything Paris is made of.

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When we arrived to our hotel, Le Bristol Paris, we immediately scoured the premise for the two cats, Fa-raon & Kleopatre, who reside in the hotel. They’re very difficult to find because they hide AND they had sort of a tiff. You know, like they got into a little confrontation so the girl cat makes the boy cat sit in the garden while she stretches out on her own personal chaise lounge filing her toenails. Their life is one of a kind. When in Paris go by or stay at the hotel & find the cats. Trust me, they’re a trip.

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Outfit theme was blacks & whites with pops of red. Red shiny nails is always my go to in Paris. It feels right when sipping a whole milk cappuccino.

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Michael & I did a lot of walking, thank God because BREAD. We basically walked everywhere. One day we basically got lost on the streets of Paris. We found a spot to sip coffee then walked to a tiny, tiny hole in the wall crepe store. The woman was so kind & made us the most delicious Nutella crepes in front of our face. Honestly, they were the best thing to ever hit my lips.

( Oh, as you know if you listened to last week’s podcast, I lost a FUCKING DIAMOND EARRING in Paris. Shoot me. That whole story is recapped on this week’s Episode 24. Very, very annoying. Let’s just say Michael…was not pleased. Christmas is around the corner, nudgey-nudge ).

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If you’re thinking of traveling abroad I highly recommend looking into Paris or France in general. & if you’re in college & thinking of traveling abroad but not pulling the trigger: why not? GO FOR IT! DO IT! I can honestly say I wish I spent AT LEAST two semesters abroad. College is the ideal time for you to do whatever the fuck you want. Travel! Look into the programs through your school, it will shock you how inexpensive some of the programs are.

Speaking of traveling abroad we met up with Michael’s sister, Tara, who’s been traveling abroad since she was sixteen years old! She’s now 21 years old & speaks three languages. Tara literally blew my mind. To be that cultured & worldly at such a young age is badass. We talked to her A LOT about how she makes it work on a budget. I hope each & every college student who’s reading right now will RUN to their counselor tomorrow & inquire about studying abroad.

Just my two cents.

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What do I know though because I’m currently in front of the T.V. absorbing Housewives of OC ( what is Kelly’s problem? ), stuffing my face with homemade watermelon jerky.

You should know, A LOT of madness has been going on in my life lately…& I will update you guys very soon. I haven’t had a chance to really sit down & pour my heart on here lately. No problem though, because sometimes stepping away from something ( whether you take a personal break or travel ) can really encourage creativity. I’ve recognized that little lesson the hard way.

Ok that’s all for today.

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Paris Itinerary is coming ( more Paris here )! And of course, Michael already did St. Tropez so we covered that. ALSO, I have NOT forgotten to share outfit details from our trip…just give me a minute because it’s A LOT of info. The white bomber I’m wearing in this post is MY FAVORITE EVER & you can find it here.

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Hope you are all doing amazing, love chatting with you guys on Snapchat.

Talk soon, lauryn x
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+ newness on TSC: 2 exclusive app posts are live: Great Content? Who Cares? by Michael & The Importance of Stuffing Your Face With Antioxidants by Moi! PLUS there’s a new podcast episode. We called it “The Sex Podcast” so I can ensure you there’s a lot of juicy shit including how to dump someone nicely, the importance of distributing your content, & tips for losing virginity…oh ALSO we snuck in a TSC Meal Plan discount code! Listen above or on iTunes. Happy Tuesday! x

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hottie honeymoon vibes | by the skinny confidential. Lauryn Evarts talks what items she would bring on her honeymoon.

Hottie Honeymoon Vibes

by
LAURYN

hottie honeymoon vibes | by the skinny confidential. Lauryn Evarts talks what items she would bring on her honeymoon.

1 | like the post +Told you we were getting bridal on the blog…

Trying to get in the spirit, if you know what I mean.

If we’re being honest, I think I’ve nailed down my ideal bridal vibe.

Think CONTRAST. Both LIGHT & DARK tones. Extra VAMPY with a hint of tradition here & there… to keep things interesting. Right?

SO in the spirit of weddings… let’s chat about something every bride-to-be DEFINITELY looks forward to. THE HONEYMOON. To me, hottie honeymoon vibes mean EXTRA vampy. Bring on the lace, dark tones, & exaggerated details.

Michael & I have absolutely ZERO idea what we want to do for our honeymoon. Any recommendations?

Either way, the hottie honeymoon vibe shopping is ON. Here’s what I’m thinking:

Black, LACEY Lingerie:

Surprise your new hubby by going a bit outside the norm. Instead of wearing the usual all white, bridal lingerie, opt for BLACK. Throw on a pair of pumps, do your hair super sexy, maybe a red lip & you’re good to go. MEOW.

CHIC White Palazzo Pants:

SOOO stylish. Sometimes a cocktail dress is just too predictable. These pants go great with a flirty crop top, a bodysuit, or even just a casual tank. They’re white & flowy so if you’re in warm weather for the honeymoon they’re ideal.

Black PUSH UP BRA Bikinis:

LOVING the mesh details on this bikini. Plus, who doesn’t love a good push up bra? SO sexy, definitely ON POINT for honeymooning somewhere warm or tropical. BTW! This hot little set is ON SALE! Definitely a win, win.

The Sexiest Bodysuit:

THIS BODYSUIT IS UNREAL. I actually already own this & wore it HERE. I’ll definitely be bringing this hottie suit wherever we honeymoon.

Okay so thoughts? What would you bring on your honeymoon.

Also PLEASE share any rad honeymoon ideas below. We need to plan ours.

X

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Celebrity Trainer, Seth Browning On Heavy Lifting For Women

August 21, 2016
by
LAURYN

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1 | like the post +Seth Browning came into my life when I was feeling like I needed guidance. You know what they say: every trainer needs a trainer. Even though I have TSC BBG & Meal Plan ( << which you can now buy separately! ) & I taught Pure Barre and Proformer Pilates for years, I’m still constantly looking to learn.

I mean, I sure as shit don’t know everything so I guess I was just feeling like there was a lot more to learn fitness-wise.

Specifically, lifting. Lifting HEAVY. I’ve always been curious about it & wanted to explore weight lifting with a professional.

After a bunch of online/Instagram research my stalking brought me to Seth. We set up a conference call & instantly had a connection. He’s been an awesome fitness mentor.

I should also note Seth is a celebrity trainer & is very well-known for Scheana Marie’s ( from Vanderpump Rules ) body transformation. With Seth’s help, she literally changed her body! The whole transformation was really amazing.

OH, AND if you want more of Seth, listen to Episode 20 of The Skinny Confidential HIM & HER Podcast. We had him as a guest to discuss mental toughness, daily routines, carb cycling, meditation, eating healthy, & how to find a good personal trainer. Fun shit.

As you can see, Seth’s enhanced my knowledge in health, food, & spirituality. Mind/body connection is a real thing & with Seth’s help I have focused even more on my wellness. Weight lifting is going AMAZING by the way. My jeans are looser thanks to SB.

Of course every time I learn ANYTHING I want to share it with YOU GUYS! SO let me introduce you to Mr. hottie Seth Browing, enjoy:

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| Introduce yourself |:

Seth Browning, Celebrity Trainer: My name is Seth Browning. I’m the owner of Body by Browning. I do one-on-one private training, mobile training for people all over the world, & customized carb-cycle meal plans. Along with that, I also have a whole media line- I write blogs, articles, interviews, TV stuff. And then I also teach boot camps. Basically I do a lot in regards to fitness!

| How did you get into training? |:

SB: I have been working out since I was 15 years old and next year I turn 35 so I will be celebrating my 20 year anniversary working out. I don’t know if it makes me sound ancient or what. I just fell in love with fitness since I was young. I got certified as a trainer when I was putting myself through college. I never really did anything about it because I just kind of went on a different path before training. Right around 28 I got really burned out on my corporate career. I wanted to follow a passion and that passion was health. I had gained a lot of weight, I was smoking cigarettes, I was drinking and I was just in an unhealthy state. I hired a trainer and then I just kind of fell back into working out and I hired more trainers and then I got a job doing memberships to a gym. I ended up selling more personal training packages than I did gym memberships and they said  “maybe we should move you to become a personal trainer”. So 24 Fitness then paid for my certification to become a trainer and the rest is history.

| The most important thing when you’re training someone? |:

SB: There are multiple things but the most important is to keep someone safe. Making sure they have proper form and proper technique. That’s going to ensure that the experience is fruitful. I would say beyond that it’s giving them something that is custom to their particular goal & who they are as a person.

Check out Scheana Marie’s insane results!

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| I know you’re big on mind, body, & soul…tell us more |:

SB: Both of my parents are PhD psychologists so I grew up in mental health. I’m a very intuitive person and so I believe firmly that the mind and the body are completely connected. And I actually believe that the mind controls the body and if they’re disconnected no matter how hard you work you will never see the results you want.

I do everything I can to empower people by not mindlessly going through the exercises but really helping them connect with their body through breathing, knowing why they’re doing a particular exercise, what muscle it works, getting them engaged in the process and also helping them celebrate in the victories and being very grateful for their accomplishments.

If you go into a workout & you’re just kind of showing up and running through it, you have no appreciation for it. So getting people connected produces incredible results.

| If someone wants to lose fat, what do you recommend? |:

SB: The first thing they need to do is change their diet. I recommend that they eat broccoli every day.

| Ok, so why broccoli? |:

SB: Broccoli is one of the most powerful fat burning vegetables there is & a very powerful superfood. It’s an anti-cancer, metabolic, speeds up metabolism, & a GREAT superfood.

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| Recommendations for women between the ages of 18 to 40 for fat loss when it comes to exercise? |:

SB: Lifting very heavy in the beginning is helpful for fat loss. So getting a personal trainer and starting with heavy weights.

Muscle burns fat so the more lean muscle you can stack on the better.

Then you also want to do cardio right after you weight train.

| Best snack ever? |

SB: Almonds. They’re a healthy fat and you need fats to burn fat. They are also something that will speed up the metabolism. Eat up.

| I’m busy…well, shit we are! How can we stay healthy when time is limited |:

SB: One of the best tips is to schedule your workouts in advance. Most people work off of a calendar so go into your calendar. Look at the time where you have an hour to two hours a day, and schedule that in like you would any other appointment. Don’t let anything interfere with your workout. The only thing that could is an immediate family issue or a humongous problem at work.

| Let’s talk COCKTAILS! Tips? Tricks? Thoughts on wine? Be kind… |:

SB: I wish that I could be that guy who would make this sound nicer, but I think if there’s anything that’s detrimental to fat loss in the hands of losing weight, it’s wine. I think it’s one of the worst & I don’t recommend it if you’re trying to lose fat.

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|How has fitness evolved to where it is now? |:

SB: Fitness is headed in a such a great direction. Fitness in the beginning was very antiquated and it involved a lot of machines & now fitness is incorporating utilizing your core, using a lot of body weight. There’s so many different exercises that work more than one muscle group. So fitness is really now incorporating all sorts of things like flexibility, mobility, strength, & power as opposed to just being aesthetic.

| Any other tips/tricks? |:

SB: I think just don’t judge yourself. Take it one workout at a time and just focus on today. What do you need to do today? Don’t step on the scale. But think, “what actions can I take right now to have the body I want” and think only in today. Numbers lie so don’t step on the scale and worry about your weight.

Be concerned with what actions you’re taking today.

+ Follow Seth on Instagram for more fitness tips.

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TSC Itinerary: Full On Guide to Saint Tropez, France

August 19, 2016
by
LAURYN

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1 | like the post + Hi guys, Michael here! As promised, a full on St. Tropez itinerary ( you guys know I love my itinerary, traveling is my thing! ). Ok so, Saint Tropez…how do I begin here? Well for starters let’s just say…be prepared to drink some rosé!

St. Tropez is a small town in the South of France that you definitely need to visit ASAP! Make sure you don’t go in the off-season though because it’s dead! The prime months in my opinion are July & August. So let me tell you a little about the place before I get into the itinerary.

This is not a place for tourists.

Some tourists go there but it’s not the place if you catch my drift. This is a place to take a vacation. Relax, eat well, read, sleep, party, relax, party, eat, & relax some more and act like you know what you are doing. Hopefully after reading this you will!

As usual my itineraries will be short and to the point to give you the optimal experience with as little wasted time as possible. For the boring stuff refer to Google.

Ok so here we go. St. Tropez could possibly be my favorite place on earth. I think Lauryn would agree but I don’t want to speak for her. It covers every spectrum! Great weather, beautiful people, awesome beaches, great pools, amazing food, crazy parties, and the most relaxing places to read and rest! I have been to many different places in the world and after a few days I am usually ready to head home. I could stay in St. Tropez for a month, easy!

Ok so lets start with basics:

Go to the beach and relax during the day. The beaches in St. Tropez are always nice and relaxing. The water is perfect for a quick swim, so don’t be shy!

If the beach is not your thing and you like pools better hit up a nice hotel pool. I prefer the Byblos or Chateau De La Messardiere.

Make sure you go into town, eat some ice cream, grab a Campari soda, & do some shopping. You can walk the whole town.

If you are feeling adventurous rent a car & hit up all the different beaches.

If you are in town and looking to get a drink go to the Hotel De Paris rooftop for a drink.

At night, if you decide you want to get crazy visit VIP Room or Les Caves Du Roy. Those are the best clubs. Go to Nikki Beach in the day for a wild time.

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& now some details:

For a romantic dinner, head to The Strand. Lauryn & I love this place. Get a bottle of champagne and enjoy the scene.

If you want an upscale dinner that’s a little more trendy go to Kori. This place can also turn into a bit of a party so be careful

For a completely crazy dining experience go to L’Opera. This place is ballistic! Order the truffle pizza and thank me later.

In the day, for lunch you can’t beat Le Club 55. Make sure you call ahead of time for a reservation as this place gets very busy. Trust me it’s worth the hype.

Another option for lunch is Bagatelle. This is in between 55 and Nikki Beach in terms of energy. Lauryn and I loved it.

Guys, bring your girl to the Dior Café for a coffee while in town. Girls, go get your Instagram at the café.

Le Quai and L’Escale are also great for dinner. Both are in the harbor and right next to each other so if you are there for a few days and want a change up try these places.

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Enjoy Saint Tropez! It’s one of our favorite places in the world. Drink some rosé for us!

Check out Lauryn’s other Saint Tropez style posts here & her recap of the trip here.

– Michael

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