Budnitz Bicycles… The ‘Aston Martin’ of bikes.
In the market for an all-around city bike as thoughtfully built as it is gorgeous to look at? Well then, say hello to Budnitz Bicycles, a company considered by many to be turning out some of the fastest, lightest, and most beautiful city bicycles in the world. Read the rest of this entry »
Brooklyn Cruiser – Vintage inspired, built for today.
Anyone in the market for a dependable beach cruiser bicycle that is high on retro-style, designed for ease of use and won’t break the bank should definitely give NYC-based Brooklyn Cruiser a serious look. This vintage-inspired bike line will get you there and back in style. Read the rest of this entry »
Living the Slow Carb lifestyle and surviving the holidays, (sort of!)
Damn you Starbucks Snowman cookie! Damn you, you sweet, frosted temptress with your red or blue scarf… taunting me, teasing me. You know I cannot resist your delicious charms… Sigh. And so it goes… The battle of following a slow carb eating plan, or any diet plan for that matter during the holidays. Yet somehow, despite the indulgences of these past few weeks, (and there were several), as the dust settles and another holiday season is firmly in the rearview mirror, I am happy to report I have managed to maintain my pre-feast weight! Here’s how I did it. Read the rest of this entry »
Life in the Slow Carb lane… Sticking points, stalling out and slip ups… Oh my!
Greetings once again friends of A Life Designed! It’s your intrepid ‘Slow Carb Diet reporter’ back with another update on my adventures in living the Slow Carb lifestyle and what better topic to blog about the day after the traditional ‘food-fest’ that is Thanksgiving than weight-loss? Read the rest of this entry »
Bring home the gold with the Avenue Airbase Anniversary Edition bike!
If you’re in the market for an ultra-hip and technologically-advanced urban bike, Danish brand Avenue should definitely be on your short list to check out. If you really want to make a statement, check out this two-wheeled wonder; The Avenue Airbase Anniversary Gold men’s bicycle. This super-limited edition bike features a molded one-piece handlebar and unique frame shape. Be sure to bring plenty of green with you though as this glittering baby will set you back $3,800.00.
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Sonny… The man, the myth, the legend of Arizona’s Camelback Mountain.
Recently I celebrated the passing of yet another year on this spinning orb by treating myself to a physical challenge—Hiking to the top of Arizona’s famed Camelback Mountain. As anyone who has successfully made it to the top of Camelback will tell you, doing so is no easy feat. So it is not surprising that I was feeling pretty puffed up and pleased with myself as I worked my way up the steep, rocky incline. That is, until I met… Sonny. Read the rest of this entry »
Over 40 and looking for some inspiration to jump-start your workouts? These guys might be just the kick in the butt you need.
With yet another birthday staring me in the face, I am reminded of the relentless march of Father Time and the havoc he can wreak, if we let him! Well, despite the inevitable occasional sore muscle or creaky knee, I’m here to say, “Screw you Grim Reaper… I’m not giving up without a fight!” I think the men profiled here would agree with that sentiment. Read the rest of this entry »
Beautiful in its simplicity, ruthless in its efficiency, the kettlebell swing just might be the perfect exercise.
In my ongoing attempt to at least, ‘slow down the hands of time’, recently I began implementing what is for me, a new form of exercise. And what a workout it is! Welcome to Kettlebell hell my friends. Read the rest of this entry »
The Bike Shelf by Knife & Saw. A simple, elegant solution to bicycle storage.
I love my bike. Everybody loves their bikes. But for many of us with living space at a premium, our two-wheeled companions can be space-hogs when it comes to storage. The crafty folk at Knife & Saw have solved this dilemma, beautifully. Read the rest of this entry »