Quando a Roma

Colosseum



Trevi Fountain


Inside St. Peter's Basilica



St. Peter's Square

Spanish Steps

Yes the Of the Comely triumvirate has returned safe and sound, and we want to give a big vielen dank to the pilots that made that happen. There was some talk about extending our stay but we got word that we did not win the lotto (who in Idaho keeps winning??) so we have returned.

You are correct if you guessed from the title of this post that we were in Italy. The first stop was the eternal city,  Rome. This was my first time in Rome so I was in full blown tourist mode as I made my way around with my cameras, maps and Rick Steves audioguides. I covered a lot of ground and the pics above are from some of my favorite sites.

 I found Rome to be a very bustling, energetic city. It was HOT. I did a ton of walking which worked out well because I also did a LOT of eating. The people were friendly, the sites were magnificent and maybe it's me, but the water there was the best I've ever tasted. According to local legend, if you throw a coin into Trevi fountain(2nd pic) you are ensured a return to Rome. I did so now it's certain that I'll be back.

I'm in the process of catching up on all of your blogs, and going through all the photos I took. I have more I'd like to share so I'll be doing some more posts of the trip soon.


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Not all those who wander are lost








The Of the Comely crew of me, myself and I, are celebrating the start of summer (Woo hooo!!) by taking a little break in a soon to be disclosed location. We will be back shortly energized and inspired with lots of beautiful photos and interesting posts. At least that's the plan :)

Thank you for reading.


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Workouts: May 2012 vs May 2011





Well I for one can't believe we are in June??!!. I also can't believe that I was able to work out everyday in May last year?? I thought it would be interesting to compare my workouts from a year ago so I dug up my old calendar. My handwriting hasn't gotten any better but I've increased my Pilates workouts, added Yoga, cut out the nautilus machines at the gym and rediscovered my treadmill.  I'm still working towards my Pilates certification and session two is fast approaching.

Since the first session I've been practicing these:

Order for Level 1 Mat Pilates(Classical)


In the second session we are covering the Reformer: 

Source


                   the Chair: 
wunda chair
Source


      and the Barrel:



Stott Pilates ST-01010 Ladder Barrel
source


All three are apparatus used in classical Pilates training.

The training has been challenging so far. There's is a lot to remember and I've had to work on improving my personal practice quite a bit, but I know that will make me a better teacher in the end.

Thanks for reading. I hope you guys are having a great week. I'm off to practice my Teaser.






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Rescue Beauty Lounge Coral & Killa Red












I've been wearing Rescue Beauty Lounge Coral and Killa Red for the past two weeks. What can I say? They are both bright vibrant stunners. Coral is a hot color this season and I think that mani would look great laying out by the beach or pool. I got a lot of compliments on the Coral. 

 The Killa Red is such a classic seasonless red. I don't have a signature red, but if I did, this one would definitely be in the running.

I'm wearing two coats of each color with a top coat applied by my manicurist in the pics above. The application seemed easy. The drying time was normal.

We are a couple weeks from the official start of summer, and this year I'm envisioning simple white tanks and colorful scarves with bright lips, fingers and toes. I usually keep my feet pretty neutral but I'm busting out of my comfort zone this year. You only live once right:)



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Casual like the weekend


I met up with my mother on Saturday and had dinner at our favorite restaurant. After stuffing our faces thus so:




We used the comfy seating area outside the restaurant for my mother to work on her picture taking skills.

Scarf: H&M
Shirt: Target
Jeans: Lucky- seen here
Shoes: Tory Burch Julianne Foil

Ring: Swarovski Nirvana
Watch: Guess
Bracelet: Lucky

It was all fun and games and I think my mother was getting the hang of it, and doing a great job until we were interrupted by this guy:

Why do they always look so mean?

Which led to my hasty departure thus so:

Argghhh it's coming this way!?!


So, basically it was another fun filled afternoon, minus the almost attack by the feathered Cujo.

I hope you guys had a great weekend also. Thanks for reading :).


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