At Home Beauty: Rose Water Face Mist

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Rose water has been used in skincare products forever. The anti-inflammatory properties, and ability to balance the pH of the skin make it the golden remedy to an abundance of skin issues. Here is one of the easiest and most natural at home recipes that will do some good to your skin. 

Directions:

Add one part rose petals to two parts boiling water. Let steep for 10 minutes, and then drain the petals from the water. Place into a spray bottle and lightly mist over your face throughout the day as desired. 

Top Ten: Midtown Miami

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This past weekend my dear friend Saundra came to Miami to visit me. I decided to show her around the Design District during Wynwood Art Walk because it is one of my favorite areas in Miami. In honor of her visit, here is a list of my ten favorite things in Midtown:

1. The white-chocolate chip orange cookies at Panther 

2. The gluten-free burrata pizza at Spris

3. A stroll at the Wynwood Walls

4. Homemade Cavatelli at Salumeria 

5. Robata cooked brussel sprouts at Sugarcane

6. The shops on NW 2nd Avenue in Wynwood for cool finds

7. Vegan cupcakes at Bunnie Cakes 

8. Strawberry and nutella crepes at Angelina’s

9. Plant The Future and Sprout for succulents 

10. Outdoor lunch at Mandolin

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Healthy Bites: Vegan Plum Crumble

This vegan crumble boasts a total of four ingredients and can be made with any fruit you like. More importantly, it can be served as a dessert, breakfast dish, or snack; perfect for all of your hostess needs.  

Ingredients:

-4 ripe plums (you can use another type of fruit if you prefer)

-8 tbsp. of vegan granola (any brand) 

-4 tsp. of coconut oil 

-4 tsp. of honey 

Directions:

-cut up the plums into bite size slices

-place them in four individual ramekin dishes or one big one depending on what you like 

-plop a tsp. of honey and coconut oil onto each ramekin and top cover them with aluminum foil

-bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes

-remove from the oven and top with 2 tbsp. of granola per ramekin 

-bake for another 5 minutes or until granola is golden brown. Serve! 

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An Elephant For An Elephant

                                       

An elephant pendant for an elephant’s care in Africa—a beautiful way to help foster endangered elephants. 100% of the purchase of this two-tone elephant pendant with silver overlay and 18K gold vermeil goes directly to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. This trust aids in the protection and preservation of endangered elephants and rhinos in Africa. Helping orphaned elephants one necklace at a time! 

Visit http://www.kathykamei.com/product.php?id=197 to learn more, xx

      

My Yoga Teacher Training Experience

As mentioned a few weeks ago, I underwent an intensive 200-hour yoga teacher training which I recently graduated from. I went into the training with the intention to deepen my practice, but ended up experiencing an inward journey where I learned more about myself and the world around me. 

This training went beyond how to teach yoga. I learned skills on how to be my greatest self, constantly grow, build authentic relationships, and most importantly—inspire others. My hope is to take these learnings and spread them.

This was the most incredible experience I have ever been a part of, and I recommend it to everyone whether you are looking to teach yoga or not. 

Visit www.bvyoga.com for more information on upcoming teacher trainings at the amazing studio I trained at, Bala Vinyasa. There is no other place I would have rather been at. The community I am now a part of at Bala Vinyasa is my greatest prize from the entire training.