Cool moves for a hot bod
Did you know that my bikinis and bathing suits are burpee proof? Thanks to their perfect fit and quick-dry material, you can turn the pool and the beach into your gym!
When on holiday, I like to focus on my core – something about being in a bikini, right? – so I alternate swimming laps with doing core exercises in and out of the pool. One of my favorite moves is the ‘pool edge pull up’. To do it, grab onto the edge with both hands and lower yourself under water. Then pull yourself up as far as you can out of the water and repeat.
Another great killer-ab exercise is the double leg lift. Lean back on the pool’s edge and lower your legs straight down. Then, raise them up as high as you can, keeping your legs perfectly straight and together. For both exercises, 3 sets of 10 should do the trick. An added bonus: while working yourself into a sweat, the water keeps you cool!
Welcome to the garden of EARTHLY DELIGHTS
You may not think of Frida Kahlo as a typical gardener – can you imagine her in rubber boots? – but together with her beloved Diego she turned the garden of their ‘Casa Azul’ into a luscious paradise of locally sourced flora.
How to keep your heels and standards HIGH
Ruthie Davis is just like the amazing shoes she designs: daring, empowering and totally fabulous. After making Reebok hip again and completely revamping Uggs, she launched her own brand 10 years ago and quickly became the go-to designer for feminine feminists like Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. I met up with the American style maven in New York where we discovered we have a lot in common. Ruthie: “Fashion can be a tough game! I’m proud to still be standing… in my six-inch heels!”
« Unlock Your Potential » book launch in Amsterdam
The second workshop and launch of Marlies’ new book ‘Unlock your potential’ is a fact!
Selfmade STAR maker
She grew up in a town with 3 traffic lights; now Lisa Benson represents some of the top names in the industry like Chanel Iman, Chrissy Teigen and Kelly Rohrbach. I met up with the IMG model manager to talk about the art of persistence and the importance of dreaming big. “I always trust my instinct.”