Be Glamorous on the Beach with the help of Kate Rozz:

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Much like the first week or two of the New Year, the days following the initial weather change from cold to warm spark a fitness-inspired uproar around the city. Suddenly every gym and yoga studio in sight is filled with men and women attempting to work off the weight they put on this winter from binge watching their favorite Netflix series while cuddled up on the couch with a jar of Nutella and a spoon in hand. Although it’s quite doubtful they’ll see results in time, who can blame them? The clock is ticking and tis the season to strut your stuff in a fashionable, yet next to nothing, teeny bikini.

As a health educator and lover of fitness, I try to maintain my healthy lifestyle year round to avoid the wretched crash dieting panic we witness every year. I certainly hope you stuck to your green juice regimen this winter, as I did, so you don’t have to submit yourself to an unhealthy and indefinite cleanse. But whether or not you’re currently sporting rock hard abs, I will give you one piece of advice to find your motivation: shop!

There are lots of ways to motivate yourself to get back into shape, but I’ve found the best way for me is to pick out the perfect little two piece and envision myself looking absolutely amazing of course, as I prance around the beach in my brand new couture. Believe me, once you find the suit, the inspiration will find you. Now you’re only trouble is finding that suit!

Well if you aren’t already familiar with the fashion forward swimwear designer Kate Rozz, it’s only a matter of time before you become her new number one fan. Ms. Rozz made a splash onto the fashion scene this season with her handmade, printed two-piece bikini brand. And it’s about as perfect as a swimwear line can be. By combining her own personal style, charisma and sex appeal, Kate was able to create thoughtful and detailed designs that are figure flattering, stylish and comfortable – not to mention her creative, high-tech fabric structure. Inspired by Brazilian culture, beauty and Samba, Kate designed beautiful pieces that will make you stand out and feel like the center of attention on any beach.

The 2015 Kate Rozz swimwear collection comes in a variety of Brazilian signature landscape prints and divine fabrics that give off a sense of modern sophistication. And with it’s seamless design, each suit looks super sleek on the body. Personally, I find the line to be versatile, comfortable and very stylish. And with pieces ranging from $120 to $150, you can find your perfect suit without maxing out your credit card.

I have to hand it to her, Kate Rozz really is accomplishing her goal of bringing glamour back to the beaches! After finishing my 31 day Soul Cycle and Physique 57 Challenge, I couldn’t wait to celebrate by walking the white sandy beaches of Palm Beach to show off some skin in my new favorite Kate Rozz suit. And boy, did the heads turn…

Shop Kate Rozz swimwear here

P.S. As always i would like to hear from you about your bikini season preparation. Share your comments, tips and suggestions with the rest of us.

KASIA

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New York healthy best restaurants with ambience

Dine Al Fresco

When the sun comes out in New York City, life suddenly returns to the streets. What once felt like a deserted city is now a never-ending block party. And the urge to join the masses on the nearest rooftop, patio or garden terrace for a meal amidst the sunset after work is completely irresistible. When the temperature hits the mid 60s, you can find me dining at one of my favorite local eateries as I scout the latest trends in fashion, while enjoying a delicious meal street side of course!

But what happens when your local go-to becomes mundane? Unlike in love, monogamy in the culinary world, and specifically in New York City, is unnatural. With options from just about every culture you can possibly imagine and with some of the most creative chefs out there, the time to step outside your food comfort zone is now. But if you find yourself feeling just as lost amongst the Yelp reviews as you do when trying to pick out the perfect outfit from a wardrobe filled with couture, then save yourself some time and energy and take my advice. Here are a few great options to satisfy your desire for impeccable cuisine and some quality sun-time.

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Dirt Candy. Dirtcandynyc.com
If it’s originality you seek, than look no further! A popular little place in downtown Manhattan, Dirt Candy is truly one of a kind. For someone like myself with a more classical taste, a place that offers Vegan tacos, and Chocolate Onion Ice Cream on their menu is not usually my cup of tea. But who could pass up the chance to try such a strange combination? Do yourself a favor, give it a try! Chef Amanda Cohen is sure to impress.

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Navy. Navynyc.com
I’ve covered a lot of territory in the NY restaurant realm but I still constantly find myself stumbling upon hidden gems. This unique little neighborhood joint is anything but boring, from its aesthetics to its daily menu change, it will keep you coming back for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And on a warm afternoon when the windows open onto the street, Navy is the perfect place to admire all of the fashionistas of Soho while enjoying some avocado toast.

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Narcissa. Narcissarestaurant.com
Next on my list is one of the best outdoor dining options in all of New York. With a private garden complete with lounge chairs, umbrellas and beautiful greenery, Narcissa provides a wondrous dining experience amongst a blooming garden that is sure to bring you joy. But lets be clear, the food is just as amazing as the garden! The Manchurian Cauliflower with Jasmine Rice in a Ginger Sweet & Sour Sauce is to die for and that is not an exaggeration.

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The Musket Room. Musketroom.com
With ingredients taken from its very own backyard garden, which include edible flowers, the Musket Room brings a fresh, New Zealand-inspired cuisine to Nolita. Not only will your dinner awaken your taste buds through a unique mix of flavors, but your eyes are sure to be pleased as well. The Musket Room turns plate presentation into pure art. Take a tour today!

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Dudley’s. Dudleysnyc.com
Brunch is one of my favorite pastimes and in New York City you are never short on options, but Dudley’s is by far one of the best summer brunch spots out there. Seriously, oh my color! Get your daily dose of fruits and veggies with a bright brunch plate that will leave your feeling magical. And the banana pancakes … lets just say you won’t be disappointed.

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So, what are you waiting for? Bon Appetit!

P.S. As always I would love to hear fro you about your favorite eating out spots. Share your  experience, suggestions, and favorite menus in NYC. We can’t wait to discover new delicious gems. 

KASIA

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