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Travel Guide to Paris

2nd February 2018

Grace and I are complete opposites when it comes to working out while traveling. Grace always wakes up early and takes a group fitness class nearby or does Kayla Itsines’ BBG workout in her hotel/AirBnb. Me on the other hand, I wake up early and get breakfast. Usually when I’m traveling, it’s to a city that has great public transportation and walking is normal (if you’re from LA, you know it’s rare to see people walking around unless it’s in Downtown or near the beach). I always end up walking over 20,000 steps a day so I consider that my workout. I definitely don’t stress about getting in a workout and it’s low on my priority list.

Popsicle Stick Grace snuck into my luggage!

Being a fitness/health influencer, you probably thought this would be a workout or healthy guide to Paris. NOPE! You know we’re all about balance so when I’m in vacation mode, I’m all about enjoying good food with great company.

For the sake of this blog post, I did look into group fitness classes in Paris, but was limited on time and the language barrier was also an issue. My friend, Kayla and I also rented a small studio apartment on AirBnb and I don’t think she would have appreciated being woken up to me doing burpees at 7 am.

Activities

A popular spot with bloggers. Unfortunately it was closed so we only took photos.

These activities might not really be considered a workout in most people’s eyes, but it did require a lot of walking so I’m counting it as a semi-workout. And the majority of these activities were done in heeled boots and wedge booties so bonus points to me for getting in an extra calf workout!

1. Eiffel Tower

Definitely worth waking up early for! (Photo by: Lika Banshoya)

I always travel with non-bloggers and I hate dragging my friends around for the perfect Instagram photo. I decided the best solution would be shooting with a photographer and getting all my photos out of the way. The best spot for photos of the Eiffel Tower in the background is Tocadéro. This is where all the fashion bloggers take photos of themselves sitting on the stairs.

2. Louvre and Palais-Royal

WEE! Wearing: Goldsheep (Photo by: Lika Banshoya)

I didn’t visit the inside of the Louvre this trip because of time restrictions, but shot around the pyramids. There’s so many cute, hidden corners to take photos at. Palais-Royal is also a couple of minutes away and definitely worth taking photos at.

3. Montmartre, Top of the Hill

The things I do for an Instagram photo…

Sinking House.

After a really filling lunch, we walked up to Montmartre, to the top of the hill, in front of Sacré-Cœur Basilica. It was a bit of a climb, but we needed the fresh air after too much food and wine. This is one of the best spots to view Paris from above and definitely worth the climb.

4. Musée d’Orsay

The iconic clock at Musée d’Orsay.

Musée d’Orsay is one of the must visit museums when you’re in Paris. The Louvre is of course the most popular, but it’s HUGE and extremely easy to get lost in. If you’re limited on time, I definitely recommend Musée d’Orsay. You can check out a few exhibits and get a photo in front of this iconic clock.

5. Shopping

Yes, shopping counts as cardio.

Designer shopping is a must when you’re in Paris since the prices are lower than the U.S. and you also get a VAT refund. Also, take your time and really enjoy the shopping process. Browse, enjoy a glass or two… or bottle of champagne and make a day out of it. I always make the mistake of leaving my shopping to the last day so I’m rushing and sprinting to the next store.

Restaurants

Behind the scenes of an Instagram photo.

This is not a food blog so I won’t go into elaborate details about restaurants or dishes I ate. Besides the 4 am drunchies (drunk munchies), every meal I had in Paris this trip was amazing.

1. L’Avant Comptoir du Marche

There are multiple locations of L’Avant Comptoir du Marche. We went to the new, bigger location, but it’s still really small. It’s standing only and you’ll be really squished, but it’s definitely worth it. The most memorable part about this meal was the FRENCH BUTTER. There’s a huge, communal slab of butter and trust me, YOU HAVE TO EAT IT. The butter is life changing and so worth the cheat!

2. Le Sot L’y Laisse

Lunch at Le Sot L’y Laisse. Everything was fresh and delicious!

This is a restaurant mostly locals know about. It’s classic French cuisine by a Japanese chef. We went for lunch and loved how fresh and light all the dishes were. It was a nice change from some of the heavier meals we had on the trip.

3. David Toutain

There’s something nice about having a decadent meal for lunch. I prefer nice, long lunches over fancy dinners. David Toutain was the most expensive meal we had on the trip, but enjoying at least one Michelin rated restaurant is a must while in Paris.

4. Comptoir de la Gastronomie

Definitely not exaggerating when I said the profiterole was the size of our heads!

If you love foie gras, this restaurant is a must! It was my first meal in Paris during this trip and last trip in 2015. Everything is rich and on the heavier side so don’t over order. We also ordered a profiterole for dessert without realizing it would be the size of our heads.

5. Holybelly

While my friend had a meeting, I went and got myself croissants and madeleines at Blé Sucré (so good and definitely worth the trip!) and took myself to brunch at Holybelly. It’s a typical American brunch spot and the food is delicious and service is super friendly. There’s something nice about enjoying a solo meal when traveling with friends. It’s nice to unwind and have a quiet hour or two to myself.

I have an obsession with carousels and Paris has so many pretty ones.

Have you guys been to Paris before? If so, tell me your favorite spots!

– Joanna

Bulletproof…ish Matcha

14th January 2018

Quitting Coffee

I’ve had coffee everyday since sophomore year of high school. Often, it would be 2-3 cups per day. I loved the smell and the taste, but I was also obviously very addicted. I would get intense headaches when I didn’t have enough coffee. But it never bothered me too much to make a change.

When I discovered matcha, I absolutely loved it, but I never thought it would replace coffee for me. But when I was doing Clean Program last June, it said “no coffee.” Clearly, that wasn’t going to happen for me, so I compromised and had 1 cup of coffee in the AM and 1 cup of matcha in the PM. This was HUGE for me.

Then one morning, randomly, I woke up, and I just couldn’t even stomach the thought of having anymore coffee. After 10 years of having a coffee daily, I just couldn’t do it anymore! Since then I’ve switched completely over to just matcha (or tea, when there’s no matcha available).

Bulletproof Coffee, Then

I remember back in 2015, bulletproof coffee or butter coffee was becoming super popular. I was working full-time, working out, and studying for my LSATs at the same time, which meant my days ran from about 6:30 am to 10 pm regularly. I was really into anything that would help me concentrate and stay focused and alert.

Bulletproof Coffee. Photocredit: IG @bulletproof & @primal_gourmet

Bulletproof coffee has grass-fed butter or ghee in it, along with brain octane oil. The fat in the butter slows the absorption of the caffeine, so you don’t have jitters or a crash. Instead, you have a much steadier amount of energy for a long time. (Source).

I would buy bulletproof coffee regularly, and I LOVED it. Way better than nootropics, which I thought never worked too well for me. But when I tried making it by myself at home, IT WAS SO DISGUSTING. I literally gagged and had to throw out the whole cup. I guess my proportions were completely off.

Bulletproof Matcha, Now

Currently, I’m a JD/MBA student, and I’ve been taking my MBA courses at night. Unfortunately, I am not a night owl. I struggle to pay attention in class sometimes because it’s so late. This semester my courses are very quantitative heavy, and my Wednesday classes are from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm…

So, I decided I would try bulletproof again. But I needed to make it for matcha, not for coffee.

After extensive Googling (aka a quick search and hitting the first 5 or so links that popped up lol), I found some recipes were using coconut butter instead of grass-fed butter or ghee. So, thinking because I love coconut, I should try that, here’s what I came up with:

  • 12 oz water
  • 1 serving Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides (because who doesn’t love strong nails and hair)
  • 1.5 tsp of ceremonial matcha (I used Aiya Matcha)
  • 1/2 tsp coconut butter
  • 1 tbsp Bulletproof Brain octane (MCT oil)

I chose to use water, not unsweetened nut milk, because I normally drink my matcha just mixed with water. I don’t like matcha lattes or my matcha sweetened at all.

Guys… this was so… D I S G U S T I N G !!! 

I had even video-ed the whole process, so I could upload it onto Instagram stories. But after tasting it, I couldn’t fake that I liked it, so I didn’t want to lie and say I did. It tasted so creamy, but coconut-y and left a horrible feeling and taste in my mouth. So i just threw it out…

However, DISCLAIMER: I HATE LATTES. So, if you do like lattes, I would recommend the following recipe, and to use ghee or grass-fed butter instead of coconut butter, unless you’re strictly dairy-free.

Bulletproof Matcha recipe from Rachael’s Good Eats

Rachel’s Good Eats

  • 2 cups water or unsweetened nut milk
  • 1 serving Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides (optional)
  • 1-2 tsp high-quality matcha green tea powder (I like Chalait)
  • 1/2 tsp Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp Bulletproof Brain octane (MCT oil)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp cacao butter

Any way, after tossing my original drink, I finally figured out what I like… So if you hate lattes / creaminess and hate your matcha sweetened…  This might work for you:

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz water
  • 1 serving Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides (because who doesn’t love strong nails and hair)
  • 1.5 tsp of ceremonial matcha (I used Aiya Matcha)
  • 1/2 tbsp Bulletproof Brain octane (MCT oil)

Instructions:

  1. Take a blender and put in matcha, Brain octane, collagen, and close to boiling water.
  2. Blend. Ta-da! That’s it.
  3. If I want it cold and iced, I just shake it all up in a cocktail shaker or blender bottle with ice (and cold water, not hot water).

Yes, I know this isn’t completely “bulletproof,” but this is what I like.

Testing out Bulletproof matcha recipes.

Do I feel the difference with the Brain Octane yet? No, I’ve taken it like 2x. But I plan on drinking this daily, and I will report back to you.

Are you a coffee or matcha drinker? Have you tried Bulletproof drinks or the diet? Let me know in the comments!

-Grace

Semi-Permanent Makeup: Eyeliner

8th January 2018

We rarely wear makeup because we’re lazy. If we could have our full face tattooed with semi-permanent makeup, we’d probably do it. Think of all the time you could save not having to carefully apply your makeup everyday! We could spend all that extra time sleeping, eating, or working out!

Julie Jung Studio located in Beverly Hills

We both have our eyebrows tattooed (not microbladed), and we recently decided to get our eyeliner tattooed from So Young at Julie Jung Studio located in Beverly Hills.

The Process

If you have lash extensions, you’ll have to get them removed and wait until your lids are fully healed before getting them done again. Also, don’t wear eye makeup or have any lotion or sunscreen on your eyes when coming in for the tattoo.

Excluding the initial numbing cream application, the whole process only takes about 15-20 minutes. Numbing cream is applied for 20 minutes; So Young tattoos a line on each eye; numbing cream is re-applied; and the process is repeated 2 more times.

Numbing process

Eyeliner tattoo by So Young

Eyeliner tattoo by So Young

We both went in thinking it would be painful since the eye is such a sensitive spot. But surprisingly, we both thought the process was painless and felt ticklish during the process. On a scale of 1 to 10, the pain level would be a 2 (Joanna thought it was a 0 to 1, but she has a high pain tolerance). The only part that felt weird was when So Young was wiping the ink off in between the steps. Also, opening our eyes at the end felt a little heavy and they were a bit sensitive and took a couple of minutes to get adjusted to the light.

After Care

The after care for eyeliner tattoo is very easy. There is no need to apply an ointment and there’s little to no swelling.

  1. Don’t drink alcohol. Actually, you’re allowed to drink but you should really let your body heal. It’s such a small part you’re getting tattooed it’s not a big deal but any time Joanna gets tattooed, she doesn’t drink for at least 5 days.
  2. No eye makeup for 3 days.
  3. Don’t get too sweaty. Especially no SoulCycle or hot yoga.

Touch up can be done as early as  4-6 weeks later and is complimentary.

Joanna’s eyeliner tattoo immediately after the 1st session

Grace’s eyeliner tattoo after the 1st session

Price: $400 excluding tip. Touch up is included in the price.

Have you gotten any semi-permanent makeup? If so, what have you done, and what did you think of it? Let us know!

2018 New Year’s Goals, Not Resolutions

2nd January 2018

Normally we don’t like to set New Year’s resolutions because a lot of times they’re too much of a reach and very difficult to keep up past the first couple months (or in Joanna’s case, weeks) of the year.

But we’re hoping by calling them goals instead of resolutions (and hopefully choosing attainable ones!) and by publishing them on our blog, we’ll be held accountable to reaching them.

Here are our 2018 goals for both our brand and ourselves.

Exercise with Extra Fries

In 2017, we launched our YouTube channel and expanded more into lifestyle. While we really loved filming videos and had so much fun creating different content, we were having trouble editing and releasing our YouTube videos on time. Our brand is only a little over a year old and we realized recently we had spread ourselves too thin.

In 2018, we plan on scaling back and getting back to our roots. We want to refocus our brand and post about fitness and how we lead a balanced healthy (ish) life. Instead of having an Instagram, blog, and YouTube, we want to focus our time on our Instagram and blog. Our YouTube will be on a hiatus for now.

We’ll be moving away from lifestyle and focusing more on fitness.

This year, we will continue to Instagram since it’s the best way we can create and deliver our content to you. We will also try to blog 3-4 times per month (crossing our fingers we actually stick to this!). We hope this goal will help us bring better content to you and allow us to interact with you all much more frequently.

Is there anything you want us to post about? If so, let us know in the comments or feel free contact us!

Joanna

I’m perfect so I have no changes to make.

Just kidding!

Fitness

Lately, I haven’t been recovering from my workouts as quickly and if I do too many high intensity workouts, my hips will be in pain. It’s been extremely frustrating since I feel like I haven’t been making any progress with my workouts. I know the main reason for my hip issue is because I NEVER stretch or foam roll. I’ll be forcing myself to add yoga and foam rolling to my routine, because at the rate that I’m going, I’ll probably get injured.

More yoga and foam rolling in 2018!

I’m not the biggest fan of yoga, because it requires too much thinking. I love loud music and tuning everything out during my workouts. Workouts like yoga, boxing, and dance classes require me to be mentally present so I don’t mess up on the routine.

The only yoga pose Joanna knows how to do.

From January to March, we’ll be partnering up with CorePower Yoga. CorePower recently opened up a studio at USC Village and we’re really excited to change up our workout routine. If anyone wants to take a yoga class together, message us!

Personal

GET ORGANIZED.

Someone please organize Joanna’s life.

I’m a hot mess and I’ve come to accept that my closet will never be perfectly organized and my purse will always be filled with receipts (and sometimes even my spin shoes.. gross!). But the one change I do want to make in 2018 is to get my planner and to do list organized.

I added so many things to my plate in 2017 that things have become unmanageable. 2018 is going to be even busier so I need a system that works for me.

Grace

Fitness

One of my fitness goals in 2018 is to be able to do 1 pull-up. I’ve never been able to do a pull-up. It’s always been something that’s been so hard for me. Even when I did Crossfit, I always had to use the thickest pull-up band, and even then sometimes that would be too difficult. I know this goal is probably too much of a reach, but I really really want that pull-up.

Since we train twice a week with our trainer Matt Conrad, I want to work on strengthening my back once a week. Hopefully I can do more than 70 lbs for my lat pull-downs soon!!

Grace will be working on her tricep push-ups and pull-ups.

My other goal is to improve my push-up. For the longest time, I didn’t realize how pathetic my push-ups were and how horrible my form was (see this post for example). I think I was able to do one real push-up back in May 2017, right before I sprained my wrist. Thankfully now that it’s healed, I’ve been working with our trainer Matt on my push-ups. While they’ve gotten a lot better, I really want to continue working on them, so I can work up to doing a full tricep push-up on my toes!

How many perfect push-ups and pull-ups can Grace do at the end of 2018?

Personal

Watch less Netflix… oops *covers eyes*. I really like to binge watch shows and usually have my iPad on even when studying because I like the noise. I also fall asleep to Netflix a lot. I know that’s really bad since it disrupts my sleep. It’s been something I’ve been wanting to work on, so hopefully I can slowly start to this year.

 

What are your New Year’s goals? Do you have any advice on how we can achieve ours? Let us know!

A Peak Into Our Daily Lives

30th November 2017

While we haven’t talked about our lives outside of Exercise with Extra Fries much, we both have incredibly busy schedules, juggling our blog and school / work. To manage stress and to make the most of our times, we love to use essential oils from Saje Wellness.

Here’s how we both use them and fit them into our daily lives.

Joanna:

Monday-Friday, I wake up at 6:40 am and the first thing I do is post our Instagram photo and I spend about 30 minutes liking and commenting on other people’s accounts. After, I usually rush to my morning workout with a pre-workout in my hand.

After my workout and post-workout smoothie, my day always varies. Besides running Exercise with Extra Fries with Grace, I have my own short term rental business and I work with a restaurant in Downtown LA handling their social media and marketing. Sometimes I rush to a meeting (without showering.. gross!) or I have work related errands to run.

Great reminder to BREATHE while driving.

This means I’m in my car 24/7 and always dealing with LA traffic. When I’m in my car, I like to diffuse Liquid Sunshine in the Saje Car Scenter Diffuser to keep my road rage in check. I tend to be a bit of an aggressive driver so diffusing an uplifting essential oil blend is a must or things can get ugly.

Time for bed!

Since I work from home and also have my own business, I don’t have set work hours and sometimes work really odd hours. When it’s time for bed, I have an extremely difficult time unplugging and unwinding. 30 minutes before bed, I diffuse about 8-10 drops of Tranquility in my Saje Wellness Aromatime Diffuser to help me relax and fall asleep.

Grace:

I am currently a 2nd year JD/MBA student (I have 2 more years of school after this one!), so I am currently taking my first-year MBA courses while still having to balance any law school activities I have. My law school and my business school are also on two separate campuses on different ends of the city.

Love waking up to the smell of Saje’s Energy blend.

Typically, my day starts around 6:30 am. I love to use my Saje Wellness Aromatime Diffuser to wake up with Energy. I feel that it helps me get started on my day.

After texting back and forth with Joanna and catching up on our Instagram and our emails, I check my to-do list and my bullet journal. (Side note: Does anyone want a blog post on how I do my bullet journal?) Then I head to a morning workout.

Afterwards, my days are always different. Because I need to stay on top of my MBA schoolwork, Exercise with Extra Fries duties, law school activities, and personal life, I usually carry everything with me on a regular basis. You should see how many bags I normally carry!

For me, anywhere can become a workspace. Even though I have a great little set-up in my apartment with a standing desk, very often, I need to study at Joanna’s office in between shooting content, at a coffee shop in between appointments, or at the library before class. My absolute favorite essential oil blend is Peppermint Halo. I love to apply it to my hairline in a halo, adding it to my temples if I have a headache or anywhere I feel any soreness or pain. It’s so cooling and soothing. It also really helps me focus better.

Addicted to Saje’s Peppermint Halo.

I also love that I can easily carry around a mini diffuser I can plug into my laptop via USB. I diffuse either Liquid Sunshine to keep me happy or more Peppermint Halo.

 

November Favorites

22nd November 2017

This blog post is in partnership with Crest 3D White, but all opinions are our own.

We can’t believe it’s almost the end of the year and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I swear we say this every year, but this year has flown by. We’re slowly shifting into hibernation mode and the one thing that’s always on our minds right now is what we’re going to eat for Thanksgiving dinner.

One of our goals this year was to blog regularly, but balancing all our social media channels and life has been a bit difficult. So in an effort to force ourselves to blog more, we’re starting a new series and every month, we’re going to introduce three things we’re currently obsessed with. Tell us some of your current favorite things!

  1. Crest® 3D White™ Whitening Therapy Enamel Care Toothpaste
    We’ve both been using the new Crest® 3D White™ Whitening Therapy toothpastes for about a week now, and we love it. Being frequent coffee and wine drinkers, we always need to use a whitening toothpaste. But we love this one because it does more than just whiten, it also repairs weakened enamel. Grace has been using the Sensitivity Care one because she has sensitive teeth and most whitening products hurt her teeth. However, this one doesn’t hurt at all. Click here to purchase yours!

Crest® 3D White™ Whitening Therapy Toothpaste

  1. YumEarth
    Grace recently discovered YumEarth gummy bears and candies at Whole Foods and we’ve both been hooked ever since. Grace has a major sweet tooth and is obsessed with gummy bears so she was excited to find a product with no artificial flavors that still tasted good.

    Our favorite gummy bears and candies

  2. Kaged Muscle BCAA and Cellucor C4 Ripped
    Our friend Amanda aka MeowMeix recommended Kaged Muscle BCAA before a workout to help reduce muscle soreness and recover faster after workouts. We workout almost everyday and since taking BCAA everyday, we haven’t been as sore. The unflavored one doesn’t taste great so we mix a scoop of it into our Cellucor C4 Ripped and chug it 20 minutes before our workout.

    A scoop of BCAA and pre-workout is a must before every workout.

  3. Bonus: TEQUILA!
    Joanna will always be a vodka girl, but she recently fell in love with good añejo tequilas in Mexico. Her favorite tequila right now is Heradura Añejo since it goes down smoothly without needing to be chilled.

    Guac and a side of tequila.

Hangover Prevention

5th October 2017

What a typical hangover meal diary looks like for me.

If you know me, you know I love drinking. After one too many shots of Grey Goose chilled, I’m guaranteed to wake up with a hangover. But when you’re in your 30s, hangovers are 10x more painful and last a minimum of 2 days. No one has time for that! I’ve pretty much tried every hangover prevention and remedies known and I’m counting down my top 3 favorites. And no, Pedialyte is not on this list. That’s amateur shit!

FYI, these hangover preventions won’t work if you mix every alcohol at the bar. And please remember to drink responsibly! I’m not responsible for drunk texts to exes or other decisions you make while intoxicated.

3. LyteShow
$15.78 on Amazon
LyteShow is a concentrated drink that’s packed with electrolytes. You mix a bit of the concentrated drink with water and it’ll keep you hydrated. It has a bit of a salty taste, but suck it up and chug it. When I’m too lazy to drink a large glass of water with it, I’ll take a shot of LyteShow and chase it with a little bit of water. It’s mainly intended for athletes or people that are dehydrated, but I use it to prevent hangovers. Drinking counts as a sport, right? I’ll drink some before drinking and right before I go to sleep. You can never be too hydrated!

2. Condition
Hard to find in Los Angeles, but about $6/bottle if you’re lucky enough to find it in a Korean grocery store.
I was introduced to Condition a few years ago in South Korea. Koreans are the world’s biggest consumers of hard liquor and drink more than Brits, Russians, and Americans combined. So naturally, companies in Korea came up with anti-hangover drinks. Every convenience store you walk into, you’ll find rows of hangover prevention drinks. After trying almost every one of them, my favorite is Condition. Up until recently, I found out I was drinking Condition incorrectly. I always took it before I started drinking, but the proper way is to drink it before bed. I went on a 10-day Asia trip earlier this year with friends and we drank heavily every night, but none of us had hangovers thanks to Condition.

My favorite anti-hangover drink from South Korea.

Left to right.
1. Condition
2. Morning Care
3. Dawn 808
Other popular anti-hangover drinks.

1. DHM Depot Dihydromyricetin
$19.95 on Amazon
I can’t take the credit for finding this. My friend Joann found that the main ingredient in Condition is Dihydromyricetin and found it on Amazon. These pills are so effective, I recently went on a crazy 36-hour Vegas trip, which involved club, nap, day club, nap, and club and I wasn’t hungover at all. Just take 1 before drinking, and 2 before bed and you’ll wake up with no hangover. It’s just as effective as Condition, easier to find, and much cheaper.

 

Tell me if any of these hangover preventions worked for you!

– Joanna

August Nail Art

19th August 2017

Because we work out so much (and because we’re both klutzy), we love to get gel nails since they don’t chip so easily and last 3-4 weeks!

We both go to Marie Nails every month and love to get something fun done on our nails. There are multiple locations of Marie Nails, but we go to the one in Koreatown. We usually make our appointments about a month in advance.

We get inspiration for our nail art from Pinterest and different nail artists on Instagram. Some of our favorites are Nina Nailed It, Get Buffed Nails, and Rice Kitty Nails.

For August, we chose something bright, fun, and summer-y for our pool party.

Joanna’s nails. Pineapple and watermelon nails!

Grace’s nails. Perfect pool party nails.

Do you like getting nail art done? Let us know!

Park Beach Club with Truly Sparkling

28th July 2017

It’s almost August. You know what that means… Park Beach Club! Every year we throw a huge pool party and invite all our friends. As soon as the weather gets warm, we start planning the party. It’s a day filled with floaties, tacos, and delicious drinks. We have some exciting things planned for this year’s party, so be on the lookout for our video recapping the event toward the end of August!

Here are some of our absolute essentials for Park Beach Club:

Park Beach Club essentials.

  1. Unicorn floatie
  2. Pineapple reusable plastic cup
  3. Burger beach towel
  4. Pineapple and flamingo straws
  5. Flamingo floatie drink holder
  6. Truly Spiked & Sparkling
  7. Panda speaker
  8. Watermelon cooler bag

This year we’re excited to add Truly Spiked & Sparkling, a spiked sparkling water which is just 100 calories and 1 gram of sugar! We plan on consuming a lot of tacos, so we love that Truly Spiked & Sparkling is a great light and refreshing alternative to beer and cocktails.

Truly Spiked & Sparkling.

Ready for Park Beach Club!

We’re still planning out the menu for the party. Below are some dishes we found on Pinterest. Tell us what you think we should serve!

Lots of colorful healthy fruits. (IG: @the_sunkissed_kitchen).

Strawberry mango popsicles are a perfect way to cool down. (Recipe from: Half Baked Harvest).

Park Sisters Scream for Ice Cream at Museum of Ice Cream

9th June 2017

To be perfectly honest, we came here just for the photos. After seeing this on everyone’s Instagram and Snapchat, we knew this would be the new “basic b*tch” spot to go to.  Also Joanna just really wanted to be a 5-year-old and jump into the germ-filled sprinkle pool (Grace’s words). But we really did have a great time running around and touching everything, when we weren’t supposed to, in the museum.

Unfortunately because of all the people who came in before, 2 of the installations are now roped off so people won’t touch or climb on them! (Way to ruin it for us, guys…) But that didn’t stop Joanna from grabbing the popsicles. (We are in no way condoning touching and ruining art. Joanna is just a rule breaker. Please don’t follow suit. Bad Joanna!!! -Grace)

Surprisingly the sprinkle pool room was pretty fun. Joanna was the first to jump in even before all the kids got in. Whereas, Grace stood awkwardly off to the side until Joanna forced her in at the end for some photos.

If you do go, the sprinkle pool room is timed. You get a few minutes in there with your group. So plan your photos out since those minutes go by really fast!

Our favorite ice cream was the Salt & Straw salted caramel. Our least favorite was the charcoal cookie dough…although that was probably because we thought it was ice cream, not cookie dough and didn’t understand why it wasn’t cold. Our bad haha.

If you have the opportunity to go while the Museum of Ice Cream is still in LA, come prepared to snack and take LOTS of photos. We were so impressed by the girls who came in the cutest outfits with each room pre-planned so their Instagram boyfriend could get the perfect shot.

Let us know if you’ve been and what your favorite room was!