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October In Review

After spending August and September happily running around Northern California on a wonderful Summer of adventures, I was thrilled to settle back in San Francisco come October.

I worked on some writing, did some photo shoots, attended some fun events…

Fashion & Beauty:

This month I fell in love with the luxurious separates from Les Lunes and ran around San Francisco in their gorgeous pieces.

Perfect for pairing with my existing workwear and my new Rag & Bone trench coat from The Real Real.

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{Les Lunes: Elegant Separates}


My favorite thing about being home? Aside from kitty cuddles, it’s getting back into the kitchen. This month was filled with delicious, healthy fare – From Vegan Buddha Bowls to fresh Tomato & Bean Salads to guilt-free Butternut Squash Mac n’ Cheese.

Want to see more of my kitchen experiments? Be sure to follow MCLV on Instagram!


I kept up with my goal to push myself physically this month by expanding my workouts.

Lifting and squats played a major part in getting my booty in shape this month, and I gave Barre class a go as well.

My favorite new workout though has got to be the Orange Theory bootcamp I tried in Walnut Creek!

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{Butternut Squash Mac n’ Cheese}


  1. Publish: A new plan has emerged in connection with my “personal” writing so stay tuned for more!
  2. Move: I upped my short-distance runs this month to three a week. My weekly schedule looks something like this right now: Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 3 mile midday run and yoga, Barre, or Pilates after work. Tuesday & Thursday – Lifting, rolling & stretching. Loving the new schedule!
  3. Grateful: I adore Fall and just walking outside has put a huge grin on my face all month. I love the weather, the pumpkins, the clothes, the upcoming holidays… #FallFever
  4. Habits: It can be daunting to start thinking about your New Years Resolutions for the year during the Fall/Winter. What have you accomplished? What goals did you miss? What I’m trying to do instead of beating myself up is to reframe my ambitions for the year – Why didn’t this happen? Did I not have time or did it just not seem important once I discovered something else? This helps me figure out what I really want!

Are YOU ready to get into holiday season?

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Links You’ll Love

Health & Fitness:

Sweet potatoes are a great addition to any healthy diet so you should definitely try out some of these nutritious recipes from Shape Magazine – 10 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes.

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OhSheGlow’s Fall Detox Salad is a must try – Filled with Brussels Sprouts, carrots, apple, celery, sunflower seeds, and raisins, it’s as nutritious as it is delicious {also check out this salad as part of the Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up}.

Eating well and living a healthy life doesn’t have to mean giving up all sweets and desserts, you just need to make healthier, smarter choices when you want to indulge – Try FitFluential’s Five Healthier Desserts which include amazing choices like Raspberry Chocolate Chips, Dark Chocolate Nut Butter Pretzels, Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits, Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes/Muffins, and Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries.

Do you want model-worthy skin? Refinery 29 has the goods – The Surprising Secret To Model-Worthy Skin.


Finding a great, healthy snack that you love and that’s easy to make is wonderful – One of my favorites recently is Choosing Raw’s Cinnamon Caramelized Cauliflower.


Interested in spicing up your daily makeup routine? It’s always fun to see what other beauty products are out there and the sort of routines that women go through on a daily basis, so let’s check out how blogger Trop Rouge has set up her makeup routine – Makeup Monday.

Top 9 at 9: A Model’s Must Haves with Lonneke Engel gives you all of model Lonneke Engel’s Fall 2012 picks – From workout gear to sweaters to what her favorite shoes are for Fall.

Ulyana Sergeenko’s dramatic, eye-catching clothes are the perfect pieces for this dreamy Moscow-based photo shoot in the most recent Carine Roitfeld Fashion Book issue – Moscow Walk.

Oxblood is everywhere for Fall 2012 and if you’re not sure whether it’s the trend for you, trying beauty products and nail polish are great choices – 3 Chic Ways To Do Burgundy Beauty.

The Fall 2012 Collection for J.Crew is pretty phenomenal – It’s filled with great outerwear, fun, printed pants, and killer accessories. And none of those accessories are better than the Lulu Frost’s Capsule Collection – Shop It Now: Lulu Frost For J.Crew Holiday.

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