Hello and welcome to Monday!

How was your weekend? Mine was quite fantastic actually. It was filled with lots and lots of delicious food, which I’ll discuss more in depth later in the week. But long story short, it started with some Mediterranean fare, continued with some hot pots in Chinatown and ended with a scrumptious Father’s Day dinner with my dad at one of our favorite restaurants in Boston.

Fitness-wise, I went for a 3 mile run (woohoo!) on Friday evening and I have to say this was the best run I’ve had in a very long  while. It also felt great just to be outside with the sun shining because last week was miserably rainy. Do you get tired and moody under such weather conditions? I do. Luckily the sun decided to stay out for the rest of the weekend and I appreciated it even more than I usually would.

Anyways as I was running on Friday, I was listening to Pandora’s “today’s hits” station and I was loving every song.  Thus, this week’s mixtape theme is just music I’m loving at the moment.  And there are two bonus tracks at the end by Lorde and Jessie Ware that my sister recommended, which are quickly becoming my two absolute favorite songs of the summer.

Spotify: Summer ’13 Mixtape

  1. blurred lines – robin thicke, t.i., pharrell
  2. cruise – florida georgia line
  3. radioactive – imagine dragons
  4. come & get it – selena gomez
  5. my songs know what you did in the dark (light em up) – fall out boy
  6. feel this moment – christina aguilera, pitbull
  7. love somebody – maroon 5
  8. people like us – kelly clarkson
  9. can’t hold us – macklemore, ray lewis
  10. clarity – zedd, foxes
  11. royals – lorde
  12. wildest moments – jessie ware

Hope your week is off to a great start! Go Bruins!

bruins jersey public garden statue1

How was your weekend?

Does weather affect your mood?

Are there any songs you’re particularly loving lately?


Happy Monday!

How was your weekend? Mine was good, thank you. I saw the movie, Mud, which I loved and highly recommend.

Exercise-wise, Eric and I walked alllll over Boston on Saturday. I’m not even sure how or why but we must have racked up a good 10 miles by the end of the day. On Sunday I went to Bar Method which felt great after a 3 day hiatus and then I watched the French Open.

Any Nadal fans in the audience? Did you see that crazy protester run onto the court with the lit flare that looked like he borrowed a stick of TNT from Wile E Coyote’s collection of ACME products?

It was nuts. I was expecting an anvil to drop from the sky next.

Anyways, the match went on and Nadal pulled through for the win, which makes him the first guy in history to win 8 French Open titles.

Allez Nadal!

Anyways, the inspiration for today’s mixtape has nothing to do with all of that. The inspiration for today’s mixtape came from the following train of thought:

(Friday afternoon)

Inside Charlotte’s head: ‘Who sings that song ‘here I go again’ again? Ah yes, Whitesnake! Thanks Google. You know what song I haven’t heard in a while- Feel Good Inc by the Gorillaz. That was a good song… Oh that’s funny they both use animals in their names, if I had a band I would do that too. Like, Charlotte and the Sharks with Freaking Laser Beams Attached to Their Heads (that would be one of those electronic music bands that also do light shows) or Charlotte and the Sheepdogs (that would be an 80s hair band cover band.) Anyways, I’m hungry, what time is it? What meal am I on?’

(2 days later)

Charlotte aloud to nobody: “Animal band mixtape theme! Bam!”

Spotify: You’re an Animal Mixtape

  1. feel good inc- gorillaz
  2. rock of ages – def leppard
  3. next episode – snoop dogg, dre dre
  4. hurts so good -john cougar mellencamp
  5. here i go again – whitesnake
  6. beep -pussy cat dolls
  7. i’m a believer – the monkees
  8. you make me feel – cobra starship
  9. goody two shoes – adam ant
  10. the tide is high – atomic kitten
The inspiration behind this whole mixtape

The inspiration behind this whole mixtape

Did I miss any good animal bands?

What did you do this weekend?

Did you watch any the French Open?

If you had a band, what would you name it?



Happy Monday you guys! How was your weekend?

So much happened over the last couple days. I’m going to tell you about all of it throughout the week, but here’s a sneak preview:

1. I saw my first Quidditch match

2.I got a sunburn.

3. I had a fantastic birthday dinner.

4. I ate a lot of cake.


So yeah, more on those later.

Today it’s Mixtape Monday!

I realize not everybody wants to listen to a birthday themed playlist at a random time of year, but you can always play this mix during your birthday workout, or at your birthday party, or at your friends birthday party, or at your pet’s birthday party, whenever! It’s bound to come in handy at some point.

Spotify: Birthday Mixtape

  1. in da club – 50 cent
  2. birthday dress – lil playy
  3. when im 64 – the beatles
  4. its my party (and ill cry if i want to)- lesley gore
  5. say ahh – trey songz
  6. holiday – madonna
  7. 30 something – jay z
  8. birthday cake – rihanna
  9. like it’s her birthday – good charlotte
  10. birthday – kings of leon

I hope you’re all having a marvelous monday!

What did you do this weekend?

Have you ever seen a quidditch match? (in real life, not in harry potter?)



Happy Monday, all!

How were your weekends?? Mine FLEW by. Like it started with a ‘yay it’s finally friday!’ then POOF! Sunday night. On Saturday Eric and I went to dinner at a restaurant called Oleana, and it was tremendous. We had quail, pig belly and a few other things because the portions are small, and it made my belly very happy. I also did something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time- I fiiinally bought new sneakers! Yay!

They are called the Saucony Kinvara 4. They are coral colored and I am obsessed. They are SO lightweight and so pretty and they make my feet so happy.

They look like this:

kinvara 4

And this what they look like on my feet:


And this is what they look like on the sidewalk:


And this is what they look like in Starbucks:


And this is how happy and snazzy I feel in them:


I literally feel like I’m running on clouds. It’s amazing. Did I mentioned I’m obsessed? Because I am ob-sessed. They’re my air force ones. They’re my pumped up kicks. Every night is sneakernight with these.

Are you noticing a theme?

Yes, I think in songs when I’m happy, and this week’s mixtape theme is: Cool Kicks!

Spotify: Cool Kicks Mixtape

  1. you belong with me- taylor swift
  2. air force ones- nelly
  3. thrift shop – macklemore
  4. my adidas- run dmc
  5. its still rock and roll to me- billy joel
  6. low- flo rida / t pain
  7. pumped up kicks- foster the people
  8. vans- the pack
  9. sneakernight- vanessa hudgens
  10. cooler than me- mike posner


What kind of running shoes do you have? What color are they?

How was your weekend?

What was the best workout you did this weekend?