Mindful Monday: Sprouts Summer Kickoff Celebration!
Seriously, I have no idea who needed a mindful Monday event like I did on May 1st. If you live here in Dallas, or owned a smartphone or tv, you will know the eventful day we had! I was so stressed out from the events that took place up the street from my center full of children, that I needed my friends, a good laugh and a fantastic cocktail. As ALWAYS, Dallas Fitness Ambassadors comes through in the clutch.
Food & Cocktails
If you know DFA, we always enjoy some good bites and some really good cocktails. Imagine my surprise when I was greeted with BOTH as soon as I walked into the Alexan's gorgeous space. Sprouts supplied us with an amazing amount of food, from several charcuterie boards, to a trail mix spread, to delcious little pastries.
Two Quick Things about Sprouts: Their produce is so fresh (which was used to make both cocktails) and their Sparkling Lemonade which was used to make a DELICIOUS spiked Watermelon Lemonade. Just run to Sprouts and get those two.....#ThankMeLater
Dulce Vida Tequila provided us with some delicious tequila for an amazing summer cocktail: Jalapeño Cucumber Margarita. Now, before you frown all up, please take a look at my photo below....
It. Was. Amazing.
Just as good as it looked and this is coming from someone who feels like the sight, smell and taste of both cucumbers and jalapeños is kick an unpleasant kick to the face. Yup.
Thanks to Sprout, Dulce Vida's smooth tequila and my girl Mary bartending skills, I had maybe 2......ok.....more like 3-4 cocktails BUT I had a long day. #NoJudgementShallPass
Next, we all gathered around the pool for a 30 meditation class lead by Mai's friend Ana Jones. This was to help us release tension from our body, relax and just enjoy the moment. Now, Ana almost lost me when she told a group of influencers and bloggers to put up our phones so we could concentrate and she may or may not have gotten a side eye from me. (Sorry girl! Haha) BUT she was absolutely right, not worrying about my phone helped me to relax even more.
Spa Kneads, Aura Cacia and Restore Simply
After class, we got to learn more about the new Sprouts opening up in Lake Highland and it super exciting that more Sprouts are opening up around the Dallas area. This one is near me so you know I had to run over there to check out. The new store looks AWESOME and I spent most of my time drooling over how fresh the produce was. Y'all need to go check out the store ASAP.
I decide after meditation class that one simply can never be too relaxed so i got an amazing chair massage from the awesome folks at Spa Kneads. She used essential oils to make the experience even more relaxing and she really got out all those knots in my shoulders. Best Part? Spa Kneads comes to YOU!
Aura Cacia is an essential oil vender that you can find in Sprouts and they set up a super fun DIY station! We all got to make either a Body Scrub, a Body Mist or a Body Oil to take home! Since I was in the relaxing mood, I chose to make a calming Body mist filled with lavender.
One of my personal favorites, was meeting Hema from Restore Simply! Besides picking her brain about the nutritional aspects of spices, I got to sample her delicious chi tea blend and golden milk!
As always, I had a blast with DFA and I am super thankful with the friendships this group has provided me. Thank you so much to Sprouts for giving us this awesome Mindful Monday Event.