Yoga – I love my city

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its been awhile since I’ve been active with any sort of yoga challenge online. I kind of stepped away from that, mostly because my schedule was just crazy (when is it not?!) and I’d always miss a day here or there and then end up saying screw it. The yoga challenges im referring to are the ones featured on Instagram from time to time. I know a lot of people kind of hate it all, but honestly I love the sense of community it’s opened up to me, and the challenge. It’s meant to push you outside of comfort zones which is something I dig. So I wanted to change my record for inconsistency with these challenges and I found one, and stuck with it. It was a challenge based on exploring your city, it asked for anyone to stop drop and yoga around their city and share what they think makes their city rock.

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I love my little city, it’s not much, but it’s home. Also it’s got water everywhere!! The amount of blue sky, salty breeze (more like a constant 20mph wind hah) and a very down to earth vibe; how could you not love it, at least a little. A lot of people will complain, freaking complainers, but You know what I say “if you can’t find happiness in your own backyard, no place will ever make you happy.” Don’t get me wrong, travel, get out, shake things up, see the world, do shit, I’m not saying stay in one place FOREVER, but happiness is a state of mind, ya gotta bring that happy to the table and enjoy it, even if that means leaving where you are to find that happy, easier said than done I know, but when is it ever easy?
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So I finished this little challenge, that reminded me how lucky I am to live so close to the sea, and to feel so much sunshine everyday. Sometimes it takes getting out of your comfort zone, like taking weird yoga pictures in public, to see the everyday beauty in the things we may take for granted. And who knows you may end up liking where you live a little more than you did yesterday.

XO

MN

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JUNE!!!

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my favorite time of year, ahhhh. Ok maybe I’m being biased, it’s my birthday month, but still June is sucha nice welcome. It means longer days, beach hang outs, frozen drinks, and sweet nights. We’ve been busy around here with marisoul, exciting!! and we have been cooking up some new designs to share with you all soon. The amount of love and support I’ve had from friends, family and even strangers has been incredible. There really aren’t enough thank yous in the world to express my gratitude. It’s a wonderful journey and I’m excited for where we are headed.
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amidst all that newness, I ran my first race of the year here with a wonderful group of friends. I’ve never ran our city’s annual Beach to Bay marathon relay so it was exciting to try something different, plus running with friends is like the cherry on top. Recently, i had been and still am focusing a good deal of my training on speed, which if you know me you know I am not fast, nope not at all. BUT, since my injury and since finding yoga I’ve felt strong enough to get back at it and hit the training harder than before. It hasn’t been easy by any means. Running fast is hard!! And then attempting to run fast and long, well…it’s been interesting. Some days are frustrating, a lot of days are frustrating, but practice, practice, practice. I’ve learned to embrace my body and the balance that comes with a different type of training. The yin and the yang. Sometimes I get so caught up in competing with myself and holding my body and mind to really high standards that I get flustered and lose sight of the bigger picture. Instead of saying, holy shit nadine you just shaved 1:00 off of your average time, you’re not dying, your legs are strong, your heart is beating, your outside, you’re doing something you LOVE. I would get caught up in what I didn’t do. How uncool is that? My body just pumped me through 5 hot, humid, early morning miles and all I can think of is how I fell short of an ideal. Sad.
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Dont get me wrong, I think that having goals are great, I think having ridiculous goals are great, because you can do anything you set your mind to, but here I was getting so caught up on starting at A and not ending up at Z overnight. It’s a duh moment I know, but I had to really shake that mentality off and remind myself: 1. You got this. 2. No one starts crawling and ends up running. 3. Be kind to yourself.

And then I read this quote and I felt so compelled to share and write a post about it because I think at times we all are a bit too hard on ourselves. Holding ourselves accountable is one thing, but shaming is another. So next time you feel upset about how far you have to go, or a slip up, remind yourself of this:

“for some reason, we are truly convinced that if we criticize ourselves, the criticism will lead to change. If we are harsh, we believe we will end up being kind. If we shame ourselves, we believe we end up loving ourselves. It has never been true, not for a moment, that shame leads to love. Only love leads to love.” – Ganeen Roth

1. You got this. 2. Don’t give up. 3. Love yourself.

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PS I dyed my hair pink!! Faced some fears, it’s just hair, And did something wild. Almost done with my 27 things to do before I turn 28!! thanks for reading!!

XO

MN

marisoul

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Our Spring/Summer line has finally launched. It felt like an eternity, which explains some of my absence on here, but I’ve been dedicating each and every spare moment to making this happen. I couldn’t be happier to share with you all. I hope that the line inspires you and motivates you to do what you love and kick ass daily!! I’m excited to learn from the feed back on this capsule and to continue to improve each and every design. We also featured a mini men’s line which is a whole new territory to me. Lots of firsts and I couldn’t be more excited/anxious hah! That’s me pulling off my best dork face smile because I am just so happy and grateful for all of this. Our line is meant for most gym exercises, yoga, running, and even surfing with a few key items meant to take you from studio to street easily. Our pieces are intended for sports and fitting into the comfort needed for an active lifestyle; for days when you need your clothes to work double duty. Here’s a little sneak peek and of course the link to our shop.

Shop Here : http://www.etsy.com/shop/marisoulYRS  or click tab at top bar to go directly to the site

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In the Kitchen: Sweet Potato Brownies

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetI have never kept secret the fact that I have a sweet tooth, like a really, really sweet tooth. Not so much for candy, although I can down a bag of Swedish fish like no body’s business, I tend to lean towards cakes, cookies, donuts, and all sorts of yeasty-breaded-gooey-goodness when it comes to a sweet craving, oh and ice cream, Talenti’s gelato = HEAVEN.

But when it comes to “trying” to eat healthy and clean, this stuff just isn’t happening, at least not that often, and  here’s the really sad part, I kind of want dessert, like every night. I’m the kind of give me a cup of joe and a slice of pie kinda gal, forget the steak and potatoes, I want a sugar induced coma thank you very much. It’s just how I roll, always have. So this of course is a problem that I needed to solve, and no not by cutting dessert, just being better about how I do dessert.

Baking has become a fun little hobby for me. I like cooking in general, but baking is just my jam. Recently, I had been experimenting with brownie recipes. Brownies are surprisingly hard to make healthy and good. Not sure why, maybe I’m picky, but I had been so unsatisfied with a lot of options out there in the inter-web. This recipe though, will knock your socks off. Let’s put it this way, my husband, LOVED THEM, and so did my dad. I find this important for two reasons: my husband isn’t too keen about mixing vegetables into baked goods for good reason, and my dad is a chocolate snob. The fact that they both downed these brownies; Victory!

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The recipe is amazingly easy, but please follow exactly. You will need a blender, mixing by hand will not work.

You’ll Need:
(DRY)
1 cup of oatmeal
1 cup of cocoa
A few shakes of cinnamon or 1 TBSP
1 TBSP baking soda
1 TSP Sea Salt
(WET)
1 medium-ish sweet potato (about 1 cup)
6 egg whites, or convert to flax eggs (vegan)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 TSP of vanilla
1/2 cup to 1 cup of sweetener of your choice. I prefer honey, agave syrup or maple syrup. I will say my favorite batch has been with using a mix of agave and maple syrup. I think the maple flavor compliments the chocolate really well, but honey is good too.

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 8×8 pan. Cook your sweet potato, I’m lazy so I just microwave mine.
While your potato is cooking, go ahead and blenderize all your dry ingredients. You want it too look like chocolate flour once you’re done, there may be a few oats still visible here or there, that’s cool.

Place your dry mix into a mixing bowl. Now blenderize all your wet ingredients. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture in the blender, and blend it a few more times, and it should look like typical brownie mix.

Pour into your greased pan. Cook for 15-20 mins. Done. Now, back to reading our current book club pick, and of course eating some left over brownie(s).

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Enjoy!!
XO
MN

Currently: In the Studio

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It seems my life has been consumed by designing and it’s perfect. Some days are hard, some days are harder, but every ounce of hard work and effort literally fills my heart. it truly is a labor of love. Every piece is  hand measured, hand cut, and hand-made, and represents a reminder to always go out and feed your soul. To always do what makes you happy.

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 This past week we spent time finishing up some pieces and starting a few others. The Spring/Summer line is really filling out and I couldn’t be happier!! The colors are bright, happy, and the cuts simple, perfect pieces to compliment any yoga, run, or surf practice. Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

In between all the hustle and bustle I’ve started up a new running plan which has been fun. I’ve never really followed a plan of any sort, I just have always laced up and hit the road. It’s nice for a change, to have these set days of “do this” or “do that” and my coach husband has been on me too! I gotta say he knows how to kick my ass!  I think I’ll always prefer the freedom in running to run without a schedule, but I’m enjoying the challenge. I also have to mention having my knee feel normal again is amazing!!!!!. Long runs are back up and over the 10 mile mark, and I feel strong. I was really worried there for a long while, but some major time off, yoga, and cross training have proven to help set things straight. I don’t have any races lined up for this year, but I will be participating in Beach to Bay for the first time ever!! it was unexpected for me since I wasn’t sure with my injury if I’d be doing any races at all, but I’ve always wanted to run this race. I have to thank my girlfriend for getting me in on it this year.  I’ll be running  with some pretty amazing babes on my relay team, so it can’t get much better than that.

I’m ready for another busy week! Our Spring/Summer launch will be here soon and I can’t wait to share with you all!!

XOXO

MN

Yoga – Practice makes Progress

Last week/weekend sometime, I don’t even know when, my brain has been kinda mushy when it comes to time lately, which if you know me is odd BUT this happened:

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First time ever to actually get some solid air time in forearm stand. Granted my legs are staggered and my back is a little banana, I am still SO STOKED!! So this post is short and sweet, because its the proof in the pudding. Progress is slow, painstakingly slow, some days its two steps back and one step forward, and sometimes you feel stuck, but whatever you do.

don’t give up. ever.

we got this.

xoxo!

MN

In the Kitchen – My favorite Green Smoothie

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In light of the holiday I thought I’d share with you all my absolute favorite go to green smoothie. I’m big on veggies so it’s no surprise that I would enjoy them liquefied, but I know for a lot of people the thought of drinking a vegetable is pretty disgusting. Trust me when I say this blend doesn’t taste icky and it’s a great alternative for someone who doesn’t really enjoy beer at all, let alone green beer.

I use this blend to feel energized and uplifted; it’s a fresh drink to start my day with.

You’ll Need:

1 cup of Spinach, or a handful.

1 cup of frozen pineapple, or fresh. You can use canned but avoid any that say  “with syrup”

1 small banana

Some ice, I usually use a cup but you can use less or more.

About a cup to a cup and half of water or more.

a teaspoon of flax-seed. This isn’t necessary but I like a bit of flax in my morning shakes.

Throw it all in, blend till smooth, and enjoy!

xo

MN

In the Studio: What I’m Up to Lately

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Recently, I shared with you all my big time decision to go head first into dream making. Marisoul is happening and I am keeping myself busy in the studio;  it is full-blown design mode over here. I gotta say I am loving every single minute of it. Sure, there’s frustrations, a lot of trial and error, and learning things the hard way, but to see something you thought about for so long come into fruition is incredible.  It’s what I assume giving birth is like (minus the pain.). It’s like wow, I made that, my brain, heart, and hands made that. It’s stellar.

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It makes me love Mondays. Today I read this quote that says T.G.I.M, Thank God It’s Monday. “Monday is not the day to be back at the grindstone. Monday is the day to be back at your passion. If you’re working for the weekend, you’re doing it wrong. Kick ass Every day.” I naturally have always been a Monday person, I think they are these wonderful opportunities to start anew, but reading this today totally reaffirmed my love for the start of the week. It reminded me that we should always do what we love, life is way too short to not.

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So today I thought I’d share a little bit of the haps going on today. Finished up a lot of product design! I can not wait for the rain to go away, and the sun to shine so I can get some photos up and get these items listed. This Spring collection is simple and fresh,  I hope you all love it. And guys don’t you worry, I have some designs in store for the men who like to sweat and look good doing it! Oh, and I listed some reflective head wear;  our “Be Seen” head wraps and bands are available in my shop now. These are perfect for those cooler days  to keep you warm and seen in the dark of the early morning or evening. Take a peek here, http://www.etsy.com/shop/marisoulYRS

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Happy Monday friends, I hope it was a good one and a reminder to let your love,  guide you each day.  Thanks for reading!

XO

MN

 

Currently Wearing – DIY “Run Happy” Tank

runhappy3My husband will tell you that my closet is ridiculous, I know, it’s a problem. And the workout clothes, well hello I make them, so I have an equal amount of ridiculousness going on in both realms. For awhile my closet and drawers were busting at the seams, and it’s not that I’m ALWAYS shopping (insert husband’s voice), but I kind of hoard clothes. I had some stuff since high school y’all, just stuff I couldn’t and wouldn’t let go of, but earlier this year, first week of January to be exact, this little gal took a vow. NO SHOPPING FOR CLOTHES FOR A YEAR. No exceptions, and trust me every sale of every item I have ever wanted is happening right now, that would seem only right. I not only gave up shopping, but I did something else really crazy too, I cleaned my closet the F’out. I literally gave myself permission to have under 100 items total, and for a collector, as I like to call myself, well jeeze, there it all went. Surprisingly though I didn’t go completely bananas. At first it was a little stressful because I felt so connected to  things that I purposefully held onto that  I envisioned all these scenarios where I’d “need” whatever I was throwing out and I’d get kinda tense. But then I was like get over it Nadine, its stupid stuff;  you need water, food and shelter, not this crap,

throw. it. out.

and throw it out I did. Well not like in the trash, all donated, re-sold,  done and done. I have to say its felt pretty amazing and I’m proud of myself. Everything I have in my closet I love, it fits, and it feels really good to feel confident like that. There’s no excess and that is sucha sweet feeling. It’s already almost March and so far so good, I’m surprised at my non-existent..kinda..desire to shop.

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Occasionally though I get an inkling for something new so I get to crafting. Recently I had a desire to re-vamp an old tank top of mine into something that would make me smile just a bit brighter on my run. This DIY is super easy and quick.

You’ll Need:

Scissors

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Iron

Heat & Bond (you can find this at any craft store)

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Pencil

material you want your wording to be

ABCs stencils if you don’t like your hand lettering

First you’ll need to measure out where you want your lettering to go on the shirt. No need to get super exact right now, you just want an idea of the center of the shirt. Mark off this area with some pins.
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Now to heat and bond your material. Depending on how big your letters are going to be will tell you how much material you’ll need. I think my piece was a little over 14×14 inches. It wasn’t huge by any means, since I knew my letters weren’t going to be that big. Follow the directions on your heat n’bond package. Basically you just iron the stick-um side to the back side of your material which will fuse the two together leaving you with a removable sticker on the back of the material.
Whatever you do, do not remove the sticker yet. It won’t ruin anything but it can just make this easy project a pain in the ass. I just wanted to show you all what it would look like.
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Ok, so now you have this giant material patch, so get to scribbling (pencil only). I hand wrote my letters, but feel free to use a stencil, or whatever you want, it doesn’t even have to be lettering! The possibilities are endless. Again don’t get hung up on exactness, unless you’re using a stencil, the letters aren’t going to all be the exact same size but that’s what I love about this. Once all your letters are drawn out, cut them and lay them out over your shirt. Pin them down to keep them from moving around everywhere. When you’re happy with the layout go ahead and remove the sticker backing and iron them down.
I would recommend doing one at a time so as to not mess up your layout. That’s it!! You now have a radical gym, running, cycling, whatever you want shirt. Enjoy!!
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XO
MN

Travelogue: Panama

Processed with VSCOcam with t1 preset oh my God. a little late with this post I know. It’s not that I had forgotten or anything.. it’s just like, where do I begin?! I think that’s the hardest thing about travel posts and writing about traveling in general even in a journal, its like where do you start and how do you convey the magic that you experienced into words. well you can’t, plain and simple. But I plan to give it a go and share with you all our bit of time in this absolutely amazing country. Processed with VSCOcam with b5 preset So Panama had been on our list for a while, and we missed out on going in 2013, so we figured we’d give it a go for our three-year anniversary last November. I started my research and soon realized there is literally so much to see, there was no way we’d get to do/see everything we wanted, so we picked a few hot spots we really, really wanted to check out and pinky promised to go back again. We usually have to do this regularly, ha! on our must see: Boquete, Bocas Del Toro, and of course Panama City. I think these are three really unique and gorgeous areas of Panama that offer totally different experiences of a country that is so ecologically diverse and HUGE. When we came back and shared our stories with friends and family I think they were surprised to hear about all the different things we did. I think most people have this misconception about Panama like, “oh yea, the Panama Canal, cool”, but there is so so SO much to see and do. Per square foot there is more biodiversity in Panama than any other Latin American country, more so than the Amazon!! IMG_9181 ok so we leave super early and fly into Panama City. First impression, holy jeeze. Panama City is enormous and rivals NYC in population and density, and hotels like the Trump Ocean Club and the Hard Rock put some Las Vegas hotels to shame. It’s all big city which I love, but still has a bit of old world charm in its Casco Viejo district, worthy of checking out for a night of yummy food, wine and dancing. We didn’t stay here very long but one night upon arrival and one night prior to our departure. For our first afternoon/night we hopped in a cab and made our way to the Canal area. The canal is exactly what you’d expect to see, a giant engineering marvel. its neat to see the tankers rolling in and the whole process of raising and lowering the ships, but it is what it is, a huge freaking canal. I would recommend to anyone that wants to see and do more around this area to take a cruise ship down the canal. From what I read it sounds like an amazing experience, we personally didn’t have the time or desire to really do it, but it seems like it would be pretty cool. it takes one cargo ship 11hrs to go through the canal process so that gives you an idea of how big of a water channel this is. It’s amazing and you should see it, whether it’s just giving it a peek, heading to the Panama Canal Museum or scheduling a cruise, it’s an important modern world marvel to experience. The next morning using Panama Air we boarded our flight to Boquete, about an hour and a half total travel time. originally we had looked into renting a car, but when we realized how large Panama is we would end up spending most of our time driving and with our short schedule we wanted to get as much as we could done. Booking flights with Air Panama is super easy and affordable, but schedule any flights in advance, most flights are booked. That sounded commercially, but its true. Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset IMG_9275 Processed with VSCOcam with t1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with t1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with t1 preset When we landed in Boquete it was magical. I was instantly in love. It’s so lush and colorful, nestled at the foot of a volcano, and literally surrounded by clouds its everything you imagine a mountain town would be. We stayed in a lovely little bed and breakfast that looked out towards the peaks. we fell asleep to the sound of frogs and birds chirping every night, completely and totally romantic, like a place you imagine but its real. While we were here we did an awesome coffee tour, rented scooters and zoomed all over the town. I will say scooter renting here is not for the light of heart, the elevation here is high, and there were a few times I seriously doubted our scooter would make it up!! I think it was our second day here that we booked the sought after Volcan Baru hike with Hostel Mamaellna. It cost us $10 or so to sign up for the drop off, but it’s just that. They take you at around 11PM to the foot of the Volcano and off you go, for the 11,398 ft climb..in the middle of the night. While we are no strangers to hiking, the thought of hiking at night kinda freaked me out a bit, but I wanted to see the sunrise so bad so we just did it. I am glad we did because I would probably have to list this as one of the most epic moments of my life. Everything about climbing at night, with only the light off your head lamp, is stellar. A few times we’d turn off our head lamps and just take in all the darkness. The stars never seemed so bright. We were dropped off at the foot of the mountain with a large group of people who literally took off, Brad and I hiked up with a girl name Julia from Germany, who has climbed quite a few peaks. The hike itself isn’t what I’d call rigorous, but its a straight incline so you get fatigued faster than normal. Not only that but due to the rainforest all around you it gets wet, for a while you’ll be hiking through clouds so layers are super important. Total hike time I’d say is about 5hrs for a moderately active person, we slowed our pace down though because sunrise wouldn’t be until 6 am and we weren’t about to spend 2 or more hours waiting at the top of a volcano in freezing temperatures. The group that took off before us apparently learned the hard way and they were freezing when we made it to the top!! We made it there just in time with about 20 minutes to spare, and it was freezing!! I took a video at the top and I’m shaking so bad from the cold haha, just a little bit of cheek burn up there. Seeing the sunrise at the top of this peak is special because you can see the sun rise over both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans at the same time. It is absolutely incredible!! Feeling that warm sun come up shining over your face and siting above the clouds is an experience I just can’t describe, but its a feeling of tremendous gratitude and happiness. Since we hiked through the night it was our anniversary that morning, so it was just that much more special for us! I get chills rembering it and retelling the story, it’s one activity I recommend to anyone in Panama to do. The hike down is another story, sheesh but the amazing tuna burger we had a when we got back made every ounce of ouch go away. Volcan Baru, dooooo it!!!! IMG_9319 IMG_9396 There’s so much hiking to do here in general, there are trails all over the place and for every level, some a mile or two long, others miles long. We spent our last day hiking down a few trails finding amazing basalt formations, waterfalls, and 500-year-old trees. we saw lots of monkeys, birds, frogs, drank amazing coffee, ate delicious street food and met some pretty amazing people. Boquete is awesome, words simply don’t do it justice. on our last day we snagged some fresh fruit and caught our bus ride to Almirante which is the port town that will take you by water taxi to Bocas del Toro. we booked the bus ride through the same hostel for $30 and off we went. The drive is scenic so it doesn’t feel long and then we arrived to Almirante. The water taxi is a few bucks a person and will take you to Bocas Del Toro. IMG_9665 Bocas Del Toro. Ahhhh paradise. Bocas is cool, fun and hip, a total surfer mecca. It has a touristy feel but not in a bad way, the town is very alive, young and full energy. We stayed in a beautiful two-story cabana off the water, owned by some expats who have a fresh breakfast every morning for their guests, pure bliss. Our first full day which was Thanksgiving day actually, we booked a snorkel tour. The tour took us to see dolphins, snorkel some gorgeous reef and then off for lunch at a seaside shack for some Thanksgiving lobster. yuuuuummm!! then we were taken to Red Frog Beach which is amazing and I wish we had booked a night there so badly. I’ve never felt softer sand in my life!! we went on the tour with another couple from Cali, loved them!! it’s always fun when you meet people on trips it makes for even more fun! At Red Frog Beach we of course saw some red frogs, and ate our weight in fresh coconut. The coral life here is so colorful and vibrant, and the water so blue!! It was a perfect day, oh and we saw sloths!! my dream come true! Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with t1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with t1 preset IMG_9681 IMG_9878 The next day we moved on to our a new cabana off another island called Isla Carenero. We hopped on a water taxi for $1 a person that shuttled us directly over to our new hotel. I have to say I enjoyed our stay here a little more. It was removed from the hustle and bustle of touristy Bocas and just felt more private and raw. This area is still kind of untouched which is always nice to experience in another country. We walked around the entire island our first day there, finding new little beaches at every turn. It was romantic and restful, and the food there was soooooo goooooooodd!! The next day we booked a chocolate tour which turns out is back at the port town of Almirante. Though working through all the water taxi schedules and getting there seems daunting, it’s not in the least bit; everyone here is friendly and always helpful! We made it to our chocolate tour and it was incredible!! Chocolate is one of my most favorite things in the world, and getting to see how its made and then eat it, well hot damn, I was just the happiest person in the world! We were given a tour of the chocolate farm by a young Gnoobi man. The Gnoobi people are native to Latin America and are mountain people; they are masters of the chocolate. We ate some traditional Gnoobi food which was delicious and of course bought as much chocolate as we could. Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset IMG_9736 Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with g3 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Our final day in the Bocas Del Toro area was spent at Playa de Estrellas. This is a neat beach that is $5 bus ride away from the center of bocas. Its called this because there are starfish everywhere :)! The water is clear and calm and perfect for an afternoon of snorkeling and beer drinking. We made it make to our cabana sun burned, drowsy and hungry. Our last night here was spent watching the sun set, eating fried plantain and sipping on some cold brews. A perfect end to a perfect stay in paradise. Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset IMG_9889 Next morning we took a water taxi back to bocas, boarded our flight to Panama and spent one last glorious night in Panama City at their newly renovated Hard Rock hotel. I’ve stayed at the hard rock in vegas, and oh man is this place ridiculous. There’s even a mall with a casino attached to it. we binged on sushi, martinis and roulette, danced our hearts out (that was more me though I think.) at the rooftop bar, made our way back to our room, took one last look at this gorgeous country and said good night to Panama. Not goodbye, because I am totally hoping we make our way back to do all things we still neeeeeeeeed to do! Ciao Panama, till next time!Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset IMG_9984 Processed with VSCOcam with m5 preset Thanks for reading! XO MN