Easy to carry, it’s a bracelet
Already have the feeling when walking in a shop that you need a measuring tape or a folding rule to measure the brand new shelve that will brighten your kitchen? Or the length of a skirt …
But you don’t have a ruler on you. So you try to measure with you hand spread and you guess that the length is about 20cm or 7,87″.
Who does it? ME! But not anymore because now I wear the super cute leather wrist ruler for from I Love Handles.
On top of it, not only I measure, I also measure in centimeters or inches as the ruler is graduated with both.
Thanks ILVHDLS, great packaging
the wrist ruler comes in a sweet little box
I measure everything on the fly
Smart and cheap, available at $20 on the I Love Handles website.
- It looks good
- It handy
- And you will use it
Little downside, I’m a little picky here, they could have worked the leather a little bit more to make it smoother but I still like my wrist ruler.
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Last summer, I decided to learn how to landsurf.
I received my very first board: the Biscuit
. A short board giving me, the newbie, the feel I was surfing or snowboarding the cement.
During the past year, the Biscuit board followed me wherever I flew (it fits great in my luggage).
And even if it’s not a cruiser, I cruised a lot. I also try to carve and pump. This is great exercise for the core (let’s not forget the bikini objective).
Now, I’m discovering the Huntington Hop, a longboard … my first longboard.
Huntington like the place in California also nicknamed the surf city and Hop like the move the surfers do to gain speed.
The Hop is taller than my Biscuit and I thought it would be less “portable” because of its height and … I was wrong.
I can still squeeze my Hop
in the metro, even during rush hour!
On the streets, I skate on the pavement and so far I didn’t hit anyone. I cruise, in style, around the tourists in Paris. The Hop
is very manoeuvrable
and I’ve been riding it for a couple of weeks now … And I love it.
It’s an easy and comfortable board, forgiving my mistakes and cruising faster.
I can walk on the board up to the toe and back to the tail like on a real surf (I have to practice my moves though) and I still carve and pump!
Welcome to Chatime Paris!
The famous Taiwanese brand just arrived in Paris and opens its first bubble tea bar in the capital end of April.
I was lucky to meet with the Parisian and Taiwanese team who explained me the mystery of the bubble tea.
First, the tea is important.
Choose from green tea, roasted tea, oolong, jasmin green tea or genmaisha.
Be aware that all teas are infused in house and closely monitored to stay fresh (a tea conserved too long will become bitter).
Then select between juice or powder.
And be sure to adjust the
- sugar level (100%, 80%, 50%, 30% or no sugars)
- And the ice quantity
And definitively, don’t forget to add the toppings
- The boba or the tapioca pearls
- The jelly (coconut, mixed, aloe vera or grass)
- Or the pudding
Then be patient, get the famous purple straw from Chatime
and you are ready to go!
My best addresses around the world are the following
In Melbourne, Australia
In New York, USA
In Miami, USA
In London, UK
And now Paris, France
Thanks to Mark, Aldon and Chatime Paris for their help shooting and writing this review.
Spring is here (for the moment, so let’s enjoy while it lasts), it’s time to ride the Parisian cement with my Biscuit.
But what’s in my backpack to survive the day at the office?
Now, I’m ready for the office … Need to push faster my Biscuit as I’m already late …
Last morning, I decided to landsurf my Biscuit board on the Rickenbauer bridge in Keybiscayne, Florida.
It seemed far to me and my calves but I wasn’t sure. I decided then to download the free app RunKeeper and dropped the phone in the pocket of my bermuda. I tied my Shine tracker on my shoes laces and hopped on my board surfing the cement asKelly Slatter on the waves (I’m day-dreaming a bit …).
The objective was to compare the results from RunKeeper with my Shine and see which one was the more accurate.
The RunKeeper app is a great app and gives you the basics:
- your run/skate cruise on the map
- it makes a great impression on colleagues and friends,
- it give you your average speed,
- and a woman’s voice covers up the music and gives you useful infos every 5 minutes (speed, km or miles).
The Shine can be worn as a wristband or tied to my shoes on its clip (I decided to try both).
- Tied on the shoes the Shine is more accurate as I push with my foot,
- My activity was categorised as “pretty active” during 1,1 hour for a total of 976 points. While worn on the wrist, I was “pretty active” for 29 minutes and “kind of active” for 22 minutes which earned me a global 123 points.
Let’s say that the GPS of my RunKeeper app beats it all. And it’s so cool to have a map of your run/skakeboarding path.
My Shine is nowhere near the truth …
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of course, the battle takes places at home everyday but … Also when you stay in hotels …
Playing with the remote at the Conrad, Miami, I incidentally hit a page saying “Do you want to connect and use your phone as a remote control?” Yes, I do!
I downloaded the free app “stayConnect” and add the code you see on the screen … Less than 30 secs later I was the master of the TV from my phone. love it!