On Sundays we Brunch!

One of my favorite things about living in Salt Lake City is all the restaurant options. You should all know by now how much of a Foodie I am (working on getting my YELP account to Elite status). FOOD = LIFE. It’s funny because I keep thinking I have eaten at most restaurants here in Salt Lake City, but then Daniel keeps introducing me to the best hidden gems in town!

20170716_120646Last Sunday we were invited to attend a “Gospel Brunch with a whole lot of SOUL” at the Gateway Mall. After exchanging emails as well as finding out more about the event from their marketing manager we were in!

“There is great food supplied by Cubby’s, Bloody Marys made with Titos Vodka, coffee from 3 Cups as well as amazing live music by the Debra Bonner Unity Gospel Choir.”

We both went in not knowing what to expect. Since there was food involved, and live music, what more could we ask for?

When we first walked in we could tell right away how well organized this event was! The outdoor set up had this “intimate acoustic concert” feel. While the inside (where the food was) had this 5 star restaurant feel to it.

There were a lot of different choices for the food and we couldn’t just pick one! I mean, just look at all the pictures below… We were full by the time we left the event!

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Our spread varied from fresh fruit, breakfast burritos, biscuits and gravy, coffee, and tea.

Mimosas + Delicious Crepes = YUMM!

Live music was provided by Debra Bonner Unity Gospel Choir, a group of 40 singers that will bring you to your feet – clapping, swaying and stomping to the “joyful sound.”

We aren’t really Church going folks, as we do our own spiritual thing, but man oh man… That was awesome! I couldn’t help but smile from ear to ear as the beautiful music hit our soul!

Brunch with the love of my life… Delicious Food & great Music! What more could this girl ask for?

We Loved when they sang Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror:

I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
(If you wanna make the world a better place)
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change
(Take a look at yourself, and then make a change)

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Unfortunately this was the last brunch of the season! I sure hope that they bring it back next year! Another awesome thing that happened was running into my friend from High School. She and her husband were part of the choir. So fun!

After we enjoyed ourselves. We headed over to the theater at the Gateway and watched the new Spider-man movie. (Must watch BTW)

The Gateway was looking awesome! We couldn’t help but notice the improvements that have been made. I sure hope that they bring back the mall I used to know. There is so much potential here. I miss visiting it. Unfortunately there aren’t as many options as there used to be back in the day… Here is hoping that The Gateway continues to grow once again!

Disclosure: Nina Talks has received tickets for this awesome event. All opinions are my own. I 100% recommend you to attend one of these events! 

 

Harry Potter 5K Muggles battle Cancer with Dragons!

Today I’m Calling all Harry Potter Lovers!!! If you live in Utah there is such a fun even coming your way. Daniel and I wouldn’t miss this magical event so we will see you there! 

The event is at the Riverwoods on July 29 from 6:00-10:30PM.

The event is open to all and the 5k is $25. The 5k will start at 6:30.

There will be booths with games, face-painting, wand-making, s’mores, magical creatures, Horcrux Hunt, Costume contest, Quidditch ring toss, and a silent auction.

Mountain America Credit Union will be there with their “money machine” and Get Away Today will be there with their Sorting Hat.

There will be a magic show at 7:00PM. The silent auction will end at 8:00PM and the movie will start shortly thereafter (as soon as it’s dark).

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To register for the 5K go here:  http://www.active.com/provo-ut/running/distance-running-races/harry-potter-5k-muggles-battle-cancer-with-dragons-2017?int= 

What are you waiting for? Let all have an epic time in the best Harry Potter Way!

PS: We are totally dressing up!

See you there my lovely Muggles 😉

xoxo,

Nina

Disclosure: Nina Talks has received goods in exchange for this post. All opinions and LOVE for Harry Potter are her own. 

Superhero Workout – Powered by BodyArmor

{This post is sponsored by BODYARMOR all opinions are my own}

What if I told you that just like me, you could too be a superhero?

I bet  that you would look at me with a couple of different reactions… You would first think that I’m little crazy, then you would quietly list the qualities of a superhero in your head to see if you would fit any of them, finally you would have this inner voice agree with me and tell you how awesome you are and that you could too be a superhero!

Superhero: A benevolent fictional character with superhuman powers, such as Superman.

Although I consider myself a “Kick Butt Superhero” now, I’m here to tell you that it wasn’t always this way… Fitness has always been a huge part of my life. I grew up playing sports, dancing, and just stayed active most days. Life was great, then I went through hard times for a few years, and taking care of myself was the last thing on my list. At this point I had 2 kiddos that loved me dearly that needed my attention. My fitness Journey was put on hold. I would look in the mirror and just not like the person I was seeing.

Then on a warm summer day, while at the park with my kiddos, I looked at myself and realized that I wasn’t really taking good care of myself. I felt like a was a zombie. Just going day by day, and not really living. That’s when I decided to make the necessaries changes. Starting with self-love. Falling in love with yourself is a hard task to achieve. You have to truly believe in it. You have to make the necessary changes to achieve it, but I did it! Next came my fitness journey.

I had to start from square one. There were a lot of times that I wanted to quit and just go back to being that “mom zombie” I was before. NOT this time! I would take about 30-45 minutes to myself for a workout session, and my inner Wonder Woman would just come out. It was an amazing feeling I tell you! Hydration was also very important. I wanted to make sure that I was taking drinks that were beneficial to me.

If you read part one of Daniel’s and I love story, then you know that this Wonder Woman found her Superman! 

Finding someone that is there for you in very aspect of your life is great, but having someone that has the same exact passions is just… Just AMAZING!

During/After our workout we like to stay hydrated. It’s usually so hard to find a drink that we both enjoy and agree on. We count our Macro-nutrients, so finding drinks that aren’t full of sugar is a plus!

When we heard about BODYARMOR new LYTE Super drink we had to give it a try! The LYTE drinks that are not only refreshing, but have the best after taste. At 20/cal per serving. Naturally Sweetened. Contains coconut water, electrolytes and vitamins. This is a now a staple in our gym bag along with these items below:

  1. BODYARMOR 
  2. Peanut Butter Jar
  3. Gummy Fruit Snacks
  4. Protein
  5. Water 

Our workouts change weekly, but today I wanted to give you a glimpse at our Superhero Workout:

  • Warm up run – 5 minutes
  • Squats – 4 Sets of 15 reps
  • Push-Ups  30 total
  • Partner Sit-Ups 15 (or you can do regular sit ups on the floor 30).
  • Pull-Ups 10 (You can do it assisted by having your partner hold your legs)

You can add Dumbbells or whatever equipment you might have on hand to make this a bit more challenging. It all depends on your level of fitness. Watch the video below to get a small glimpse of what our workout looked like:

I hope that we have both inspired you to be your own version of a Superhero. Remember, not all superheros wear capes!

Thank you to BODYARMOR for powering our workout! You can find them at your local grocery stores. I have found them at the following locations in UTAH:

A Fresh Market : 1825 4700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84118

Smith’s Marketplace: 845 E 4500 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

Harmon’s: 5454 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123

Stay in touch with them: FACEBOOKINSTAGRAMWEBSITE

 

Nina & Bia – ViDi Ambassadors!

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If you follow me on my Social Media Channels, then you know how much I love my ViDi Camera! My sister and I are ambassadors for ViDi. We truly have loved using our cameras everywhere we go!

Karina and Beatriz are sisters originally from Brazil who now spend much of their time traveling the world and blogging all about it. They recently made a trip to Peru, exploring the Andes Mountains, ancient Inca Ruins and experiencing the rich Peruvian Culture. See their blog to keep up with their latest adventures.

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  • 1.5″ Rear Screen Display to frame the perfect shot
  • Full High Definition HD 1080P at 30 FPS
  • Ultra Wide-Angle Lens
  • Takes Videos and Still Images
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ViDi LCD Action Camera $99

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We love this Lama Selfie we took in Peru!

Go check them ViDi out you guys!  ViDi Cameras

xoxo,

Nina & Bia