Monday, May 17, 2010

The Simple Pleasures of Life

The older you get, the more you realize how important good health and nutrition is to your overall well-being. I read food labels, eat organically when I can and make sure I take in a balance of nutrients in my diet. I also make exercising a part of my daily routine. In addition to eating well and working out which we all know is good for your health, I love using the pure, safe and beneficial products from Arbonne, especially their blockbuster RE9 skincare system, to keep my skin looking youthful.

We also know that as you age, your life becomes richer and sweeter. This could mean luxuriating in the experience of the simple pleasures of life. For instance, getting to spend a warm afternoon with an old friend, reading the Sunday New York Times with a big cup of coffee or sinking your toes into the sand. There are also those guilty pleasures of life. Whether it's reality TV, desserts or Christian Louboutin shoes, let's face it, we all have them.

This past week brought out a whole lot of decadence in my life. Last week, I went to my first Yankee game of the season. It was a warm, beautiful night in the Bronx. No, that's not the guilty pleasure. It's the Lobel's steak sandwich. This hefty sandwich will throw you back $15, but the freshly sliced, finely cut meat is worth every bite. Since the Yankees won the World Series last year and we enjoyed a Lobel's for each game we attended, I guess I'm going to have to stick with tradition and get another one at tomorrow night's game.

Eating a Lobel's steak sandwich at Yankee Stadium. Photo credit: Lisa Kilmnick Motz

The other guilty pleasure took place on Saturday at Conrads Ice Cream Parlor & Luncheonette in Westwood, New Jersey. After gulping down an amazing peanut butter shake and a tasty sandwich, I set my eyes on a fancy pair of shoes - made of milk chocolate of course made at this classic 90-year old candy and ice cream mecca.

Chocolate pumps at Conrad's...
...are topped with red non-pareils and a cloth bow. The red non-pareils can be placed on the bottom to replicate Christian Louboutins for a slightly higher cost.

How was everyone's weekend? Did you get to enjoy a simple pleasure or were you more decadent? Let me know in the comments.


  1. I love the photo credit...I feel like Tina : )

  2. I love simple pleasures. I love sitting home and reading a book. Knitting is my guilty and simple pleasure. I love being in a yarn shop and picking out beautiful yarn. It's an addiction for me. But I love staying home and knitting something while enjoying a Yankee win or a rerun of Law and Order. My guiltiest pleasure is anything chocolate.
    xxoo rainie

  3. amen sister! i love this.....i have started stressing less and just simply enjoying life!

  4. Excellent work, Lisa! And Jen, way to go to town on that sandwich. I still want some garlic fries!

  5. all of a sudden i'm craving a steak sandwich...haha...

  6. I want to marry that sandwich!

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