Corona Virus and Mental Health

I know it’s been a long minute. I’m sorry I haven’t kept my blog up to date. I was so caught up in life going, going, going that I forgot to appreciate it.

I never realized how blessed I was with the little things. Being able to go out and play.eat.shop; my three favourite things in the world. I was so caught up in living and moving around that I didn’t even cherish my days as each day was so fun. Basically, what I’m saying is I took everything for granted.

I think a lot of us are feeling like this these days. Am I right?

Ever since we have all been on lockdown I am starting to reminisce on the past which was not too long ago. When I could go out freely. Travel freely. Shop freely. Go out for exquisit dinners freely. Laugh in person and in public with my friends and family. To have that all taken away in a very quick minute is sad. Extremely sad and emotionally draining among other things. Scary.

People’s mental health is going to be affected with this pandemic and the lockdown. I think the key now is to remind ourselves of everything we are grateful for in our lives and write it down. I never thought about what I was grateful for on a daily basis because I was spoiled. I admit it I was. I honestly think a lot of us were because we had it all. We kept it moving because that’s how our generation is.

Today I am thankful that I am healthy and that I am alive. Others around the world are losing their lives every day to this virus. I am thankful to have time to reflect on my life and have started setting more goals for when we come out of this.

I think the key to surviving this thing mentally is to surround yourself with a good support system of virtual love. Thank God for video chats and House Party in these times. Could you imagine going through this back in the day with no internet? We truly are spoiled because people back in 1918 during the Spanish Flu most definitely did not have it like we do today. We are truly blessed for so many reasons. Human connectivity is so important and the fact that we can at least virtually connect is amazing during this crazy time.

There is a ton of free online learning available right now for so many disciplines. It’s absolutely amazing. Even Nike has made their workout app free to workout with. I wanted to share something with you that might help during this time. Yale is offering a free course online that I thought would be great to enrol in while in lockdown.

The Science Of Well-Being is a personal development course designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits. It’s approximately a nineteen hour course that you complete at your own pace.

You can even purchase a certificate from YALE upon completion! How cool is that?

If you think you would benefit from a course like this for absolutely free I would highly recommend it. Knowledge is power especially when that knowledge is about you and your happiness.

Check it out : https://www.coursera.org/learn/the-science-of-well-being

Thanks for reading ya’ll

Stay safe out there!

Ms XquisiT

HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

I live in Los Angeles and in a fabulous country by the name of Canada. It’s a hard knocked life I know. I get the best of both worlds. For that, I’m completely grateful.

One thing I love about LA is that there is always so much going on. Basketball, hockey, soccer, concerts, festivals, parties, etc. You can even go check out live tapings of shows for free. I’m not going to lie I used to do a lot of that when I first started my time in LA years ago. If you are ever interested in checking out shows such as James Corden or Jimmy Kimmel check out 1iota.com/ for the hookup.

https://1iota.com/

Another thing I used to love doing was going to the Hollywood Walk of Fame and see my favourite celebs get their stars. My absolute favourite moment was when I witnessed Donnie, Jordan, Joey Joe, Danny and Jonathan aka NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK get their star years ago. I grew up on NKOTB and I’m still a huge fan so this was huge for a Day one fan. I even saw Mariah Carey get her star. It was cool the first few times but once you become more of a local citizen of LA you kind of outgrow these cool free events as there’s so much to attend all the time.

I recently discovered that one of my favourite artists, Snoop Doggy Dog got his star on November 20, 2018! I was super excited for him but was really bummed out because I was in town that day and that is one event I would have most definitely gone too.

If you’re ever interested in checking out a walk of fame ceremony refer to the following website for upcoming ceremonies. I wish I had been checking it:  http://www.walkoffame.com/pages/upcoming-ceremonies

http://www.walkoffame.com/pages/upcoming-ceremonies

Congratulations to one of my favourite artists Snoop Doggy Dog. I just checked his star out today. It’s right in front of the Jimmy Fallon Studio.

I’ll be back to dance on your star Snoop! You the greatest that ever came out of the LBC Long Beach!

Next time you’re in Cali check the Hollywood Walk of Fame out and 1iota.com for tickets to cool shows.

Talk soon❤️

Ms XquisiT ❤️

Guess Who’s Back?!!!

Whatsup Ya’ll!!!!

Hope you are all doing so XQUISIT ❤️

I feel so bad. I know it’s been a hot hot minute since I been on here! Life just gets in the way and sometimes you lose interest. Just keeping it real! But there’s so much in this one life we got to live to share with all my XquisiT people and I never wanted to give this up!

I love to love. I love to live. I love to have fun, to shop, to play. Basically I love to LIVE!

I love to live like each day is my last. I want it ALL HONEY! Entertainment, excitement, laughter, love every single day. And, I love to share and make people happy. To laugh together. To play together. This world is huge but not so much anymore. We can share in each others’ excitement and lives so easily these days. That is why I created Play.Eat.Shop. 

And now, with Instagram Stories, which I prefer over Facebook stories, I’m literally having a blast. It’s like a dream come true. Showing the world what’s up! And if we share common interests via the hashtag# it’s even funner creating this world community together!

Please check me out @playeatshop on Instagram. I still use Facebook and Twitter and Google plus and will continue to update on there when I run a post like today! Links are below this post. But, on the real my beauties… Instagram is my ultimate fave. And I’m not getting paid to promote them lol. But I feel like it’s dope enough for me. How do you all feel? What do you prefer?

I look forward to connecting with you XquisiT people out there on these platforms building a world community where we illustrate how we all Play. Eat. Shop. ❤️

Enjoy the upcoming holidays and please be safe out there ?

Hit me up on any of the platforms below but as I mentioned ? you know I love me some Instagram❤️.

Regardless, I’m here and I’m back ready for some more adventures. 2019 here we come!!!!!

Much XquisiT ❤️ Love,

Ms XquisiT ?

NUTRIGRAIN FRUIT ‘N’NUT NEW PRODUCT!!

 

I met up with my blogger friend Mr. Fabulous the other day for coffee and we had the most amazing snack ever.The good people over at Nutri Grain sent us some new bars to try out.

Check out our YouTube video review here:

These bars were absolutely fabulous!!! Way till you smell them! They literally are so tasty and fresh. Check them out and let me know what you think!

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XOXO,

Miss XquisiT

 

Guess who’s back!!!!!

 

What’s up my xquisit friends!

I know I haven’t been around in a long, hot minute and for that I am sorry. Life just got in the way, trips, travel, Netflix, music, concerts, gym, beaches…..ahhhh….basically I should have been sharing so many new fun things I was doing. There’s really no excuse. But, I’m back and can’t wait to start talking to you about playing, eating, shopping!

So, recently, my blogger friend Mr. Fabulous invited me over to check out some amazing new lunch bowls from our good friends over at EDO JAPAN. These bowls are loaded with noodles, veggies, and chicken/beef. They are limited edition so make sure you check them out soon at your local EDO JAPAN.

Check out the video review further on YouTube.

http:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll1fqxtCcTY//

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We would LOVE to hear from you!

XOXO,

Miss XquisiT

Get your KOLD drink on with KEURIG!

Mr. Fabulous from immrfabulous.com and myself recently had the opportunity to check out the newest member of the KEURIG family; The Keurig Kold. It is a very trendy and futuristic device with built in refrigeration that works just like a Keurig, however, makes KOLD soft drinks, carbonated waters and fruit juices. I certainly don’t have the space for this pretty device in my home as it is larger than your coffee Keurig, but, for those of you that have more counter space in your kitchens or bonus rooms then this would be a cool toy to have! 

For a more in depth review of the Keurig KOLD, please check out our YouTube video.

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XOXO,

Miss XquisiT

LaRitzy Monthly Subscription: Vegan & Cruelty Free Beauty Products

“You are beautiful, no matter what they say” – Christina Aguilera, 2002

This most definitely is one of my favourite songs of all time! The reason I posted this lyric is because upon opening a box from LaRitzy, the first thing my eyes caught was a postcard screaming, “Hello Beautiful!” I absolutely enjoyed this and placed it right on my bedroom mirror.

Mr. Fabulous from immrfabulous.com and myself had the privilege of checking out a box from LaRitzy recently. LaRitzy is a company that is all about vegan and cruelty free beauty products. LaRitzy is by subscription only on a monthly basis and is super affordable at $24.95 a month.  I really have been enjoying their products, especially the Collagen and Green Tea mask!

For more details on LaRitzy, check out the YouTube link for our review:

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XOXO,

Miss XquisiT

Comic Bento: The Five Star Comic Novel Subscription

Do you remember when you were young and comic books were so much fun to read? You had your super hero story lines like Batman and Spiderman and, of course, my personal favourites, Archie and Betty and Veronica. They were affordable and fun and helped pass the time before the Internet ever came about. We loved comics growing up

Recently, Mr. Fabulous from immrfabulous.com and myself had a chance to check out Comic Bento. Every month, by subscription only, Comic Bento sends you a surprise selection of sixty dollars worth of graphic novels right to your door for only $17.50-$20.00 a month (dependant on which subscription plan you choose). These books are really well made. I was impressed by the artistry and workmanship that these high gloss comic novels entailed.

For more details on Comic Bento, click the YouTube link for our review: 

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XOXO,

Miss XquisiT

Meat Lovers’ Dream come true: The Carnivore Club

Meat Lovers! Calling all meat lovers! Do I have something exciting for you! Mr. Fabulous from immrfabulous.com and I recently got the opportunity to check out The Carnivore Club. Basically, the good folks at Carnivore Club send its members an impressive faux-wood box filled with 4-6 handcrafted cured meats from top artisans! It is a monthly subscription with a one time fee of $55! Talk about a deal! 

We were really excited to try the Carnivore Club as we are both protein and meat lovers. Watch our review now to see how it went! Enjoy!

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XOXO,

Miss XquisiT

NEVER HAVE TO SHOP FOR A CARD AGAIN WITH CARDBOX.CA

Tis the season! It’s that time of year again that always seems to creep up so quickly every year. Obviously, I’m talking about the Christmas season. I love everything to do with Christmas from the decorations, the Christmas songs, the sweets and of course the presents! Something that many of us don’t do as much anymore because of the internet is give out actual cards. I can’t remember the last time I even purchased a card! Usually, I find a card online and send it off electronically as I’m sure many of you do the same.

Recently, my blogger friend Mr. Fabulous from immrfabulous.com and myself had the chance to check out a very cool monthly subscription of cards that come straight to your home starting at $18.95 a month. The nice people at cardbox.ca sent us a sample of what their monthly subscription Cardbox looks like. We actually really loved this concept. Having card stock at home is perfect for those of you that are too busy to go shopping for a card.

Click the YouTube link to check out our review of Cardbox:

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XOXO,

Miss XquisiT

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