Maven's Cravins

Maven’s Cravins & Favourite Things-Fall 2014

September 15, 2014

Believe it or not, I actually have other interests besides food! Of course food and recipe development is my ultimate pass-time (and job woo!) but lately I’ve found myself exploring some of my other passions outside the kitchen.

Some of these passions include fashion, fitness, beauty and music. I also love exploring this beautiful city I call home and you already know I love my wine. I have no idea if you guys share any of these interests with me, but I’m going for it anyway and sharing some of my favourite things and cravings for the season. I’ll be doing these posts quarterly aka once per season and I hope you’re able to find some new products or activities to enjoy in the process.

Fall Fashion Favs // thehealthymaven.com1. Give me camel. Not the animal. More like this camel sweater jacket which is begging to be welcomed to my wardrobe.
2. I need new nike kicks. And by need I mean want.
3. My three year old glasses that I am just getting the confidence to sport.
4. This is the ultimate lifehack for the afro sporting chick.
5. My prayers have been answered! Sweats are now trendy.
6. Need I say more? Well kind of but because the only thing better than this tee is the blogger behind them.*
7. I live in these. Seriously, I am wearing these as I write this.

*I’m girl-crushing even harder since Jordan so kindly offered THM readers 10% off of all TBV apparel! Just enter “HealthyMaven” to save yourself 10%.

Fall Fitness Finds // thehealthymaven.com1. I can’t tell if I’m more obsessed with this sweatshirt or the blogger I saw sporting it.
2. These allow me to get away with yoga pants without Stacy & Clinton hunting me down.
3. Cut-out back? Count me in.
4. I am desperate to try this studio. I might regret saying this after trying it.
5. This is the Mercedes of yoga mats. Once you go B Yoga Mat, you never go back.

Fall Foodie Obsessions // thehealthymaven.com1. the ULTIMATE gluten-free sandwich bread. Fresh from the bakery here or order it here.
2. Did someone say truffles? I basically drank the entire bottle in a week.
3. Shameless self-promo. This gluten-free flour blend will blow your mind.
4. Chocolate and Toasted Hazelnut Milk. Deb you’ve done it again.
5. I will never ever get sick of these.
6. Someone get me an IV because I need this malbec in me at all times.

Fall Beauty Box // thehealthymaven.com1. I’ve been blonde, I’ve been brunette. Currently I’m “bronde” and loving it.
2. If the mood strikes I’m a redhead thanks to this tutorial.
3. Hair masks are key. Go au natural with 1/2 a banana, 1/2 an avo and 1 tablespoon of honey, mix and apply for 30 mins.
4.  It’s like Essie knew I was dying for a THM nail colour.
5. Finally my bushy eyebrows are in.Fill em’ ladies!

Fall Bloglovin- sites I'm loving from around the web // thehealthymaven.com1. This girl makes me want to eat my screen.
2. My current source of inspiration in life and in blogging.
3. A farmer’s market lover’s dream. It just may spur me to move to a farm.
4. Channeling my inner hippie and greenifying my life.
5. I wouldn’t be surprised if this blog causes me to redecorate my apartment this year…3 times.

Fall in love with T.O. - fun fall foodie finds around #toronto! // thehealthymaven.com1. I would eat every meal here if I could. Jamie Kennedy, you can do no wrong.
2. If this place is good enough for Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt (separately of course), then it’s good enough for me.
3. My sustenance. They know me there as “grind to french press” girl…
4. I love any place that refers to its bar as a lab.
5. Where foodie meets gluten-free, egg-free and nut-free. Their donuts taste like bites of heaven.

**Vogue voted my backyard as the second coolest neighbourhood in the world. Can I get hell yeahhhh for Queen West?!

I’ve got way too many songs for a graphic and don’t intend to slow down with my music consumption. Instead I’ll forward you to my soundcloud account so you can stay up to date. Eventually I’ll get more of my playlists over there. Sing along!

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What are you loving for Fall? What are some of your interests that people may not know about?

  • Reply
    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    September 15, 2014 at 5:10 am

    DUDE. Confession- I remember the first time I thought you were awesome was after seeing that amazing picture (circa 2013) of you wearing that Vienna style hat- no one can pull it off but you. I may be stealing it W.I.T. haha. Also, is it bad that I’d wear number 5 shamelessly?

    Was Anna Wintour in your backyard bbq’ing bok choy?

    anyone that reads this- buy the damn ebook purely for that flour blend. Legit.
    Arman @ thebigmansworld recently posted…Easy Pesto and Cheddar Brioche (GF)

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    meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles
    September 15, 2014 at 6:19 am

    I am just not ready to give up my summer clothes yet. I am still wearing shorts with sweatshirts and will for as long as I can. However, my nails might be ready for a fall shade from Essie lol….As for my other interests, people are usually surprised to hear I love hockey but you knew that already…

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    Heather @fitncookies
    September 15, 2014 at 6:50 am

    I love this post idea! I think it will be fun to see how things change and what you are craving is different every time. My favorite is the fall fitness finds 😉 I’m loving chunky scarves and fall candles! Love having my house smell like fall.
    Heather @fitncookies recently posted…Fall weather made me do it

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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food
    September 15, 2014 at 7:14 am

    Love this! So much cute stuff. Totally need to try that malbec, too. I’m always looking for new wines to try out! I’m obsessed with yoga clothes, which I’m trying to control the spending considering I only do yoga once a week.
    Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food recently posted…Chef Riley made pizza and it feels a little like fall

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    Michele @ paleorunningmomma
    September 15, 2014 at 7:43 am

    I am all for sweats being in style! Wish the lululemon pants weren’t so expensive, I would love in them always. The one you linked to was already sold out in my size 🙁
    Michele @ paleorunningmomma recently posted…My Thoughts On Paleo Treats

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    Amanda @ Positively Amanda
    September 15, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Love all those fall fashions!
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    Kirtley Freckleton @ The Gist of Fit
    September 15, 2014 at 8:44 am

    My name is Yeh is one of my FAVORITES!! She’s so hip!!

    Funny to mentioned the hair mask!! My friends would do something similar in the Philippines–before a special conference–but with coconut milk. Pretty big process haha, and I rarely noticed a difference. But, it’s fun to primp yourself anyway!

    Happpy Monday!!!!
    Kirtley Freckleton @ The Gist of Fit recently posted…Ideas for Healthy Breakfasts in Under 5 Minutes

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    Amy @ Long Drive Journey
    September 15, 2014 at 8:54 am

    What a cute idea. I like how you gave us some tunes as well as clothes and food. I need something to listen to on my commute! Speaking of which, I’m sitting on the back of the bus while writing this and starting to feel a little green so gotta go! Love!

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    September 15, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Hell yeahhhh for Queen West!!! I wanna come to visit that second coolest backyard!!

    And I LOVE that Vodka Vegan shirt. Need to check that out!!

    You know you are my music hero, so please, please keep those playlists coming!
    Lucie@FitSwissChick recently posted…CrossFit, Powerlifting and Party Berlin-Style

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    September 15, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Is vodka vegan? I probably the best saying ever. i don’t eat vegan necessarily, but I love the shirt!
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    Linda @ Fit Fed and Happy
    September 15, 2014 at 10:00 am

    I’m so about fall fitness! Theres nothing better than running with a light jacket on on a cool fall day.

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    cait @pieceofcait
    September 15, 2014 at 10:01 am

    absolutely love the new hair color, it looks great!! 🙂 perfect for fall!
    cait @pieceofcait recently posted…I MAY turn orange, devon fall classic + Le Pain

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    Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen
    September 15, 2014 at 10:46 am

    This is a wonderful list of your favorite things!! I love that T-shirt and need it in my life – awesome!!
    Ceara @ Ceara’s Kitchen recently posted…5 Ways to Keep Yourself Motivated & Moving #MoveitMondays

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    Jordan @ The Balanced Blonde
    September 15, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Have we ever discussed the fact that we are the same person? I was going to start listing off the things I agree with on all of these lists but it would be pointless because I would be listing literally everything. I am equally obsessed with Molly Yeh’s blog!! That chocolate hazelnut milk looks insane. And I want those pajamas so I can live in them. And yay for TBV Apparel! Can’t wait for you to get your tee!!!
    Jordan @ The Balanced Blonde recently posted…Recovery Series #4 // Emily von Euw

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    Diana @sosmallsostrong
    September 15, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Is vodka vegan? …hahahaha I literally just lost it at my desk reading that shirt. Why don’t I have that in my life. Great roundup, love that you link to all this awesome stuff!!
    Diana @sosmallsostrong recently posted…Easy, Baked Sweet Potato and Parsnip Fries

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    Amanda @ .running with spoons.
    September 15, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    What am I loving for fall? Uhm… the weather! No longer so hot that I’m afraid to leave the AC, and no longer bright out at 10 PM so I can’t fall asleep without wearing an eye mask. That and it’s an excuse to bust out the sweaters, scarves, boots, and leggings… which I’m a HUGE fan of 😀
    Amanda @ .running with spoons. recently posted…. no-bake vegan oatmeal fudge bars .

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    Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    September 15, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    I think I need that Nike jacket…. so flippin’ cute! I also think that you and I need to drink wine together sometime… come back to visit Cali (Southern this time!!) or perhaps I should make my first trip ever to Canada! 🙂
    Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness recently posted…Creamy Raspberry Chia Smoothie

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    Kim @ BusyBod
    September 15, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Dear diary, Can we have “Maven’s Cravins” around her on the reg, because I burst out laughing when I saw that title. I love that you love the “is vodka vegan?” top. I have the t-shirt version on my wishlist and have already planned out not one, not two, but three outfits for it. All of them contemplate happy hour or later. The only thing missing it the top! (and, you know, me ever going to bars anymore…. minor detail… hashtag I’m old).
    Kim @ BusyBod recently posted…Race week {weekly plan}

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      Davida Kugelmass
      September 21, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      These dear diary entries are the best things ever. I read them while I was out with friends and I burst out laughing and then tried to explain it but they all thought I was strange. What else is new? LOL

      p.s. I just got the shirt and I haven’t taken it off. So obsessed! We should wear ours together 🙂

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    September 15, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Oh – I love that camel sweater. Maybe I should purchase it for myself – birthday gift or something!!!
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    September 15, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Have you seen this fedora we have?? It’s so cute. You might have to order it, I think it’s online only: (may have to ship to the US). I haven’t seen those joggers… are those Canada only?? Can’t wait for you to get a pair and we can be jogger twins. I love all of these things… Lulu needs to come back with the RUNDER UNDERS, seriously the best pants ever. I live in them (running, of course… and after running, whoops) in the winter. Also, all amaze music. Listening to this playlist now. xoxoxo why are you so f***king hip and cool??? I want to come to TO and shop and eat and drink Malbec. K thanks.
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    Gabby @ the veggie nook
    September 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    2 things- that is the hat I have been looking for my whole life. WHY $100??? 🙁

    And I love Jimmy’s Coffee! Have you been to Sam James? Go now, their coffee is divine (although a bit further from you than Jimmy’s 😉

    Off to check out your blog recommendations 🙂
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    Mary Frances
    September 16, 2014 at 8:14 am

    I want everything in your fall workout fashion … especially those pants ohmgosh. Aw girl, your hat and eyebrows have always looked amazing on you. It’s kind of not fair to the rest of the world 😉
    And with as crazy weather as we’ve been having, the seasons have changed, oh, three times this week, so I think Maven’s Cravin’s can be a more regular occurrence 🙂
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    Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    September 16, 2014 at 8:18 am

    I love this post! I’m glad they’re going to become a regular appearance on your blog!

    I especially love the Toronto highlights. We need more Toronto restaurant adventures!
    Chelsea @ Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen recently posted…Heart & Stroke Foundation’s new sugar guidelines

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    September 16, 2014 at 8:28 am

    What a fun post! I love seeing all your cravins! I really really love the fall sweatpank/yoga pant thing. I got a pair kind of similar to the ones you like for my sister-in-law last year and I was just recently thinking I wish I had bought a pair for myself!
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    Maryea {happy healthy mama}
    September 16, 2014 at 8:28 am

    I’m not sure why this is my first visit to your blog, but I am so glad I finally took the plunge and checked you out. This list proves you are clearly awesome. Great stuff here.
    Maryea {happy healthy mama} recently posted…Balsamic Roasted Grapes and Pistachio Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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    Alexis @ Hummusapien
    September 16, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    ERMYGERD. The truffles. The hazelnut milk. I WANT ALL THE THANGS!!!

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    Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
    September 16, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Very cool! I am really debating that yoga mat….:-)
    Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment recently posted…Demystifying the Muffin Top

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    September 21, 2014 at 10:25 am

    I am not loving anything for Fall because I refuse to believe it’s actually here. So there.

    Besides it was sunny and 85 degrees yesterday and I have a counter chock full of tomatoes (not even kidding) and a crisper packed full of peppers (not even kidding) so I am still celebrating summer and it’s wonderful produce. I do like the sweats though. I’d rock those.

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