5 Things I'm Loving Right Now

All I needed to do to find my five favorite things for the month, was unpack my suitcase from our honeymoon! Here are a few things I was reaching for throughout our trip to Hawaii — and to see more pictures from our honeymoon, follow me on Instagram here.

1. For cute and comfortable beach clothes and cover-ups, I’ve been loving The Daily Gypsy’s shop Winds of Change! Their site is under construction right now, but I highly suggest popping over to their blog The Daily Gypsy for inspiration to tide you over. Everything is swoon-worthy! I first stumbled upon the shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio while visiting my Mother-in-law.  If you are an Ohio resident, or just visiting stop by the cottage and take a peak at the cute swag inside.

2. This place is hardly a secret, but I love Everything But Water. From designer swimwear to beautiful, breezy cover-ups, it’s impossible to walk out empty handed! And a bonus for my big-busted gals — they carry sizes beyond the D+ cup!

3. "Love is not something you look for, Love is something you become." You’ll find that mantra on every piece of clothing from Peace Love World. They have gorgeous resort wear made by Alina Villasante, and you can shop her hand-picked personal favorites anytime here.

4. Not only are Mika Swim bathing suits adorable, they’re also 100% biodegradable and recyclable!  From the classic black and white to bolder prints and cuts, there’s something for everyone in their shop. I also LOVE that Mike features models from all backgrounds and body-types — proving that EVERYONE has a beach body.  I found Mika at Wanderlust in Whistler, Canada two summers ago!

5. Some people have a shoe or handbag habit. For me, it’s sunglasses. Quay Australia has been my go-to lately for trying out fun frames and different styles. With colorful lenses in-style right now, it’s nice to have a more affordable way to experiment when the trend than pricier brand like Rayban or Maui Jim — when trying out something new, I always shop somewhere reliable but affordable like Quay.

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Carly Grace Milyo

Born in New York City,  Carly Grace grew up in Atlanta and graduated from The Westminster Schools.  Carly received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Virginia Tech in 2012. During her college career, Carly began practicing yoga as an escape from her intense ACC Cheerleading training. The rigor and requirements Carly upheld as an ACC athlete combined with the social expectations and action packed schedule expected of an Alpha Phi left Carly depleted both physically and mentally.  Before Carly found yoga, she used running, partying with friends, and restricting her diet to maintain a sense of control in her life. It was Carly's true desire to find more purposeful and authentic friendships and to invest her time in cultivating her greater well-being and spirituality that lead her to yoga. 

The creativity and physical challenge of yoga captivated and inspired Carly. Yoga was the first thing Carly practiced where the perfect-ten mentality was not required; in fact, perfection is the antithesis of yoga principles.  After hanging up her poms poms and retiring from her ACC Cheerleading career, Carly quickly found herself  invested in the In Balance Yoga Community in Blacksburg, VA.  With encouragement and affirmation from Studio Owner, Becky Crigger, Carly set out for New York City to train with Dana Trixie Flynn at Laughing Lotus Love Skool.

Yoga Alliance 200 E-RYT, Carly has studied and practiced with many influencers and teachers all over the United States.  Carly currently teaches Thunderbolt Power Yoga®;  a powerful alignment based vinyasa flow inspired by some of her greatest influencers including, Dana Trixie Flynn and Baron Baptiste.  Carly infuses creative ideas and sequencing into her classes. Her purpose as a teacher is to inspire people to move like themselves. Carly is committed to helping students be audaciously playful in both their practice and in their lives. 

You can catch Carly Grace teaching at her studio Thunderbolt Power Yoga, at off-site events such as the infamous FIT Yoga Series with Carly Grace at W Atl Buckhead, at music festivals, corporate conferences, and more!  Be sure to look out for Carly's quarterly Boombox Power Yoga® Class offered alongside a live DJ, accompanied by her pink boombox, and enhanced with a 16 inch disco ball. 

In the mean time, you can follow her adventures on instagram (@yoga__barbie) or give her a wave when you see her drive by in her infamous pink jeep!