Photo: frenzypic from Flickr “Sunday Afternoon” (Munich)
Sundays are always a jumble for me. Lots of tasks to complete before the start of another week, but I like to take my time, savoring the freedom and softness of a day without office work. There aren’t many luxuries of time that rival a slow start to the day…waking up, making something light to snack on, and pouring a cup of coffee to sip while browsing the newspaper or checking e-mail. I usually return to the kitchen for second breakfast, this one consisting of heavier fair. I’m addicted to frozen whole grain toaster waffles, with a heavy dose of peanut butter and agave nectar or honey. Greek yogurt and granola, with fresh fruit, is equally enjoyable.
I always exercise on Sundays, too. I know many people who take the weekends off from exercise, but I enjoy being at the gym while it’s light out. The crowd of fitness buffs is different than it is on weeknights, and I am not ashamed to say that part of the fun of frequent exercise in a gym is people-watching. For those of you who don’t already have a ‘winning formula’ for exercise that sustains you, I cannot under-emphasize the importance and value of a good playlist. I find that I focus and move best when I listen to songs from the multitude of great pop, dance, hip-hop, and r&b artists. Right now, I listen to a lot of: Nicki Minaj, Keri Hilson, Christina Aguilera (from Burlesque sound track), Ke$ha, Sky Ferreira, Lady GaGa, Katy Perry, Shiny Toy Guns, and Willow Smith. To each his own, like anything else, but upbeat is the way to go if you want to get motivated at the gym. Dance dance dance!
Sundays are also for catching up on web browsing and blog reading. Here are some of my top picks of the day.
Yves Saint Laurent Ypsilon Low-top Sneakers, Neiman Marcus. I’ve been thinking about sneakers lately…a dressy but informal pair to be exact. These are beautiful, simple, with clean lines, and interesting details. Too bad they’re so expensive!
The Sartorialist: an example of intuitive research?, Core77. I like Michael DiTullo’s take on the impact of the Sartorialist’s constant photographic documentation of fashion across the world. I’ve been reading a book that elaborates on precisely the kind of ‘intuitive research’ that Mr. DiTullo is referencing.
Premier Footwear League, CNBC Business. Men ARE becoming more adventurous and outgoing with their footwear…and realizing that black and brown are not the only acceptable colors for shoes (although they still look the best, most of the time).
Nike Lunarflow Army Green/Blaze Orange. This Nike sample is awesome! I, like the others who have posted this picture, hope to see it available soon!