Jul
09

Make time for adventures that come with the changing seasons…#LovingLost

Always prepared to drop everything when the time is right, we make time for the adventures that come with the changing seasons. From golden Indian summer sets and brisk autumn road trips, to riding the white waves that winter brings to the mountains, we are always chasing the epic moments we’ll remember forever. While the end of the year is filled with reflective evenings, spring brings new life to our morning rituals. In the warm seasons of dawn patrol, every bright sunrise is inspiration for the perfect day. For us, the best times are ones that feel lived in and we have the stories to prove it. #LovingLost

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Loving Lost in Southern California

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Loving Lost in Santa Monica

Loving Lost in Venice Beach

Loving Lost in Venice Beach

Loving Lost in Southern California

Loving Lost in Santa Monica

Loving Lost in Venice Beach

Loving Lost in Venice Beach

Loving Lost in Venice Beach

Loving Lost in Venice Beach

Jul
06

Loving Lost in Bali: Uluwatu’s Long Lefts & Bali’s Sunsets

After having a taste of the famous break during the Uluwatu challenge we were hungry for more! Surfing Uluwatu Bali is a real treat. Taking in the beautiful view, the water is warm, the wave fast and long. The hardest decision of the day was choosing which bikini we wanted to wear.

Surfing Uluwatu

Leading the way, Lee-Ann Curren, Rosy Hodge, Kelia Moniz and Bruna Schmitz knew where to go. Below the cliffs and through the cave, we entered the surf, perhaps one of the most unique and beautiful entry points we’ve ever encountered on all of our globetrotting surf trips.

Surfing Uluwatu

Usually a crowded break, we found a few line ups all to ourselves and made the most of those famous Uluwatu long lefts. This is our definition of heaven.

Rosy Hodge Surfing at Uluwatu

Rosy Hodge Surging Uluwatu

Kelia Moniz Surfing Uluwatu

Bruna Schmitz Surfing Uluwatu

Exploring all of our available options, we hired a boat and headed out to find some secret spots and explore further down the coast.

ROXY Team Surfing Bali

Surfing in Bali

Rosy Hodge Surfing in Bali

Lee-Ann Curren Surfing in Bali

The best part of heading out on the boat had to be the delicious dinner the crew served up as we returned to the beach.

No need for plates here! A leaf and a pair of chopsticks were all we needed to enjoy a delicious Balinese-style feast.

Sally Fitzgibbons

Bali Beach BBQ

ROXY Team Riders Enjoying a Traditional Bali BBQ

Spoiled with an incredible Bali sunset, we reveled in some epic photos and the stories that matched.

Sunset Surfing in Bali

Kelia Moniz Sunset Surf in Bali

We couldn’t have asked for a more picturesque evening to conclude our last night in Bali. We fell in love with the beauty, adventure and spirit of Bali and can’t wait to return again soon!

Sunset Surf in Bali

Jul
05

Loving Lost in Bali: Exploring Ubud’s Natural Paradise

We found our paradise amongst the trees! Enjoying our time in Ubud’s natural paradise, we enjoyed the unique surrounds of Bambu Indah. Translating to ‘beautiful bamboo’ in Balinese, we quickly understood why!

A quirky combination of bamboo buildings and antique wood houses makes Bambu Indah the perfect mix of comfort and character.

For explorers like us, Ubud is a perfect hideaway and adventurers’ haven all in one.

Bambu Indah in Ubud

Fresh coffee and coconut water were the perfect way to start each day. Each morning, we enjoyed delicious locally sourced breakfasts. In fact, we could see where our herbs and vegetables came from…just a short distance away from the Bamboo Indah grounds!

Bambu Indah in Ubud

Bambu Indah in Ubud

The rope swing kept us entertained for hours and Bruna kept us laughing with her rope swing technique!

Bambu Indah in Ubud

Bambu Indah in Ubud

Bambu Indah in Ubud

We loved tree house living! We spent the warm and lazy afternoons on the day bed listening to LeeAnn jamming on the verandah while falling asleep to the hum of the jungle.

Just a short taxi ride away, we headed into town to do a little shopping on the streets near Ubud central.

Loving Lost in Bali-Exploring Ubud

Winding our way through rice paddies to find the perfect place for lunch, we discovered Sari Organik. Good to see our appetite for coconut water hadn’t disappeared!

Lunch in Ubud

Lunch in Ubud

After filling ourselves with delicious local cuisine we were ready for the next adventure…. cruising the local markets! We’re always looking for something to add to our colorful collection of memories at home.

Loving Lost in Bali-Exploring Ubud

Jul
02

Loving Lost in Bali: Raw Food Cooking Class in Ubud

Inspired and energized by the local ingredients in some of the meals we were eating in Bali, we booked ourselves a raw food cooking class in Ubud to learn a couple new dishes.

Raw Food Cooking Class in Ubud

We let our stomachs guide the way as we selected our top 5 choices to create from the menu.

Ready to put our cooking skills to the test, we chopped, diced and blended our way through 5 meals! All using the freshly grown produce on hand at Ubud Sari.

Ubud Sari Health Resort

Raw Food Cooking in Ubud

Raw Food Cooking in Ubud

Raw Lasagna

Our favorite dish by far was the raw lasagna (Did we mention that the marinara sauce was incredible!?)

Want to make a raw lasagna dish of your own? Here’s how we made it!

You’ll need:

1 Zucchini

1 Cucumber

1 Eggplant

1 Jicama (can be substituted with water chestnuts, pear or apple)

1 Avocado

basil pesto

Marinara sauce:

½ cup of sundried tomatoes

2 cloves of garlic

2 Tomatoes

1 tbsp honey

1 tbsp oregano

A handful of fresh basil leaves

2 dates

½ cup of olive oil

1 tsp flax seeds

1 tsp salt

1 lime

Here’s how to put it together:

1. To make the marinara sauce, Chop the tomatoes and place them in a blender along with the oregano, garlic, sundried tomatoes, fresh basil, the honey, dates and olive oil.  Squeeze a hint of lime and the salt. Blend until all ingredients are combined for about 1 – 2 minutes.

2. Slice your zucchini, eggplant and cucumber lengthways and cut them into even slices for layering.

3. Mash your avocado and set aside.

4. Place 2 even zucchini slices vertically side-by-side on a plate and spread with marinara sauce.

5. Follow by placing 2 slices of eggplant horizontally side-by-side on top and then spread with basil pesto.

6. Place 2 even cucumber slices vertically side-by-side and spread with mashed avocado.

7. Place 2 more slices of zucchini horizontally and spread with marinara sauce

8. Top with jicama (or substitute) a slice of tomato, a few leaves of basil and garnish with some flax seeds

9. Enjoy!

Raw Food Cooking in Ubud

Raw Food Cooking in Ubud

If you were wondering about Bruna’s unique headband she is wearing…it was made by a local woman at Bambu Indah. As we all sat for breakfast, an older woman approached us and gave each of us a beautiful flower headband handmade by the beautiful flowers from garden. A sweet little gift and token of kindness we will always remember from our trip to Bali!

Jun
30

Loving Lost in Bali: Mt. Agung Sunrise Trekking Part 2

Bright and early (very early) we set out for the sunrise hike up Mt. Agung. We met at the base of Temple Besakih where we met our tour guides and began our ascent up the mountain.

Sunrise Hike to Mt. Agung

Climbing through the dense jungle of Besakiah and up 1,500 sets of stairs was an early indicator of how steep the trek up the mountain would prove to be.

Our rock climbing skills were put to the test, as parts of the hike looked more similar to rock climbing than to hiking. With only a headlamp to guide the way, we were cautious for loose rocks and slippery mud as one wrong step could lead to disaster!

Sunrise Hike to Mt. Agung

Hiking for three hours straight, we finally made it above the clouds! Stopping for a much-needed break, we soaked in the incredible view of the full moon while we rehydrated and refueled while watching the clouds hypnotically float through the sky.

Realizing that we were only halfway up the mountain, the sun was already rising and we wouldn’t reach the peak in time for sunrise, we decided to change our plans and set up an impromptu campsite to enjoy a warm fire and a much needed cup of coffee.

Sunrise Hike to Mt. Agung

Sunrise Hike to Mt. Agung

We spent some time warming up near the campfire and we each shared some funny stories about a few close calls during the climb up.

As dawn approached, we began our descent down the mountain. We took our time heading down as conditions had quickly changed. The beautiful cloud cover now caused the grounds to become wet and slippery.

Sunrise Hike to Mt. Agung

Making it back to the bottom safely was a bittersweet moment. Exhausted but proud of just how far we managed to climb, we were excited for a few simple pleasures – a full breakfast, a fresh cup of coffee and the promise of not having to hike anything more than the path to our beds!

Sunrise Hike to Mt. Agung

Jun
30

Loving Lost in Bali: Rosy’s Mt. Agung Backpack Essentials

Properly prepping for a hike is a necessity and while fueling your body with the right nutrition to get you though the day is important, being prepared with the right gear to get you through the day is just as vital.

Here’s a sneak peek inside Rosy’s backpack as she prepares for the hike to Mt. Agung.

Rosy's Backpack Essentials

1. Backpack: Pick a backpack that’s not too big or too small. We suggest something lightweight that has zippers for easy access to all of your essentials.

2. Fresh local fruit: Nothing satisfies like a good banana or apple! Plus natural sugars are a great way to keep up your energy levels on long hikes!

3. Good pair of sunnies: Don’t be fooled by cloudy conditions! You always need to pack a pair of sunnies to protect your eyes!

4. Hat: Provides extra protection from the sun and the elements. Never leave home without one!

5. Hydration tablets and natural energy blocks: An extra way to keep your body hydrated and energized to help prevent muscle fatigue and dehydration.

6. Favorite bikini:  You never know if you’ll find a body of water to jump in to cool off so we always pack a bikini…just in case!

Most importantly, don’t forget to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water! Staying hydrated before a long hike is just as important as drinking water during the hike!

Jun
29

Loving Lost in Bali: Mt. Agung Sunrise Trekking Part 1

Mt. Agung, Bali

Welcome to Mt. Agung, the tallest and holiest mountain on the island of Bali at 9,944 feet above sea level! Famous for it’s picturesque sunrise vantage points and breathtaking panoramic views across the entire island of Bali, we couldn’t help but sign up for the full moon mountain hike to see for ourselves.

Bamboo Indah, Bali

To prepare ourselves for the challenging day ahead, we took the afternoon to physically and mentally prepare with an afternoon yoga session in the Minang house at Bamboo Indah. Overlooking Ubud’s rice terraces, this was the perfect place to mentally prepare for the exciting journey ahead.

Bamboo Indah, Bali

Yoga Session at Bamboo Indah, Bali

Rosy Hodge, Kelia Moniz, Lee-Ann Curren and Bruna Schmitz enjoyed a private lesson from a local yogi, complemented with a stunning visual of bright green leaves and the soft sounds of chirping birds in the background.

Yoga Session at Bamboo Indah, Bali

Yoga Session at Bamboo Indah

Yoga Session at Bamboo Indah

Inspired by our surroundings and wearing our favorite ROXY Outdoor Fitness gear we felt our mind, body and spirit renewed and energized for the early morning adventure ahead.

Stay tuned for Part 2, as we trek up Mt. Agung!

May
25

Loving Lost in Santa Barbara: Sunset Slide Sessions

Golden hour. Last light. Sunset…whatever you want to call it, last night’s surf was picturesque with golden skies & sparkly seas.

ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

Kelia, Bruna, Rosy & Justine paddled out to catch a few sets before it was the moon’s turn. With some fun little sets and plenty of great surf shots to add to their albums, the girls couldn’t have asked for a better way to end their weekend in Santa Barbara!

ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

 

ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

The water is still a bit chilly so we had to throw on some thicker wetsuits to stay out a little longer.

ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

We had an amazing time spending the  weekend in this amazing surf town and know we’ll be back soon.  In the meantime, keep following us to see where our adventure leads us next! #LovingLost

ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

May
24

Loving Lost in Santa Barbra: Brunching & Thrifting

The surf was flat so we decided to partake in a serious brunch session at Joe’s Café, a local favorite. The Huevos Cubano and pancakes were a-m-a-z-i-n-g!

ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

After a few too many cups of coffee, we wandered around State Street only to discover a variety of fun shops & eclectic antique shops.

ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

Justine was experiencing some SERIOUS guitar envy in one of the shops we stopped in.  We literally had to tear her away from buying another guitar to add to her collection.

ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

Meanwhile, Kelia showed off her ukulele skills like a true Hawaiian.

ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

Come back tomorrow to see how Kelia, Rosy, Bruna & Justine will spend their last day in Santa Barbara!

May
23

Loving Lost in Santa Barbara: Surfing & Jamming & Loving Life in a Van

There’s nothing like hitting the open road with your friends, especially when it’s in a vintage Airstream complete with surfboards & beach cruisers!

ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

Waking up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee & home cooked pancakes prepared by Bruna , we enjoyed the morning hanging out in the Airstream at Autocamp Santa Barbara.

ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

Bruna’s world-famous whole grain banana macadamia nut pancakes:

Ingredients:

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 tsp salt

2 tbsp sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1 large egg

1 1/4 cups almond milk

1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

1 mashed banana

Handful of macadamia nuts

2 tbsp melted butter

Instructions:

1. Add all the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl, and mix very well with a spoon.

2. Add the wet ingredients together in a separate smaller mixing bowl minus the melted butter.

3. Peal and mash banana well with a fork. Then add to the wet ingredients.

4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and lightly mix with a spoon.

5. Pour in the melted butter and macadamia nuts

6. Mix again until combined and slightly lumpy, do not over mix.

7. Lightly grease a griddle or large pan with cooking oil

8. Pour 1/4 cup of the batter onto the hot griddle.

9. Fry for about 2-3 minutes, the tops should get bubbly, then flip over with a spatula and cook for 2-3 more minutes.

10. Enjoy & share with friends!

ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

Justine, a pro longboarder from France and talented musician, brought her guitar along to treat us all to a morning jam session before we suited up for an afternoon surf.

Check out her cover of OUTKAST’s ‘Hey Ya!’ or her rendition of Avicii’s ‘Addicted to You‘.

ROXY Santa Barbara Trip

ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

ROXY Santa Barbara Road-Tri

ROXY Santa Barbara RoadT rip

ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

Catching a swell out at Rincon is every surfers dream, so to share this session with some of your best friends is even better.

ROXY Santa Barbara Road Trip

Come back to the blog tomorrow to find out what we do when the surf goes flat!