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The Pura Vida Workout Playlist 2016

So your NYE hangover has finally abated, and you’re facing the reality of actually having to implement your new year goals, and somehow keep your motivation pepped past day three. One of our biggest allies in the motivation battle is music. A banging playlist has the power to change your mood, incite a battle cry, and help you push through your workout with all the kick-ass-ery required of a respectable January resolution (research backs this up too, by the way). The music that gets us powered up, gives us goose bumps and gets us focused is very personal, like most music tastes. But it feels...
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The Pura Vida Q&A... with Bianca Fermi

Get to know more about the people and the passions behind Pura Vida… Pura Vida is all about people and their passions. It’s about travel and music, fashion and food, fitness and cocktails. It’s about style with soul! So where did the influences for Pura Vida come from and what quirky and interesting stories can the people behind Pura Vida share with you? The curator of Pura Vida, music-lover and new golfer (new hobby alert!), opens up her photo album and shares her vision for Pura Vida, her love of a good cocktail and her secret desires for when she grows up… Not forgetting the quotes that...
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The PuraVida Q&A... with Maria Murumets

Get to know more about the people and passions behind Pura Vida… Pura Vida is all about people and their passions. It’s about travel and music, fashion and food, fitness and cocktails. It’s about style with soul! So where did the influences for Pura Vida come from and what quirky and interesting stories can the people behind Pura Vida share with you? Here Maria, the originator of Pura Vida (and cat-lover as you might have noticed from her Instagram and Twitter feeds!), tells us about her nomadic life, her favourite way to spend a Saturday, reveals her quarter life crisis and her off-beat...
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Where have we been?

It has been a busy year for Pura Vida. It started with some server problems, followed by being hacked and losing a lot of our work. It has been very difficult getting everything to run smoothly again, but we are back, better than ever! What have we been up to in the mean time? Halloween Christmas NY.jpg We spent the most awesome Halloween, Christmas and New Year's eve in London with family and friends. travel.jpg We have been travelling quite a bit - Italy, Spain, Estonia, USA. Still into cooking.jpg We are into cooking more than ever. Still into drinking.jpg And we are still into making and...
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RADICAL SELF LOVE

And I don’t mean like a scene from American Pie. I mean the kind where you actually, truly, like yourself, feel good about your body, and embrace it! Subversive concept, I know. Because, like many women, I have moments of not feeling good about myself, and I am talking about not feeling good about my body and how I look. And I am quite a confident woman. I have a lot of self-love in many aspects in my life (go me). But I too, seem to fall into this trap of thinking and feeling about myself in a certain way. In fact, the last couple weeks in particular, there has been this lurking shadow of...
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The Holiday Workout

It is possible to keep up your training and exercise on a holiday, and not totally slip into decadence and debauchery (well, a little at least!). Recently, I went away for some sunshine, relaxation and fun with friends. In amongst my way-too-many bikinis (I have a bikini obsession even though I live in London - they turn out to be particularly impractical for the lifestyle here), I packed a skipping rope and a Theraband (both way less than a g-string). Thus I was able to do some mini circuit/strength training sessions. For me a holiday is first and foremost about breaking from the same old...
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Amsterdam and a Marathon

Music, a marathon, and mammary glands... In October last year I ran my first full marathon - 42kms of Amsterdam and canals. And I loved it. From about 26km I wasn't loving it quite as much or giving it quite as much large as you would probably predict. At about 38kms I had just about lost the will to live, when a kind spectator, seeing the look of me, called out: 'Keep going Bianca, you can do it!' (He wasn't telepathic, our names were printed on our race bibs). At which point I almost cried *sob*. People can be so kind. That kept me jog-shuffling to the finish line. Now this blog post is not...
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5 Things...That Happen When Spring Arrives

If you are UK-based the fine weather we have been having recently has probably not missed your attention. After a long winter, the few days where the warm sunshine has hit our alabaster-white, close to blue-looking skin, has probably had you glowing with joy - summer is coming! Or at least spring is right? Blue skies and anything over 17 degrees, and you can see people almost skip down the street, one step away from breaking out in a Mary Poppins song. Hell, I even feel like doing that as I pass the blooming pink and white blossom trees en route to park/river/beer garden with the rest of the...
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Welcome to Pura Vida!

Pursuing our Penchants Passionately. Fitness, Cocktails, Food, Music, Fashion, Travel... and much more. A lifestyle blogzine for those seeking the Pura Vida! Maria picture-5-1394378370.jpg Hola, I'm Maria, but most people call me Mammu ;) I am an u napologetic pasta enthusiast, c ertified cocktail specialist , undercover petrolhead and a social media aficionado. I enjoy everything fashion and design related, as you will notice while browsing our little website here. Made in Estonia and after spending couple of years in Spain, finally living in London. Personal twitter: https://twitter.com/...