Don’t mind me, I’m just cozied up over here eating all the king cake I can! Mardi Gras season is a very close second to Christmas time–the food, the fun, the celebration, you just can’t beat it! My most favorite Mardi Gras memories are running Church Point’s Mardi Gras with my lovies. It is incredibly hard to describe what exactly Courir de Mardi Gras is like without experiencing it for yourself. But check out this link that covers a few of the basics!
Church Point Courir de Mardi Gras 2016
Unfortunately, it’s cold and rainy on Mardi Gras more than it isn’t, so you’ll usually find me doing exactly as I’m pictured here: staying warm and dry with my cake and coffee.
For the SFT King Cake Challenge, I was asked to pick my favorite king cake recipe here in Baton Rouge. I set out on this journey with a determination only my taste buds were prepared to handle, lolz. After several suggestions and a couple of taste tests, my favorite is hands-down is the Bavarian cream king cake from Port Allen Bakery. Okay, so it’s not directly in Baton Rouge. But a little ride over the bridge is only painful at high traffic times, and I assure you–this little slice of cream-filled heaven is well worth the drive. They sell out super quickly every day, though, so I would recommend looking them up on Facebook and calling ahead for whatever you decide to order.
If you’re not feeling the drive, or just don’t want to commit to the calories, CC’s Coffee House offers a latte version of Louisiana’s most beloved sweet treat. Cinnamon, caramel, whipped cream…need I say more? If you don’t live near a CC’s, try Community Coffee’s option. I prefer eating my king cake and drinking my king cake latte all in one sitting because it’s the little things in life, y’all!.
You can purchase SFT’s Mardi Gras long-sleeve tee here.
Now, after king cake season has come and gone, it’s time to tone it up! Do you guys have any fitness resolutions this year? SFT just launched some adorable Sweet Baton Rouge work out gear you can pick up here. But if you’re a DIY-er, grab any one of their Louisiana Love tees and make it your own! I love wearing anything plaid or purple, so I had a blast pairing this Mardi Gras Louisiana tee with some Lululemon compression leggings.
You could even pair this shirt with some skinnies and wedges or denim cut-offs and a purple bralette for summer time casual! This creative design also comes in a long sleeve version.
For the record, (if you didn’t already know) I love my Fitbit. I would recommend a sport-watch versus something like an Apple watch, especially when you know you’ll be using machines or weights and sweating. I know you can change Apple watch bands, but why not just opt for a less expensive and equally as functional option? I wear mine nearly every day and will gladly repurchase the next version! Also, I do not recommend wearing these shoes for running. They’re perfect for anything stationary, but opt for a pair like this if you plan on jogging!
Can’t wait to see and hear about how you guys celebrate Mardi Gras and your fitness goals for the year! Until next time, lovies. XoXo
*** Photos c/o Kelsey Coste, photographer***