The cutest, vegan flip flops ever

Sanuk Yoga Sling 2 Flip Flop

Mr. Nake-id gave the Mrs. an early birthday gift. Living in Colorado, we have a bit of a sport sandal disorder. How could you not when the state shoe looks like this? (Trust me, they didn't used to come in silver.)

Birkenstock Arizona Silver Birko-Flor

From the original Tevas and fancy ones (oh, how I loved you!) and my coveted Naots (oh, God, these are cute!) to the Chacos cousin Stephanie inspired (that toe-loop slayed me) and the multiple pairs of Keens, I think I still have every pair.

I am over-the-moon about these newest cuties. Made from recycled yoga mats, the Yoga Sling 2 stays on your foot, offers cush for the push and has gone a long way toward getting me to the nail salon. They come in an array of colors and prints and go for under $40.

For those of you living in more uptight burgs, go ahead and wear your stilettos. Us Colorado gals will be happily wiggling our toes at you.

Happy summer footwear season, everyone!

Yoga movie-asana

In lieu of doing yoga yesterday, I watched it. Just as good, right?

The film, Enlighten Up! takes a stranger-in-a-strange-land approach to the subject, following the hapless Nick Rosen, a 29-year-old journalist, as he traverses the global yoga landscape. Along for the ride is Kate, the frustrated documentarian, who keeps hoping Nick will reach enlightenment or at least admit, yoga can transform the spirit.

Light on history and tantric philosophy, Enlighten Up! does feature interviews with the late Pattabhi Jois (of Ashtanga fame) and BKS Iyengar, who waggles his eyebrows at these filmmaking acolytes, enjoining them to practice, practice, practice.

Don't expect samadhi here, but do watch to get a sense of the proliferation of this practice, its varieties, charletans and reasons for being. This is a sweet, generous film that will make you want to give your yoga mat a big ol' squeeze.

You can stream it instantly on Netflix.