We awake to the sound of harps on my iPhone. Nothing makes me love 5am as much as a pot of fresh brewed coffee. The pre-programmable coffee maker inhabits the pantheon of the world's greatest inventions. A ski day is a vacation. We derive pleasure from the ritual. The bags, the pack list, the planning of food, the clean gear set out the night before in neat stacks. We follow the weather all week like stocks. Our investment is a nominal sum and precious time. Rain haunts us. Warmth chills us. Cold weather is our bellwether. Snow is our blue chip rally. Triumph! We cash in on the slopes. This moment, this day can never be lost. We are rich in joy. Our bodies healthy and used. I've thought of nothing but turns and edges and my ankles and snow and Mieke for 6 hours. Talk to me baby!!
Here's the favorites: Food - Godiva Hot Chocolate with Gosling's Bermuda Black Rum. Exercise -Group ski lessons when no one else shows up! Gear -Mieke's Smith Helmet saved her sweet head. EZ's used K2 skis $150.00. Never having to rent again, priceless. PS: Even in an insulated camelback, water will freeze at -15 ℉.
Liefstyle. Sweetstyle. Lifestyle.
We are working people who enjoy life more by finding ways to play. This is a blog about what gets us pumped, what gets us out of bed at 5am on a Saturday (skiing!), what makes us love the life we are living. It is about shared passions. We are pleasure hunters. We like to satisfy all our senses. Lief is the Dutch word for sweet. Sweet life! That's what it's about. We hope you enjoy!
Mieke is a physical therapist, practicing in Manhattan. She is originally from Knokke, Belgium.
Ezra is an event planner and a musician. He was born and raised in NYC Baby!