Mix on Vine & Aerial Yoga

I have driven past Mix on Vine at least 20 times and had no clue what it was. The building used to be the old Kentucky Visitor Center {ahhh…you are nodding…you know exactly what building I’m talking about now}.

Late last fall, I was looking for a place to try aerial yoga and nothing existed here in Lexington. I had given up hope and assumed I’d have to try it out sometime when I was traveling in a bigger city. Then I got a text from my friend, asking me to attend an Aerial Yoga class with her…and it was at Mix on Vine.

How could I not know about this?? I immediately grabbed my laptop and googled “Mix on Vine,” and called immediately to reserve spots to attend the next day’s aerial yoga class.

So what exactly is Mix on Vine?

Mix on Vine describes themselves on their website as a contemporary space where art, fashion, fitness, and beauty all come together. You can attend a yoga class, TRX class, or aeral yoga class. You can get pampered at the salon or stop in for a quick blowout. You can get a group together for a meeting. You can just come relax and enjoy a cup off coffee from their treat bar. It’s up to you how you decide you want to “mix” it.

I obviously chose aerial yoga. The cost of the class is $18 and it is offered multiple times during the week (see here for more pricing options and schedules). Aerial yoga (or sometimes called antigravity yoga) is the latest trend in fitness, that combines traditional yoga and physical training of an aerialist through the use of silk hammocks. Please do not be intimidated, it is a lot easier then I expected. Our teacher that evening was wonderful. She would come around and assist you on some of the harder moves (like getting upside down without falling out of your hammock).  I am the only one of my group of friends that attended class that night that does yoga regularly and strength training and all of us were able to complete all the moves.

I was only able to get a few shots at the end of class (obviously I was upside down and flying through the air). Those of us who wanted to learn to “flip” were invited to stick around to learn…so course I stayed!

I highly recommend the aerial yoga class and Mix on Vine! I hope to be back soon for another aerial yoga class.

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To see the actual flip happen (it’s super graceful…) check it out on instagram here.

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Visit the cafe for a treat:

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Get pampered in the salon:

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My advice before attending a class:

1.Wear fitted clothing so you can move through your hammocks easier.

2.You do not need to bring a yoga mat, Mix has them available for you.

3. There is a parking lot on the corner of Vine and Rose.

4.Do not take a lot of stuff with you inside Mix on Vine for the fitness classes there are some cubes outside the room, but not lots of room inside for extra “stuff”

5. Be sure to call to make a reservation because our class was completely full. I’d hate for you to get there and not have a spot.

You can check out more on Mix on Vine on their website (here).

They are also on Facebook, Instagram, and  Twitter.

I’d love to know if you’ve been to Mix on Vine? Have you tried Aerial Yoga? Did you love it like I did?

La Petite Creperie

La Petite Creperie can be found on Kentucky Avenue across from Woodland Park in the most adorable house on the street (I say this because it’s easy to miss if you are looking for something other than a house). What started as a food stand at the Farmer’s Market, owned by two local French teachers, has blossomed into a brick and mortar. As a Lexington local, I could not be happier..now I don’t have to travel to NYC to enjoy this french treat.

The Creperie is open Tuesday through Friday 11 AM-9 PM, Saturday 9 AM-9PM and Sunday 9 AM-2 PM. For more information about hours, location, etc. visit La Petie Creperie’s Facebook page here.

Now, onto what to expect when you visit the Creperie.

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My favorite time to visit is during the warmer season, so I can sit on the patio across from woodland park and share a crepe with my someone special. But be warned…once you have a crepe from here you will keep coming back no mater what the temperature outside!

Upon arrival, head up to the counter and grab a menu.

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Next is the hard part (deep breath in)…Do you order a sweet crepe or a savory crepe?  I am a creature of habit and always go for  sweet (usually a fruit and Nutella…brown sugar/cinnamon is amazing too) The crepes are priced by how much or little you put in them. For example a Nutella/banana crepe would run you $6 (The Paris that includes two sweet garnitures).

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As does bacon…

Once you have come to a conclusion…head to the counter and place your order. Drink options include fountain soda (coke products), bottles soda, fair trade coffee, water, French wine and French beer. They do accept credit cards but only Visa, Mastercard and Discover…and of course they accept that green paper stuff that some people still like to carry around (that’s a little joke for my mom…who gives me grief for never having cash). 

Once you have ordered, find a table (inside or out…depending on the season) and your freshly made crepe will be delivered to you.

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La Petite Creperie has also has other menu options such as grilled cheeses, soups, and salads. I personally, have not had anything other than a crepe  and cannot speak to those items (I’m sure the other options are amazing but let’s be honest… I love crepes…I can’t fathom coming here and NOT ordering one).

One of my all time favorite crepes…The Bourbon Ball Crepe (how much more local can you get than that?!)

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Go ahead…go order one…it’s as awesome as it looks!