Seduction in the City

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It was a chilly New York evening, but the air held a certain sexiness that flushed my cheeks and lips with color. Looking back, it was probably the color of passion red.

He immediately noticed.

His piercing eyes followed me all night. A gaze that equally adored my curves and my smile. I noticed he'd find ways to cut the physical distance between us, making excuses to swoosh past me more often as the night progressed, teasing me with his perfect smell and disarming smile. Oh how I'd like to swim in the wrinkles of his smile! I made sure to match his intensity with my own desire and playfulness. If there's something I can do well (and take great pleasure in), it's smiling, especially faced with a steamy encounter. I danced the dance of seduction and mystery, making him wonder, not doubt, what his next move should be. Every time we held each other's gaze, we invited each other into our respective world of intimacy, refusing to let anyone else in or, even worse, break the spell we put on each other. We were entranced. 

Conversations over drinks evolved organically, laughs pierced the cool evening air and just like that, I began writing this in my head. That's the thing about romance: it's one of the only defying mysteries in life that seems to suspend time. One word hangs off the other, one small caress steals my breath and the thought that there will be more where that came from sends shivers down my spine. His occasional boyish demeanor lets me know I have the same effect on him. 

We are looking at each other, no, we are staring at each other, and in the first doubtful thought of the night, I wonder what he's thinking. Will he kiss me? Is he thinking of my lips? When will I get to kiss him? And just like that, in one impressively quick motion, as if to protectively banish the questions in my head, he interlaces his fingers through my neck and hair and pulls me into his lips like it's all he's been thinking about since he first saw me. No need to wonder, his lips whisper over mine telling me so. We are locked in a desperate kiss that pleads for more. As his lips and hands travel through the rest of my body, it feels as I don't have enough skin for him to kiss, to wander through. I wish I had more. To feel more of his breath over me, more of his whispers against my skin... I want all of him and he wants all of me. 

Pairings of intense making out, touching, breathing hard and then holding each other close, hugging, talking and looking at each other unfolded through the night, allowing for prolonged pleasure and freedom of physical expression. To be matched on such a sensual level must be one of the most liberating and gratifying gifts to experience as a human being. We take turns taking control, giving into one another with complete abandon. My lips wander and taste his body - not all of it, yet, but enough to keep my taste buds wanting more. His mouth grazes over me and I find stillness in his curiosity and exploration of me. At one point he even finds my elbow amusing to kiss. We lay side by side, me taking note of the city lights catch in his eyes and wanting to freeze time once again, him playing out what a full evening with me would look like, feel like; and just like that, in one clear decision that my entire body disagrees with, I decide it's not the night. I want to delay it, to extract every single ounce of pleasure over the sweet musings of time.

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Calling all self-loving sexy ladies! If you have a particularly memorable sexy tale to share, we're all ears. Seduction in the City is all about celebrating our womanhood, our desires, our pleasures, our loveliest and steamiest encounters, and everything in between. As a woman, I want to offer up this space for candor and freedom of expression. By sharing and embracing our innermost dialogues and anecdotes, we affirm a message of complete self-love to the world (and you can remain anonymous if you so wish).  Follow along our sultry journey as we seduce our way through the city by subscribing to the mailing list. We promise to keep it sexy ;)

LIVING SEXY IS... Finding Your Voice

There’s no lack of beauty surrounding these two powerhouse goddesses. They’re a spoonful of sugar and spice with a mellow finish. Meet Krissy + Chloe, co-founders of one of New York City’s most serene and diverse yoga studios - Sky Ting Yoga, located in the heart of China Town amidst exotic fruit stands and pungent fish shops. They’re the real deal not only in the yoga world, but in the world in general. 

Chloe Kernaghan and Krissy Jones of Sky Ting Yoga

Chloe Kernaghan and Krissy Jones of Sky Ting Yoga

The Living Sexy Questionnaire! 

I’ve been wanting to feature them on this “Living Sexy” column for a long time because I want you to get to know two women who exemplify living with grace, humility, self-respect and curiosity. Following their journey on social media as they hop from island to island and fly from coast to coast, it’s easy to believe they live a perfectly beautiful life. And to a certain extent they do. What I love about Krissy and Chloe though is that they’re just in it like the rest of us. They’re blessed, successful and popular, but what sets them apart is the quick way in which they’re able to bring their feet back to the ground rather than continue floating upward in an air balloon (which admittedly sounds like a lot of fun). They keep each other in check and keep things real.  

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From the time I met them while getting my Yoga teaching certification to the moment I sat down with them at their bright and serene studio and chatted about this, I’ve loved Chloe and Krissy because their way of being is super disarming - in the best way possible. They’re both quirky, cute, gorgeous, funny and ridiculously smart, and they allow you to be yourself.

When I asked Krissy about advice she’d give her younger self, she first said "to be yourself,” but as she kept rolling with it, she added a valuable nugget of wisdom that so many of us forget often. 

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MAKE YOUR PERSONAL TENDENCIES YOUR STRENGTHS INSTEAD OF TRYING TO HIDE BEHIND THEM. 

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Have you ever taken a moment to think about what your strengths are? We all tend to focus on our weaknesses and often obsess over how to overcome them, but there is so much more power and wiggle room when you prioritize what’s already within you! I remember reading about this in Tom Rath’s StrengthsFinder book.  It says, “all too often, our natural talents go untapped. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths."

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Chloe Kernaghan

Chloe Kernaghan

Krissy Jones

Krissy Jones

I’m definitely guilty of it, and it certainly takes a rewiring of the brain to start focusing on my innate abilities rather than my innate weaknesses, but it’s simple math really: “do what you’re good at = find success; focus on what you’re not good at = struggle with success.” 

For Krissy and Chloe, their talent for expression, teaching, inspiring and building a community is evident with the reputable brand they’ve managed to build with impressive speed. From concept to creation, Sky Ting Yoga is a tangible example of how two individuals are able to hone in on what they’re meant to do and DO IT. I’m just so incredible happy for them. 

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Of course, their continued success and countless blessings don’t discount the hard work and efforts they’ve made along the way, but their gut instincts have kicked in at the right moments. Chloe admits self-trust is something she’s had to work on (and if you’ve ever tried yoga, you know trust is one of those concepts that trickles in at any given moment through the practice as well, not just life!). Here’s Chloe’s pearl of wisdom that she continues to affirm herself with,

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For me, allowing trust to come through, trusting the impulse, trusting the life choices that were already decided for me, and going with them as opposed to being afraid.

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I can’t speak highly enough of these two women. They’re incredibly passionate about yoga, their studio, their students, their minds, their practices and their communities. If you’re in the New York area (or would like to travel on one of their exotic retreats) I urge you to look them up and give them a try. Their realness will strike you, in the best possible way.

With so much gratitude in my heart for being so generous with your time and knowledge, Krissy and Chloe - THANK YOU. You’re both a blessing to the world and an inspiration for dreamers!

Continue spreading your light.

With love,

Tutti

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As always, here's a fun video of our shoot!