I took the day recently to myself and went to ABC CARPET & HOME Day of Wellness where I had an incredible meditation session with Deepak Chopra, heard about the fall star forecast from Demeitra Vassiliadis, heard Goop’s beauty Editor Jean Godrey June who is such a nice person ( she is one of my favorite editors of all time when doing PR ) and Kerry Diamond from Cherry Bombe ( sister to one of my friends from high school :), Stephanie Wang of The Alchemist’s Kitchen – I loved trying her tonic tastings and hearing her story, loved hearing Fern Olivia Langham’s story, and hearing about intutition and confidence from Yuri Dhara, can’t wait to try HIGHER DOSE ( an infared sauna – I have been meanting try for years now ), didn’t realize how funny Jason Wacob is – love MindBodyGreen… I was able to meet a fun company Captain Blankenship and learn about some natural products to create mermaid hair with some pretty sparkle and purchased some sage room spray, was able to get my eyebrows waxed from EiR NYC and purchased her awesome natural deodorant, purchased Grace an amazing oil made intoxicated with mantras and crystal power from Fern Olivia Langham, and loved chatting with the owner of Incausa about smudging and just life – he gave me a lovely gift that says this too shall pass and of course I had to purchase some pink pop corn from The Alchmeist Kitchen. This event happens a couple of times a year and I highly recommend it – I cover ABC CARPET & HOME a lot because it is truly one of my favorite places – it always makes me feel happy and puts a smile on my face. I got the most incredible gift in the mail from mersea – http://www.mersea.com/ this is a site that you should visit and purchase several holiday gifts – they are so special – and ground you with natural scents – I love it because these products transport you to another place with their scents, cool attributes and neat packaging btw love their instagram :
Their moisturizing shea butter lotions are perfect for
any bathroom or kitchen. The rich lotion is made carefully with nothing but the best
ingredients—shea butter, avocado oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil and our
fragrances. Never tested on animals. Their moisturizing hand soap is perfect for any bathroom or kitchen. Enjoy any of our fresh scents in our rich, lathering soap.
“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world” —John Muir
From the rocky coast of Maine to the shores of California,
pines release a fresh crisp scent that will awaken your senses.
Perfect for everyday, but especially the holidays.
Sea Pines will bring the outside in and stay for a nice visit.
The shea butter & the soap are are $22.00 each
Then I received a couple of incredible candles in tins that are so neat with
really cool packaging – One of which was SALTAIRE
“The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea.” – Isak Dinesen
They have combined jasmine, citrus, a touch of sweet wood,
and a hint of rich bamboo to deliver a fresh, mineral scent that is
reminiscent of being by the sea.
The candle in this particular tin is $24.00 each
Anthropologie has an amazing collection they are doing with them
check it out here :
At ABC CARPET & HOME and in all my yoga classes I have been thinking a ton about intuition lately and how to really listen and feed mine – Lynn Robinson’s book is a great guide : PUT YOUR INTUITION TO WORK: How to Supercharge Your Inner Wisdom to Think Fast and Make Great Decisions (Career Press) PUT YOUR INTUITION TO WORK is the first step to understanding, decoding, and trusting your own instincts.
Love lighting one of the candles from mersea and reading a good book and having a cup of tea !
I am a tea lover — and had to try TETLEY’s new teas the taste is great, love that I am getting some essential nutrients and the price is amazing – $3.99 a box to start
Loving their new SUPER TEAS for instance – http://shop.tetleyusa.com/Super-Tea/c/Tetley@SuperTea
Blueberry & Raspberry with Vitamin B6
A sip of Tetley’s Super Herbal tea naturally flavored with blueberry and raspberry fruit infusion with vitamin B6 is uplifting! It is the right mix of hibiscus, berries, rosehip, apple and some orange peel. This delicious tea is infused with Vitamin B6 that helps support normal energy yielding metabolism.
Green Tea Lemon Honey with Vitamin C
Their master blenders have blended our smooth Tetley Super Green Tea with zesty lemon, honey and Vitamin C to deliver the perfect blend for when you need it most. Vitamin C helps support your immune system.
Speaking of SUPER – I have added some additional super foods and rituals to my morning routine – I told you about Tetley … also loving ALOHA – Aloha has some pretty yummy teas too and loving their Protein and Greens Powder, and their Vitamins … I didn’t realize they had vitamins! https://aloha.com/ Their is a chocolate blend of the daily greens that is so yummy that is made with clean, whole food ingredients, like moringa, spirulina and wild blueberries.Their patented infrared drying process maintains the essential nutrients. Mix into water, blend into smoothies, stir into soups or add to any meal for extra oomph!
ALOHA is a wellness brand that makes healthy living simple and accessible. Making organic superfood products from exceptional ingredients at an affordable price point, all items are of the highest standard, nutrient rich and thoughtfully packaged. Together with a team of esteemed doctors, nutritionists and more, ALOHA provides both the nutritional foundation and inspiring content to inform, motivate and help live a healthy lifestyle. To learn more visit: www.aloha.com.
- ALOHA Teas – Includes Beauty Tea, Clean Tea, Lovers Tea, Smart Tea, Sleep Tea, Energy Tea and Protect Tea
- ALOHA Proteins – Includes Vanilla & Chocolate Protein Tin, Vanilla & Chocolate Protein Pouches, Vanilla Almond Crunch Bar, Chocolate Fudge Brownie Bar and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bar
- ALOHA Greens – Includes Berry, Chocolate, Original Green and Green Collection
- ALOHA Vitamins – Includes The Foundation, Be Brilliant and Be Protected
Also loving VITAL PROTEINS – http://www.vitalproteins.com/
I first read about this on some site talking about some of the products Jennifer Anniston loves so I decided to give it a try and I am hooked : Vital Proteins helps people feel better and live fuller lives through sustainably-sourced nutrition products, promoting health, fitness and natural beauty. They do that by providing nourishing collagen and promoting our production of collagen – an essential nutrient stripped from our diets by modern food-processing. Their products are natural sources of essential proteins, sourced from pasture-raised cows in Brazil and New Zealand and wild-caught fish in Hawaii.
Osmosis skincare & wellness brand – I am still learning about this company but one of Scott’s friends is all about harmonizing by using a magnetic charge whether it be something that looks like a coaster or something that is a coin you where around your neck …. so when I heard about Osmosis and how it can maybe balance hormones by taking a few pumps of this water a day I thought I would give it a shot – Osmosis provides the tools needed to create the ideal environment to encourage permanent change and overall radiance – Their unique philosophy is based on analyzing the skin and body as a whole to treat skin conditions at their source, restoring beauty and wellness. The one I am trying is HORMONE HEALTH- Includes: Vigor, Women’s Hair and Nails, Hormone Balance and Thyroid
Some of my favorite bars are also pictured here RX BAR – the best – real food – egg whites, almonds, cashews, dates… NO BS !
I love the entrepreneurs behind the broth and yummy food shop INDIE FRESH and love they are growing and expanding – I also love that they use ALOHA in their ALMOND CACAO blend : btw check out my new bracelet by ALEX & ANI it is is the CARRY LIGHT bracelet
Speaking of super foods and yumminess I was just told about PEARSONS FARM: http://www.pearsonfarm.com/
The most amazing PECANS in the WORLD – an amazing gift and just amazing to snack on in your house I LOVE THESE they are seriously ADDICTING :
For $16.00 you can send a tin of 12 of the yummiest oatmeal cookies EVER – It is their newest cookie is a divine, crunchy cookie made with Gluten Free Flour, coconut oil, oatmeal and loads of their fresh pecans.
Cinnamon Roasted Pecans
Coated with cinnamon and sugar, their premium pecans go through a 3-stage process resulting in a fantastic flavor!
Toasted & Salted Pecans
Their premium Pecan Halves are toasted in real creamy butter and sea salt in their oven for a delicate, irresistible flavor perfect for munching!
These pecans are insanely soft – I am not a pecan person usually and this made me a PECAN person.
The Pearson Family
For five generations the Pearson family has farmed the red clay of Crawford County. More than 130 years ago, in 1885, Moses Winlock “Lockie” Pearson and his wife, Cornelia Emory “Emma”, moved to this area and planted the first peach trees for the Pearson family. There were six sons and six daughters in the family.
This company has an incredible heritage and is such a beautiful story.
I love eating healthy, I love tea, I love learning about new superfoods but I love ice cream and pizza so when possible always trying to find out ways to make those cravings more healthy ! And then I discovered SMART FLOUR – which we just tried for our family pizza night and it was so yummy… here is there story ! Back in 2005, Georgia Hutton, a baker and foodie in Austin set out to create a better gluten-free flour blend for a friend with celiac disease. Her mission was to improve the taste, texture and nutrition of all the rice blends on the market. A bit of experimentation led her to sorghum, amaranth and teff — three Ancient Grains that happen to be completely gluten free. Georgia’s friend loved the blend so much she shared it with her physician, Erika Leakey. Erika agreed it was way too good to keep quiet and voila — they founded Gluten Free Kneads. They started making tasty, nutritious, gluten-free pizza crusts for restaurants and demand just kept growing as people realized you CAN enjoy grains AND be gluten free. Fast forward a few very short years and gluten-free, gluten choosy, or just plain hungry fans can find Smart Flour in stores and restaurants across the country! A few years later, Austin-based tech executive Charlie Pace discovered that he was gluten intolerant. Out searching for great tasting gluten-free foods, he tried one of those pizzas in a local restaurant. He loved it so much that he left the bits and bytes behind in 2011 and made this delectable Ancient Grain formulation his life’s passion. He acquired Gluten Free Kneads and changed the name to Smart Flour Foods to reflect its broad potential…something everyone would love.
What makes our Smart Flour blend different? A perfect trio of ancient grains that mix for an unbeatable combination of taste, texture and nutrition. It’s the base of every product we make (three of the first four ingredients, actually).
Sorghum is full of insoluble fiber (which is good for your gut) and acts as an antioxidant. It also happens to be one of the oldest known grains (and it’s been in our flour blend since the beginning of Smart Flour, too).
You might not have heard of amaranth, but it’s one of a kind. It’s chock-full of protein (try 15-18%) and amino acids that most grains don’t have. It has calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, and vitamins A and C?
Teff is smaller than our other grains (it takes 3,000 grains to make one gram). But it’s still packed with bran and germ.
Check it out here : http://www.smartflourfoods.com/products/
I would highly recommend it you can go on their site and find out the store nearest you.
I have found a new favorite place in NYC – Two Hands Restaurant & Bar
Taking inspiration from Australia’s forward-thinking culinary scene and relaxed beachside lifestyle, Two Hands aims to be a place for the community near and far to come unwind in the plant-filled space. Guests can enjoy anything from a expertly crafted flat white, a lovingly made beet-cured salmon toast or a beer, wine or cocktail all hand picked to complement the menu. Melbourne born Chef Frankie Cox has created a healthy menu of dishes that will both surprise and delight, focusing on keeping flavors simple, fresh and bright. The menu together with the coastal inspired interiors and caring service will have guests feeling a world away from the day to day grind of NYC.