the MIX

Tricked Out Skin

I hate to tell you this February, no offense, but you are a horrendous month. You are dark and gloomy and unnecessarily cold. You are the reason we flee to Tulum. To Palm Springs—to a light therapy lamp. And when we survive you, not only is our spirit worse for the wear but so is our skin. But I found with my new favorite product–Sunday Riley’s Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil–you can quite possibly trick your skin into thinking it actually went to Tulum.

I find that layering face products in winter is a really good tactic for cohercing skin to glow . After washing my face, I hit it hard with a medical grade anti-aging formula (currently I’m doing a combination of hydroquinone, tretionoin, hydrocortisone and kojic acid, to even out skin tone and reduce fine lines). But then, I press the Juno face oil on top of my skin and it seems to seal it all in a dewy (not greasy) topcoat. The added bonus? No bikini required.

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Got Mylk?


My morning ritual involves the process of making super strong, super rich coffee that has the power to move mountains—or at least stand up to the heavy amount of milk I put in it. I’m a deft barista if I do say so myself.

So imagine my own surprise when I woke up this morning craving a rather limp early grey tea! No, it has nothing to do with hormones, or cleanses or seasonal changes…it’s the discovery of the most intoxicating almond milk (oh, excuse me: almond MYLK) I’ve ever tasted. Sunday, at the Pacific Palisades Farmer’s Market, I innocently walked past the Almond Mylk LA stand.

“Would you like to try a sample of our pure, raw, organic almond mylk?” the Mylk Maiden purred to me, not like a saleswoman, but like a goddess of all things righteous.

“Listen, lady, I’ve heard it before and I’m totally cool with my Trader Joe’s almond milk…. carrageenans and all,” I said in my head.

“No, thank you,” I sweetly replied.

“How about our Lavender flavored one, it’s almost sold out,” she insisted.

Well, that’s all she had to say. I’m a sucker for anything “almost sold out.”

I went in for the bait and came out with three bottles of the stuff. I can honestly say pouring this lavender nectar of the gods into a cup of hot earl grey tea can instantly transport you to the hills of Provence. No, it doesn’t even say that anywhere on the bottle, I’m actually saying this for real.

It’s that good. Enough said.


**For Angelenos who can’t make it to the Palisades Farmer’s Market on Sunday, Good Eggs delivery service can bring it to your doorstep!



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