I’m coming off an emotional high right now as I take off from LAX back to my home in Miami. You may already be able to tell from my Instagram that I’ve just spent 3 fabulous days in Santa Barbara, California with 5 influential women learning about two exciting skin care brands. Although it was a very short trip, I feel so lucky to have been invited to practice yoga, rejuvenate, and dine with an amazing group of women and a very big understanding of the importance of quality skin care with Biotherm and Clarisonic. In all of the photo here, I’m featured rocking my Soulescape dress. …
Are your muscles tight? Breaking out? Feeling tight? There’s a spa treatment on this list for you! You don’t have to be an olympic athlete to have sore muscles or require a deep tissue massage. As a frequent spa-goer myself, I knew I had to get picky about which treatments to include on this list. The spas are organized by what they’re known best for, but the truth is they’re all amazing for reducing stress and sending you to a space of total relaxation. Xx
I like to write things down, even the littlest of things. Typing doesn’t always do it for me when I really want to remember something important, or inspirational in this case, so I found a very special way to jot them down….
Smooth skin is something I savor. When I eat bad, my skin turns bad and when I don’t wash my face on the regular I can tell the difference almost immediately. With the traveling I’ve been doing lately in airports and experiencing different climates I’ve made it a huge priority to bring a full skincare routine with me. I don’t really like to wear makeup, so having great skin means a lot to me. I always prefer to stick with organic and vegan products because when you use good ingredients, you don’t need to change your routine for the different seasons or when you travel….
By Jenna Michael for Discover and Play
Living an active life can also mean living a life on the go. Whether it’s your car, purse or gym bag, if you are anything like me, you feel like your whole life is always portable. Over the years, I have discovered what basic essentials every gal needs to keep in her gym bag….
Cooking isn’t nearly as calculated or intimidating as it looks. You don’t need to spend your life savings to attend a fancy french cooking school or be born into a family of chefs to get started. I’m neither of those things and have still managed to build an entire career out of food and cooking. My story starts with a love for clean eating, which you probably share if you’re here in the first place, and a desire to recreate the bright and vibrant food photos in recipe books. I’m self-taught, aside from the little things I remember from the days I spent cooking dinners with my mom.
This is unreal. I’m leaving to Bali tomorrow morning and I’m having a mini panic attack as I write this. I’m excited, scared, nervous, scared, anxious, and did I mention scared? I wouldn’t usually be scared to travel, but this time I’m traveling across the world by myself. Alone. Nobody else. …
The past week has taken a slight toll on me. I really didn’t expect to receive the kind of response that I did after I wrote Why I’m Not Vegan Anymore, both positive and negative. Many readers took it as an incomplete description of veganism and of their community– and while I can understand why, I think some of my points may have been misunderstood and perhaps taken out of context….
Disclosure: I have nothing against veganism, nor am I trying to impose my beliefs onto others. This is simply my experience and how I responded to this lifestyle.
I was asked by several people to write about this topic and my own experience so, hopefully without judgement, here goes….
When I think food blog, I think Deliciously Ella. Ella has inspired me from the very start to build and create a community and collection of whole, real food recipes. Today I’m sharing her interview to help spread the Deliciously Ella message, as well as continue to inspire others to build their own platform for leading happy and healthy lives….