I love taking requests from friends. Nothing makes me happier than getting an email or text asking me to SJMify (a real term amongst my friends) a favorite dish. Often times creating a recipe for a friend takes me out of the realm of what I usually eat and allows me to get truly creative!
Spending last week in Mexico, at the resort where Doug and I were married got me thinking a lot about my own wedding day. I got to stay in a room just like the one I got ready in, walk past the places where Doug and I took photos together, stand on the spot where we exchanged vows, and visit ( and dance at!) the site of our reception. It was very magical and brought back a flood of happy memories.
Sometimes too much of a good thing can be bad. Sunshine for example. A little bit can provide necessary vitamin D (hard to get enough while living in the northeast and eating a plant based diet), but too much can be very harmful to your skin and lead to premature aging and skin cancer amongst other things.
Welcome to my “In the Spotlight” interview series. There are so many people who I admire in the world of food, health, fitness, and beauty. To introduce them to you I decided to start an interview series with some of my favorite people who help make the world more clean, pure and simple. Who better to kick it off than the wonderful Spirit Demerson, founder of Spirit Beauty Lounge? Spirit is my go to for all things green beauty. Her site is always stocked with the best and latest makeup, skincare, fragrances and more. I know I can shop with confidence as Spirit has personally vetted all of the products she sells to make sure they meet her high standards of green beauty that is both good for you, and the environment. Without Spirit my life would be quite a bit less glam!
This week I am going on a very special vacation with Doug’s family. We are headed to the Banyan Tree Mayakoba, the incredibly special resort in Mexico where Doug and I were married. I am so excited to go back to a place filled with so many happy memories. It will certainly be a bit different than the last time we were there! About 95 friends and family members different.
I think I can safely say that I have tried every juice cleanse on the island of Manhattan. From one to seven days programs, I have sipped my way through them all! While I have enjoyed most of the juice cleanses I have taken on I find that drinking green juice and eating an extremely clean diet each and every day works much better for my body than the occasional juice cleanse. However, there are some times when I want to kick things up a notch and really do some deep internal cleaning. By juicing I can give my body a break from digestion so it can spend it’s time doing some much needed “housekeeping”.