Get The Look- Summer Glow

Summer is officially here and the increasingly hot weather calls for an easy, breezy, glowy, summer look!

This latest Get The Look video is the first in an exciting collaboration between myself, Rebecca Casciano, and Spirit Beauty Lounge. Spirit Beauty Lounge is my go to for all of my green beauty needs, stocking all the greenest and most glam products available. Each and every item has been carefully selected by Spirit Demerson herself. You can be confident that anything you buy will make you look gorgeous, feel great, and be good for you. No toxic nasties here!

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Wedding Wednesday- Honeymooning

Next weekend I am attending the first in a string of summer weddings. For this particular wedding we are headed to LA for the week, and I am very exited. Any trip to California instantly reminds me of my own “mini moon.” Since our wedding was in a tropical location, Doug and I did not feel the urge to take a long honeymoon right away. Instead, we delayed our honeymoon for several months and took a California road trip “mini moon.” We started in LA where I had a few work obligations, and then headed north to Big Sur, Carmel and San Francisco. By the time we took our real honeymoon to the Maldives six months later we were both really ready for a long vacation, one that we may not have appreciated immediately after our wedding.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Smoothie

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!

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Radish Salad

June 25, 2012
Radish Salad

I was honored when Vegan Magazine recently asked me to be a regular recipe contributor to their site. When they asked me for quick and easy vegan lunches and dinners I immediately knew which recipe I wanted to send!

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Wedding Wednesday- On The Big Day

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.

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Frozen Lemon Bars

June 19, 2012
Frozen Lemon Bars

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.

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Highlights From South of The Border

Hola! I just returned from a wonderfully relaxing five days at one of my most favorite spots ever, the Banyan Tree Mayakoba. Not only is this resort truly breathtaking but it holds a very special meaning for Doug and I as the location of our wedding.

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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!

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Get The Look- Orange Story

I hope you enjoy the latest video in my Get The Look series with Rebecca Casciano. Here Rebecca shows how using one color palette such as orange on eyes, lips and cheeks is anything but boring! For detailed step-by-step instructions and product recommendations check out this post!

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Wedding Wednesday- What to Pack For Your Big Day

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.

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