The Wellness Guru
The LA life changers
Los Angeles is famed for its healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our columnist Eve Kalinik introduces the pioneers of the city’s wellness scene.
Hub of all things health, wellbeing and fitness, LA boasts a plethora of restaurants, from farm-to-fork varieties through to raw vegan cuisine, as well as spiritual practices such as meditation and sound baths. Little wonder then that it is also home to many pioneers at the forefront of the LA health scene. The Style Report discovers more.
The Holistic Visionary
Amanda Chantal Bacon was inspired by her philanthropic adventures, spiritual connections and drawing from her skills as a chef and a mother to create the Moon Juice brand. She believes that food is a much deeper connection that combines both nourishment and flavour. Her range of Moon Juice pantry items includes a bountiful variety of spices, nut butters and granolas, as well as raw snacks, protein powders and her Moon Dusts – a blend of adaptogenic herbs designed to help manage the effects of stress. More recently, she launched her first book, The Moon Juice Cookbook, which is based on her philosophy of using raw and alkalising ingredients. moonjuiceshop.com
The Beauty Pioneer
May Lindstrom refers to herself as a ‘skin chef’ and given that a lot of the ingredients in her eponymous skincare range are food based, this makes sense. These products are based on plants and natural actives that are not only designed to enrich the skin but are meant to bring about a conscious daily ritual. And she is serious about sourcing her ingredients – organic, biodynamic, wild crafted, chemical and cruelty free and hand blended from her private studio in micro-batches; this is about as bespoke skincare as you can get. The Honey Mud, The Good Stuff and The Blue Cocoon are just some of the sumptuous delights that will have you hooked from when you first try them. maylindstrom.com
The Fitness Expert
Shauna Harrison is a self-proclaimed ‘nerd, hip-hop head, jock and yogi’ practising a style of fitness that combines her eclectic background and taste. She also holds a PhD in Public Health and has a dedicated and worldwide following. As the pioneer of the #SweatADay challenge on Instagram, she encourages people to up their fitness quotient every day. shaunaharrison.com
Feel-good food’ sums up the ethos behind Botanica. The brainchild of Heather Sperling and Emily Fiffer, these innovative culinary thinkers are into flavour rather than strict rules. Their plentiful and diverse menu is based on delicious local, sustainable and wholesome ingredients. The duo’s backgrounds in editorial and restaurant reviews mean that they know a thing or two about what makes beautiful food and it shows in their own space. Not just a restaurant, it is also a delightful market packed full of vibrant and seasonal produce. Their online Botanica magazine also features lots of mouth-watering recipes so you can carry out the ethos at home. botanicamag.com
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