The world-renowned interior designer and ultimate California tastemaker on her health food fixes and favorite hikes
Words by THE C MAGAZINE EDITORS
Where do you live?
Where do you feel most Zen?
At home with my family.
What is your favorite hike?
Solstice Canyon Loop in Malibu. It has incredible views.
What is your favorite beach?
Malibu. We have a house on the beach where we’ve made some super special memories as a family.
What is your favorite relaxing getaway?
Joshua Tree. It feels like another world, and you can hit Palm Springs on the way.
“I’m really passionate about health. I eat intuitively to provide my body with what it needs.”
What is your favorite health-food fix?
A fresh passion-and-orange juice from JJ’s Lone Daughter Ranch, a family farm in the San Bernardino area run by the brilliant Laura [Ramirez].
What do you eat first thing?
Some fermented foods in the morning to support my gut health.
Do you follow a diet?
No, but I’m really passionate about health. I eat intuitively to provide my body with what it needs.
What is your favorite hotel?
Any of the Proper Hotels. We designed these hotels to be fiercely local, to embrace the vibe of the cities where they are, while also feeling like home.
How do you stay in shape?
I play tennis six to seven times a week; there’s nothing better than an hour filled with hard-core drills and learning the skills of a sport at the same time. I work out twice a day and fit in my lunchtime workout with [personal trainer] Andie Day between meetings.
What is your favorite spa?
The Ayurvedic Surya Spa at the Santa Monica Proper, helmed by Martha Soffer. They have a transformational multiday Panchakarma treatment.
“We designed [the Proper Hotels] to be fiercely local, to embrace the vibe of the cities where they are, while also feeling like home.”
What are your favorite skincare products?
Biologique Recherche’s eye cream, Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream, SkinCeuticals vitamin C serum and tinted sunscreen with SPF 50 (sunscreen is so important) and May Lindstrom face mist.
What are your favorite hair products?
Davines OI shampoo/conditioner.
What book are you reading?
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid. It’s a great local novel.
Who are your favorite musicians to help you relax?
A mix of jazz, old school and contemporary from Stan Getz, Sarah Vaughan, Herb Alpert to the likes of Kamasi Washington.
What is your favorite podcast?
I love podcasts and to be enlightened. Some of my favorites are The Tim Ferriss Show, How I Built This, The Journal, The Huberman Lab Podcast and Design Matters.
What is your favorite drive?
The route from the city to Malibu. Coming into PCH is so amazing, I always feel a sense of decompression.
Feature image: Photography by Joyce Park.
This story originally appeared in the Fashionable Living 2021 issue of C Magazine.
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