Yummy Eats and Stylish Vibes (My favorite spots across the U.S.)

Travel/Lifestyle

My career as a Makeup Artist and my love for adventure has taken me all over the United States to discover some of my favorite eateries. Not only do they have yummy food, stylish vibes and cozy nooks…they have incredible adventure and scenery right in their neighborhood! Our first spot is right in my hood, I welcome you to the great(and very cold right now) North East!

 

Grown

Connecticut

100% all Organic Fast Food located in Florida and Middletown, CT at Wesleyan University Bookstore. Started by NBA Player Ray Allen and his wife Sharon offering sustainable, 100% organic fast food that’s so delicious and containing no harsh preservatives, GMO’s, hormones or processed sugars

 

 

Oxford Exchange

Florida

When I first walked into the Oxford Exchange my mind and soul were singing! It’s vibe is beyond anything you may expect and the food is just as incredible. You can eat, shop, enjoy some coffee…I mean even the bathroom is beautiful! A must visit when in the Tampa Bay area! And sidenote…order the Affogato( if you know me thats one of my favorite treats) you can thank me later!

 

 

Restore Cold Pressed

Ohio

In the past several years thanks to Lebron James returning to the Cleveland Cavs and the Indians in the World Series my adventures to Cleveland have been plentiful! And when you’re on the road you need to refuel your immune system with the best concoctions! Restore has the best Cold Press Juice in town and order their Avocado Toast or a Acai Bowl…my mouth is watering!

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Nekter Juice Bar

Arizona

Welcome to my top favorite spots in the U.S…..Scottsdale, Arizona! I grew up about 90 min north of here so ok, ya im totally bias. BUT If you’ve never been to Scottsdale you need to go! And stop at my favorite Juice and Smoothie bar to fuel up for your adventures! My fav, the Health Nut and be sure to grab their protein balls for an afternoon snack.

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Thrive

California

Oh Laguna….surf, sand, sun and smoothies! When you walk into Thrive you instantly feel healthy with its relaxed Cali vibe and the smell of organic fruits and veggies. You cant go wrong with anything you order(ive ordered them all) and their protein balls are the best ive had!

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Finch and Fork

California

Santa Barbara has some sort of magic about it that makes you wanting more…And Finch and Fork holds true to that vibe. The ambiance is a mix of old world and new….be sure to save room for dessert because their Fire Roasted Milk Shake will have you losing your mind!!!

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New Day Eatery

Washington

If when in Seattle you must venture over to Olympic National Park area and stumble across a little town of Port Angeles. I spent several days hiking the majestic mountains and shorelines of Washington and New Day Eatery was my go to destination every morning! Make sure to order their Potato Rounds to go with a little Siracha Ketchup-im about to get on a plane just for those Potato Rounds!

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Share with us your favorite Eateries across the U.S. #VineandOakTribe

Happy Eating!!!!

 

Cold Pressed Oils (Cold Pressed ingredients in Skincare)

Beauty

Oils have dated back to the days of Cleopatra and are known to be the most highly concentrated form of their host. Rich in fatty acids, anti-oxidants and nutrients they are able to penetrate down deeper into the skin and deliver reparative results. You can layer them under a moisturizer or mix them into your favorite moisturizer(my daily ritual) and mix them into a thicker foundation to sheer out the coverage and offer extra hydrating benefits. But how do you know if you are getting the best oil ingredients in your favorite skincare product?

You have probably heard of ‘Cold Pressed’ before, maybe more in your local Juicery or on your favorite Olive Oil Bottle, but its time to pay attention to your skincare as well. Cold Pressed is a method to create emulsion without using heat so the active ingredients stay more potent and concentrated.

What you should know:

*Rich in Fatty Acids/Nutrients/Anti-Oxidants

*Processed without Chemical Extraction

*Hexane Free( a solvent used to extract insecticides used to grow the seeds, nuts and veggie oil crops; used in industrial cleaners and degreasers- basically NOT GOOD for your skin!!)

*No Transfats

*Stored in dark bottles away from the direct sunlight

*Use the best Oils for your skintype

*Oils attract UV rays, make sure to layer with a light sunscreen

What Facial Moisturizer is best for your skintype?

Anti-Aging

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Odacite

A serum containing Acai berries, Rose, Ylang Ylang and Jasmine addressing all signs of Aging: Tone, Texture, Elasticity, Wrinkles, Firmness and aids in the repair of Broken Capillaries

Oily/Combo

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Fawn and Lily

Containing Rosemary, Juniper Berry, Tea Tree and Rosehip oil to regulate the oil production in the skin and fight against any bacteria produced from the overproduction of sebum in the skin.

Normal/Dry

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Dr. Alkaitis

Organic Oil with Rosehip Seed OIl, Turmeric and Ashwagandha(or Indian Ginseng) Oil. Improving skins elasticity, nourishes dry skin, rich in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredients.

Acne/Sensitive/Rosacea

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Laurel Whole Plant Organics

This serum is packed full of the best ingredients for sensitive skin, cystic acne, and rosacea. Its Anti-inflammatory and nourishing nature has some of my favorite oils: Chamomile, Myrrh, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Marshmallow and Olive oil.

 

Do you have a favorite Skincare item containing Cold Pressed Oils?

Share the vibe #VineandOakTribe or comment below

Detox Your Beauty Ritual

Beauty

The overwhelming feeling of walking into a beauty Store can most likely make you put it into reverse and swear to just wash your face with body soap( side note please don’t do that) just so you don’t have to stand there staring aimlessly at all the brands screaming back at you, “Buy Me, I’m the best, I’ll fix everything!” It gives me anxiety just thinking about it… Even as a Makeup Artist/ Esthetician I can get overwhelmed and I’m constantly trying to find brands( especially within skin care) that are clean and not full of a bunch of chemically driven ingredients.

I introduce you to my new favorite LOVE… The Detox MarketĀ 

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They have everything you need from Body, Makeup, Skincare and more and the BEST part is you can sign up for a monthly subscription The Detox Box and receive the best tried and true products that will be best for your skin.

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I just received my first shipment and was amazed at how big the product sizes are and you’ll receive detailed info on the products chosen for you…

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My first detox is Dr. Alkaitis Raw Holisitic Organic Skin Food. Im already loving what the Doctor has ordered with his statement of

“If you cant eat it, dont put it on your skin”

Check back with me and Ill share my review on my first Detox Box!!!

Have you Detoxed yet?

If so, share your favs with me #vineandoaktribe or comment below…

Happy Detoxing!