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Earth Day Entertaining: Cactus Pear & Ginger Fizz

If you've been living in a cold weather region for the past six months, then you know what I mean when I say, "OMG, thank GOODNESS winter is finally over!" As a New Yorker, complaining about the weather is one of our favorite pastimes, but we also love to celebrate when the sun is shining, the days are longer and we can start dining outdoors and on rooftops again.  So every year I like to kickoff the season with a spring soirée to celebrate surviving the cold and welcoming the warmth. We usually focus on the healthy bites we're serving, but this time it's all about the cocktails! 

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The Art of the Bath Ritual

When I need to unwind, I draw a bath. When I'm feeling amorous, tired, relaxed, sore, or pensive, I also step into a bath. The act of taking bath is very primal for me.  Think of the environment we inhabited those first nine months before we were born. Then think about how we were lovingly bathed as children before we could safely stand upright and wash ourselves.  I don't know if there's science behind my infatuation, but my bath ritual is a time I cherish so I try to make it as luxurious as possible.  

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Beauty Food: Mint Cacao Nib Smoothie

One of my favorite treats this summer was anything named "Mint Chocolate Chip."  For some reason, I was constantly craving the icy cool refreshing flavor of mint paired with the earthy richness of dark chocolate.  So as summer slowly signs off, I'm trying to find ways to continue savoring these flavors, like in my antioxidant rich Mint Cacao Nib Smoothie featuring one of my new favorite skin-loving ingredients, Raw Complexions Skintox Beauty Food

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GLIG In The Wilds of Woodstock For Vimmia X

When we decided to visit Woodstock for Labor Day weekend, we knew we had to do one thing while we were there: go hiking. After another summer immersed in the steamy concrete of Manhattan, the magnetic lure of rushing waterfalls, endless trees and the hypnotic soundtrack of crickets chirping was powerful. We couldn't resist. 

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RECIPES: 5 Fruit, Vegetable & Herbal Infusions To Perk Up Your H2O

GOOD LIVING IS GLAM FOR ECO DIVA BEAUTY–As we approach the warm weather season, it's more important than ever to make sure you're getting enough hydration (and no, coffee and tea don't count! Trust me, I've tried to make that justification before).  Drinking two liters of water a day is one of the single most important habits of people with ageless, glowing skin, but more importantly it's essential to maintaining a healthy body, a clear mind and proper metabolic function.  If you're anything like me, however, sometimes you just want something a bit more exciting than a plain glass of water.  Here's a solution: add a little zest to this skin essential ritual with five fruit, vegetable and herbal infused waters that will get you excited to hydrate simply because they look beautiful, taste refreshing and provide an added vitamin and nutrient boost.

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Brightening Fresh Coconut & Turmeric Face Mask

If you consider yourself health obsessed, then you've probably explored the coconut craze in one of its many forms:  coconut water, coconut oil, or even the milk.  We know how hydrating the water is, how versatile the oil can be, and how delicious the milk is in some of your favorite dishes, but what really makes coconut a superfood?

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VIDEO: How To Seed A Pomegranate

I absolutely love pomegranates, but have you tried scooping out seeds with a spoon only to make a mess, release a few seeds at a time, and get a mouthful of the bitter pith? Frustrating, right?  This video will show you a simple method to removing the seeds and making a refreshing sparkling pear cocktail.

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