By Roki Prunali
I, like a lot of other women, also have a dairy sensitivity, one that causes me to bloat up uncomfortably and thus inspires me to steer free of dairy in nearly all other aspects of my life. But having decamped to LA for the foreseeable future, the wide weird world of alternative milks is suddenly at my fingertips, and friends, I’ve been experimenting.
After finally settling on coconut milk for the last year, I recently discovered (albeit a little late to the party here) the wondrousness of oat milk. It’s all the rave across the U.S. right now and has even managed to find itself stocked in European Starbucks locations. So, why is everyone so over the moon for oat milk all of a sudden?
By Roki Prunali
Even while I’m out here in sunny California, whose winter months cruise along unblemished by “snowy mixes” and “polar vortexes”, it’s halfway through the coldest time of the year and my skin is still in need of a hydration boost. No matter my routine, I always know for certain I’ll be dealing with double the skin conditions during the long cold months, and with all of the temperature fluctuations and dried out indoor heat, I am starting to feel as dried out as the Christmas tree I absolutely refuse to take down.
By Tamu McPherson
The California Dreaming trend isn’t only about tie dye, it’s inspired by so much more. It’s about embracing a bright, cheerful and warm energy. Winter is tough on those of us who live in regions where polar vortexes can swoop in on ruthless and unforgiving wind patterns. Combined with 4:30 pm sunsets, many of us spend winter longing for milder temperatures and chasing golden light. California boasts one of the most beautifully lit coastlines on planet earth. I honestly feel like it’s light is like medicine for the mind, body and spirit.