The holidays are here. Last week our Kerstin Florian team gathered for our annual holiday luncheon at Fig and Olive in Newport Beach – an artisan restaurant exuding the natural essence of the Mediterranean, a fitting place to set the tone for the New Year.
Bright and natural is our theme for 2015 – a time of healthy beauty and vitality, eating organic foods, practicing yoga, seeking more natural energy sources, rejuvenating physically and spiritually, and fueling our positive thoughts by stopping to ask the question, “Where am I headed?” 2015 is the time to manifest our genetic blueprint through positive daily habits and loving our skin as it is. Enhanced by a great skincare regimen and healthy lifestyle, natural beauty requires little makeup.
I will be spending my holidays on a catamaran in the British Virgin Islands, diving, swimming and reconnecting to nature. I’m excited to truly feel the freedom that sailing brings as I unplug and connect to my surroundings. I am so grateful to have this opportunity just to “be” and appreciate beautiful sunsets…
I’m bringing my NutriBullet (blender) plus Superfood ingredients, (cacao, maca, hemp seeds, chia seeds and lucuma) and my favorite smoothie recipes. I will be nourishing my skin with Neroli Water and one of my all-time favorite Kerstin Florian products: Brightening Facial Treatment, a powerful blend of skin-illuminating and scientifically-proven botanicals that deeply moisturize and visibly fade dark spots. I love this product and the superpower ingredients it contains: red algae, Chinese mushroom (to reduce redness), kombucha, black tea ferment (to smooth and improve skin texture, vitamin C (increases collagen), chlorella, turmeric and the perfect sailing condiment, sea water.
Along with this facial treatment, I’ll be wearing my Multi-Vitamin Day Crème SPF 30 (of course), along with my favorite sunglasses and hat. In preparation for my make-up-free mantra, I’ve tinted my lashes, visited my local brow bar and conditioned my hair with our new Intensive Hair Repair (if you haven’t tried this yet, it’s one of my favorite products). I look forward to the feeling of letting go. Breathing in. Digitally detoxing. And ushering in the New Year, with a renewed sense of peace. We all need it. The world craves it. From peace we cultivate a space where we can create absolutely anything.
As per the famous poet, Rainer Maria Rilke, “And now we welcome the New Year. Full of things that have never been.”
Wishing you and your family peace, joy and the time to “be” this holiday season, and throughout 2015.