Late last year I began filming a documentary about aging, ageism, aging in the beauty biz…and other intriguing topics. I was entering a new phase of life and wanted to create an empowering [...]
As we transition into the Fall season, it's time to adapt our skincare routines to keep our skin balanced, happy, and hydrated.
A year before my grandmother passed, I took a camera to New Orleans and sat with her for a few special days. Make some tea and please join us!
Recently someone asked me: If I could go back in time and take care of my skin with all the wisdom I have now, what would I do differently? I've thought about it, and here is a list of things [...]
For all the current Covid chaos erupting around the world, I still feel hopeful for the future and believe in humanity’s ability to heal. I hope the holidays will give us all time to process the [...]
If you’re looking for a gift that’s chic, unique yet universally appreciated, Essentiel is an easy way to make your friends and family happy this holiday season. Many of our beloved customers [...]
When creating Essentiel, I wanted the experience to be spa-like, rejuvenating for your skin and your soul. Now I'm honored that some of the most exceptional spas offer Essentiel! I hope you will [...]
I'm so excited to share one of my favorite healthy and delicious recipes with you! This Smoothie is packed with nutrition and is a quick, simple, and tasty way to keep your skin happy and [...]
Part of the proceeds of Essentiel are donated to NOLA Tree Project. NOLA Tree Project embodies the spirit of rebuilding in beautiful ways. Since Hurricane Katrina, which killed 100,000 trees, [...]
My Italian grandfather Frank insisted we all call him “Honey.” Yet, despite the sweet name, Honey was the meanest person I’ve ever known.
I just found out I’m a Demon. Yep, that’s what renowned Vedic astrologer, Carol Allen, told me moments after glancing at my chart. She also told me I’m ruled by the “hasta” constellation, which [...]
A few months after launching a new business, I decided to begin sensorimotor (aka ‘traumarelease’) psychotherapy. I often over-deliberate when making decisions, but occasionally jump in headfirst [...]
Recently I did a ritual, welcoming the re-new year and asking for ‘something special’ to unfold. Then this happened… I am deeply grateful and super excited that beautiful Chrissy Teigen has [...]
Modern Materialism & Why I’ve Driven the Same Car for 14 Years and Use One Moisturizer to Treat Every Inch of my Skin
My relationship with cars is complicated. I learned to drive at 13 while my dad sat in the passenger seat, smoking a joint and reading the newspaper, only to look up occasionally and yell [...]
When a New York Times reporter asked for an interview, my only request was that my age not be mentioned. I didn’t want my ‘coming out moment’ announced in the largest newspaper in the world. I [...]
What’s a tragic topper to a global pandemic, horrifying murders of innocent black brothers and sisters with escalating violence, economic collapse and record high joblessness…? The sudden loss of [...]
My dad was my hero – a larger than life character who dreamed, lived and loved BIG. He brought play and adventure into a deprived chapter of my life that needed his magic. When my parents [...]