I do a detox every January, not as a resolution but because I always kinda need one after the holiday. January also tends to be a quieter time of year, with fewer activities and cold weather that makes it easier to slow down and conserve energy—often a necessity when you’re juicing, eating super clean, and generally depriving your body of the things that keep it artificially running (ie caffeine, sugar, refined carbs, etc.). I often follow along with Gwyneth, who’s got a lovely looking warming winter detox this year on GOOP, but I was really drawn to Hungry For Change’s 3-day plan for its simplicity and vegetable focus. It’s crazy easy to prepare everything on the menu, there’s a sweet looking green drink recipe I can’t wait to try, plus I a chia pudding that has GOT to taste better than it looks. I didn’t know anything about Hungry for Change until I stumbled upon it through My Darling Lemon Thyme’s blog but I love the premise: Our bodies are designed to run on real food, and our natural default state is health. Yes! If only we could embrace that more! Why is it so hard? You know what I think: Food is an emotional currency. And while I will never give up things that taste good or eating everything I want, albeit hopefully in moderation, I’m always striving to take better care of myself and my body. If you care to join me, jump in at any time!
Happy Monday! Is it Thursday yet? Because I am counting the minutes until a Royal Tenenbaum-themed cocktail hour at Forage Modern Workshop with Pierrepont Hicks. That combination practically makes my head explode with glee, even if Gwynnie won’t be gracing us with her presence. I may have to break out my vintage fur and kohl liner for the occasion. Who else wants a martini? Make mine dirty, please.
When Mr. Bets’ cousin, Jen, told me she was chopping off a whopping 12 inches for Locks of Love, I loved her all the more. When she asked for advice on a new, shorter ‘do, I didn’t hesitate. A lob (long bob) would frame her pretty oval face and ease her into the big change. Plus, the always-chic lob (see: Gwyneth Paltrow) is quick to grow out if you want to start all over again! What do you think? Have you ever donated your hair to Locks of Love?
She didn’t take home the Oscar, but Michelle Williams wins for best dress color. DYING over her coral-red Louis Vuitton. So juicy and fresh—right up there with the canary yellow Vera Wang dress she wore in 2006 for Brokeback. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention my girl Gwyneth, stealing the show in white . . . though I would’ve liked to see her with a colored lip or cheek. Also loved Emma, Meryl, Viola, Tina, and Kristen. Don’t even get me started on tacky and tackier Cameron and J. Lo.