Summer is for road trips, drop tops and listening to music…

like Justin Beiber’s new one with David Guetta, “2U.”  Love it!  And the remix of “Despacito” is totally growing on me.  Justin’s having a good summer.  Also “Slow Hands” by Niall Horan.

earbuds eliz
Listening to music is even better with a puppy!

One thing summer is not for….slaving away in the kitchen.

But a girl needs to eat.  So here are a few of my fave picks for quick and easy summer meals that fit a happy, healthy and hot lifestyle. Continue reading


happy, healthy and HOT in NYC


bryant park eliz
Seeking some shade in Bryant Park

I just returned from two very warm but enjoyable days in NYC, and have more travel coming up in the next few weeks.  Love to travel, don’t want to feel like crap when I get home.  Here’s the rundown on what I did: Continue reading

The coconut controversy…

coconut controversy eliz
I will continue to buy giant tubs of coconut oil to use in the kitchen and rub all over my body.

is not worth losing any sleep over, that’s for sure.

In case you missed it, USA Today recently published an article titled “Coconut oil isn’t healthy.  It’s never been healthy.”

According to the article, coconut oil is bad because it contains saturated fat, which the American Heart Associate claims will give you heart disease.  This is the same association that pushes margarine over butter and says that sugary cereals are “heart healthy.”  Seriously, AHA, wtf?

Personally, I think this whole thing is a load of crap.  And I will continue to buy coconut oil in giant containers on a regular basis.  Because not only do I use it in the kitchen, it is an awesome moisturizer…love slathering it all over myself when I get out of the shower. Continue reading

My pick for song of the summer…

is “I’m the One,” by DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne.  I might have left a rapper out.  Love blasting this with the top down driving to the pool!

A few other faves:  “Something Just Like This” by The Chainsmokers.  That one gives me the chills…love it!  Also into “Attention” by Charlie Puth and “Strip That Down” by Liam Payne and Quavo.  Which I mentioned in my last post, but it bears repeating if you haven’t listened yet!

And here are some of my picks for protecting your skin (and giving it a shimmery glow!) while you’re hanging poolside or at the beach:

kopari eliz

Continue reading

So here’s that coffee I’ve been raving about…

OK, I know I talk about coffee all the time.  Because I talk about stuff I love.  Coffee is on the list.  So is my car.  And “Strip That Down” by Liam Payne and Quavo.  

For years now, I have blended some healthy fat and collagen into my coffee every morning, and encouraged you to do the same.  I’ve seen huge improvements in my skin and overall energy levels since I started doing it.  And I want you to feel amazing too!

When I got back from Paleo f(x) in Austin, TX (which was pretty much the best thing ever for a health nut like me) I made a few tweaks to my original coffee recipe.  And I feel even better!  Didn’t think that was possible.

So of course I have to share it.  Here’s what I’ve been adding:

new coffee eliz

Continue reading