Montecito, CA is definitely one of the most magical places we’ve been. The beauty that surrounds this beach-side California city is almost dream-like. We had the pleasure of hosting an amazing Glow Day celebration for birthday babes Mandy Moore and Emily Schuman.
As a part of How You Glow, we create customized Glow Days for people. We were lucky enough to put together a beautiful day in Montecito for Mandy and Emily, who were both celebrating their birthdays, along with a few of their sweet friends. A day filled with food, yoga, art, sunshine, good vibes, and a little Whispering Angel rosé… perfection, if you ask us.
We started off our day in the most proper way, with a gorgeous cheese board, of course! We used our favorite cheeses from The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills (our cheese mecca); an outrageous Truffle Cheese, Ash Blue Cheese, Soft Goat, and Aged Sharp Cheddar paired with Marcona almonds, fig jam, Raincoast crackers, dried figs, and edible flowers for beauty. We all munched on these delights from start to finish throughout the day…
While the ladies enjoyed the cheeseboard, we went to work on prepping the meal with fresh produce provided by Summerland LA. Hanging in the kitchen was the perfect way to get to know everyone, as we were in a room of our favorite type of girls, those who love food! While this scrumptious feast was being finished up in the kitchen by Tara, everyone went to the back patio for some healing glow vibes to take place.
Jessie lead a gentle restorative yoga class, complete with aromatherapy and guided meditation. After final relaxation, a large piece of paper with mandala outlines were waiting for each person at the front of their mat. Everyone was asked to visualize their intention, and channel that energy into their artwork. The class concluded with each person receiving a stone, hand-picked from Malibu Beach, and instructed to write a positive reminder or their intention on the stone. These soft, smooth stones act as “worry stones,” soothing to touch when stressed or anxious and a reminder to stay true to your intention. The group left this experience in a blissful haze of relaxation.
Finally, we all got to enjoy the beautiful spread of home cooked deliciousness together. It was so lovely to eat al fresco in such an idyllic setting. Satisfying on every level, mind-body-soul, it was truly a perfect GLOW day.
The menu included: A Farmer’s Market Salad with grapefruit, hazelnuts, and feta cheese, topped with a garlicky-lemon vinaigrette // Ginger Soba Noodle Salad with shredded kale and brussels sprouts // Slow Roasted Carrots with hummus // Olive Oil Cupcakes with fresh whipped cream and edible flowers.
Keep your eye out for all of these recipes coming soon to HYG!
To arrange a Glow Day with us, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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