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Anyone who knows me, knows how obsessed I am with skincare and taking care of myself. When I was in New York, I religiously took classes at Chaise Fitness. It's founded and run by Rachel Piskin, a former NYC Ballet dancer and you get results! When I moved to LA, I had to find something I enjoyed just as much that also gave me the physical results I love. I lucked out when I found Platefit and Barre Belle. Platefit founded by Rachael Blumberg, is a unique fitness class that’s only 27 minutes long, but because of the type of machine used, gives you the equivalent of a 45 to 55 minute workout. It's the perfect full body workout, and you get results, TRUST. Barre Belle was founded by Marnie Alton and each hour-long class is designed to sculpt and tone. I love a long and lean look for myself, especially since I'm only 5'3' (well, almost).

When I work out, whatever I wear HAS to be comfy! The Gap has a great workout line, everything fits well and is breathable. Under Armor has an amazing legging line and really comfy sports bras. If you're in the mood to splurge, Lorna Jane has some very cute and creative workout wear. Lorna herself designs her line and works hard to make sure that every piece is comfortable, breathable and flexible. MPG Sport, their workout clothes are comfy, breathable and fun to wear to work/gym/around town. 


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Beauty tips from me to you:

• Moisturize. Moisturize. MOISTURIZE!! Some of my regular facial moisturizers are: ExfoliKate and Deep Tissue Repair by Kate Somerville.

• A good cleanser is also a must: Glycolic Foaming Facial Cleanser by Mario Badescu and ExfoliKate Cleanser by Kate Somerville are faves.

• At home face masks are lifesavers! I love GLAMGLOW Mud Masks, Origins Active Charcoal Mask, Sephora Bubble Mask and anything by Fresh

• And I will never leave the house without a lip balm. All the lip balm! Seriously. I’m sure the lip balms are competing with my shoe collection. Faves: Fresh Sugar Lip Caramel Hydrating Balm, Smith’s Rosebud Salve, Korres Lip Butter, First Aid Beauty, Ultra Repair Lip Therapy, SUPERGOOP! AcaiFusion Lip Balm