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My skin guru goddess is facialist, Jordana Mattioli at Complete Skin in NYC (225 East 64th St, 2nd floor; +1 212 759 4900) and my current routine includes a mix of what she has told me to use + some other favorites: 

Biologique Recherche Lait U Cleanser
Getting a facial or massage following an international flight is pretty much the smartest thing you can do for your dehydrated existence.  Go HERE when you arrive in Paris

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum: AM + PM

Image Skincare Prevention Daily Ultimate Protection Moisturizer 50 SPFAM

Alastin Restorative Eye Treatment: AM + PM

Sunday Riley CEO C+E Antioxidant Protect + Repair Moisturizer: PM

Clarins Tonic Body Treatment OilMy post-shower body moisturizer (also helps to reduce the appearance of stretch marks if you’re pregnant!)

HAIR

Suite Caroline NYC (65 Greene St, NYC; +1 212 431 4400: Color by Mauricio

David Mallet Paris (14 Rue Notre Dame des Victoires, 75002 Paris; +33 1 40 20 00 23): Haircut by Rishi (die for Rishi but the head massages while you’re getting shampoo’d are worth the visit alone)

 WORK OUT

Tried + True: Exhale Core Fusion BarreFave teachers inclue Barbara Boolukos, Laurie Levy

Latest + Greatest: New York Pilates

Running in Central Park

Best Pregnancy Workout: ModelFit

LIFE

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz.  My best friend, Aurelia introduced me to this tiny book that is worth its weight in gold.  Here is your cheat sheet:

1. Be Impeccable With Your Words
Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. 

2. Don’t Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality. 

3. Don’t Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. 

4. Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.