When I think of green, I think of palm trees swaying in the wind, gorgeous succulent gardens, the leaves on a lemon tree contrasting with the yellow of the lemon, herbs cut up on my food adding a fresh bright touch, emeralds set in a cocktail ring, and jade, a symbol of wealth. What comes to mind when you think of the color green?
I am hyper aware of my senses and love to surround myself with things that either elicit excitement or calm. Green does both. It is so lux and rich and yet it soothes me too, creating a sense of harmony. It is the most soothing color for the eye to look at.
Reasons to love green:
Home- You will find it is a great color to have in your home because it is calming to the eye, but it is also promotes loving friends, family and pets. And if you love it, it means you are probably a great host. It also has great healing power.
Chakra- The heart chakra. Creates balance + harmony. Encourages love + balance in the head + the heart. Expanding love, empathy + being open.
Your heart- If you love green you are loyal, down to earth, smart, a good learner, tender, like to be involved + are a good listener. Because of your sense of balance, you are fair in judgement.
Symbolizes growth and internally promotes feelings of safety, stability + endurance as well as wealth!
Ways to add more green to your life:
-PLANTS: What about a succulent garden in your home in a terracotta pot. Don’t want to deal with live plants? How about eucalyptus everywhere; single stems laying on stacks of books, small bouquets in clear glass vases, small bunches hanging in the shower (great scent when steam hits it), or in a huge bouquet in a tall vase placed in a corner. It dries beautifully. Or for major green inspo check out the amazing succulent gardens at a local garden like Lotus Land (1)
-DRINK + EAT: Healthy-ish Green Vibes champagne cocktail: Mix Pressed Juicery Green Juice- 2 (2) with champagne. Pretty + refreshing! Or what about making matcha lemonade! Or filling a mason jar with water + add lemon slices + rosemary for a delicious + refreshing tonic! Or make our “Fuck Ya” Broccoli, named that because that’s what it makes you feel like saying when you eat it because it is so good! (stay tune, recipes to come!)
-JADE: I am obsessed with my jade roller (3). I keep it in the freezer and every morning + night I roll it on my face to help minimize pores + help with lymphatic drainage which is anti-aging! I also keep jade stones around my home to promote serenity + abundance.
-PALM TREES: Ok so I live by the beach and am obsessed with staring at palm trees all day, every day! They mesmerize me! Any plans to be at the beach? Make like I do and check out the palms. The sound of the leaves swaying in the wind won’t disappoint. Not near a beach, no problem, I got you covered + your cell, with this amazing case from The Beverly Hills Hotel (4), synonymous with palm trees. Or why not keep a few Compartes palm covered vegan chocolate bars (5) for you, guests or little hostess gifts! Or for your walls at home or the office check out the gorgeous prints from Wilder California! Make a photo wall with green filled prints (6) or take + print your own!
-SHOES: Jimmy Choo just came out with these amazing velvet booties (7)! They are sitting in my Nordstrom wish list… Hey just doing my part to promote my heart chakra!
-ARMY JACKET LOVE!: Obsessed with my army jacket. This fall I plan to add floral patches for some simple fun flare ala Olivia Palermo as my inspo (8). (stay tuned for an easy tutorial to make your own!)
Stay tuned for fun easy how to’s this month to add more green to your life!