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Turns out, bee pollen isn’t just for buzzing insects. According to nutritionist Kimberly Snyder, it’s chockful of beautifying vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. In this quick video, she demos how she likes to take it for an instant boost of energy. (Note: If you’re allergic to pollen, please don’t eat it.)
To order bee pollen, go to whiteoakapiary.com. Buy Snyder’s book, The Beauty Detox Solution, online at amazon.com, $11. For more nutrition tips and recipes, go to kimberlysnyder.net.
Taylor Swift makes snow globes. Ryan Gosling knits.
We love when well-heeled people embrace their idiosyncrasies.
So we can’t get enough of Lindsay Segal, co-owner of Luxury Garage Sale (a Chicago-based upscale consignment service) and avid collector of robots, vintage plates, porcelain animals, and costume jewelry. In today’s Inside Story, she gives us a peek into her light-filled West Loop apartment.
It’s no surprise she’s accrued so many treasures — combing antique stores and estate sales is literally her job. The fact that most of her jewelry costs less than $100 is a testament to her keen eye for design.
This Segal’s a rare bird.
To shop Luxury Garage Sale, go to luxurygaragesale.com. For more Inside Stories, check out designer Lela Rose’s dream loft, actress/writer Mindy Kaling’s closet, and designer Heidi Merrick’s Silver Lake bungalow.
In this installment, SuChin Pak shares three items that’ll get you through the final days of winter: a sweater that’s half party/half relaxing at home, a dress so bright you have to wear shades, and bath melts you can make in your kitchen.
For more of Pak’s obsessions, check out her favorite videos on our YouTube channel. To get the items for this week, go to rachelcomey.com, facebook.com/jillaikoyeedesigns, and tibi.com.
The only problem with family movie night? Not enough room for everyone on the couch.
Think outside the cardboard box and turn cast-off packaging into kiddie seats perfectly sized for a living room drive-in.
Customize their rides using paper plates for tires, ribbon-wrapped steering wheels, and a favorite pillow for a plush and cozy interior. Add racing stripes with markers and make a license plate out of stickers.
Just before you press play, deliver popcorn to their cars. Then sit back and enjoy the show.
Hiding from winter weather? Go undercover with a DIY mask bar.
In our latest installment, SuChin Pak shares three beauty must-haves: the world’s best exfoliator (seriously, no one at the shoot could believe it), a cream blush that does double duty, and a foundation that matches any skin tone.
For more of Pak’s obsessions, check out her favorite videos on our YouTube channel. To purchase the items for this week, go to orgskincare.com, josiemaran.com, and rmsbeauty.com.
In the second installment of our new weekly series, SuChin Pak dishes about three gifts you should buy for yourself (or someone else, if that’s your thing) on Valentine’s Day.
For more of Pak’s obsessions, check out her favorite videos on our YouTube channel. To purchase the items for this week, go to estatejewelsbygr.com, printstagr.am, and macaronparlour.com.
Since it’s almost V-Day, we have a confession: We’ve had a crush on model Coco Rocha ever since she did an Irish jig down the catwalk at John Paul Gaultier in 2007.
Now that the 24-year-old is a mentor (alongside Naomi Campbell and Karolina Kurkova) on Oxygen’s new model competition show, The Face, we thought it time to act. She’s the subject of our first-ever Five Questions with SuChin Pak video series.
From her first kiss (the answer to which will shock you) to what she’d be doing if she weren’t modeling, Rocha gets deep for our chief correspondent. And, yes, she’s as pretty and porcelain looking in person as on TV.
Our feelings only grow stronger.
The Face premieres tomorrow night at 9 p.m. EST. For more information, go to the-face.oxygen.com. Want more Pak? Here are her current obsessions.
Love: You can take it or leave it.
But a good pie? Consider it taken. Which is why today’s In the Kitchen video will tug on even the blackest heartstrings: a Valentine’s Day recipe from Bang Bang Pie Shop.
Inside the cozy Logan Square storefront, head baker Megan Miller whips up the kinds of delicacies dreams are made of. Her chocolate-raspberry pie is easy enough to replicate at home.
With just seven ingredients — most of which you have in your pantry — it’s nearly foolproof. We suggest picking up a ball of Bang Bang’s butter-flecked dough for top-notch results (it’s for sale at the shop).
Serve it to someone special. Then eat your heart out.
Bang Bang Pie Shop, 2051 North California Avenue, at McLean Avenue (773-276-8888 or bangbangpies.com).
We know a girl whose best friend’s cousin’s dog’s previous owner’s sister is a backup dancer for Beyoncé. So, basically, it’s like we know Beyoncé.
A better way to feel the connection? Try the queen’s favorite hairstyle: a glammed-up deep side part with curls (which she wore at the inauguration and halftime show press conference).
Stylist Jennipher Van Bogart at Woodley & Bunny showed our editor how to do it in just a few easy steps; all you need is root lift product, a curling iron, clips, and hair spray.
It’s your destiny, child.
For more information or to buy any of the products used in the video, go to woodleyandbunny.com.
Photo: Stephania Stanley / DailyCandy
Our woman about town, SuChin Pak, likes things. Lots of things. And in this new series, she’s showcasing three of them each week. They could range from a YouTube video on foot massage (that’s right) to her favorite outfit at that moment. Check back every Tuesday for a new video.
To check out Pak’s picks, go to the-gypsy-wagon.com, coyuchi.com, and youtube.com.
Usually, when we film an In the Kitchen video, the purpose is to teach viewers to re-create a recipe.
But during our shoot with Eddie Huang, chef at Baohaus in Manhattan, five minutes into making his pork bao he said, “Honestly, people can’t do this. If you want to do that, try Momofuku.”
Which sums up what drew us to Huang in the first place: His memoir, Fresh Off the Boat, out now. Huang, whose parents are Taiwanese, grew up in Orlando, moved to NYC, and became a lawyer, a hustler, a stand-up, and a restaurateur.
The book’s appeal is Huang’s honest, funny description of his experience growing up Asian-American, and finding both solace and strife in his Chinese heritage. We promise it’s like nothing you’ve ever read.
Like his baos, he’s inimitable.
Fresh Off the Boat is available at amazon.com, $14.
Ahoy, little buccaneers. It’s time again to scour Pinterest for a DIY Valentine’s Day idea your whole crew will treasure.
Or ye could just steal ours.
’Tis simple enough to make. Scissors, felt, elastic, card stock, and an adult-assisted hot glue gun are all you need.
A snip here. A snip there. In a blink of your one eye, ye’ll have love patches to deliver to all your (class)mateys.
Find more ways to say “I heart you” with cupcake wrappers and a frozen scavenger hunt.
Without further ado, we present DailyCandy Collaborations, a collection of limited-edition must-haves created by some of the designers and artists we love most. In this video, chief correspondent SuChin Pak shows off the goods.
For more information and to buy what you saw, go to dailycandy.com/collaborations.
In this video, GlossyBox CEO Susan Naci highlights her favorite things from our special, limited-edition box — from black eyeliner that doesn’t pull your lid off when you put it on to a silky bronzer from France.
To buy the GlossyBox, go to dailycandy.com/collaborations.
We like it when people are literal — as in “She literally took the cake.” That’s why we love the earrings that California-based Melissa Joy Manning made for our Designer Collaborations: She took our very own swirl and turned it into jewelry. In this video, DailyCandy correspondent SuChin Pak talks with Manning about her process.
To buy the earrings, go to dailycandy.com/collaborations.
You know in Center Stage when Jody likes Cooper, but Cooper’s all, “Ew, girl, get away,” and Charlie’s like, “Hey, I’m here, and I’m hot, too”?
We wouldn’t mind being part of a love triangle like that. The first step: looking the part. We asked Andie Hecker, former professional dancer with NYC Ballet and founder of Ballet Bodies in L.A., to demo the moves.
In today’s three videos, she shows (rhythmically challenged) editor Lauren Lumsden how to get svelte arms (above), tone her butt and thighs with high kicks, and do a full-body cardio workout — your calves will hurt for days.
And you’ll surely be riding a motorcycle on stage in no time.
For more information on Ballet Bodies, go to balletbodies.com. Want to keep working out? Here are dozens of ways to show the lingering holiday blub who’s boss.
We like everything to have a little kick to it. So why not our fitness routine? In this video, Andie Hecker of Ballet Bodies in L.A. shows our editor how to tone her thighs and butt with a series of high kicks. Feel free to laugh at her kicks compared to Hecker’s.
For more information on Ballet Bodies, go to balletbodies.com.
There’s a reason dancers have calves of steel: frequent and constant jumping. In this video, Andie Hecker, founder of Ballet Bodies in L.A., gives our editor the workout of her life — seriously, she had trouble going up and down steps for a week — with petit allegro (the proper term for tiny jumps).
For more information on Ballet Bodies, go to balletbodies.com.
Your fridge is kind of like a graveyard: smelly and riddled with ghosts of meals past.
Resuscitate it (and your well-being) with today’s video: a peek into plant-based expert Heather Crosby’s fridge.
When not creating healthy recipes for her website, YumUniverse, Crosby can be found planting, sprouting, and engaging in otherwise enviable activities.
What she stores in the old icebox? Plenty of kale and homemade almond milk, to start.
It’s incentive enough to change your habits.
So you can R.I.P.
For more recipes and tips on plant-based nutrition, go to yumuniverse.com. Save up to 50 percent on YumUniverse meal plans at deals.dailycandy.com.
Old Man Winter doesn’t care about popularity; he prefers to sit alone at the lunch table.
Aesthetician Joanna Vargas isn’t fazed by his cold shoulder (pun intended). In today’s Pretty Smart video, she provides five crucial tips for getting rid of and preventing dry, flaky skin.
Use her tried-and-true methods to repair perpetually chapped lips and keep hands from looking twenty years older than the rest of you. She even shares a recipe for an exfoliating sugar scrub you can make in one minute flat.
She’s our nominee for prom queen.
For more information on Vargas, go to joannavargas.com.
Family dinner means treasured conversations, valuable teaching moments, and the dulcet glow of togetherness and love.
Too bad you haven’t actually experienced it since you wore a scrunchie around your wrist.
Fresh Dish acts as a prep cook, helping you get supper from zero to table in 30 minutes flat — so you can sit down and enjoy your meal like a normal family (circa 1955).
The service features recipes like pork chops with mushroom gravy and orzo and oven-roasted salmon with olives, potatoes, and zucchini. Choose your meal, select the number of servings, and Fresh Dish takes care of the rest. It even hooks up DailyCandy readers who purchase one meal with a free one (use code FRESHDAILY).
Once a week, you receive a package with your dinner kit(s) of pre-prepped ingredients (measured and individually packaged) along with an easy-to-follow recipe. That means no planning, grocery shopping, or defrosting — and more time to hear about the epic playground war.
Your family’s fly-by-night meals are history.
DailyCandy readers buy one meal kit and get one free with code FRESHDAILY; go to freshdish.com to learn more. You can also enter to win three months of free meal kits (winner receives two meal kits each month for three months).
This giveaway is limited to people who live in Fresh Dish’s delivery area; go to freshdish.com and click Get Started to see if you live in the delivery area. Those who have made a purchase at Fresh Dish using the DailyCandy promo code will automatically be entered to win and receive five additional entries. Entry is limited to one per person.