Real Simple Hosts Beauty & Balance Event

Real Simple Beauty Balance EventOn Friday, Real Simple magazine hosted their annual Beauty & Balance event at the Andaz hotel in NYC. It was the perfect de-stress day after a long red-eye home from LA (and my gearing up to be on another plane tomorrow). I took my first Pure Barre class — I know I’m late to the party on this trend — but I totally get the hype! I engaged muscles in my abs that have probably been asleep for the past decade and it’s an incredible class for anyone looking to tone and build strength (and flexibility) throughout their whole body. When I’m back from my whirlwind travels, I’m going back.

Real Simple also hosted a hairstyling station by Aveda, makeovers by Laura Geller, and skincare treatments by RoC. Following the day of pampering Ghirardelli hosted a chocolate pairing cocktail hour. Guests walked away with a gift bag filled with healthy treats from ALOHA, SUJU, Ghirardelli and Yogi tea as well as a plethora of beauty products from Aveda, Neutrogena, W3ll People (my girl Shirley started this brand, check it out!), One Love, RoC and more! 

The publication has a lot to celebrate, this month also serves as Real Simple’s 15th Anniversary Issue!  Check them out at

Thank you Real Simple for some much needed R&R!