Ok, we’ll admit it. We have a huge girl crush on the It Girls from How You Glow! That’s why we’ve joined up with them on a very special collaboration that glows above and beyond to support the Crohns & Collitus Foundation of America. We wanted to learn more about these two wellness mavens, so we caught up with Jessie & Tara in Los Angeles to chat athleisure style, healthy recipes and favorite LA spots.
WHAT WORKOUTS ARE YOU LOVING MOST RIGHT NOW?
JESSIE: Hiking, yoga, walking on the beach, swimming in the ocean!
TARA: I always love yoga, hiking, and spinning. But, I’m really into short but strong workouts at the moment. Rise Nation is right by my house — it’s a 30 minute cardio push that makes me feel great.
ANY NEW STUDIOS OR SPAS YOU RECOMMEND?
JESSIE: Love Yoga in Venice is the glowiest yoga studio in LA. The Now massage is awesome and we’re super excited that a new location is opening up on the westside —now we each have one in our neighborhoods.
TARA: Tomoko Spa is a zen Japanese oasis that is a splurge in every sense. It is a two hour experience with a hefty price tag, but will make you feel centered and relaxed like no other. It’s definitely one of my favorite places in LA.
FAVORITE FOODS OF THE MOMENT?
JESSIE: Toasted walnut cranberry bread with almond butter, sliced figs and slices bananas sprinkled with chia seeds. So good and all from the farmers market!
TARA: I’m hugely obsessed with beet sauerkraut! It’s filled with healthy gut-friendly bacteria that is essential for a thriving digestive system. Not to mention, it’s bright pink so it makes for some beautiful eating. For a quick snack, I mix the best sauerkraut with mustard and sesame seeds– it sounds strange but it’s so good!
FAVORITE NEW FOOD PLACES?
JESSIE: Flower Child just opened in Santa Monica and we’re obsessed—healthiest, yummiest food with such a happy, glowy vibe. We will be frequenting often!
TARA: Gjusta Bakery is heaven on earth– they are open from breakfast to dinner, with some of the best food in LA!
ANY TIPS FOR HEALTHY LIVING THIS SUMMER?
JESSIE: Stay hydrated with lots of water with lemon and eat hydrating foods like watermelon, cucumber and greens. Wear a hat/sunscreen!! Keep rosewater spray in the fridge for a cold pick-me-up and to keep your skin glowing. Moisturize skin with coconut oil to prevent drying/sun damage.
TARA: Up your turmeric consumption! Add it into salad dressings, smoothies, tonics, and teas. Incorporate probiotics and fermented foods into your diet. Hydrating is key, but add some dynamic flavors to your liquids like mint, fruits, and such to keep it interesting.
WHAT’S ON YOUR BUCKET LIST FOR THIS SUMMER?
JESSIE: Weekend trip to Ojai to hike and hang in the hot springs. Make rose slushies! Learn to surf. Try a sensory deprivation float tank.
TARA: Traveling to new places is always on my bucket list! I really want to surf more this summer — I did it in Bali and loved it so much.
WHAT’S OUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT ATHLEISURE CLOTHING?
JESSIE: Being comfortable and knowing that physical activity and workouts can be woven in throughout the day—even climbing stairs can become a workout when you’re wearing the right clothes.
TARA: Comfort is always key in my book!! When you’re comfortable in your skin (and clothes!), that’s when you radiate most.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BEYOND YOGA PIECE?
JESSIE: High waisted Moon Phase Leggings in our collaboration—they are the dreamiest and seriously most comfortable, flattering leggings of all time.
TARA: I’m OBSESSED with the ultra soft Spacedye fabric leggings. They are literally the most comfortable pants ever ever, and they transition from workout to regular daily life seamlessly.
HOW DO YOU LIKE TO WEAR OUR BEYOND YOGA?
JESSIE: Tie the tops to make them cropped. Wear the pants with some chunky clogs to stay comfy but feel a little more put together. Accessorize your outfit!
TARA: I love wearing my Beyond Yoga pants with crop tops during workouts, or I like to wear them on the airplane for the comfiest ride.
IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT MAKES A WOMAN BEAUTIFUL?
JESSIE: Confidence, kindness, happiness, and the sparkly quality that radiates from her… it’s what we call GLOW.
TARA: Confidence with who you are and where you are in life is what makes a woman most beautiful. Appreciating and loving yourself makes you glow from within, and that beauty will radiate out to others.