Whether she’s designing her own compulsively wearable shoe and jewelry lines; raising her three small children; cheering on her husband, Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler; or whipping up healthy meals that feel like the opposite of deprivation, we’ll have what Kristin Cavallari is having.
A natural beauty, the former reality TV star is glamorous yet still thoroughly relatable. Her new cookbook, True Roots, is equally approachable, featuring the kinds of dishes she makes for family and friends: free of dairy, gluten or refined sugar.
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“I’m so excited to share that eating healthy can taste great and that you can still eat everything, as long as you choose the right ingredients,” Cavallari said. On preparing for her first Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival appearance: “I’m just making sure I know my recipes like the back of my hand so I don’t forget anything on stage!”
Here, six little luxuries that make this modern woman look and feel her best:
1. Best Light Cream for Every Day
Elta MD Skincare SPF 46: “My favorite sunscreen for everyday use. They make tinted and regular. I like them both.” eltamd.com.
2. Mascara to Make Your Eyes Pop
Armani Eyes to Kill Classic Mascara: “I feel naked without it. That, plus liner on the upper, inner water line, makes my eyes pop.” sephora.com.
3. Face Masks Before a Party
SK-II Face Masks: “They take about 30 minutes, but I try to always do one before a big event.” sk-ii.com.
4. Wrestling Florida Humidity
R+Co Mannequin Styling Paste: “Florida humidity is great for the skin, but my hair doesn’t necessarily love it. I’ve been trying to just roll with my natural hair and use this.” randco.com.
5. Hip Hoops, Hooray!
Uncommon James Earrings: “I truly think less is more. This spring is all about hoop earrings. I have two in my Uncommon James line; one is a geometric hoop and the other is classic.” uncommonjames.com.
6. KC’s New Cookbook
Lean and Green: “I honestly make most of the recipes in my book a lot, especially the butternut squash pancakes and almond butter zucchini blondies.” rodalebooks.com/true-roots.