4th of July is just around the corner. So whether you're planning a backyard barbecue or a relaxing walk on the beach, this edit has everything you need to get you in the spirit. I’ll be exploring the best ways to show your love for the USA with some of my favorite chic spots and sharing my top red, white, and blue pieces for your wardrobe.
Chic Spots in the USA
Nestled along the coastline of Miami, Bal Harbour Mall draws me back time and time again with its curated selection of boutiques. But it's not just the shopping that captivates me; the mall's location overlooking the Atlantic Ocean adds an extra touch of beauty to the experience.
If you’re spending Independence Day in New York, I'd recommend checking out Mr Chow on 57th Street. Opened in 1979, the restaurant was described by Givenchy as a "Precious Jewel Box". It’s one of my favorite spots in New York City with my go-to order being their glazed prawns that are simply divine.
Coastal Walk in Malibu
When I want to take myself away from it all, I’ll choose a refreshing coastal walk in Malibu. It’s a place where I can immerse myself in the scent of salty sea air, the rhythmic sound of the ocean’s waves crashing upon the shore, the sensation of the sun’s warmth upon my skin, the feeling of sand scrunching beneath my feet and that vast view of glistening, blue water.
The reason it all feels so good has to do with the large amount of negative ions being absorbed by your body. Negative ions are electrically charged atoms that have gained an electron and while the name may sound misleading, they have a very positive effect on your health and well-being.
Just by standing barefoot on the sand, you are able to absorb an incredible amount of the Earth’s negative ions through your feet. Then there’s the force of the ocean’s waves splashing against the sand, causing a massive amount of negative ions to be created and released into the water and air, which we absorb through our breath and skin.
So, if you’ve been feeling stressed out, tired or feeling down, head to the beach for a proper dose of Mother Nature’s most ancient form of energy medicine, negative ions. Rejuvenate your spirit and recharge your soul this Independence Day.
Red, White and Blue Wardrobe / Beauty Pieces
RED: Chanel le Vernis in 147 Incendiare
I adore the rich, vibrant red shade of the Chanel le Vernis in 147 Incendiare. It’s the perfect touch of glamor for your 4th of July manicure.
The Dolce & Gabbana x Kim Kardashian satin minidress in white is a cherished piece in my collection. Made from stretchy satin and featuring a corset bodice which hugs in all the right places, it’s the perfect statement piece for your upcoming 4th of July event. For a touch of Jackie O chic, pair with these Aquazzura Uptown Pumps in white satin, a vintage Hermes USA headscarf, and Celine TRIOMPHE 01 sunglasses.
The Hermes Mini Kelly is just timeless! I’m loving it in this blue hue which adds a pop of color to any outfit, instantly elevating your look and making a bold statement. The mini size is perfect for both day and evening occasions.
Madonna has been an inspiration to me for as long as I can remember. I will never forget hearing her song, Jump, in February 2006, when I was designing shoes for a living in NYC. I was walking into Tompkins Square Park during a blizzard and I realized then if I didn't move to LA that year, I never would. Hours later, someone called and invited me to Coachella to see Madonna. Three months later I moved to LA. That was the beginning of the rest of my life.
For me, her music symbolizes the bold spirit of America and I’ll be playing her 2000 album on repeat this 4th of July.
Sweet Lady Jane's Triple Berry Cake is a patriotic delight. A yellow butter cake layered with lightly sweetened whipped cream, fresh blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries, this treat not only satisfies your sweet tooth but also adds a touch of festive elegance to your holiday table.
As you’re probably aware by now, I'm truly in love with MSM and our newest supplement, holi (radiance) - it has healed me in so many ways. One of the many things this supplement does is help you achieve that coveted beauty and luminescent glow from within, and I really do swear by it! Head to the blog post I wrote, ‘Beauty from Within - How to get that Radiant Glow with MSM,’ to learn more about MSM. It's perfect for mixing in your morning smoothie with holi (mane) this summer.
My magnesium of choice is BiOptimizers Magnesium. It’s my favorite for sleep and for keeping your digestive tract moving. It actually has seven major types of magnesium in it and I think most people only get one or two if they are lucky. I was so impressed with the company that I had the founder on my podcast a couple of years ago.
The superior quality and purity of ingredients make this K2-D3 5000 supplement from Xymogen a daily must-have for me. Not only does it support optimal bone health, but it also assists with cardiovascular wellness and immune system function.
Love Jena x