June Must SEE'S
•Strengthen • Explore • Eat • Shop •
The strength movement of the month is a Kettlebell Deadlift. Deadlifts are great for targeting the back of your legs and glutes. They also help you to improve your hip mobility. I like to teach my clients deadlifts using a Kettlebell first, because the weight is centered which makes it a little easier to get the movement. See the video below to learn different variations of Kettlebell Deadlifts.
If you are in the Malibu area this month I would highly recommend going on a hike through Escondido Canyon & Falls. It’s a very mild hike that takes about 1 hour round trip. Since we’ve been getting a decent amount of rain in Southern California this year, there is actually a pretty nice waterfall at the end of the hike. In the past, the waterfall has been non existent due to the drought in California. In addition to the waterfall, there are some pretty flowers and trees growing back. The wild fires a few months back destroyed much of the wildlife on the the path, so it’s nice to see plants growing back and animals scampering about. It’s a great activity to participate in if you’re in the area.
The month if you’re looking for a place with a great ambiance and good brunch food, then I would recommend Élephante in Santa Monica. It has a safari theme and an open concept kitchen and bar. I always enjoy restaurants where I can watch the chef prepare my food. The bar provides an excellent view of the dining room and of Santa Monica. Élephante has a great collection of craft cocktails and range of traditional and healthy Brunch options. I would recommend making a reservation before going as it can get pretty crowded on a sunny day.
With Father’s Day approaching, I would recommend new skincare products from Beautycounter for the men in your life. Beautycounter’s Counterman collection is perfect for the man who doesn’t currently have a skincare routine (ie he washes his face with soap and water) or for the well groomed man who is serious about the quality of his skincare. Beautycounter takes pride in sourcing the best ingredients that provide amazing results, yet that are safer than other products. The brand is also vey affordable relative to other department store brands. This whole collection retails for only $188, but you can get an even better deal if you’re a Band of Beauty member (comment below for more details on the program)! In addition to the skincare line, they offer amazing Beard Grooming and Shave Kits. This Father’s Day gift will be both unique and satisfying! Make sure you mark Brittany Noelle as your consultant for a special thank you gift.