Balancing Act: Amanda Chantal Bacon, Moon Juice

Balancing Act: Amanda Chantal Bacon, Moon Juice

It could be time spent at the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont, her stint as Food and Wine Editor at the L.A. Times, or perhaps her job working under award-winning chef Suzanne Goin at Lucques, but Amanda Chantal Bacon’s cumulative experiences taught her about the trifecta of sustainability, sourcing, and working with local producers. In 2012, Bacon opened her acclaimed organic juice and nut milk shop, Moon Juice and built a cult following.

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Balancing Act: Heather Taylor, Art Consultant

Balancing Act: Heather Taylor, Art Consultant

Seven or so years ago, Heather Taylor and her husband, Alex De Cordoba, launched Taylor De Cordoba, one of the hottest contemporary art galleries in Los Angeles. And then they decided to take a break, and now spend their days consulting and developing emerging artists instead. But, this tenure from the gallery hasn’t made Heather any less busy: Her editorial site LA in Bloom is booming, and she just launched her earthy-chic, Mexican-influenced home goods linen line Heather Taylor Home in 2013, which has been spotted on las tablas of super-cool tastemakers and publications alike. We asked the writer/art consultant/lifestyle expert/linen queen to take us through an average day to show us how she balances it all.

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Balancing Act: Aqua Studio’s Esther Gauthier

Balancing Act: Aqua Studio’s Esther Gauthier

After a visit back home, French-bred Esther Gauthier brought back an idea that had yet to cross the Atlantic. Water cycling, the workout de jour in Paris, is akin to spin class—underwater. Thanks to Gauthier, it’s now available stateside, so get into your swimsuit and dive in: Consistent AQUA Studio classes promise to reduce cellulite, and provide a strenuous yet gentle-on-the-joints workout via natural resistance. After spending three years concepting her Tribeca-based space, she finally opened last spring, and 10 months of unpredictability later, Gauthier is learning to put some order back into her days. Here’s how she balances her day in order to attack all that comes her way. Continue reading “Balancing Act: Aqua Studio’s Esther Gauthier”

Balancing Act: Beautycounter’s Gregg Renfrew

Balancing Act: Beautycounter’s Gregg Renfrew

Whenever we encounter the intense—and magnetic—energy of an entrepreneur we always have to ask: “How do you do it all?” The answer is all in the balance. Though she may run a rapidly growing start-up that’s intent on getting safer beauty products into the hands of everyone, Beautycounter founder and CEO, Gregg Renfrew is equally a mother and wife, too.

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