All July long, we're talking with Nicole Richie about living well in every way. Starting with our first interview where she shares about the perks and troubles of healthy living in L.A.

L.A. is the birthplace of some pretty ridiculous trends, but also a cozy home where the wellness lifestyle can thrive. Our July Guest Editor, Nicole Richie, knows a thing or two about both.

Wellness trends come and go and our July Guest Editor, Nicole Richie has seen it all. We’ve always adored Nicole’s playful personality, eye for design and killer sense of style (how many people can pull off blue hair, never mind turn it into a trend?), but what some people may not know about Nicole is that her healthy living habits are just as inspiring.

All July long, we’re talking with Richie about living well in every way. In our first interview below, we asked Nicole about the perks and troubles of healthy living in L.A. Find out who inspires this glam mother of two, where she’s working out, and what wellness staples she always keeps on hand…

Top wellness trends in 2016:

Locally grown foods, turmeric, and probiotics.

Health trend that should never return:

The Atkins Diet.

My health philosophy:

It’s all about balance.

My health guru:

My girlfriends.

3 staples in every L.A. girl's diet:

Water, kale, and fruit.

Staying fit in L.A. is easy because…

There’s an abundance of hiking trails, beaches and opportunities to exercise and be outdoors.

Staying healthy in L.A. is hard...

…because there are so many good restaurants.

Best healthy options on the go:

Kind Bars, almonds, and brown rice bowls.

Supplements I hope more try:

Favorite workouts in town:

Tracy Anderson + Core Power Yoga.

3 staples always on my counter:

At least once a week I cook…

A frittata.

Ingredient I always avoid:

I don’t avoid much…

If I could give just one piece of health advice it would be…

To include local honey in your diet, it helps with allergies.


Neon-colored foods are a no.

Simplest way to improve health:

Spend time outdoors.

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