FEMME FRIDAY // Summer Sanders

It's true that there are many friends and women who inspire me, but there are those who exceptionally stand out. Summer Sanders is one of them. To say that Summer seems to "kill it" on all levels would be an understatement. She literally vibrates with creativity, productivity, and all things health and wellness. I have absolutely no idea how she gets as much done as she does.

Living in the epic landscape of Sedona, AZ with her precious family, her bohemian chic life is enviable. She owns and operates the super cute cafe and juice bar Local Juicery with her husband, and is in the process of opening a full scale restaurant. Plus she has a small child.

Mind Blown.

By the time I wake up and check my Instagram feed Summer seems to have had a full day of goodness.

I've had the fortune to hang out with her many times behind the scenes, and coupled with all of it is a refreshing dose of realness. Summer gets it. Sarcasm and a sense of irony is an obvious requirement to take anyone seriously. She is the real deal on all levels.

And if the website for her restaurant wasn't enough to make you salivate... make sure to follow her personal site for more deliciousness.

Thank you for keeping me so inspired!

xx

Your 3 Word Bio

Good Food, Juice Lover, Author

One thing the internet doesn't know about you?

I was a striving musician prior to being in the food industry, that's how I originally landed in LA. I'm a singer/songwriter and I'm pretty sure it saved me during my late teens early 20's. Emotional outlets are important for sensitive people. I think the city might have eaten me if I wouldn't have had my piano.

The can't live without it daily ritual that keeps you inspired?

Kissing, hugging, playing with and listening to my little boy. Parenting is an ongoing active meditation. Before Henry I had about 12 routines that I just had to do, he's kind of freed me up in a sense. His joy and lightness inspires me to tap into that part of myself and laugh as much as I can throughout the day.

What is in your desert island cosmetic bag, and how do you use it?

Nuicifura (no joke) for my entire body, I mix it with a little water and rub it everywhere. Poetic Pits by Living Libations in Radiant Earth for the under arms, RMS uncover up in 22 for the under eyes, Perfekt Mascara in Black, Suntegrity tinted sunscreen, rose spray.

And since we are on an island... what's your favorite way to use coconut?

In cooking and in smoothies and everything else.

What impression do you want to leave?

Open to it all.