GABRIELLE MIRKIN, CO-FOUNDER OF ACTIVIST

Gabrielle is such an inspirational, cool and beautiful woman that you want to follow her in everything she`s saying. While living in New York and working as Art-Director for Vogue US, she decided to make a big change in her life. Together with her husband Luke Hartwood, they moved to Topanga, California and launched ACTIVIST, a raw Manuka company which is making this outstanding bioactive superfood with antibacterial properties to one of the coolest products in your kitchen and an absolute must-have in every pantry.

What`s in your cosmetic case?

Activist Manuka Honey 850+ MGO, Bodha LA Woman fragrance, Dr Bronners Peppermint soap and a copper tongue scraper

 

Favorite face cleanser?

Maryse Cleansing Balm with beeswax

 

Favorite night cream?

Living Libations Best Skin Ever – Sea Buckthorn

 

Favorite eye cream?

Maryse Bio-Boost with Sea Buckthorn

 

Favorite face serum/oil?

  1. Miller Face Oil with 15 botanical oils

 

Favorite shampoo/conditioner?

Sans Ceuticals Nourishing Hair Wash + Hydratant

 

Favorite body product?

Coconut oil and Sans Ceuticals Activator 7 Body, Hair + Face Oil

 

Supplement that you swear of?

Activist Manuka Honey 850+ MGO, Vitamin C + Krill Oil

 

How often you work out per week?

I like to try and do some exercise everyday – even just a walk or some yoga at home

 

Which kind of workout?

Yoga, hiking and swimming in the ocean, surfing. Running after my toddler!

 

Morning or evening workout?

Morning

 

Time to go to bed?

9pm!

 

Time to wake up?

6am

 

Favorite place to wake up?

Our bed at home in Topanga Canyon, nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains

 

Shower or bath?

Bath with my two-year-old

 

What do you need to be surrounded by?

My husband Luke, our little boy Cisco River, friends, the ocean, sunshine, fresh food from the earth and love

 

Favorite drink?

Green juice (usually celery, cucumber, lemon and a little ginger)

Coffee with homemade nut milk

 

Favorite restaurant?

Hartwood Tulum

Favorite breakfast place?

A coconut and fresh fruit on the beach

 

Favorite cuisine?

Indian food from the Kerala region; coconuts, mangoes, fresh fish, slow cooked dahl and spiced chai

 

Favorite dish to make?

Kitchari and fresh salads from the farmers market

 

Favorite app?

Environments–Psychologically Ultimate Seashore

A historic catalog of long form field recordings created in the 1960s and ‘70s on analog tape; ocean waves, birdsongs, chimes, wind in trees, summer cornfields etc.

 

Favorite book?

Autobiography of a Yogi

 

Favorite hotel?

Rockhouse, Negril Jamaica

 

Favorite movie?

The Endless Summer, 1966

 

Instagram to follow?

@puakai

 

Favorite fashion store?

Vintage shopping and flea markets

 

Favorite city?

Marrakesh and Tokyo

 

Heels or flats?

Flats with my 2-year old, small heels other times

 

Favorite fashion brand?

Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Jacquemus

 

Favorite bag?

Small red leather Balenciaga bag which I’ve owned for 15years at least!

 

Favorite shoes?

Right now I am loving these wooden clog-like Proenza heels with silver metallic leather detailing

 

I never leave the house without?

Bodha LA Woman fragrance, water and my wedding rings

 

A quote which would describe you?

“Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.” – Yogi Bhajan

 

Your personal beauty secret?

Sleep, meditation, pranayama and being happy – a facemask with Activist Manuka 850+ doesn’t hurt either!