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?
- Miller Face Oil with 15 botanical oils
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?
Time to go to bed?
Time to wake up?
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
Green juice (usually celery, cucumber, lemon and a little ginger)
Coffee with homemade nut milk
Favorite breakfast place?
A coconut and fresh fruit on the beach
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
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.
Autobiography of a Yogi
Rockhouse, Negril Jamaica
The Endless Summer, 1966
Instagram to follow?
Favorite fashion store?
Vintage shopping and flea markets
Marrakesh and Tokyo
Heels or flats?
Flats with my 2-year old, small heels other times
Favorite fashion brand?
Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Jacquemus
Small red leather Balenciaga bag which I’ve owned for 15years at least!
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!