About Town: Shel Pink
Long before cold-pressed juiceries and yoga studios lined every neighborhood in Los Angeles, Shel Pink began taking her health very seriously. So, it’s no surprise the California native and founder of vegan and sustainable body care line, Spa Ritual, launched her collection of synthetic-free, certified organic nail lacquers, body oils, scrubs, and masques ten years ago.
When Pink isn’t busy promoting a sustainable lifestyle and serving as a beauty expert for numerous publications including LA Confidential and Organic Spa, she is updating her blog and website, Slow Beauty. Here, the eco activist ruminates on her favorite local spots.
By Ellie June
STACEY TODD I love the selection of minimalist clothing designers. I especially like their selection of scarves.
MADEWELL Mostly I like to wear jewelry that belonged to my grandmother or mother. I also like Madewell jewelry because it is simple and affordable.
ACABAR I love the Moroccan-inspired décor of this restaurant. The food is a delicious gastronomic adventure. And the people-watching is fantastic!
LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN I love the organic food and the French country décor. It is a warm and comfortable environment to commune with friends. The fresh pastries are so yummy. Try the organic chocolate and banana millet bread. Outstanding!
WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL I love Disney Hall. I like to take my children, Olivia and Xandi to the kids music programs. The architecture is incredibly inspiring and the acoustics are the best in the world. Classical music is good for the mind, body, and soul.
HOLLYWOOD FARMERS MARKET There is a nice variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
EREWHON MARKET Although not exactly in my neighborhood, Erewhon has a very unique juice bar. I always make a stop there when I am nearby to try a new fresh juice concoction. The people who create the juices are incredibly knowledgeable about the benefits of the ingredients they use.
COREPOWER YOGA I like the heated yoga to help sweat out the toxins. And, the instructors are incredibly friendly.
WHOLE FOODS They have a very nice selection of locally-sourced flowers that are Veriflora-certified, meaning they meet draft national standards for sustainability.
Pictured: Shel Pink
Photo courtesy of Shel Pink