The holidays are a busy time of year, and by the time December rolls around we inevitably find ourselves wondering how we're going to survive another month of holiday cheer? Don’t you agree? This month, wellness and style expert Cyndi Ramirez-Fulton shares how she keeps her mind, body and style aligned during this busy time of year. As the founder of Chillhouse Wellness Café and the editorial website Taste the Style, looking and feeling fabulous is part of her daily routine.
How do you maintain a healthy holiday spirit?
Lots of holly jolly music and the occasional eggnog.
How do you decompress during the holidays?
This is the only time my email isn’t going nuts, so I love to lounge in comfy outfits and read and watch movies like Home Alone.
If you only have 10 minutes for yourself during the day, how do you spend it?
With a delicious Chillhouse‘Chill Me Out’ Latte and cuddling with my dog Rocky and husband in bed. HEAVEN, GUYS. HEAVEN.
What’s your New Year’s Resolution?
Be better. I know that sounds simple, but I’ve never set that grand of a resolution. I want to be better at work, love, friendships and everything that fulfills me as a woman. How I’ll do it is a bit unclear, but I think it starts with telling yourself it’s possible and slowly work through the madness. That, and working out more.
Finish this sentence: ”I wake up on January 1st thinking…”
“Why did I have that last glass of champagne? Thank God the world is off today.”
Do you have a holiday “wellness” routine?
Nothing specific to the holidays - it’s just a way of life for me. I try to watch what I consume. Junk food has no place in my lifestyle, though I enjoy the regular cocktail and pasta. I offset the naughty with some of our Chill Blends to knock out the toxins and do the occasional detox via CLEAN program, or Pure Change. Sakara Life is great, too!
If you find yourself running on empty at any point, how do you recharge?
I book a massage or head to yoga. I’m the type of person who physically needs to remove myself from my phone in order to get centered.
How do you detox post holidays?
I’ve cut out meat and bread before in January. I’ll do the same this time around!
If you have to choose…..Drinks or Dessert?
Describe your style in 3 words or less?
Classy yet sexy with a masculine touch.
What’s your fashion mantra?
Wear what makes you feel most beautiful.
How do you take your look from day to night?
It’s all about the shoes. I change from flats to booties in no time. Also, makeup. Black eyeliner and a darker lip will take you to nighttime in no time.
What’s your favorite holiday accessory?
I’m currently obsessed with my velvet headbands!
We know you’re headed out of town for the holidays, what are the 5 Must-Have Pieces in your bag to help make dressing easy?
A cozy yet chic bomber jacket, a couple of pairs of really versatile pants, a neutral sweater, black ankle bootie, and my Brixton hat. And Rocky of course. He’s my best accessory.
3 items on your Christmas wish list?
A vacation, another vacation and then another vacation.
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