I once designed a book called Roots where I compiled and scanned over 800 photographs of my family's archives. The book was built so that photographs portraying my paternal side could be flipped-through adjacent to photos of the same generation on my maternal side. The most fascinating thing occurred when you could land on instances where both families had captured almost identical situations in the extremely similar fashion. A product of their times and cultural backgrounds, of course.
One of my favorite moments of this is the two photographs of my grandfathers, roughly the same age standing alongside a buddy, and lighting up a cigarette. It's always made me think how their 40s' generation was different from ours. Particularly, on the "wellness" front.
I've read more than once that Gen Y really is THE Wellness generation... a pretty new-age concept. My parents remark how interesting it is that I make gym or barre dates with girlfriends, that people constantly post pictures of their training groups, how social media has become a hub for fitness motivation, overflowing with workout and healthy eating tips. So in the spirit of the white series, here are a couple of "white" things that always bring up my wellness game:
1. Just a clear sheen on my nails gives my hands an instant pick-me-up and polished look. The Tenoverten nail polishes are killing it for me these days.
2. I recently fell in love with this Fresh Soy cleanser (even though I'm not a huge fan of washing with anything other than water) and it makes my skin feels truly soft and light.
3. This Bkr bottle was everywhere last summer and the texture of its silicone casing is so perfect to the touch.
4. I know that whenever I feel cosmically misaligned, one session of yoga can bring me right back. Wouldn't it be a dream to do so on a white mat that stayed fresh and clean for years?