If you’ve been reading BOND EN AVANT for some time now, then you know my hair woes. If you’re new, let me begin by saying, “Hi, my name is Amy and my hair is thinning,” along my hairline to be exact. The thinning began almost a year and a half ago when I dabbled in veganism for a few months. My body felt amazing, but once my hair started falling out that was the end of that. I found out later that a food sensitivity to the bean agglutinin in legumes was the cause. I immediately went back to eating grass-fed, organic…

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The last and only time the hubs and I were in Arizona was when we got engaged and stayed at the Amangiri along the border of Utah and Arizona. Breathtakingly beautiful experience. And the service at the Aman resorts is without saying, top notch. We took a little day trip from the resort one afternoon and drove across the border into Arizona to see the Antelope Slot Canyon. If you haven’t been, you need to go. The canyons are gorgeous and because it was the dead of winter there weren’t any tourists! We got a lot of beautiful pictures that our guide…

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Sitting down to breakfast at Rose Cafe in Venice, CA with husband and wife founders of organic luxury skincare brand, African Botanics, I found myself completely intrigued and engrossed in these two. Husband and wife teams do that to me. For it is a true testament to their love, friendship and consideration of each other to not only share a life together, but share a work identity.

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It was serendipitous that I met Tanya Hawkes, founder of Therapi Honey Skincare, at the Credo Beauty Los Angeles store opening in February of this year. My skin was dry, irritated, itchy and rough looking (and still is), and her skincare uses the best ingredient (IMO) for all of the above – honey.

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There’s a spirited lightheartedness to, Tanya Hawkes, founder of organic honey skin care line, Therapi Honey Skincare, that feels refreshing and almost – bee like. The honey bee is obviously her spirit animal. When I inquired about her history bee keeping her playful response was, “Oh, Amy, it’s a dark art,” followed by passionate laughter and jubilee. By the end of our hour long interview (via Skype) Tanya shared with me bits about her life bee keeping, sustainability, launching her honey skin care line and the magic of bees. Read on for the interview.  Early Years “People talk about the soundscape of their…

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