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5.17.2018

kai conversations... with brooke burke

i consider myself very lucky to have had a couple of "bumped into" moments with brooke burke. she happens to be just as she appears to be on television. sweet, funny, smart, approachable and incredibly engaging. the woman seems to float with ease from her stint as dancing with the stars host and winner of the coveted mirror ball (did you see her winning dance?!) to spokesperson, entrepreneur, author and mother of four. she does it all but while maintaining that down to earth woman we have all had in our living room. we are proud to have brooke participate in our "kai conversations". enjoy!

xo,
gaye.
how do you embody kai's "breath * life * flow" lifestyle? 
i use the products daily, my favorite being the body glow.

what is the best advice you've ever received?
take time to take care of yourself and never lose sight of the women behind the scenes, even if it's just five minutes in the morning to do something feminine to make you feel like your most beautiful self.

do you have a mantra you live by?
know how to hit the reset button.

what's your beauty secret? or must have beauty product?
kai body glow spray.
go-to lipstick color?
nude envie, my favorite color is mesmerize

what color nail polish are you wearing right now?
marshmallow by essie.

who is your role model?
jane fonda. she's the queen of health and wellness. a timeless beauty and has paved the way for all women to be sexy and strong at every age.

how would you describe your personal style?
boho chic with designer influences. i have a passion for fitness and fashion. i'm a malibu girl so casual is always stylish for me but i also love classic, timeless designer pieces.

what do you love most about where you live? any secret spots you love to go to?
malibu is home sweet home for me. favorite restaurants are the malibu beach inn, the farm on the pier, nobu, and café habana. i teach my malibu booty burn class at a local studio which is my happy space. a walk on the beach or a sunset vision can reset my soul to a peaceful place of gratitude.

describe your perfect day. 
breakfast with the kids. a community sweat or cardio party with my malibu tribe teaching my booty burn class. shopping at the farmers market. a few hours to prepare a family meal. a nice glass of wine, family time, and early to bed!
favorite date spot?
soho house in malibu.

ultimate getaway?
st. bart's.

favorite food?
sushi.

guilty pleasure?
margarita pizza with olive oil and jalapeños.

morning person or night owl?
neither. early to bed, late to rise.

currently craving?
fall farro salad recipe on modernmom.com.

ideal way to relax/unwind?
a stretch and recovery program at home using my brooke burke body app.
what book are you reading currently?
loving what is by byron katie.

what's the most adventurous thing you've done?
an aerial trapeze act that i just did for my new tv show "i dare you".

p.s. we are so excited to offer our readers a chance to enter to win brooke's favorite kai products and a free year-long subscription to the brooke burke body app! check out brooke's instagram to find out how to enter. 

thank you so much, brooke! xo.

photos by stewart volland.

5.10.2018

take time to smell the roses

a few weeks ago kai's director of public relations and marketing, sara, and i went on a press tour in los angeles to introduce kai's newest addition to our kai*rose range: kai*rose deodorant. a bit of the original kai scent blended with rose absolute into our already developed deodorant formulation, just with a different fragrance. it turns out to be the perfect marriage.
with los angeles turning out to be nothing like new york, it seemed like our precious time was spent driving but we managed to meet with so many amazing people from editors to product placement agents to actors, bloggers, and even a sports illustrated model!
i'm happy to say it turned out to be on of our best sellers; we've even gotten an unsolicited instagram from model behati prinsloo, what a wonderful surprise. after sweating it out (no pun intended), launching a second scent terrified me after the success we've had with kai. we launched kai*rose perfume oil just over a year ago and with great pride i can say it's been well received. the perfume oil has been quickly followed by kai*rose body lotion, body wash, eau de parfum, and now kai*rose deodorant. with no aluminum in an all-natural formula, i have high hopes for it and so far, so good. i hope you try it along with the rest of the kai*rose line and love it as much as i do.

xo,
gaye.
we've been blown away by the kai*rose love shared on social media by celebrity devotees 
elisabeth rohm, allison janney, denise richards, catt sadler, and mindy kaling!

5.03.2018

gabba gabba

katie recently had a chance to go to the gabba gallery for an art exhibition called "borderless: latin america" showcasing 6 latin american, 4 colombian, and 1 brazilian street artists showing the distinct style resonating from the streets of latin america. bold colors emanating energy and fearlessness of works including paint, stencil and politically motivated pieces. while in los angeles the artists will be painting murals in the downtown area. according to katie it is fascinating and a must-see for me before it closes may 12.

xo,
gaye.
amy smith "compassionate" mixed media on canvas; essi zimm "we can frolic in the woodlands" mixed media, oil on panel; binho ribeiro "LA" acrylic, aerosol on canvas; djlu "champion" aerosol on sugar sack.
toxicomano callejero "postal" aerosol on box.
toxicomano callejero "art and vandalism" print