lisa with the other producers of bravo's below deck mediterranean
i'm incredibly grateful for a career that has taken me to some of the most beautiful and unique destinations around the world, but this lifestyle is extremely demanding! during some of the most stressful behind-the-scenes moments, i've passed around my kai lotion and the mood changed completely. for me, the kai lifestyle is about appreciating the little things that make you happy no matter what is going on around you.
my beauty secret is olive oil. i use it as an all-inclusive makeup remover, face wash and lotion. it's all natural, and you'll never have to buy face wash again.
go-to lipstick color?
subculture lip liner by mac for a very subtle matte pink.
what color nail polish are you wearing right now?
i spend lots of time in the sun, so i always choose a light-colored polish to bring out my tan. between the seats by essie is my go-to for a neutral taupe manicure and blanc essie for a fresh white pedicure.
how would you describe your personal style?
i don't think you can ever go wrong with jeans and a tank top. my personal style is comfortable, neutral, and beachy. i'll wear a mix of grays, whites, and beige paired with minimal gold jewelry-- nothing that stands out but some thoughtful pieces that bring everything together.
i'm a los angeles native and moved to santa monica to get closer to the beach. i was drawn to the laid back energy on the westside with local coffee shops, juice bars, pier concerts, and cute boutiques. now i live down the street from my yoga studio and close enough to walk to the brentwood farmer's market. there's a shop near me called haven & co. that has one-of-a-kind gifts and of course, the full kai line.
describe your perfect day.
well, i'm definitely sleeping in! i'll start by heading out for a vanilla latte and a few macaroons at my favorite coffee shop, then stop by the farmer's market for some fresh white lilies and a cup of clam chowder. after i've tried every sample imaginable, it's time for an urban zen yoga class (that i'm usually late to), then forma for a cheese plate and pasta. yes, it's safe to say my perfect day is centered around food.
if i'm in los angeles, dinner at forma and drinks at bar chloe. more recently, toro bravo in portland has the best tapas i've ever had. there's a neighborhood bar next door to help kill the 2-hour long wait before getting a table.
in order of importance 1. lemon tart, 2. charcuterie board, and 3. sushi.
i discovered kai when i was 11 years old while shopping with my mom. she later surprised me with my first kai body glow after i begged her for weeks. kai has been special to me ever since and there's just nothing like it! i am obsessed with the home reed diffuser which makes my room smell like heaven and my time favorite, the body glow.
morning person or night owl?
i'm a serious night owl, though i am guilty of setting my alarm for 6am every day in case i wake up with a burst of energy for a morning run (which has never happened!).
ideal way to relax/unwind?
working in tv means some really long hours and lots of travel, so i cherish my time spent at home. watching the bachelor with my roommates, making a cheese plate and lighting some candles is the best way to relax and unwind. (kai skylight candle is my fav!)
what's the most adventurous thing you've done?
horseback riding on the beach in sayulita, mexico.