It’s the first Monday of the new year — that’s something to celebrate, now isn’t it? I find myself craving clean, energy-giving food, making extra time to connect with the people I love and actually embracing a full to-do list instead of wishing for more downtime. Guess that’s what the long holiday break is supposed to do, right? Last night, I made one of my favorite salads (pictured top, center) that’s packed full of great-for-you things like avocados and tangerines, and it got me thinking about the beauty in the varying shades of leafy greens, tart citrus and even funky winter vegetables like Brussels sprouts. No surprise that consuming heaps of them results in our own beauty: in the way our bodies functions, our hair shines and our skin glows. All the more reason to eat your greens this week, and relish every bite!

On a completely unrelated note, who caught the Downton Abbey premiere last night? Don’t want to spoil anything for those of you screening it on DVR tonight, but am I the only one who’s giddy with excitement to see what unfolds this season?!

*images: {row 1} david martinez via yoga journal, cedric angeles for bon appetit, whole living {row 2} kate arends, kelly stuart for the glow, bali {row 3} green kitchen stories, pesto, the art of yoga, via here – original source unknown {row 4} kara rosenlund, notes on design, donna ki, goop.

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  1. 1
    Ivana @ Macarons and Pearls January 6, 2014 at 6:49 am

    You go, girl 🙂 I can only agree with everything you said: the first Monday of 2014 found me crossing things and action steps off of my to do list, full of energy and craving healthier food and lifestyle in general. I’ll be taking plenty of inspiration from this post!

    Camille, may your 2014 be full of love, health, joy, success and happiness! Can’t wait to see what it has in store for you and your team!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

    • Camille Styles January 6, 2014 at 7:13 am

      Ivana, your comment may have been my favorite one of 2014 so far!! 😉 Wishing you all the best for the new year, and thank you for being such a loyal and participatory reader… means the world to us! xo

      • Ivana @ Macarons and Pearls January 6, 2014 at 7:16 am

        Thank you, Camille! You’ve just made my day even better! Your blog is a constant source of joy and inspiration to me, and I can’t wait to read more of your posts (and the book!!!), try more of your recipes and generally enjoy your blog with a cup of steaming tea nearby 🙂

        Big hugs to you and your amazing team!

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    Sofia Crokos January 6, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Girl, I am so happy for all the great things you are doing. Keep on doing… I love everything you post and you are a huge inspiration. Can’t wait for your book and promise me that you will reach out to me when you come back to NYC!!! Happy 2014 xxoo

    • Camille Styles January 6, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      sooo great hearing from you Sofia! Would absolutely love to grab a coffee and catch up on life on my next trip to NYC. You are a huge inspiration to me as well!! xoxo

      • sofia crokos January 9, 2014 at 3:12 pm

        I will be waiting to hear from you honey! xo

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    aleandtere January 6, 2014 at 9:54 am

    I’m right there with you. Pulled out the old juicer and have my yoga mat ready to go. I’m totally loving the center picture of the mommy-daughter kiss face…. it’s so precious. Love the monochromatic monday… after all of the dark colors of the past few months this one is so refreshing!!!

    • Camille Styles January 6, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      agreed – bring on the lights and brights! enjoy your fresh new year!

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    Dervla Kelly (@TheCuratorblog) January 6, 2014 at 10:37 am

    yipppee i caught Downton last night … still feeling sad for lady mary but hopeful for her. More yoga must happen this year!

    • Camille Styles January 6, 2014 at 12:52 pm

      that’s ALWAYS a great one… feeds body + mind at once! yes, poor Mary, but I can definitely tell that she’s ready to re-enter the land of the living! can’t wait to see what adventures this year brings…

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    Molly {Dreams in HD} January 6, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    that salad looks fantastic! and i watched downtown and LOVED it 🙂

    Molly {Dreams in HD}

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    Arin January 7, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    very inspiring post! i am looking forward to doing some yoga myself!