Gimme Shelter

the public movie poster
Credit: Photo Courtesy Universal Pictures Content Group

Emilio Estevez took 12 years to make The Public, which he wrote and directed. It's the story of a group of homeless people who seek shelter in a public library during a cold Cincinnati winter and the legal ramifications of that. It was mind-blowingly good with such an amazing cast: Christian Slater, Gabrielle Union, Alec Baldwin. And Michael K. Williams gives the performance of his life.

Food for Thought

eat to beat disease book cover
Credit: Photography by Peter Ardito

Dr. Will Li is the most "digestible" authority on food versus wellness that I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. His fans include U2, Dr. Oz, and the pope—literally! His book, Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself, is the biggest thing I've read in a decade. It shows you how food can fight disease and transform your health. It's a game changer. 

Hella Good

canned hella cocktail co. bitters and soda
Credit: Photo Courtesy Hella Cocktail Co.

We all know that John is the drinks expert in our house. (Check out his cocktail recipe at left.) But the brand-new Hella Cocktail Bitters & Soda line makes it easy even for nonpros like me. They're canned spritzes that you can drink on their own or mix with your favorite booze. Cheers! 

Boho Chic

hammered gold red feather earrings
Credit: Photo Courtesy Hearne Dry Goods Co.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck was on the show not too long ago and gifted me some great pieces from the jewelry line Hearne Dry Goods Co. Designer Leigh Hillenmeyer makes really cool boho necklaces and earrings—I have a fun feather pair with hammered-metal details. A portion of proceeds supports a community health clinic in Kenya, so win-win!

John's Cocktail Spicy Watermelon Margarita

spicy watermelon margarita garnished with cilantro
Credit: Photography by Kate Mathis

John says, "Summer's not over until you say it is, so keep the season going with this fresh, fruity cocktail."