Put a little spring in your step with Rach's fresh new faves.

In a Pickle

vistro restaurant
Credit: Photography by Kelly Howe

"Paul Virant is a terrific chef. His greater Chicago restaurants Vie and Vistro should definitely be on your list. Paul also has a company, Jar Sessions, which makes preserved vegetables that taste amazingly fresh, like a garden in a jar." 

Chip In

jose andres olive oil potato chips
Credit: Photography by Peter Ardito

"José Andrés is not only one of the most amazingly compassionate people around—his work for the people of Puerto Rico is so inspiring—but he's also one of the greatest living chefs on Planet Earth. José Andrés Extra Virgin Olive Oil Potato Chips are the best. I eat them with crème fraîche and caviar. I love you, blini, and someday I'm sure you'll come back. But until then, these chips are everything." $7 for 6.7 ounces, tienda.com

You Glow, Girl

glamglow youthmud tinglexfoliate treatment
Credit: Photography by Peter Ardito

"I'm a sucker for lotions and potions because I hate needles and knives! I'm a big fan of GlamGlow's Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment, which is clay-based and tingly—obviously! The company also makes mud masks that come in freaky colors like bright blue and black." $69 for a 1.7-ounce jar, sephora.com

In Bloom

tesla booties by fergie with inset
Credit: Courtesy of Fergie Footwear (boot); Getty Images (inset)

"I gave Oprah a pair of embellished boots when she came on the show. They matched her outfit, and it made her day. I like wearing a boot rather than a high heel because it's got a lot more stability and it's cut wider. These Tesla Booties by Fergie Footwear feel like spring." $150, fergieshoes.com

Veg Out

vegetable tartare
Credit: Photography by Melissa Hom

"I used to think vegetable tartares were just overpriced salads, but my friend Andrew Kaplan said that's like saying cacio e pepe is mac and cheese with a Ph.D. He loves the sweet tomato one at Momotaro in Chicago and the great carrot version at the NoMad Bar in New York."