Hannah is a next level #glowbabe who appreciates the finer things in life. This girl doesn't skimp on quality when it comes to food--a philosophy we truly appreciate. We met up with her at our mutual happy place, The Cheese Store of BH... let's just say the three of us were definitely in our zone.
Hannah Ware is as chill as they come. This naturally gorgeous actress hails from London, and now resides in Venice, California. Hannah's home-base is beachside, but she spends much of the year traveling for work. In fact, Hannah has recently spent months on location for her upcoming film Agent 47, which she stars in. A big part of the role involves intense physical training (her character is a gun-shooting, bad-ass-chick, to say the least). Although Hannah is very petite, she is stronger than you can believe-- we're talking six pack abs of steel, yo!
Stunning looks aside, there is a wonderfully down to earth, and straightforward vibe about Hannah that makes her that much more beautiful. She is hilariously funny, witty, modest, and who doesn't love a good British accent? Her effortless sense of style is really inspiring as well-- the vintage pink overalls / knit ballet slipper combo she showed up in was pretty epic, if you ask us. Hannah is downright lovely and we are thrilled to share how she GLOWS.
HOW THEY GLOW QUESTIONNAIRE
NAME: Hannah Ware
NICKNAME: depends who's calling me - one is " frag' (after fraggle rock)
WHERE ARE YOU FROM? London
WHERE DO YOU LIVE? Currently Venice, California
WHEN YOU'RE EATING HEALTHY, WHAT IS A TYPICAL...
BREAKFAST: I am not a big morning eater so when I'm being good- coconut water, or green vegetable juice with ginger, or ginger kombucha, some fruit-- white peaches are great at the moment/ unsalted nuts. A large black coffee. I also have a strange obsession with dried papaya sticks.
LUNCH: Sushi, or tuna/steak tartar-I love raw meat (steak and fish) with greens/seaweed OR A great great soup-in this hot weather, I love an avocado gazpacho, in colder weather a spicy seafood tom yum soup along with crudités and a healthy dip or half an avocado drizzled with olive oil.
DINNER: Again, some kind of fish (I can't get enough). Ideally, scallops or meaty swordfish, which has great omega-3's, along with steamed vegetables and maybe some quinoa.
DESSERT: I always need something sweet to round off a meal. On a healthy day- a plain goats milk yogurt, with bit of honey/maple syrup and berries, and maybe some chia seeds or coconut flakes...
I also make a 'healthy' nightly cup of hot chocolate, which I can't live without:
- dark unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2/3 hot water
- 1/3 proper full fat goats milk (I love the taste) or coconut milk creamer
- some kind of sweetener-honey/agave
SNACK: kale chips, a couple of squares of dark, raw chocolate, ginger tea with honey
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS/ SPOTS FOR HEALTHY EATING: Everywhere seems ridiculously healthy in LA being a London girl... I feel like I'm being healthy when I eat at Axe for dinner // I love the green juices and coconut water from Earth Bar // Kippys Ice Cream in Venice // M cafe in West Hollywood - I love the way they do tofu.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE PLACES TO INDULGE? I am weirdly obsessed with Louise's on Larchmont. I order the free focaccia bread and olive oil, the meatballs, tuna tartar with wontons, and the burrata beet salad- I have a partner in crime and this is our trusty combo. I wash it down with La Crema Pinot Noir (I even have a Louise's loyalty card, so this is a regular indulgence.)
I love a sharing good cheese plate after a meal, quince jam is a must (Cheese Store of Beverly Hills) // Summer indulgence is a margarita from Casablanca in Venice // Monsieur Marcel in The Grove farmers market has great macaroons // A dirty martini at Sunset Tower Bar // Brunch-eggs en cocotte at the Beverly Wilshire
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR LAST MEAL ON EARTH?
Starter- oysters-east and west coast and zucchini fritters with garlic dip (a Greek island thing) // Main course - A great slab of butterfish from The Codfather (restaurant in Cape Town) along with truffle fries, creamed spinach and mushrooms // Dessert- A thick gooey chocolate mousse (I used to have one every year on my birthday when I was little in London from the Italian restaurant down the street) // Or my mum's Friday night roast chicken dinner (Jewish mother)
WHAT IS THE BEST DISH YOU COOK? I am not a regular cook-it's an ongoing New Years resolution. When hosting others, I usually make Salmon wrapped in prosciutto with a lentil/yogurt/spinach salad and new potatoes followed by vanilla ice cream with smashed Maltesers (a very old Jamie Oliver recipe).
WHERE DO YOU GROCERY SHOP IN LA? I spend a lot on grocery shopping at Whole Foods, Erewhon and The Grove farmer's market (I try not to look at the bill)
WHAT IS YOUR FITNESS ROUTINE? I love doing some sort of physical exercise everyday. It helps me relax. I go to Equinox gym and run, followed by stretching and steaming most days. Barry's Bootcamp, Flywheel and SoulCycle are all great fun.
Every couple of weeks--Bikram yoga- I absolutely love it and have been practicing for nearly ten years
WHAT IS YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE? I am obsessive about moisturizing and cleansing skin at the end of the day. // For face I'm using Neals Yard wild rose balm and Argan Oil // I use coconut oil on my body // Eve Lom cleanser is my favorite // I go once every couple of months to Olympic Spa in Koreatown and get the scrub, massage and facials-it's an amazing value and really effective.
WHAT THREE THINGS WOULD YOU BRING WITH YOU ON A DESERT ISLAND?
1. Argan Oil
3. Dude No. 1 Perfume Oil by McMc fragrances (it's mens but I wear it)
WHAT PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY/FITNESS GURUS DO YOU SWEAR BY?
I love Terri Lawton-her facial is the best I ever had // Julie Ann Graham who is based in Chicago is a wonderful massage therapist // Jay Small a venice based hair stylist is exceptional and so are his products // Debbie Gallagher, is a superstar makeup artist who I love working with
TOP THREE SONGS?
1. "This Must Be The Place" by Talking Heads
2. "Tell It Like It Is" by Aaron Neville
3. "Crazy Mama" by Shuggie Otis
MOST LIFE-CHANGING BOOK? Sartre, The Age of Reason
WHAT'S THE BEST GIFT YOU'VE EVER RECEIVED? This tiny white gold star chain my mum got me on my twenty first birthday
DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY. My perfect day would be with my family on Skopelos Island in Greece
FAVORITE QUOTE? "You make your own luck." -- my dad
WHAT MAKES YOU GLOW? A marathon sleep. It happens rarely but when it does, I am the happiest girl in the world.
Photography by: Jessica Chanen