Shiva Rose is the ultimate Earth mama who still knows how to keep it chic. Her organic, vibrant life is such an inspiration to us. This goddess's light certainly makes us glow. Shiva is a true local rose, just see for yourself...
After being diagnosed with an autoimmune condition, Shiva Rose shifted her focus from acting to living a holistic, natural lifestyle. Curator and author of the magical healthy-living blog, "The Local Rose," Shiva resides in the Palisades mountains with her two beautiful daughters and lovely cat Fig. Her home resembles a magical fairy land, complete with a teepee and gnomes, organic garden, roaming chickens and fresh eggs, bees, and enchanting forest trees. With an amazing sense of style, this earth mama is like a glamorized Frieda Kahlo living an inspiring lifestyle we can't help but marvel at. We want to grow up to be just like her!!
It is no surprise that Shiva has the most calming, down-to-earth presence. Using only organic products and best quality foods, she truly and wholeheartedly lives a clean life. It's amazing and inspiring to see how she still maintains a level of glamour alongside her earthiness. Before cooking huevos rancheros with fresh ingredients from her bountiful garden, Shiva served us the most delicious chai tea with local honey and raw milk (shh don't tell, but she's part of the "illegal raw milk club!"). You can literally taste the freshness bursting in her cooking, everything made from the best-of-best ingredients. She even got us hooked on her favorite olive oil, which you can purchase directly on her site.
Shiva's existence is not to be believed until seen with one's own eyes. Her self-sufficient mountain home is abound with homeopathic and natural remedies, many of which she has learned from her Persian heritage. Surrounded by meditation shrines, essential oils, homeopathic remedies, and beautiful crystals, Shiva's beauty of a home is a true oasis that radiates healing feminine energy. The beautiful Shiva Rose is the epitome of GLOW, and we're honored to have gotten a glimpse into her world.
HOW THEY GLOW QUESTIONNAIRE
NAME: Shiva Rose
NICKNAME: Rosita or Sheeyes
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP: Countryside of Iran, and near the Santa Monica Mountains
WHEN YOU ARE EATING HEALTHY, WHAT IS A TYPICAL…
BREAKFAST: Soaked chia seeds in almond milk or eggs.
LUNCH: Nuts, fresh salad, smoothie with maca.
DINNER: Fresh salad of produce from my garden, lentils, roasted vegetables, quinoa with beans and feta.
SNACK: Raw chocolate
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE INDULGENCE? Organic Ice-cream from Sweet Rose Creamery.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SPOTS/RESTAURANTS TO INDULGE? Escuela Mexican Restaurant
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR LAST MEAL ON EARTH? Guacamole and freshly made chips.
WHAT IS THE BEST DISH YOU COOK/ YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE? Lentils with sea salt and heirloom tomatoes, quinoa with roasted chick peas. Strawberry short cake.
WHERE DO YOU GROCERY SHOP IN LA? Farmer’s Market, CO-OP market in Santa Monica, The Cookbook in Echo Park.
WHAT IS YOUR FITNESS REGIME? (HOW OFTEN & WHAT DO YOU GO) Hiking in the mountains near my house a few times a week.
WHAT IS YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE? (PRODUCTS, FACIALS, ETC.) I have a rose oil serum which will be available to everyone coming out in a month. Natural oils, coconut, almond.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND, WHAT 3 PRODUCTS WOULD YOU TAKE WITH YOU?
1. Coconut Oil
2. Flower essences
3. Pure Remedy balm for cuts
WHAT PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY/FITNESS/HEALTH GURUS DO YOU SWEAR BY? Myself
TOP 3 FAVORITE SONGS? Anything by:
1. Bon Iver
2. Joni Mitchell
3. Mazzy Starr
MOST LIFE-CHANGING BOOK? Letters to a young Poet by Rilke.
WHAT IS THE BEST GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED? A pink tutu, a drawing by my daughters.
DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY. Waking up to a cup of tea, doing some Kundalini Yoga, going on a mini road trip up North somewhere, eating an all organic farm to table meal, listening to great music, kissing and hugging my girls, a long luxurious hot bath, being in gratitude!
WHAT IS YOUR MOST VALUABLE BEAUTY TIP/SECRET? Stay away from processed foods that contain GMO’s. Eat oil rich foods like nuts and avocados.
WHAT MAKES YOU GLOW? My daughters, my garden, organic foods, helping others through my blog The Local Rose, being connected to the source either through Kundalini yoga or nature and of course being in Love!
Photography by: Emily Knecht