If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch or the Louis XV chair, but the hand sanitizer and the electric toothbrush. We asked Moon Juice founder Amanda Chantal Bacon about the sandals, hair treatment, and waffle maker she can’t live without.
I’ve been wearing Birkenstocks since I was a kid, but now everyone is obviously wearing Birkenstocks. They have these special-edition ones in the matte leather, and I just think they’re really nice. Those are like my fancy Birks. I wear them every day. They also make me feel a little less crazy when I walk into a meeting or go out to dinner — having this gold buckle makes me feel a little more buttoned up. [Editor’s note: Bacon’s exact gold-buckle Birkenstocks are sold out, but these are similar.]
When anyone is pregnant or when someone’s wife becomes pregnant, I get the text: “What prenatal should we be taking?” It’s something I get asked more anything. I took them with my first child. We’re in the baby-making process so I have been taking and will continue to take them when I’m pregnant and then when I’m postpartum. I think they’re a really good supplement for anyone — pre-, during, or post. There are three supplement companies that I really trust — I know the supplement industry really, really well — and Thorne is the most widely available company putting out high-quality, clean, bioavailable supplements.
I love Agent Provocateur’s bras. I think they’re known for their more sexy-occasion suits and playthings, which is all fine and great and I have some of those too, but truly their bras are the ones I wear every day. They’re great fitting, they’re not all decorated with bows. They’re really high-quality; I throw them in the washing machine and dryer and they hold up. Sadly they change their styles every quarter, so buy three of them, which I have done. But they always have a sheer, underwire demi-cup that fits me so well.
I use it every time I brush my teeth. I’ve done it for years — I can’t imagine not doing it. It’s as important for feeling clean and for hygiene as brushing my teeth, and I know that by scraping the tongue, you’re helping the entire body get rid of stuff it is trying to push out. Not only does it make your mouth feel clean and lovely, it’s a helping hand to your whole system.
I had linen sheets for years and years, then went on to only having organic linen sheets for years and years. It’s such a thing when you really get into them, and they can be really expensive. And I have found that a lot of the more expensive ones, within a year, the duvet and the bottom sheet, they just disintegrate, and it happens year after year. The Coyuchi ones, the fact that they’re linen and organic is great, and they also haven’t broken down. They’re still standing, and it’s been over a year. I get them in white. I’ve tried color, I’ve tried to mix it up, but I’m really into white — white walls, white towels, white sheets.
I probably make pancakes or waffles three times a week, sometimes five. They’re really a staple in my home. I love them, my kids loves them, my husband loves them. Since I make them with grain-free batter — I have a bunch of the dry mix all ready to go — it doesn’t feel like a huge carb-sugar bomb to throw on everyone. I put raw butter or ghee on them too, which I think is good for everyone to eat. The waffle maker just brings a little vibe — they’re fun. When the machine first arrived, I was like, “What does everyone want — pancakes or waffles?” Everyone was like, “Waffles, obviously.”
I’ve had one of these for the entire time I’ve lived in Los Angeles, and it’s all I need. You can cook anything in that thing — spaghetti, lentils. And it’s a great way to add a little iron to your diet; every time you cook in that pan, it puts a little iron in your food. So if you’re cooking something a few times a week, just do it in that pan.