If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair, but the hair spray and the electric toothbrush. We asked The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’s Brooks Marks — who recently launched his eponymous clothing line — about the spot treatment, socks, and cauliflower pizza crust he can’t live without.
I’ve worn these my entire life. They sell them at Costco; whenever I went there with my mom or babysitter growing up, I would always get socks. And they’re the most comfortable socks ever. They’re marketed as women’s socks, but every guy in my family has worn these. They are superthin. They fit perfectly with every pair of shoes. It almost feels like nothing is on your feet, but it’s not like you’re wearing a shoe without socks. I don’t really find a lot of people wearing them, but it’s one of those things where if you see someone else wearing them, you have a special connection. I probably have about 24 pairs of white and 24 pairs of black. The only bad thing about these socks is I lose them all the time.
Apple Music has every song I have ever searched for. They offer a college discount, which I obviously took advantage of, but it’s affordable even without that. Right now, my playlist has a lot of Nicki Minaj. I love her. Other songs I love right now: “Cover Girl,” by BIA; “Expensive,” by Ty Dolla $ign, featuring Nicki Minaj; “Team,” by Xavier Weeks; and “All Eyes on You,” by Meek Mill, also featuring Nicki Minaj.
This pizza crust is so great because it’s gluten free, vegan, dairy free, and nut free. I really like a vegetable pizza; I’ll get some tomato sauce, vegetables, and cheese from Union Market and then just put it on one of these and bake it.
It’s a beautiful, striking book celebrating Black culture and fashion. I keep a copy on my coffee table in my apartment in New York. Veronica Webb wrote the foreword and Naomi Campbell wrote a blurb on the back cover. I love her.
After turning 21 in July, I started to explore everything that the alcohol world has to offer. This is a game changer. One of my friends introduced me to it. It’s a modern-day wine opener. It creates a microscopic hole in a cork that’s big enough to pour wine by the glass while still preserving the rest of the bottle. It has this — I don’t even know what it’s called. You know how a whipped-cream can uses pressure, not gravity, to force the cream out of the can? This does that for wine.