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What Dita Von Teese Can’t Live Without

Photo: Shannon Brooke

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 hand sanitizer and the electric toothbrush. We asked model, actress, and burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese about the agenda, blender, and sea salt she can’t live without.

I like to eat eggs because I feel like they’re one of the easiest things to make for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. My favorite thing to do is take smoked sea salt or truffle sea salt and sprinkle it on — it’s a really inexpensive way to make scrambled eggs feel luxurious. I actually have a sea salt wardrobe of favorite salts, and the smokier, the better. I love smoky foods like lapsang souchong tea and smoked coconut bacon or smoked shiitake mushrooms.

I’ve been using one of these every year for the past 15 years. I still love writing down my day-to-day in pencil. My friends will actually make fun of me because I always have a number two pencil for writing down my schedule. In the back of the agenda, I’ll write goals and quotes I want to remember. It’s also just a very luxurious thing. It’s beautiful paper and beautifully bound. I have my initials stamped on it. I actually have a full library of them from past years — if I have to figure out what I was doing five years ago on whatever particular date, I can look at my diary and find it.

I’m not even a big blow-dryer person — I’m more of a hot rollers gal — but this is a game changer. When I tried it the first time, I was like, “I can talk to people over this. I can hear what’s happening in the room.” It changed my beauty routine and is now a staple. It’s also become a go-to gift for anyone in my life who’s done something extra special.

A while ago I started thinking more about the beauty products I was using and the chemicals in the things I was putting on my face — someone told me about Eminence products, and I sta