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What Samantha Ronson Can’t Live Without

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 Samantha Ronson of Ocean Park Standoff, whose single “If You Were Mine” (you can also see them on tour), about the Chanel eye patches, tea tree toothpicks, and cherry socks she can’t live without.

It’s how I quit smoking — or that’s not true. I went to a hypnotist and quit. But these toothpicks I learned about because an ex-boyfriend of mine a hundred years ago chewed them, so I started chewing them. They did help me quit smoking for six months, and then I actually started smoking again to get off the toothpicks — I must have a good, solid two pounds of splinters from these toothpicks in my system. They do keep me off smoking so I think it’s better than tar? It’s been four years now, which is mostly thanks to Kerry Gaynor, but the toothpicks are helpful, too. They taste like tea tree, and there are actually cinnamon versions, but apparently I’m allergic to cinnamon, which I wish I’d discovered before I bought all those cinnamon chewing sticks.

These drops are like a serum with this whole science to them that I should know, but I just think they help cut through the smog and disgusting shit in the air when you’re traveling. Dr. Sturm is this German doctor, and I use the blood cream she makes from your own plasma, too. But the anti-pollution drops are the best in the morning and at night after I wash my face. It’s not greasy and it’s not super shiny — she has these other Glow drops for that — but it feels just a tiny bit sticky when you put it on, like it’s shielding you from the grime. It’s a nice force field between your skin and the shit in the world. Cause I live in L.A.

Mothers are always buying you socks, and you’re like, “I’m good,” right? Well, growing up in my household, there were five of us, and I never got a whole pair of socks. So after I became a grown-up, I became very serious about my socks. Even when I lived with Charlotte, we’d do our laundry separately because I could not lose my socks. It’s become something of a running joke in our family, so my mother started getting me these really cute socks from Happy Socks because my stepfather lives above the store on West Broadway. And if I’m going to wear socks, why not fun ones. My mother got me these really great cherry ones recently, which I love.

I was at Joe’s Pizza the other day, and I saw the Mexican Fanta in the glass bottle, and I was like, “Oh my god, I forgot how much I love it.” Everything tastes better in the glass bottle, like the Mexican Coke. I think it makes it sweeter. I know that’s not true, but it seems like it. It also just looks so good.