From mindfulness apps to diet mantras, Dallas' grounded gurus have a wealth of wellness knowledge to share.
CEO, founder & creative director, BuDhaGirl, budhagirl.com
Jessica Jesse is carving a new path to mindfulness and well-being.
“Caviar, fresh white truffle pasta, mille-feuille and lots, lots of Champagne...” shares our favorite BuDhaGirl, Jessica Jesse, thinking about what she would order as her last meal. First off—might we be invited in this fabulous dining experience? Helping share her mission of mindful glamour, Jesse founded the lifestyle brand BuDhaGirl as a means to instill a sense of awareness, connection and, of course, modernized fashion. Spend one afternoon with Jesse and you can feel her energy and passion. You will also find yourself soaking in everything that surrounds her. From her effortlessly chic style to her keen eye for design, she truly radiates with a calming nature, keen aspiration and confidence. Sharing best practices for turning daily routines into rituals, Jesse and the BuDhaGirl team are leading the charge in mindfulness. When asked about her mantra, Jesse notes in all sincerity: “Live believing that everything is a miracle.”
One of BuDhaGirl’s core missions is to raise the ultimate sense of mindfulness.
Gratitude mantra while still in bed. The Daily Stoic reading, AWB ritual to set intentions.
London Fog tea
ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND:
Books (five to six), a large amethyst, water
GO-TO JEWELRY AWB DOPPLEGANGER:
I don’t believe in nemesis... bad karma.
Lefay, Lago di Garda
Through love, caring and kindness, Jesse shows how routines can turn into rituals with her bangles and gems galore.
ASPCA, Drepung-Loseling Monastery
Dry vermouth, olives
WELLNESS/ MINDFULNESS APP:
Discovery of Witches
A large amethyst can be found on Jesse’s nightstand.
My husband, Bill
THEME SONG TO YOUR LIFE:
‘Young at Heart’
3 DESERT ISLAND ESSENTIALS:
Vodka, books and matches
I was content.
SAMANTHA CITRO ALEXANDER
Co-founder & CMO, Bitewell, bitewell.com
Nutritional goals and taste preferences go hand in hand with Bitewell.
“Over the last 100 years, innovation in food commerce has focused on two things: convenience and speed. Massive improvements have been made in both, so now it’s time to think about what’s next,” shares Bitewell’s Samantha Citro Alexander. “We believe that integration is the new frontier in food commerce innovation.” Alongside co-founder Chris Fanucchi, Alexander is leading the charge to change the name of the game for premier food offerings mixed with the accessibility of home delivery. After all, why do you have to give up top-tier quality for the sake of easy service? Their sentiments exactly. Inspired by the individual health journeys for both Fanucchi and Alexander, the dynamic duo opted to launch the Bitewell app—helping consumers to make better food choices and healthier lifestyle options just with the mere click of a button.
Bitewell is on a mission to bring quality food and ingredients with the convenience of home delivery.
A good beach read
Pasta is one of her faves for dinner.
Ooooo, so tough. Hotel Jerome in Aspen or Four Seasons Maui.
On Cloud X
Alo Moto leggings
Alo Moto leggings keep fitness fashionable.
My dog Al (and Bitewell lead dietitian Whitney Stuart)
You can have anything you want, but you can’t have everything you want.
CHARITIES YOU SUPPORT:
America Needs You (supports first-generation college students)
Rest is not weakness
Pasta, green leafy vegetables and more pasta
On running shoes are a must in Alexander’s book.
Measure What Matters, How the Other Half Eats
Founder & owner, PITFIT Workout, pitfitworkout.com
Chris Wiese helps his clients hit their top potential.
This is where you dig deep and find your inner athlete—thus is the mantra of PITFIT. At the helm of this workout hub that has taken the city by storm, attracting toptier clients and celebs alike, is Chris Wiese. Wiese, along with his team of skilled trainers and coaches, pushes his clients to new heights, helping them reach their ultimate goal. His nonstop enthusiasm for fitness and energetic approach to his everyday life truly lend themselves to the success of those around him, including himself. After all, his self-proclaimed theme song is “Everyday I’m Hustlin.’” Let’s just say we’ll have what he’s having…
Mambo Taxis are a hit, but also Wiese’s nemesis.
Chris Hemsworth (or at least that’s what I tell people).
A Mambo Taxi... or five...
Alone time in the PIT
Black coffee serves as his daily breakfast.
If I ever have time to leave town, I’ll let you know...
PITFIT, of course
Does Celsius count?
Wiese’s passion for his craft is abundantly clear. Nike Metcons are his workout essentials.
Nike Metcons, always Nike
Whatever I put together last, but be ready to have earmuffs if you have children around.
If you are going to show up late, don’t show up at all.
My puppy, Lala
3 DESERT ISLAND ESSENTIALS:
Sunscreen, blanket, salt and vinegar chips
‘Everyday I’m Hustlin’ ’
Founder, Abbott Aesthetics, doctorabbott.com
Dr. Meredith Abbott is here to help put your best face forward.
“Create the life you want to live,” shares Dr. Meredith Abbott as she reflects upon her daily mantra. Having recently opened her new practice, Abbott Aesthetics, she has created a safe space and welcoming environment for her clients. As a board-certified ophthalmologist, Abbott’s approach and engaging personality summon people near and far to enlist her help—whether it be surgical services or a simple treatment. With clemency and a calming nature, Abbott’s ultimate goal is to have you feeling and looking your best.
Vitamins are a daily go-to for Abbott’s family
6 to 7AM
After cuddles with my kids, getting them ready for school and out the door, I love to get in my infrared sauna blanket for 20 to 30 minutes if time allows to take a few minutes for myself and plan out my day.
Topo is always on tap at the house.
Create the life you want to live.
SUPPLEMENTS TO SWEAR BY:
Vitamin D and zinc have become routine in our household since COVID hit.
Uchi—as many dayboat scallops as I could eat!
Carmel-by-the-Sea is Abbott’s idea of paradise.
Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center
The Gilded Age
An avid Uchi lover, scallops are a must-order when dining out.
‘Life Is a Highway’
3 DESERT ISLAND ESSENTIALS:
Tinted mineral sunscreen (SkinBetter compact and Alastin are my favorites), Topo Chico, my husband and kids
Photography by: CYNDI LONG; BENJAMIN BALAZS/UNSPLASH; CYNDI LONG; LIL ARTSY/UNSPLASH; DESTYNIE PAIGE PHOTOGRAPHY; COURTESY OF BITEWELL; ALICE PASQUAL/UNSPLASH; COURTESY OF ALO; COURTESY OF ON RUNNING; COURTESY OF PITFIT; TAMYTHA CAMERON; ALIN LUNA/UNSPLASH; HANNES EGLER/UNSPLASH; COURTESY OF NIKE; TARIN FRANTZ; ANDREI CASTANHA/UNSPLASH; J-YRIGK5MSE I/UNSPLASH; MALTE D)MISATN/UNSPLASH; MAX GRISS/UNSPLASH