In the spirit of Mother’s Day I’m featuring mommy Donni Rae! She’s a total babe, a balls to the walls entrepreneur, & a mother to the most beautiful baby boy. Oh! She also happens to be carrying a bun in the oven ( exciting!! ).
Anyway, Donni practices my two favorite tips: eating clean & SUNSCREEN. Like she says below: “I want to look like I’m in my twenties FOREVER.”
Yup, yup- slaughter up!
Happy Mother’s Day, lovas! If you’re anything like me you’re enjoying a fresh Suja ( green! ) mimosa- cheers!
+ Introduce yourself!
Donni Rae: I’m a “not quite 30” ( AKA 29 year old for life ), entrepreneur, fashion addict, & ( most importantly ) mother from Vancouver, Canada. I’m a passionate person, & I believe in doing what I love while living life to the fullest. I’m lucky enough to call my job my passion. I have two companies, Privilege Clothing Boutique which currently has two locations ( soon to be three ) & a jewelry line called Alden Rae with my best friend, Miriam Alden ( see below ).
I live by my values & truly appreciate the little things that bring meaning to life: most importantly friendships & family. I’m a mother to the cutest, & quite possibly WILDEST, little two year old boy…who never fails to keep life interesting.
I never truly underestimate the power of good people, & true, non-judgemental relationships. I live by the motto “be nice to people.”
+ Tell us about your cute clothing site.
DR: Privilege Clothing Boutique was founded in 2007. About one year later, we opened our second location. The online store evolved organically shortly after. We cater to a wide demographic, carrying both men & women designer brands & premium denim. Privilege is well known for carrying renowned brands such as Rebecca Minkoff, Free People, & Hugo Boss – alongside international and independent brands such as Wish ( Australian ), Peridot, & Zanerobe. We try to keep prices competitive & make sure we’re always offering a wide range of price points, from budget friendly to luxury items.
+ Quick skinny tips or tricks?
DR: Eat real food. Find balance in your life. Exercise in moderation. Go outside.
It’s all about balance to me, and staying physically active everyday. I try to focus on eating whole, organic foods, although I don’t deprive myself either. If I want a cupcake, I’ll have a damn cupcake.
+ Weekly workout schedule?
DR: When I don’t have morning sickness for two months on end…oops, did I mention I have another little one on the way? I definitely try to get to the gym five days/week. Sometimes I’ll substitute the track outdoors if it’s nice outside! I usually work out with my mom & my sister, so I get an equal balance of the social aspect ; ). I’m still not sure if I actually get more working out in or more chatting?
I do an equal mix of cardio, weight training, & chasing my two year old around the kitchen island. On the days I’m too busy to make the gym because of my hectic schedule, my fiancé & I often challenge each other to do “hundreds”. It’s a hundred push ups, a hundred sit ups, a hundred air squats…AS FAST AS YOU CAN. Don’t laugh until you try it.
+ Favorite go-to healthy food?
DR: I would have to say juicing is my favorite. At home, one of the ONLY things you can find in my fridge is fruits & vegetables for juicing. As much as I would like to consider myself a chef, we end going out to dinner more than we cook. We regularly juice foods like beets, lemons, apples, & carrots – for a quick energy boost. We also try to choose healthier options when eating out for dinner.
+ Cocktail of choice?
DR: I’d have to say wine, or champagne…which is noticeably absent from my life right now! Right now I will settle for a virgin Caesar…although you American’s may have to Google that, to find out the recipe!
+ Can’t-live-without beauty product:
DR: Sunscreen ( << yuppp. Ladies- take note! Love this tip! ). Since I want to look like I’m in my twenties FOREVER, I have a daily sunscreen regimen that I live by. It’s so important!
+ What’s in your purse?
DR: Do you REALLY want to know? Interim drivers license, two laptops, princess diapers ( don’t ask ), my makeup bag, five Alden Rae wrap bracelets, & a roll of toilet paper…you asked… I have a cold. Nothing goes with a Louis Vuitton like a roll of toilet paper!
+ Quick, easy (healthy) recipe?
+ Kale Salad– there’s a local bistro that I have become addicted to for this salad recipe!
Raw kale, chopped
Baby bok choy, chopped
Red onions, diced
Directions: mix to taste ( a little goes a long way… ). For best results, marinade overnight.