Lauren Armstrong is half of the super sister duo, creators of SKOT apparel and the ever-so-popular PARTYSKIRT. Although she’d previously worked for the likes of Holt Renfrew, Tory Burch, Hermes, Burberry among other top designers – Lauren is a West Coast girl, self-proclaimed DIYer and loves her a big ol’ bunch of kale.
Between jet-setting to promote SKOT, attending parties in said skirts, and muchin’ on her sister Mariel’s famous chocolate chip cookies, Lauren has solidified plenty of healthy habits to stay lookin’ so fresh – from bash to biz meeting.
What foods do you miss from home when you're on the road?
Anything that I make in my Vitamix. Love it!
Being on so many planes, trains and automobiles, what’s the best way to keep yourself fuelled?
I always pack snacks. I like nuts, apples, KIND fruit and nut bars, and really dark chocolate.
What don’t you eat & why?
I actually eat most anything or at least will try it once.
Food discovery you're shocked you enjoy:
An entire head of kale in my breakfast smoothie.
Food pet peeves and faux-pas:
Too much sauce or dressing. And I NEVER salt my food.
Do you ever get hangry? What’s the cure?
YES I DO! I always have a stash of almonds in my handbag – just in case.
Greens, frozen berries, almond milk, avocados, Greek yogurt, chia seeds.
What’s in your fridge right now?
Always kale, almond butter, green apples, frozen berries and frozen bananas.
What’s the most important part of your health and wellness regimen?
Lots of greens and hot yoga!
Who do you look to for health and wellness advice?
My friends. I’m so lucky to have healthy friends!
The best piece of health advice you’ve ever received?
My mother has always told me: “Everything in moderation”.
Favorite family recipe (if you’re allowed to share!):
Mariel’s chocolate chip cookies (and no sorry – not allowed to share!)
Favourite food in a Party Skirt?
Anything sweet, of course!
A top secret cookie recipe?! They must be good. We might have to bribe the Party Skirt girls into baking us a batch. Wonder if they come gluten-free too?
Head to SKOT Apparel to shop skirts virtually or find out where to try one on for real! We did. Even the most reluctant girly girl can’t help doin’ a twirl in one of these.
Niki Boileau is a Vancouver-based RHN who loves spending time outdoors and dreaming up as many healthy porridge recipes as possible. Get in touch to talk all things food and health and check out her website for more recipe inspiration!