For Donna, Juicing is Still a Lifestyle
Donna Karan’s new agey fans recently flocked to a party the designer threw for her personal physician, Frank Lipman, in honor of his new self-help tome Spent: End Exhaustion and Feel Great Again (Simon & Schuster). In Karan’s candle-lit Greenwich Street studio, guests nibbled sushi and swilled green smoothies, a concoction of avocado, pineapple, coconut milk and whey protein.
Spent gives a lot of the usual advice–like banning processed foods and caffeine–but also suggests techniques like sleeping in a cold room (to release sleep hormones), popping bedtime amino acids (L-thenanine and 5-HTP) and listening to reggae. After Karan introduced Lipman to the crowd, French singers Andres Levin and Cucu Diamantes performed some floor-shaking musical numbers (which sent some obviously “spent” guests out the door).
The pair met eleven years ago and have become close pals–Karan even made a dress for Lipman’s daughter’s bat mitzvah. Lipman, who’s also advised Hollywood holistics Gwyneth Paltrow and Kyra Sedgwick, characterized his enduring friendship with the designer thusly: “We both have a passion for Africa… we both have a passion for–”
“Dance, food, juicing!” interjected Karan, slinging her arm around him in utter adoration.
And there you have it.