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Yes, You Can Have A Bohemian Style & Still Be A Minimalist: Here's How

October 25, 2016
Photo by Ashley Jahncke
October 25, 2016

Contrary to popular belief, being wellness entrepreneurs doesn't mean we get to hang out and do yoga all day (though we do love yoga!). Owning a business is tough, no matter what industry you're in. Luckily for us, being in wellness gives us access to more tools to help us live our lives with a little more ease and balance.

We’ve gotten pretty good at saving time and energy during the day—meals from Sakara Life, our organic meal delivery business, help free our minds from having to think about food and instead allow us to focus on the things that really need our time and attention—like leading a team of 80 employees and making sure our thousands of clients nationwide get their healthy food on time.

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So when it comes to our day-to-day styles, we’re looking for the same in our clothing: high-quality basics that save us time and energy. We live and work in Manhattan, so looking great no matter where we're going is definitely a priority. Kit and Ace is one of our favorite brands for NYC’s wellness scene—the clothes can take us to our favorite fitness classes, but are modern and fashionable enough to wear to work in the morning or to a quick dinner with friends post-workout. They allow us to feel comfortable and sexy at the same time, and anyone who knows us knows we're all about balance.



Pleat It Culotte

Prevost Long Sleeve

Low Down Pant

Evans Long Sleeve

7:00 a.m.

Whitney: I like to reserve a little time in the morning—before email—for either stretching/light yoga or for meditation. Ally Bogard just recorded several great meditations for a new month-long program we put together for Sakara that’s all about the power of creating rituals for wellness and balance. I find that having rituals help me stay in balance and also recognize when I might be on my way to burnout. Today's mantra is, "I have what it takes to handle anything that comes my way."

Danielle: I hardly need an alarm anymore—my three-month-old miniature Australian shepherd, Zen, makes sure I’m up! I just started an Instagram account for her, @zenbowie.

9:30 a.m.

Danielle: 9:30 a.m. is usually when I take my first morning meeting. Before then, I try to catch up on any emails and cross a few items off my to-do list before the craziness of the day begins. I grab a breakfast of Classic Superfood Granola out of the Sakara pantry (work perks!) and get ready to roll.

Whitney: I add a spoonful of ghee and some almond milk to my morning coffee and perhaps a spoonful of Moon Juice’s Brain Dust, which has functional, neuroprotective ingredients like lion’s mane, maca, rhodiola and astragalus, if I feel like I need an extra boost.

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Border On Softness Blanket Scarf

Pencil Me In Legging

Blanket Wrap

York Pant

12:00 p.m.

Whitney + Danielle: Time for a quick makeup touch-up because we’re shooting a Facebook Live segment at Sakara HQ! This is such a fun way to engage with our clients no matter where they are, and answer common questions about our meal delivery program.

We’ll open up our lunches (yes, they’re Sakara, we honestly eat our food every day!) and dig in. Since it’s cooling down in the city, we throw on a Kit and Ace Blanket Wrap (made with a dreamy mix of wool and cashmere). Warm and cozy is the best way to eat lunch!

4:00 p.m.

Whitney + Danielle: Our kitchen team comes to HQ so we can taste-test a few new meals currently in the research and development phase. We’ve been collaborating with top plant-based chef Matthew Kenney to create new meals for the menu and the result has been incredible—we have a Peruvian-style ceviche with coconut, hearts of palm, lime, guacamole and homemade plantain chips that are out of this world.

5:00 p.m.

Danielle: Time for a quick sweat in our Higher Dose infrared sauna. Yes, we have a sauna in our office. This is such a good way to get the creative juices flowing and reenergize before the evening. Plus, my skin is glowing when I get out. I follow with a bottle of Sakara Beauty Water to rehydrate and get a little extra glow.

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Burbank Shawl

Great Lengths Blouse

Newbury Scarf

Ash Turtleneck

6:00 p.m.

Whitney: Tonight, we’re hosting The Class with the amazing Taryn Toomey at Bandier Studio B, as part of the aforementioned 4-Week Transformation program.

Danielle: We love The Class, both in NYC and LA! We’re also big fans of The Rope with Amanda Kloots (she’s a longtime Sakara client!) and classes at Kula Yoga. If we're not at one of those, you'll probably find us at Physique57, lifting and lowering.

8:30 p.m.

Whitney + Danielle: Post-workout, we meet a group of girlfriends for dinner at Il Buco Alimentari for some branzino, sautéed zucchini and a glass of Italian white wine from Umbria, because it's all about the balance.

10:00 p.m.

Danielle: My husband and I are starting a band for fun, so in the evenings we’ll play a little music together. It’s a nice way to reconnect after a long day.

Whitney: I am ritualistic about my bedtime skincare routine—you won't find me going to sleep with makeup on. I love products from Tata Harper and trust her products to be good for me and give me the results I'm looking for. I check my phone one last time—even though I know I shouldn't—and drift off to sleep. Ready to start it all over again tomorrow.

Thanks for following along with our day-in-the-life. From work, to working out and everything in between, Kit & Ace helps us move seamlessly throughout our day. No matter what the day may bring, know that you have what it takes to handle anything that comes your way.

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Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBoise
Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBoise

Whitney Tingle

Whitney is a wellness entrepreneur, healthy living expert and co-founder of Sakara Life, an organic, plant-based meal delivery program that sources fresh, nutrient-dense ingredients to help clients achieve transformative, healing and lasting results.

After gaining 15 pounds while working on Wall Street and suffering from chronic cystic acne, Whitney decided to take her health and happiness into her own hands. She had gone to see every dermatologist in the city and tried everything from Ayurveda to Accutane. When her dermatologist recommended another round of Accutane (after it didn’t work the first time), she decided there had to be a better way to heal. She partnered with her long-time best friend and holistic health coach, Danielle DuBoise, to create a meal program that targeted the root cause of her problems, not just the symptoms. The Sakara Life program was born - allowing her to drop the weight and finally clear her skin while still maintaining her busy lifestyle.

Whitney and Danielle have been featured in press ranging from Vogue to the New York Times. Sakara Life was also named the #1 Meal Delivery Service in NYC by Gwyneth Paltrow on GOOP.

Whitney grew up in Sedona, AZ and graduated from the University of Arizona. You can learn more about Whitney, her journey, and Sakara Life by visiting

Danielle DuBoise

Danielle is a New York City-based entrepreneur and co-founder of Sakara Life, an organic, plant-based meal delivery program that sources fresh, nutrient-dense ingredients to help clients achieve transformative, healing and lasting results.

Hailing from the spiritual mecca that is Sedona, Arizona, Danielle came to New York City as a chemistry collegiate. Supporting herself through school as an actress and model, she found herself caught in the throes of a dysfunctional relationship with food and dissatisfied with her own body. A desperate search for a life change, a more soulful connection with food and her body, and a desire for continued education in the health sciences led her to study at the renowned Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN). After graduating from the program and successfully transforming her own relationship to her body and food, Danielle combined her personal experience with her nutrition expertise to create a meal program that has helped thousands of individuals change their lives through the healing powers of food.

Danielle’s work with Sakara has been featured in the NY Times, Refinery29, Vogue, GLAMOUR, and Sakara Life has been named the #1 Organic Meal Delivery Service by Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP.