I had an unbelievable time in Europe working on a whirlwind press tour for a film. We were moving so fast, that when we got to a city I had to really hit the ground running.
I called ahead to request certain food be sitting in my minibar in each of the hotels, but there was always shopping I had to do, and things I had to source on the go. It was incredibly stressful at times, and I slept about 2 hours a night- but what an experience!! So fun!! And crazy.
Here’s my mini bar in London. If I had 10 minibars, I’m sure I would have filled them all! I wondered if any of these 5 star hotels ever had as much food made in them?! Btw we flew on a commercial jet First Class to London, and I made food right there in my seat on the way as well!
Here’s my room in Dublin. The table where I would chop and assemble things, and desk area was Vitamix central!
Taken from my hotel window in Dublin…There was always a fleet of black cars taking us around from place to place!
The Dublin premiere was insane. Hundreds and hundreds of people were lined up in the streets! I had to walk the red carpet myself as I got out of the car and went up ahead, and I have to say that I’ve never had an experience like that with so many people screaming behind a fence, while you are in a little clear passageway. I’ve been to lots of premieres in LA and NY- but none like this one!
On and off the private jet! No need to go through customs! What I really liked was that our bags were labeled and picked up in our rooms, and then delivered to the next hotel room seamlessly! I know they are not great for the environment, but it certainly wasn’t my call!
And I don’t see how we would have been able to move around to so many different press events so quickly if not for flying on our own time.
This is my view from my hotel room on the beautiful island of Mallorca, Spain. Gorgeous!!! I’ve been to Spain, but Mallorca is definitely my favorite spot in the country! Also, you do get a bit spoiled traveling like this, so many yummy exotic fruits! 🙂
Below is where the party and the press line were later on that night…
Over to the right is the little boat that took us out to the yacht in the distance… It was beyond magical to be in the Mediterranean on a yacht, surrounded by beautiful Spanish people.
I love everything about Spain- the energy, the culture, their look. Well, everything but their cuts and slabs of red meat that are so prevalent! I did bring food on the yacht by the way!
This table became my main food-making station in my room in Mallorca.
Or on the floor! One of my biggest issues was getting the converters to work so I could use the Vitamix in all the countries… Okay after this I stopped taking a lot of pics.
Anyways I am now back in Chicago for a few more weeks working on the movies. Promise to get back to some real nutrition, beauty and health posts soon!
Oddly energized, even with so very little sleep…and of course Lots of love, Kimberly
Nice post! Could you tell us the kind of dishes you cooked/uncooked for the whole crew and yourself? When you’re away like this, what’s a typical day like for you nutrition wise?
Well it really depended on what I could find. I brought a bunch of dehydrated, sprouted nuts and seeds, and used them as a base with a lot of veggies and again- what was around! Lots of salads, sea vegetable stuff, avocado stuff, and I brought raw granola and raw bread and raw crackers for the jet rides. 🙂
Hi Kimberly! Thanks a lot for taking time to respond to my comment. I greatly appreciated. LOVE your posts! I’ve heard that you are doing/have done(?) a yoga DVD. Is it for sale in Australia? I’m also startinga yoga class next week -which I’m so excited about- and was wondering if you could tell us -maybe even write a post- on what makes a good yoga teacher?
Reading your posts always makes my day!xxxxxx
Wow! Looks like a amazing experience. Mallorca looks breathtakingly beautiful. It’s now on my list of must sees. How fun! Really excited for you 🙂
Tony and I are still in France just sipping our smoothie as your update came in. Looks like you’re having a blast. Next time you need to swing by the chateau!
Sante right back to you Kel!
Will make it to the chateau one time. 🙂
I love how u have been cooking all along your trip…but I was wondering how you store the smoothies??? I remember reading somewhere making juice in advance and refrigerating it destroys all nutrients…and so juice should always be consumed as fresh as possible !!! I have been having the green smoothie all week for breakfast and I’m loveing how i feel at the start of my day !!!
A juice has to be drank within 15 minutes, otherwise it oxidizes, but a smoothie can be stored for about 2 days cold in the fridge. On the trip I was making them fresh every morning right before drinking.
Great you are feeling good!
Thanks for the reply…I was struggling with making the smoothie every morning but I guess I could me a little extra and freeze it…You are the best !!! Also how do I contact you if I need a consultation. I am in Los Angeles.
just got back from Europe myself and loved coming back to these posts of your travel adventures. gald you are enjoying your whirlwind even on little sleep. now i am off to make one of your smoothies- i have missed my morning smoothies this past month and a half…i am considering an investment in the Vitamix-will see if they sell them in Dubai……my regular blender works fine but sometimes leaves an odd middle taste in my drink….xxo
oops- meant “metal” taste- not “middle”. 😉
Hi Kim, You lucky lucky girl.
Looks like you are having a ball.
Its a credit to you, to be able to locate healthy foods all around the world. I enjoy looking at your photos.
I look forward to more info on beauty and health.
What an amazing and inspirational person you are. I am so fortunate to have come across you on the internet.
I am recently moving onto a raw food diet, but it can be a little difficult to get good fresh food where I live (west coast of Ireland) and most of it is imported from New Zealand, South Africa and many other countries and it is just not as fresh as I would like.
I’m trying my best to get some produce from a very small local organic farm.
I have only been doing this for a very short time but I’m still not finding the energy boost most people talk about. I will admit though that my diet before was poor and I probably have a lot of toxins to get rid of.
I’m delighted that you had a great time around Europe and Of course us Irish do it better!!! 😉
Much love and Light
Even in Dublin I had a hard time finding a lot of organic produce- and it was incredibly expensive. To make the Green Smoothie every day over there is far more moola than making it here in the States, unfortunately. 🙁
Try to do your best with what you can find- and the more greens the better!! Make sure you are going to the bathroom a lot and not holding in.
Come visit me again soon!
Amazing! That place in Spain looks absolutely gorgeous. So glad you are back and doing well. Looking forward to future posts!
I really like your blog – you have a passionate yet understanding way of covering some very relevant and important issues that more people need to be aware of even if it sometimes challenges ones life style comfort zone. Although the information you provide on health, nutrition, and spirituality, are ultimately more important than any hollywood film, I can’t help but wonder how long it will be before some director notices that the girl making the green drinks is more charismatic, real, and beautiful than any of the actors you’re traveling with …… glad you are having fun 🙂
Wow, that is a nice compliment! Thanks Lenny!! Very sweet!!
I have to say that as close as I am to the lifestyle and the actors, I don’t envy any of it. 🙂
Come visit me again soon!
Good to hear from you! The pictures are nice and you looked great as usual!
As you said this trip was an incredible experience and I am glad that everything worked fine for you.
Keep us posted and see you soon!
Mallorca looks wonderful & you look so beautiful in that dress you wore on the yacht! Happy your back with us 🙂
Whoa! So inspiring to see that you can still travel and be healthy and fill up on green smoothies (I can’t wait until I can buy a vitamix!)
Hi Kim: I discovered your blog about a week ago and can’t stop reading! Thank you so much for being so giving. Like a few other readers, I eat healthily but is combating the worst skin eruption on my face: forehead. Just got back from the derm who is eager to put me on accutane but I refused. I think I may have contacted candida during the time I allowed this derm to prescribe antibiotics. Aside from coconut oil, do you know of any other foods that can kill this candida overgrowth? Thanks. Stay safe and continue to have a blast in Europe. Forever grateful to you. Blessings..
lay off the gluten and sugar, and an acidophillus supplement can be really helpful!
Love xo Kimberly
Thanks. My sugar intake comes from fruits. I never had that much of a sweet tooth. I have gone green following and tweaking some of your smoothies. Gluten, I try to stay away from but I did indulge in a couple of cinnamon english muffins last week. I noticed you talk about the gravity colonics…Do you have a few recommendations for the NYC area? I can barely look in the mirror. It feels like my body is detoxing through my skin. Thanks. Hope you had a good Tuesday!
Your adventure is always great! I never get tired looking reading through your articles.
Kimberly, I, too, have just recently discovered your blog and am inspired. I still have much to discover that you have written about healthy eating and I am starting with the Green Drink. It is delicious. Is there a place on your site that would guide me to what I need to have in my frig and pantry all the time for healthier eating? Your blog is wonderful and I love hearing about your adventures! You are amazing.
I found your site just yesterday and since then I have tried to read almost all posts here! It is amazing and inspiring to find such a positive person presenting so nicely the things in which I am interested! Good luck and I will continue following up your blog!
P. S. Sorry if my English is bad, but it is not my maternal language!
Thank you! Thanks for coming to visit me and come back again soon!
I live in Sarajevo now and had been considering getting a Vitamix but was wondering about the converter. In Latin America, I didn’t have this problem. I do travel occasionally with my Omega juicer but as that is less horse power wondered what you did with the Vitamix?
By the way, my fridge often looks the same when I travel.
All the best,
Would it be possible to know the name of the hotel in Mallorca?
With best wishes