April 2021

Hard kombucha “Booze that is good for you—need I say more? I stock up on hard kombucha from JuneShine’s North Park location. The Midnight Painkiller flavor is my favorite to enjoy on my balcony with my fur babies.” From $30 for a 12 pack, JuneShine, North Park or Scripps Ranch

Candle subscription “I burn candles every day while I’m cooking or just relaxing at home. Vellabox is a subscription that sends you new candles every month. I love the fact that they’re made with all-natural products and scented with essential oils. Plus, smelling them is just so darn soothing!” From $10 per month, Vellabox, vellabox.com

Trail shoes “Hiking is therapeutic for me. From Cowles Mountain to Iron Mountain to Stonewall Peak, I am out there! I have a collection of hiking boots and trail shoes, but these beauties, the Nike Wildhorse 6 trail-running shoes, are my new favorites.” $100, REI, Encinitas or Kearny Mesa

Kimono “I remember the first time I saw one of Claudia La Bianca’s murals in the Wynwood Art District in Miami. My mouth dropped open. Her work exudes female empowerment, strength, and unapologetic sex appeal. She also designs kimonos. I own this ‘Step into Your Power’ one.” $150, Claudia La Bianca, claudialabianca.com

Karlene Chavis

AGE: 35 NEIGHBORHOOD: Kearny Mesa JOB: Chief meteorologist for CBS 8

Come hell or high water, Chavis says her dad always knew she would be a meteorologist. (That she was fascinated with earth sciences from the age of seven was a little hint.) But as kids do, she let her head linger in the clouds and changed her college major three times before finding her calling. After graduating from Arizona State University, she began her career in Palm Springs, then had a five-year stint in Miami before returning to Southern California and appearing on San Diego’s TV screens, where she’s traded hurricane and thunderstorm coverage for segments about our city’s sunny disposition. And as a hiker, she’s been on cloud nine ever since. She says her personal style is jewel tones, florals, and animal prints, but we like the way her friends and family describe it: “Mother Earth–chic.”These are a few of her favorite things.

Tea tree oil “Being busy can be rough on your skin. The holistic guru in my family, my mom, suggested I use tea tree oil to soothe my skin, so I put a couple drops in my hands and apply a thin layer to my face and neck every night.” $14, Lavish, Mission Hills

Dog treats “I am a dog mom to a four-year- old Pekingese mix and a 10-year- old terrier mix. Both have so much energy and the only way I get peace and quiet after a long day at work is to bribe them with dog treats. I pick up the Turkey Breast Pumpkin Butter Treats from the Kearny Mesa Farmers’ Market.” $24, True Pet Kitchens, truepetkitchens.com

Dinosaur sweatshirt “If I’m not on air, I’m probably wearing my dino sweatshirt from the San Diego Natural History Museum. When I walked into The Nat for the first time and saw my favorite dino on display, a Lambeosaurus , it became one of my favorite spots in San Diego.” Prices vary, The Nat, Balboa Park

Peppermint lip balm “I’ve been addicted to chapstick ever since I was a kid. I never leave home without it, especially this gem from Mr. B’s Necessities. I love that it’s a plant-based recipe.” $6, Mr. B’s Necessities, Oceanside

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