Amy Johnson: My Guilty Pleasures
The 'Below Deck' star shares her fave vacation getaways and more.
They've got successful careers and are adored by fans, but what things bring joy to our Bravolebrities' lives? From fashion and food to music and movies, our stars share their favorite guilty pleasures. This week, Amy from Below Deck shares her obsessions.
My Favorite Vacation Getaway
So hard to pick just one but my favorite island in the Bahamas is Harbour Island. It is such a charming destination; pink sand beaches, adorable boutique hotels, great restaurants, fabulous shopping, an incredibly chic island mixed with Bahamian culture! I think the best way to describe this hidden gem is if the Bahamas had a baby with St. Barts—it's just absolutely fantastic!
Must-Have Beauty Item
I truly believe beauty comes within, you have to feel pretty to exude pretty. So on those days when I don't have time for makeup or my hair is a mess, I douse myself in Tom Ford Black Orchid perfume and I instantly feel put together! It is a spicy, alluring, sexy scent that I consider more like a magic potion than a perfume.
My Anti-Aging Product
There is a reason everyone thinks Kelley is the older sibling… I owe that to the incredible skin care of Rodan+Fields! As soon as I discovered this line, I have been obsessed and don't go anywhere without it! Being out at sea, in the sun, dealing with the stress of yachting, and lack of sleep, our skin takes a beating. Not only are the daily regimens incredible, the eye cream is the best, and they have an in-home microdermabrasion tool that gives me better lasting results than the spa!
My Favorite Website
I love to travel, and am so thankful I've had the opportunity to visit so many incredible destinations working on yachts. When we are docked in port, and have days off, my favorite way to really explore and get to know the area is to find a home to rent from a local host on Airbnb.com. You can rent anything from an estate in St. John to a villa in Tahiti… they have it all, at all different price points, and are in 190 countries. My favorite way to feel "at home" and forget about the tiny cabin on the yacht that I'm actually living in, even if it's just for one day.
My Essential Accessory While at Sea
I love hats! In the yachting industry, we are pretty much always in a sunny destination, so hats come in very handy! One of my favorites is the foldable fedora by Tracey Watts, it's perfect for traveling! They are all hand made in Brooklyn, and as the blog I discovered them on says…" TW hats are the perfect combination of durability and high style!" Totally agree!
My Style Guru
My ultimate go-to for anything in the style department is Elizabeth Mazyck. She is a friend turned blogger, and now between wife and mommy duties I've somehow convinced her to be my stylist! To stay updated on all things chic I religiously follow her blog www.foxdenblog.com. It's a great site to add to your favorites… She has a great eye, unbelievable taste, and is a sassy southerner after my own heart!
Favorite Grooming Ritual
Ok. So even my friends think this is strange, but I swear it is amazing, and once you start, you can't stop. Dry Body Brushing. Not only does it quickly exfoliate dry skin, it boosts circulation, it stimulates the lymphatic system, and it feels amazing! We take such great care of the skin on our face, this is a great way to take care of the rest. It is relaxing and energizing at the same time, and leaves your skin smooth while giving it a natural glow!