This gloriously green salad comes from my dear friend Geoffrey Rodriguez.
Geoffrey is one of America's leading make-up artists in fashion and advertising. After apprenticing in NYC with internationally renowned make-up artist, Vincent Longo, Geoffrey moved to London in 1997 to take up his position as the Global Artist for Vincent Longo Cosmetics, where he became recognized by top industry insiders as an authority in beauty. In the spring of 2000, he redirected his focus toward fashion editorial and advertising, working with high profile celebrities and the U.K's top magazines.
In 2001, Geoffrey returned to the U.S, to work in music videos, film, and countless print and commercial ads for international brands like American Express, AT&T, Puma, Smashbox Cosmetics, Toyota, and Verizon. His stunning work has appeared in all of the top magazines including Vogue, Teen Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and Harper's Bazaar in collaboration with famous photographers like Amanda Marsalis, Andrew Durham, Cheyenne Ellis, Francois Halard, Jonathan Becker, Melvyn Sokolski, Norman Jean Roy, and Steven Lippman.
Geoffrey also enjoys Fashion Week in NY and L.A. He has served as the lead make-up artist for several fashion shows including Smashbox Fashion Week LA, Teen Vogue's Annual Young Hollywood Fashion Show, The Art of Elyisium, Gregory Parkinson, and Jenni Kayne. He recently worked with director, Gia Coppola on a short film for the launch of the collaboration of Diane Von Furstenberg/Current Elliot.
Geoffrey has a passion for natural, eco-friendly make up and skincare. You can read more of his tips on his GR Beauty blog, and watch our facebook live to see all of his natural skincare recommendations.
I get so many fantastic natural skincare and beauty tips from Geoffrey. He introduced me to the amazing Jane Iredale natural mineral makeup products. Love those products! You can see one of his video tutorials here. He also put me onto the organic range, RMS Beauty. You can see his video here.
Geoffrey works with influential fashion editors and celebrities like Anna Wintour, Emma Watson, Victoria Beckham, Mary Steenburgen, Padma Lakshmi, and Connie Britton, just to name a few. He also does my makeup for everything I do. He is just amazing. I am so lucky. Check out his beautiful work.
He's also an incredible cook. I get so excited driving over to his house for dinner, and my taste buds start dancing as I make the turn into his street, with excited anticipation of what delectable offerings will arrive on the table. He, and his gorgeous partner, Bernhard both have a passion for fine food and eco-friendly living. They are seriously two of the most fascinating, intelligent, kind, and generous people I know. I feel so grateful to have them both in my life.
When I hosted my Vegan Christmas Dinner last year, Geoffrey brought this "Hearts Of Love" salad and people were literally climbing over me to get the recipe. This salad is delicious!
The mixture of flavors is simple, and yet rich, and the dressing is absolutely to die for. The best thing is, you could put this dressing on any greens.
Check out Geoffrey's blog.