Top 5: Erin McKenna, Founder, Erin McKenna’s Bakery

 

 

 

I first met Erin in around 2005 when we featured her in Lucky as the cool/nice/super stylish new owner of the revolutionary Lower East Side gluten-free/kosher/vegan bake shop then called BabyCakes. We ran into each other with our kids at the park about a month ago and she’s still cool, nice and super stylish, but now owns a little empire, with shops in Los Angeles and Disney Springs in Orlando (with more to come), not to mention her cookbooks BabyCakes, BabyCakes Covers the Classics and Bread & Butter.  Erin was about to pop out her third child, but that didn’t stop me from asking her to share her top picks with us. And even though she has a million things going on and had her little Mary on Labor Day, she totally followed through.  Thanks, Erin!!

 1. No6 Heidi Woven  Clogs “I wear these to the bakery for all my shifts, a firm necessity for working long hours on my feet…especially while pregnant! They’re also camera friendly which is a top priority to me, since I’m always doing behind-the-scenes videos and photo shoots.”
2.  Tom Ford Eye Color Quad “I’ve been wearing this every day for years. The colors are really flattering and romantic and they go with everything. What I love about Tom Ford’s makeup, other than the fact that the colors are alway exactly perfect, is that they are heavily pigmented so you don’t have to spend a ton of time layering the color.”
 
3. Enzymedica Digest “As you get older, your digestive enzymes get depleted which is why we tend to feel tired and kind of disgusting after a big delicious meal. These enzymes save me every time and I never feel gross after a complicated meal.”
4. Glossier Milky Jelly “I bought a special bottle of this Cleanser to go in my hospital bag that I have packed by my door for when I went into labor (had baby #3 on Labor Day!). It’s as affective as Cetaphil for removing make up gently but made with ingredients I feel good about and it smells heavenly. I can’t imagine going a night without it.”

 

 
5. Kal Pure stevia “I always watch my sugar because I’m so sensitive to it and this is my at-home sweetener of choice. Most brands of stevia leave a really horrible aftertaste in your mouth but this one is very good. You only need to use tiny amount because it’s very powerful.”

 

8 Comments

  • September 27, 2017

    Kelly

    Erin, is that your natural hair color? It’s perfection! I’m gonna share your picture with my hairstylist — I want your hair!!!

    • September 28, 2017

      Mamavalveeta03

      I was thinking the same thing, Kelly! The style is hair model-worthy, too!!! And I’d love to know what that Lipcolor is 🙂

    • October 3, 2017

      Erin McKenna

      I see Aura at Sally Hershberger–she is the BEST!!

  • September 27, 2017

    Kelly

    Doctor here! Your digestive enzymes do not get depleted with age– promise :). Unless you have a specific disease!

    • September 27, 2017

      Mary

      Thanks for this fact check!!

    • October 3, 2017

      Erin McKenna

      Whoa I didn’t know that! I read Fit For Life 15 years ago and took it as bible.

  • September 28, 2017

    Sus

    Not a fashion comment but Kal stevia is anything but pure, as they now add maltodextrin to it. Just thought you might want to know….too bad pure doesn’t mean pure anymore….

    • October 3, 2017

      Erin McKenna

      Wow, when did they start doing that?