Amanda Chantal Bacon is the force behind Moon Juice. Her nutritive creations–and her alarmingly glowy skin–have earned global accolades from both the fashion set and the gourmet food world. With shop locations in Venice, Silver Lake, and in the Ace Hotel in DTLA, Moon Juice has gained a devoted Los Angeles following. We asked Bacon to let us in on some of her beauty secrets and to show us her L.A.
Contents: Vintage Apache bag, rose water charged with rose quartz, face mist, Liposoheric Vitamin C, Odacite X Moon Juice Clare de Lune face serum, moonstone talisman, Quinton (a glass shot of sea minerals harvested from a vortex on the coast of Spain that does wonders for the nervous system), braids of Indian incense, Living Libations essential oil, Sex Dust (I take Sex Dust multiple times a day for a dose of creative energy that keeps my work days long and passionate), and green juice.
Where are you favorite places in L.A.?
Gjelina Take Away and Gjusta–I love these places for their farmers’ market veggie sides and for their cortados with almond milk. Shima has a kombu and mushroom broth that’s insane. Kippy’s Ice Cream has my favorite vegan ice cream: fresh pressed coconut cream that’s fermented into a perfect, tangy yogurt.
On Abbot Kinney I love Heist for cozy, luxurious everyday wear and Tortoise General Store. Lost and Found on Main Street is great for homewares and General Store on Lincoln Avenue is good for buying gifts.
I love the hike at Will Rogers that leads you down to barns of horses. Strolling the streets of Venice after a meal never gets old, and I love a walk in the sand–it’s great to park at the Annenberg Beach House and walk from there.
Is there anything that you always carry with you or always wear?
I am never ever without Quintons and Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C, as well as little talismans (like the crystal, pictured) that I carry or wear or both!
There are a ton of juice places in L.A. What separates Moon Juice from others of its kind?
Our products are 100 percent organic, nutrient dense, and always activated (sprouted). The delicious recipes often include elements from Ayurvedic and Taoist healing principles, and they’re paired with flavor profiles and techniques from my fine dining days. We were once mostly focused on juice and plant-based milks, but we’re rapidly becoming known for our Moon Foods, Moon Pantry, and Moon Dusts. That’s what Moon Juice really is–not just a juice shop–but rather a healing force for those seeking beauty, wellness, and longevity.
How do L.A.’s different neighborhoods inform Moon Juice’s different locations?
I lived on the Eastside and as an urban dweller, the idea of Venice–with its walking and bike culture–appealed to me. This was before the juice bar craze, but it seemed like a community that would support juice. I chose Silver Lake for the second Moon Juice location so that I could bring juice to my friends! I wanted to serve a community that I know and love. DTLA was born from a partnership with ACE Hotels–a brand that I respect.