The Summer Salad You Can't Miss and 5 More July Favorites
O's editor at large shares what she's loving this month.
Photo: Louis Jean Baptiste
After Jared Hanna, The Jib Camera Operator...
at CBS This Morning,
noticed me drooling as he ate his fantastic-looking salad, he took pity and offered to make one for me. It's crunchy, it's tangy, it's fresh and it's one of the meals that's helped him lose more than 50 pounds since January. Find the recipe for Jared's Summer Salad (he prepared it; I named it!) at Oprah.com/SummerSalad
Photo: Rachel Morrison/Open Road Films
If You Don't Recognize the Stars...
of the dramedy Dope,
in theaters June 19, you'll definitely know the talent behind the scenes: Forest Whitaker, Pharrell Williams and Sean Combs are among the producers of the movie, about a teenager trying to get into Harvard. You have to love hip-hop to enjoy this film—and I do. What I don't love is the much-used N word, but Dope
is so insightful and full of heart that it won me over.
I Didn't Want to But...
I'm adding yet another show to my viewing schedule. Ballers,
which premieres June 21 on HBO, stars Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson
as a football player turned money manager—as well as a confidant and father figure to a complicated bunch of players with more fame and women than maturity. The Entourage
-style story, which Johnson also executive produces, is hilarious and sharp. Touchdown, HBO!
I'd Never Seen a Ball...
with wheels until I saw Keesha, the notary at my office, perched on this Gaiam BalanceBall Chair. I decided to give it a try, and not only does it get me sitting up straighter than usual, but it also strengthens my core—which sure beats wearing two pairs of Spanx. ($80; Gaiam.com
Lady Gaga Had Me at "Paparazzi."
And I wanted to hop on a plane to San Francisco the first time I heard Tony Bennett sing. The two have teamed up—first for the duets album Cheek to Cheek
and now for a world tour—and the surprising combination brings out the very best in each. I've already got my tickets to see them live at Radio City Music Hall.
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I Met Federica Marchionni,
the Italian-born former president of Dolce & Gabbana USA and new CEO of Lands' End
, at a charity event, and we started talking. Going from a luxury company based in Italy to an all-American brand here in the States is a very unexpected choice. I can't wait to see how Federica and Lands' End grow!