How Connie Britton Lives Her Best Life
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The actress talks neighborhood diners, online shopping, and the secret tropical getaway whose name she'll never reveal.
For my birthday this year, my girlfriends—who knew I'd just inherited my dad's turntable—gave me a carton of albums like Blue Kentucky Girl, by Emmylou Harris, and Off the Wall, by Michael Jackson. It's all stuff we grew up with. I mean, you can't have a music collection without Prince's Purple Rain—it just can't be done!
Best Way to Zone Out
I have a serious Gilt Groupe shopping problem. My friends would stage an intervention, but they're all too jealous that I score rocking Zac Posen dresses for hundreds of dollars off.
The "un-coffee" at New Leaf Living Foods in L.A. is a delicious concoction of maca, chicory, and almond milk. It perks me up but also makes me feel like my body is being healed in some way.
Best Saturday Morning
Now that I have a 16-month-old son, my weekend ritual has changed—but it's better than ever. We get up early and go for a walk on one of the hiking trails near my home in Los Angeles, then meet up with friends at a diner. There's nothing better than sipping coffee, eating scrambled eggs, and taking three hours to do it.
A decade ago, I stumbled upon a magical place on the Mayan Riviera. I hesitate to give the name because I don't want everyone else to discover it! The whole place is beautiful and authentic. I've probably been ten times in the past ten years.
My twin sister, my cousin, and I used to write and perform plays for my family. We raided the closets for costumes and fought over parts. I'm sure I was the bossiest one.
Best Rainy-Day Flick
Thelma & Louise! I was in college the first time I saw it, and it's such a great women's movie—I mean, a great everyone movie.
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