Los Angeles-based actresses and best friends Teresa Palmer (I Am Number Four, Wish You Were Here) and Phoebe Tonkin (Tomorrow When The War Began, The Vampire Diaries FOX8) are high achievers, not only in their careers but also in their time off. The talented pair have teamed up to create health-focused website yourzenlife.com (to launch soon).
Sharing their passion for holistic wellbeing, the girls are poised to inspire with tips, recipes, advice and their own experiences. "We have great access to nutritionists and experts. We want to [pass on] the knowledge we have," explains Palmer, 26. "Your Zen Life is not about living in a strict or militant way," says Tonkin, 23, "It's about balance." And they practice what they preach. "I've become a hard-core juicer!" laughs Palmer. "My favourite is a green juice of kale, spinach, celery, cucumber, lemon and lime."
When entertaining, Tonkin's go-to dinner party menu? "Salmon with tamari [soy sauce] and maple syrup. Then I'll serve it with quinoa and sweet potato." When they're not working, you won't find this pair partying amongst LAs bar scene, instead they're off hiking in the Hollywood Hills. "Phoebe and I have a great regime, we went for a hike for an hour-and-a-half today. Being out in nature just energises my batteries," says Palmer.
- Chris Urankar
Pick up the December issue of InStyle–on stands now!–to see Teresa Palmer and Phoebe Tonkin's complete fashion shoot in sultry LA and read the extended interview.
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