BFFs We Love: Valentine’s Day With Whitney + Danielle

Photo via Vanessa Granda

Some of the most powerful relationships are between two females. From Oprah and Gayle, Tina and Amy, and Thelma and Lousie, we’ve been blessed with an array of kick-ass female duos. And even though we’ve been graced with empowering leading ladies on the screen, there’s nothing like getting together with your own girls who you support and love.

For the second installment of BFFs We Love with Shopbop, we connected with a dynamic duo who is not only kicking ass in their line of work but are completely turning the food world on its head. Meet our favorite wellness besties, Whitney Tingle and Danielle Duboise.


Unless you’ve been living underneath a rock, you’ve probably heard about Sakara Life. Danielle and Whitney, the masterminds behind this ingenious meal program, changed their own lives so they can help others on their own health journeys all while encouraging each other. So to help illustrate their story, we met up with this chic duo at the place where it all began to chat all things friendship, gifts, and love. Because if there’s one thing this friendship knows is encouragment and empowerment.

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

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Flowers or chocolates or wine:

For V-day, I’d say flowers, because they’re not something I buy myself often… whereas chocolate and wine are #1 and #2 gifts [I give] to myself all year long. 🙂

 Describe your friendship in three words:

Cosmic. Caring. Trusting. With a splash of wild.

Love the gift you gave! Why did you decide to give your bestie this gift from Shopbop?

Well, I figure she’ll get the sexy lingerie from her fiancé, so gifting the basics seemed like a good strategy.

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Shop: Eberjey Anouk Underwire Bra + Heidi Klum Sabine Contour Balconette Bra

If you can tell Whitney the one quality you love most about her, what would it be?

I love her intelligence — academically, emotionally and spiritually.

How do you choose to show love way beyond Valentine’s Day?

We show up for each other every single day. From the best days to the most challenging, we know we can count on each other.

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Flowers or Chocolates or wine:

Flowers

Describe your friendship in three words:

Soul sisters forever

Love the gift you gave! Why did you decide to give your bestie this gift from Shopbop?

We like to gift each other basics like bras and underwear for holidays because as busy business women we hardly ever take the time to buy the things we need for ourselves. It’s kind of like your mom always buying you socks for Christmas. We do the same except with sexier stuff than socks.

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Shop: Melissa T-Bar Sandals

If you can tell Danielle the one quality you love most about her, what would it be?

I love Danielle’s ability to do whatever she dreams of. There are no rules, no limits for her. She bought herself a car at 14 because she wanted one. If there’s a will, there’s a way, for her. It’s powerful and inspiring.

How do you choose to show love way beyond Valentine’s Day?

We help each other cover the basics all year round, and not just in the form of underwear. We show each other love by making sure we’re both taking care of our health, our bodies, our careers, our love lives, giving each other mental and moral support and really looking out for each other — just like family does.

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

This post is in partnership with Shopbop. Gift your girlfriends their Valentine’s Day picks here


Written by Raven Ishak

Photography via Vanessa Granda 

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