After living in Cleveland for almost 7 years (I’m originally from NYC), it’s nice that I can finally call it “my city.” I adore Cleveland’s fiery, entrepreneurial spirit and the pride that residents feel for their town. I love the feeling that I’m a part of an important movement changing the face of the city and its reputation worldwide. Cleveland, Ohio has gotten such a bad rap for so many years and we’re on a unified mission to prove them all wrong.
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
In New York, I am obsessed with the breakfast at CAFE CLUNY — especially the avocado toast.
In Cleveland, TOWN HALL might just have the most delicious acai bowl on the planet.
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – At this point, I’ve been awake close to 45 minutes. I’ve caught up on the morning news, done a quick scan of my social media and e-mail accounts and reviewed my calendar for the day ahead. My most productive hours of the day are usually between 5am and 10am.
10:00 AM – Kids are at school and I’m heading out to a styling session, client shopping excursion, website/blog shoot or brand partner meeting.
12:00 PM – Favorite Lunch spot/meal?
Most of the time, my lunch is on-the-go or at my home-office desk… a KIND or LARA bar, a protein shake, greek yogurt + fruit, etc. but if I’m meeting a friend or business related associate over lunch, I’m a sucker for sushi. In Cleveland, GINKO has THE BEST SUSHI, that can rival any NYC sushi hotspot.
7:00 PM – I’m wrapping up dinner at home with the family OR picking up one of my kids from some sort of practice. I’ve become their glorified (unpaid) Uber driver.
11:00 PM – Asleep… hopefully. On weeknights, I try to get to bed by 10:30pm at the very latest.
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
1 large cup of coffee with almond milk/no sugar to caffeinate.
60-80 oz of water to hydrate.
Wine, champagne, bourbon, tequila OR vodka to celebrate.
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?
Waze, MindBody & Headspace
Favorite Instagram accounts:
For style — @HappilyGrey or @JaceyDuprie
For home — @TheMakerista or @Em_Henderson
For food — @HowSweetEats
For laughs — @overheardinLA @overheardinNY
What should everyone try at least once?
Jade rolling their face. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. It feels AMAZING.
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
TJ Maxx/Home Goods. I can literally spend HOURS wandering that store. It’s like mind clearing, stress reducing, therapy for me… that’s generally cheaper than going to a real therapist.