In this series we are speaking to inspiring modern women and having them share their morning rituals and secrets with us. Meet Alyssa, a native New Yorker submersed in the music industry, and see how amidst her busy routine she still finds a way to unplug and recharge.
Tell us about yourself.
I was born and raised in Brooklyn (woop woop). I currently live in NYC, manage djs and work in branding at a record label.
What time do you wake up in the morning?
I wake up at 7:10ish after setting my alarm for 7:00, 7:01,7:02, etc., until I finally drag myself out of bed. It takes about 3 separate alarms on a good day (not snooze, full separate alarms). Then I spend a few minutes checking my emails and instagram in bed, refusing to fully commit to waking up. Then I realize it’s 7:20 and I start to hustle to make it out the door by 7:45. Quick shower, makeup, throw some clothes on, hop on subway, grab a latte, and I am at my desk by 8:05 (8:10 if I’m being totally honest). The office is super quiet until around 10am, so i can get a ton of work done.
What’s your coffee / coffee drink of choice?
Coffee Bean no sugar added vanilla latte – iced always, even in the coldest winter.
What’s been a favorite or coveted place of yours to enjoy a cup of coffee?
In bed on Saturday morning, reading.
What’s the last thing that inspired you?
I had an amazing design meeting with one of the Djs i work with, where she is designing a dream collaboration.
And my niece all day every day.
What’s a favorite morning beauty, food, or get moving tip you may have?
Always try and map out your outfit the night before, even though sometimes I do a complete 180 in the morning. I also douse myself in coconut oil (hair, body) so I don’t have to moisturize in the morning, it’s life changing.
How do you relax/take time for yourself daily?
I make an effort to work out 5-6 times a week after work. Spin 2x a week, Core fusion barre 3x a week, and a run on the weekend if it’s nice out. it’s the only hour of the day where I completely zone out for an hour and focus on myself.
What does your ideal day of rest look like?
I observe the Sabbath on Saturday, so from Friday sundown until Saturday sundown I go on full electronics and social media detox mode. I read everything, books, magazines, go for a run, hang out with friends, while my phone and computer are shut off somewhere in my apartment.