And the moment you’ve all been waiting for………
Juuust kidding. But like I promised, today I am introducing a weekly feature called “A Day in the Life” which I will publish every Monday going forward. The feature will illustrate a typical day in the life of a select person. This person may be another blogger, a close friend, the President – who knows! The main purpose is to get a glimpse into another’s life and hopefully, you will be unexpectedly entertained (and perhaps inspired).
The idea spurred from a conversation with friends on the differences in people’s daily routines – all the way from what you eat for breakfast down to how you get into bed at night (you’d be surprised how many ways people climb into the sack). I have always found it interesting to learn about other people, which is probably why I love documentaries and the articles in US Weekly on a celeb’s daily regimen (dare I admit it). While it’s a fairly simple concept, people’s differences are interesting. So, with that said, here I give you my first ever “A Day in the Life” post.
Background: my childhood friend of 25 years
Current City: New York, NY
Hometown: South Shore of MA
Beauty secret: 5-6 bottles of water daily
Favorite food: anything salty, but mostly chips with hummus and pizza
Ideal date: drinking beer and eating bar food at a local pub then going home to watch a movie (think: Taken) – get in line fellas!
(Wearing: AG Jeans, Anthropologie vest, Frye boots, Ann Taylor sweater, Michele watch, Ray Ban sunglasses)
A DAY IN EMILIE’S LIFE
6:45am – get up and shower
6:55am – splash face with cold water (a morning de-puffer!), brush teeth, get back into bed and check work emails on phone
7:05am – get up, towel dry hair, apply Ole Henriksen serum, Lancome pearl eye cream and Origins tinted moisturizer (on my recommendation!)
7:10am – blow dry & flat iron hair
7:25am – apply makeup (here’s what’s in Em’s makeup bag: Sarra cover up, NARS bronzer in Laguna, Dior shimmer powder in amber diamond, NARS black eye liner, Dior Show mascara, Chanel rouge allure extrait de gloss shade #51)
7:35am – get dressed, grab snack for afternoon (typically: string cheese or cottage cheese)
7:40am – out the door to walk to the subway
8:00am – arrive at work, get a bottle of water and a bowl of cereal from kitchen (Special K, Life or Honey Bunches of Oats), check email
9:00am – get a coffee from the kitchen (Green Mountain hazelnut, black), more work (whatever that entails)
10:30am – handful of almonds or unsalted peanuts (which are kept at her desk)
12:00pm – grab a half-sandwich from Pret-A-Manger: chicken and bacon or chicken mozzarella baguette (because she has a fast metabolism, Emilie prefers to eat several small meals throughout the day – girlfriend, it’s working!)
12:30pm – eat lunch, back to work, consume 3-4 bottles of water
3:00pm – grab a small snack: cottage cheese, string cheese or 100-calorie pack of pretzels
5:00/5:30pm – subway home
5:45pm – arrive home, change into gym clothes and toast a half a whole wheat Arnold sandwich thin with crunchy peanut butter
6:00pm – go to SoulCycle or the gym: use weight machines (leg press, bicep curls, tricep extensions, seated rows) and because Emilie doesn’t like to run, she alternates 2 minutes of walking/3 minutes of running on treadmill for 30 mins
7:00pm – arrive home, hop in the shower
7:30pm – pour a glass of wine (Cabernet in the winter, chardonnay in the summer) and make dinner; dinner typically consists of whole wheat pasta and grilled asparagus (grill asparagus in EVOO until almost brown, once pasta is done, throw the asparagus in the pot and add a little more EVOO, a spoonful of goat cheese and a spoonful of pesto and mix until melted)
8:00pm – hang with the roomies, watch tv (Friends, Modern Family or Nashville) [sidenote #1: EmSull is the biggest Friends fanatic you will ever meet]
9:30pm – have 2 pieces of dark chocolate and clean up kitchen
10:00pm – brush teeth and wash face with Aveeno or Neutrogena microbead cleanser (exfoliate twice a week with Clarins exfoliator), apply Ole Henriksen serum, and Nuskin eye cream
10:15/10:30pm – climb into bed (I wonder how she does it?), check email and apply L’occitane hand cream [sidenote #2: she has the softest hands I’ve ever felt (creepy?), I may have to pick up some of this stuff]
So what did you think? Even having known Em for 25 years, I find this so interesting! I love the fact that she has a glass of wine every night to unwind -girl after my own heart. I’m more of a three square meals a day kind of gal, but I’m thinking maybe I should look into the small meals throughout the day thing. I have heard it’s a good way to jumpstart your metabolism. How do your days compare? Do you tend to be a creature of habit or do you try to mix it up?
Hope you all had nice weekends and a great start to the week!