Today we are sitting down with Samantha Wasser, the co-founder and creative director of the plant-based fast-food chain, by CHLOE. This chic is a design and creative genius that is ready to inspire us with some of that Savoir Vivre that made By CHLOE. an overnight success (with lots of hard work of course).
What time do you wake up? I usually wake up between 630-7am.
What do you have for breakfast? I am religious about my celery juice which I drink first thing on an empty stomach.
Coffee or tea? After my juice I usually wait about 30 minutes before having an oat milk café au lait from Blue Bottle.
What is your morning routine? My morning routine is undergoing some changes at the moment as I have a two-month old baby boy! Prior to Baby J, I would wake up around 630ish and check my emails, walk the dogs and grab a juice. I try to work out around 730/8am so I can be in the office or at meetings around 930am.
What do you do for exercise? I am really into low impact workouts like Yoga and Pilates. I always feel my best when I have a little me time first thing in the morning.
What is on your current playlist? I am such a 90s girl at heart. I love playing music all day in James’ room. We have so much fun listening to 90s jams. I honestly have no idea what is on the radio these days!
Do you have a beauty routine? What products do you use? For face, I absolutely live for the Biologique Recherche products. P50 has completely changed the texture and appearance of my skin and the Masque Vivant is my go-to for breakouts. I also splurged on the MC1 Blood Moisturizer from Barbara Sturm which is actually made from my blood and has incredible healing properties. My other favorite brands are Tata Harper, Tracie Martyn, May Lindstrom, MUN. For body I use Bathing Culture Body Wash and Everyday Oil and for hair, I use Sisters all-natural Balancing Shampoo and Conditioner. For makeup, I recently discovered the Westman Atelier products from Gucci Westman which is super lightweight for everyday use!
What is your favorite café? Where is it? I recently discovered this tiny cafe in my neighborhood called Lillo Cucina Italiana. The ingredients and dishes are so incredibly fresh and delicious.
What is your favorite restaurant? Where is it? Probably Mr. Chows which we go to in Tribeca weekly.
How many emails do you get a day? How many do you respond to? LOL I wish I had time to count for you.
What is the last book you read? The last book I read was Cold Blood by Robert Bryndza
What is the last thing you watched on Netflix? Russian Doll + just finished re-watching all nine seasons of The Office.
What is your go to homemade meal? A big arugula salad, buckwheat pasta or eggplant pizza.
What is your drink of choice? JAJA tequila with soda and lime.
What is your biggest vice? Carbs and cookies (which is guess is a carb so ya carbs!)
What time do you go to bed? As early as I can but lately I haven’t been falling asleep till around 11.
Bedtime ritual? After dinner, I sip on a hot water and lemon before heading into bed. I typically watch an hour or so of TV in bed on my Amethyst BioMat and if I’m feeling ambitious I’ll throw on a facial mask too!
What do you do to relax? To relax I like to do yoga or pilates, long walks with the doggies + baby, reading, monthly facials at Tracie Matryn or Tres Belle Spa and weekly lymphatic drainage and cupping sessions with Marina Baratashvili.
NYC or LA? NYC, it’s the city that never sleeps! What’s not to like?
Where would you like to travel to that you have never been? Tokyo hands down! Everyone who knows me can’t believe I haven’t been yet. I am just worried that if I go I will never come home!
Beach or mountains? Can I have a beach with mountains? I love any opportunity to escape, explore and shut off with my family and friends.
Where is the most special place in the world to you? Any place where my hubby, son and doggies are.