SARA MITZNER, (co-founder of Pajamas For All)
Sunday, for me, is a self care day. It’s my Brooklyn day, for sure. I work in New York City, so I commute Monday through Friday. On Saturday I do a work-out class in the city, so six days a week I’m commuting. I live in Williamsburg, so on Sundays I try to stay in the neighborhood.
10 a.m. I barely make it to my yoga class, so I never eat before class, I just grab my water bottle. I go to Modo Yoga on Metropolitan. I do the Sunday class with an old friend I worked with at Oprah Magazine. It’s slightly hot yoga, about 85 degrees. It has some flow, but it’s mostly stretching. It’s more restorative.
After class we always go to Egg Shop – you can create your own sandwich, which I love. I usually do a biscuit with scrambled eggs, pecorino cheese and maple syrup. I also have a drink they serve called Spa Water; it’s a cucumber and vodka drink with mint, lime and simple syrup.
Then I go home, stay in my yoga clothes for awhile, and do things around the house. I’ll do laundry or go grocery shopping. I hate to cook, so I get a delivery from Daily Harvest on Thursdays. It’s smoothies and all these great frozen superfoods. On Sunday, if I go grocery shopping I’ll get stuff to fill in the gaps like peanut butter, chicken wings (which I always have in the fridge) and pickles.
Then sometimes I’ll get a pedicure at Primp and Polish on Grand Street. I like my pedicures to last about three weeks.
I always bring my own polish, so I can touch it up in between appointments. I like Jinsoon polish. I mix it up with either nudes or bright polish. I do a nude or a white one time, and next time I’ll do a really bright color.
I don’t make a ton of plans with friends the rest of the day. I just have alone time. In the evening I’ll watch Billions, or Silicon Valley, or Ballers, if the season is on. I check and respond to emails during this time to get a head start on Monday, so I’m not inundated in the morning.
During the work week I take quick showers because I’m always busy, so Sunday is the big shower. I exfoliate, shave, do my hair and all beauty things on Sunday night. I have really dry hair, so I only wash it a few times a week. Sunday is when I wash and blow out my hair or curl it. I use Shu Uemura shampoo and conditioner with black cumin oil in it, and I use the masque from the same line as a leave-in conditioner.
I’ll do a face mask, it’s this awesome AmorePacific sheet mask I really like.
12 a.m. I always try to go to bed early on Sunday, but it never happens. Maybe it’s the Sunday blues. I don’t know, but I always end up going to bed later than on any other night. Usually midnight or 1 a.m.