SPIN CYCLE Thereâs nothing more enjoyable to me than taking a rigorous spin class. I go a few times a week but always on Sundays. Exercising in the morning gives me more energy and helps me think more clearly. Iâm not wedded to a particular studio, and around me, there are several great ones, including Flywheel and Revolve. I sign up for either a 9 or 9:15 class.
COOL DOWN After spin, I stop at Think Coffee and pick up an iced coffee because, no matter the time of year, Iâm always hot after spin and need something to cool me down. Then I head to the Tompkins Square Park Greenmarket.
FACETIME THE FAM I head back home to make pretty much the same meal I eat every Sunday: two scrambled eggs and two slices of multigrain toast with jam. While Iâm eating, I FaceTime my family in Kuwait. My mom is my first call, and we have a half-hour catch up. Then, itâs on to my sister and two nieces, ages 2 and 3. Theyâre adorable. Itâs hard to be so far away from home, and the phone calls make me miss my family more.
THRIFTING I have a great group of friends here and always see one of them on Sundays. We might get manicures, but more often than not, I wrangle whoever Iâm with into going vintage clothes shopping, which Iâm obsessed with. As a plus-size woman, itâs not easy to shop regular retail, but there are some beautiful vintage clothes that fit me. GreenFlea, on the Upper West Side, is an incredible market. The City Opera Thrift Shop, on East 23rd Street, is also cool.
WALK AND TALK Diaâs co-founder, Lydia Gilbert, and I meet up around 5 and have a walking meeting. We tend to walk around the loop in Central Park or down the West Side Highway to Brookfield Place and chat about bigger-picture issues in our business, such as long-term goals and decisions we need to make about pursuing certain projects. Being outside gets our creative juices going.
DINNER PARTY Having people over for dinner is a Sunday ritual. I cook while everyone is over. We open a few bottles of wine, and then I divide up whoâs going to do what. Iâll be at the stove and get help from others with chopping and cleaning. I donât deprive myself of food, but I do try to eat healthy, so vegetables are a big part of whatever the dinner is.
WINDING DOWN When everyone is gone, I get into bed and watch something on Netflix. Iâm currently watching âEmily Owens, M.D.,â a medical drama that got canceled, which is too bad, because itâs a great show. By 11, itâs lights out.