Rapid Fire Round:
Do you have a bedtime ritual?
Yes, but it involves reading stories with and cuddling with a toddler and baby.
What do you wear to bed?
Anything comfortable and lightweight.
What is on your bedside table?
My phone for my evening meditation app, a glass of water to keep hydrated, and my natureofthings x Brock Collection sleep eye mask.
Do you have any recurring dreams?
Not recently. There are some places I’ve visited in my dreams a few times that feel very real, but they only exist in the dream realm.
Are you reading or watching anything good at the moment?
The French series Lupin and Call My Agent have been recent favorites. Our household is also very big on The Great British Baking Show. I’m currently studying French and herbalism so I read a ton. For pleasure, I’ve been working my way through Braiding Sweet Grass by Robin Wall Kimmerer.
Which scent makes you think of bedtime?
Lavender and Rose, both of which are in our natureofthings x Brock Collection aromatherapy dream pillow.
What are some nighttime items you cannot live without?
natureofthings Rejuvenating Overnight Facial Mask and our aforementioned natureofthings x Brock Collection sleep eye mask and aromatherapy dream pillow.
What is your guilty pleasure?!
Sleeping in – a rare, but very guilty pleasure in my household.
What do you consider the single most important thing for a good night’s sleep?
Tough question for someone with a baby…. but in reality, trying to shift consciousness with meditation or herbal teas to get out of the beta brainwave state and into delta as easily as possible.
Did you have a bedtime routine growing up?
I remember as a preteen going through a phase of falling asleep to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon.
What was your favourite childhood bedtime story?
The Legend of Kamapua’a – tapping into my family’s island roots.
What is your skincare and beauty routine like? Do you have any holy grail products?
I keep things simple.
I like to have a monthly or quarterly facial, and use our three-step Face Essentials Collection every morning and night. I also use our Rejuvenating Overnight Facial Mask 3-4x per week and opt out of our moisturizer if I apply the mask.
I try to have my eyebrows done at Striiike every 4-6 weeks which frames the face, allowing for me to just focus on a quick application of mascara (Ilia), tinted sunscreen (UnSun) or highlighter (Westman Atlelier), and lip gloss (Westman Atelier) or colored pencil lipstick (NARS).
For body work, I can’t live without Ricari Studios signature treatment every 4-6 weeks. It’s simply the BEST! But if I need something more potent, I opt for a house call and get a wet cupping and body alignment massage. It’s not very pleasant at the time, but nothing feels better afterwards.
How would you choose to spend one hour of free time?
Doing a plant meditation or yoga nidra – who doesn’t love a yogic nap?
If you could choose a song to wake up to every morning, what would it be?
My son singing Frère Jacques or the Beatles, Tomorrow Never Knows.