Since the brand’s inception in 2003, I’ve been a big fan of Nieves Lavi. The collection is made from the finest materials and has an ethnic flair. This coming Spring/Summer the collection is all about easy dresses and tribal prints. I had the privilege to sit down with the CEO, Design Director, and Co-Founder, Sharon Lavi, to get a glimpse into a day in this beauty’s life–and it’s a glorious one!
6:45 AM: I wake up, and proceed to wake up my children. Once everyone is up and moving, I make breakfast. Occasionally I have to really push for them to get dressed in time for breakfast. Once my kids leave for school with my husband, it’s “me” time! I sit, relax, and enjoy my morning coffee in the kitchen while catching up on e-mails and my agenda. During that quiet time, I plan for the day ahead, then read the news from various sources.
8:00 AM: When the weather permits, I go for a one hour run along the west side promenade. While out, I find a good spot to meditate on the water and digitally detox, basking in the warmth of the sun.
10:00 AM: Just a few steps from my house, I run into Kava on Washington Street to grab my daily latte, then catch a taxi to the studio. Today is a bit more exciting than others – it’s moving day! Nieves Lavi is moving to the penthouse. Words cannot express my excitement. The space has lots of windows, allowing the natural light to shine in. We are fortunate to also have a small balcony, which I plan to line with potted flowers. However, there is still much to do: build walls, put the logo on the wall and door, answer PR e-mails, and finalize our spring production order.
1:00 PM: I take a break to walk down the block to a little café, Tarantin, to order their grilled Halloumi salad for lunch.
3:15 PM: It’s time for me to pick the kids up from school. After pick up I continue to answer e-mails remotely, while the kids go to the park with their babysitter.
5:00 PM: I go to Chelsea market where I enjoy picking out fresh fruits, vegetables and ingredients for dinner. When I return home from the market, I cook dinner for the family. Tonight’s menu includes pasta with kale and breadcrumbs. We try our best to eat together every night, unless we have a previously planned event or dinner.
7:30 PM: It is bedtime for my youngest son so I tuck him into bed and read him a bedtime story. It never fails — after I leave the room, I still have to urge him to go to sleep.
8:30 PM: The night is still young so I have time to enjoy a book or a movie with my husband, then drift off to sleep. Good night!