Meet Gabrielle Herbst
ON HER MORNING ROUTINE
I drink around two cups of coffee every morning. I put on inspiring music and dance a little bit in my kitchen while making coffee. I love exercising in the morning, running if it’s not too hot in the park, yoga, or listening to Fetty Wap and moving around.
on music and inspiration
I’ve played music my whole life, and GABI has been formulating in the back of my head for years. Really, the inspiration for this project came from discovering my own singing voice and that it was the closest I could get to communicating what I feel to the world.
on her home essentials
Architectural pieces are my favorite. Either that or onesies, which I also really like wearing in the winter. In the warm seasons I honestly prefer wearing what feels closest to wearing nothing, the most airy comfortable things possible.
on skincare and beauty routines
Sleep and Heritage Store Rosewater sum up my beauty routine. I also love this tincture called rose petal elixir that is just potent pure roses and you put a couple drops on your tongue. It tastes amazing, is good for your skin and it makes you feel so happy.
on her favorite book
Sounds by Wassily Kandinsky has always been one of my favorite books. It’s comprised of short sound poems and prints of wood cuts that he made to go with the text. It’s really abstract, strange and beautiful and shows a kind of synesthetic melding of mediums. I love seeing artists work outside of their main mediums–painters that write, musicians that draw and dancers that sing...it can be the most interesting.
on her favorite record
Kate & Anna McGarrigle is this beautiful 60’s folk record that I grew up listening to. The songs are simple, elegant and really beautiful. They are sisters and their voices have that familial bond that you can really hear. Listen to Heart like a Wheel- it will make you cry.
gabrielle's FAVORITE BOOKS
gabrielle's favorite records
gabrielle's favorite places IN NYC
My favorite bar at the moment is called Covenhoven, the bartenders give you samples of fifty kinds of beer and hard cider and the backyard has lots of lovely little lights and for some reason there are always fireflies around. Also, even on a Friday night there are often lots of people sitting outside, reading solo. It's so tranquil.
Sit and Wonder has the best coffee and the most delicious coconut yogurt. I recommend highly.