Meet Mandisa Wright
ON HER MORNING ROUTINE
I have a full brain so I typically wake up for the first time around 5 am, then a second time around 8am. I put on music before I do anything - my parents always had music on in the morning, it is very important to me.
I stopped drinking coffee which is hard, so when I wake up I drink a full glass of water. Then I wash my face with Organic Root Stimulator Coconut Oil, brush my teeth and lay and look out the window. If it is nice, I will go up to the roof, it’s a solid view.
on working in dumbo
I work in Dumbo so I just hop on the ferry for about 5 minutes then I am there. Going to work on a boat has changed my life, it’s so peaceful and the best way to start your day.
on her work
I used to do ‘internet stuff’, which no one really understood, so none of my friends could tell you what I did. I have moved back to what I am good at, which is large scale event production. I love logistics and challenges. When someone tells me there are 10 problems, a ton of money on the line and 20 minutes to fix it, I thrive. I guess I am into pressure.
on what she's reading
Right now I am reading: “The New Yorker” - always, fiction first then front to back, “Dear Mr. You” by Mary-Louise Parker, it’s really good - it’s all these encounters with men in her life, I love that. “The Magnate” by Herman Hagedorn. It is the biography of William Boyce Thompson. He built this crazy mansion that I have done a few events at in Yonkers. He was this amazing copper dude and the mansion is kind of beyond words. It’s a little bit of a homework read but I have gotten into it. My mom is really into “The Book of Awakening”, so I try to read the daily entry every day. It’s kind of a new topic for us to talk about, so I enjoy it.
on where she shops
I hate shopping. I follow Fox and Fawn and have bought a bunch of stuff from them on Instagram. I needed a new winter coat so I looked at a few online and found one at Reformation. I went in and didn’t see it, but saw something I liked, tried it on and was out of there within 5 minutes. I would love for someone to just shop for me, I have kind of given up on clothes.
on her skincare routine
I wash my face with Organic Root Stimulator Coconut Oil. It keeps my skin super clear and smooth and hydrated. And it smells great. Since the new year, I have taken a bath everyday (I am lucky to have such a great bath). I kind of experiment with different stuff I throw in there, its pretty fun. I do the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Bentonite Clay mask with apple cider vinegar once month. I spend a ton of time in my bathrobe, in my mind that helps. I wash my hair probably once a week and deep condition with coconut oil once a month. I also use Desert Essence Organic Jojoba Oil, Queen Helene Cocoa Butter Hand and Body Lotion, and Kiss My Face Peaceful Patchouli Liquid Rock RollOn Deodorant.
mandisa's favorite books
mandisa's favorite places IN new york city
I meet my best friend at Trophy Bar after work a good bit. They have a great burger, BLT & grilled cheese
Moto is great for brunch and it is never packed
I recently went back to Shinobe Ramen and I haven't stopped thinking about it
I love Snacky for when I am super hungry and want a little bit of everything
La Superior for garlic shrimp tacos