Every mom holds her own magic - that arsenal of must have products and best kept secrets which allow her to get through the day and on occasion make motherhood look like a breeze. Each week, we'll use YOYA's 20 Questions to unlock the vault and provide a sneak peek into the essentials of our favorite moms.
First up: Cristina Villegas. Originally from Colombia, Cristina is the founder of YOYA, the concept store for children located in the heart of New York City's West Village. The store is a clear extension of Cristina's eclectic taste, which translates into a curated selection of beautiful products along with impeccable merchandising. She is also the mom of two daughters, and shares her essentials for life and motherhood with us below.
Neighborhood: South Street Seaport
Work Industry: Kids fashion - Retail
My Crew (Kids/Ages): Mila 17 / Uma 12
Morning Routine: Hot water with lemon and a double espresso
Go-to Outfit: Comfort is key - comfy pair of jeans (most likely vintage Levi’s) and a great top
Best Workout: Power yoga at Lyons Den and SLT
Must Have Beauty Product: Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical serum
Guilty Pleasure: Dirty Martini extra olives
Currently Reading: My Brilliant Friend, Elena Ferrante
Home Decor Style: Simple and clean with fun pieces
Favorite Destination: Beach - always the beach
Travel Essential: A great bikini - Rochelle Sara is a favorite
Hidden Gem: Caracas Arepas in the Lower East Side
Describe Your Kids' Style: Urban
Go-to Gift: New baby - a beautiful silver rattle
Mom Hack / Gadget / (or) App: Snapseed, VSCO and LightroomCC
Essential Snack on the Go: Seaweed snacks and kale chips
Favorite Rainy Day Activity: Movies
For more of Cristina's favorites, follow along at @yoyanyc
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