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.
Work Industry: Photography is my original love, but I've dipped my toes into interiors. I love of capturing beauty that makes you feel something!
My Crew (Kids/Ages): Loch 11, Blake 9 and Olive 7
Morning Routine: Wake up, two cups of strong coffee with almond milk, two hard boiled eggs and pray my kids are still sleeping so I can get a snuggle in before mayhem ensues and I start yelling
Go-to Outfit: Simple elegant blouse with high waisted wide leg jeans with sneakers or clogs
Best Workout: Addicted to The Class! And I try to mix it up with yoga and SLT
Must Have Beauty Product: Dr Sturm Hyaluronic Acid, Charlotte Tilbury Eye Magic, Biologique Recherche, Butter Elixir Body Oil
Guilty Pleasure: Pasta Carbonara!
Currently Reading: I’ve Been Thinking by Maria Shriver and I have My Absolute Darling on my nightstand
Favorite Instagram Account(s) to Follow: @yoya_nyc, @kathleenwhitaker, @thefatjewish, @traceeellisross, @studioolivergustav, @70sbabes, @infatuation_nyc, @nickeykehoe, @kellywearstler
Home Decor Style: Vintage meets modern, minimalistic meets beachy vibes and no red - ever!
Favorite Destination: The wineries in Nelson, New Zealand, Lake Como, Anguilla, St. Barths, any beach anywhere, my bed on Cape Cod
Travel Essential: Water!! Eye cream, Vintner's Daughter Face Oil, Janessa Leone hat, scarf that acts as shawl that acts as sarong, polarized sunglasses, my Callen Codero Celi Tribal satchel (it holds my phone and credit cards), Super Goop Mint Balm and Tenoverten Nail Polish Remover Pads
Hidden Gem: (restaurant, shopping, etc): Juxtaposition home in Newport Beach, CA - best store ever! Wrights in Manhattan Beach is amazing as well, so well curated. The 2nd floor of Tinys mid-week, but I guess that’s not so hidden! Malatesta, Greca in Tribeca and Island Oyster on Governor's Island
Describe Your Kids' Style: Loch is prepster, Blake is all about unicorns and rainbows and Olive loves street style meets beastie boys!
Favorite Kids Brand: Lem Lem, Nelly Stella, Save the Duck, Blue Pony Vintage, BonPoint (when they let me!!!), Simple Kids, Zara and Crewcuts
Go-to Gift: (new baby, bday party, etc) If it’s family/really good friend a cashmere pea coat sweater. Bday parties presents - always books or crafts.
Mom Hack / Gadget / (or) App: Life360! My oldest walks to school and I need to know he’s made it there safely. It gives me peace of mind when I get the alerts, #priceless!
Essential Snack on the Go: For me.... protein shake from Juice press or their Tamari Almonds. For my kids....Seaweed, dried mango, beef jerky
Favorite Rainy Day Activity: PJ’s all day! And then hosting play dates with all my kids' friends in the neighborhood. We have a basketball hoop in our apartment which is a fan fave.
For more of Jaimie's favorites, follow along at @jaimiebaird