Above the Glass

The book that changed my life...

Heather Serden: Atlas Shrugged. Being an entrepreneur is so hard, but the world needs movers and shakers to keep building a life everyone wants to live. We can’t be deterred!

Danielle Yadegar: The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand. 

The most amazing meal I've ever had...

Heather: All meals at Pizza Mozza. Mussels al forno, Bianca Pizza, Butterscotch Budino and a glass of red wine is my go-to.

Danielle: I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying it many times- Osteria del Sostegno in Rome.

The morning and nighttime routines I swear by...

Heather: Panatea Matcha Tea or a cappuccino from Caffe Luxxe first thing in the morning to drink when I walk my dog, directly followed by Pilates at Pilates Platinum, or yoga at Maha Yoga. At night, dry brushing, a hot shower, mint tea, Verabella Citrus Sorbet Moisturizer, Glossier Balm Dotcom, and a good novel.

Danielle: Both revolve around Verabella products. In the mornings I use Chamomilk Cleansing Lotion or Grapefruit Scrub followed by a blend of her Aloe Azulene Gel and Pure Grapeseed Oil as my moisturizer. In the evenings I use Bioderma for my makeup remover followed by either Vera’s Rose Cream or Herbal Silk Moisturizer. I also recently started using a Foreo- which I love. 

The best décor hack I've learned...

Heather: Paint all the walls white, and keep the furniture neutral. Use accessories such as books, vases, candles and art to add pops of color. It keeps everything so much more relaxed and serene.

Danielle: I learned from my first job out of college working for Estee Stanley, that Ikea is a great place to find affordable rugs.

My interior stylist spirit animal is...

Heather: Lauren Soloff. She has the best eye and style. Her look is midcentury, but classic and bohemian; neutral, but feminine; refined, but livable - and just so pretty!

Danielle: Pamela Shamshiri and Kelly Rosen Design.

The Instagram handles I follow religiously are...

Heather: @bumble and @thefatjewish to make me laugh, @tappancollective for art inspiration, @foodzmything for restaurant recs, and @thelinenyc for the chicest clothes and interiors.

Danielle:@frontrowmode for all things fashion, @thefaraheffect to get the 411 on nutrition and wellness, @bobgailevents for event design inspiration, @co because I love everything they do, @hoodclips for the laughs.

This season, my go-to cocktail order is...

Heather: Single malt scotch, neat - all seasons.

Danielle: A Manhattan. I always love a Kettle martini dirty straight up. Or, anything on the rocks. So, basically everything.

The first lesson I learned as an Adult with a capital A…

Heather: I started out in a corporate finance job, so I learned very quickly about health insurance and 401k investing. None of it is fun.

Danielle: Getting a lease for an apartment in NYC is not so simple, this will help.

The most surprising thing I learned from a MyDomaine story is...

Heather: I love learning about all the art exhibits, art parties, and websites to help me curate my own art collection.

Danielle: Ariana Grande has serious talent.

About MyDomaine and Dotdash

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