What's the first thing you do when you get out of bed in the morning? A well-rounded morning routine sets the tone for the day and gets you prepped—both mentally and physically—before you dive into a packed schedule filled with emails, chores, happy hours, workouts, and more. Our series Morning Person profiles those who have mastered the art of the morning routine.
Tune in every week here and on our Instagram to learn exactly how the pros get it all done before the sun comes up, from their go-to breakfasts to their a.m. workouts.
Just like its name suggests, the line's playful patterns evoke a certain out-of-office aesthetic made for everyday wear. And it's no wonder that designer and founder Emma Mulholland has incorporated some of the brand's joie de vivre ethos into her own daily rituals.
From taking her early morning ocean dip to settling in to work at her first brick-and-mortar store, keep scrolling to see how Mulholland starts her day all the way from Sydney, Australia.
I wake up and quickly make the bed before heading out for a walk and a swim. My routine has been quite disrupted lately because I've just opened up my first store, so I'm taking any chance I can get to get a little movement in before I head there.
I realize how much of a privilege it is to live so close to some of the most beautiful swimming spots in Australia and try not to take it for granted. Since it's currently winter here, the water is definitely cold but feels super fresh and rejuvenating. As a bonus, my skin also loves saltwater.
After my swim, I'll sometimes stop by the local growers' markets since they always have amazing fruits and vegetables, as well as flowers. Papaya is my favorite breakfast, so I've grabbed some of those, in addition to some tulips.
I'm back at home for a shower to warm up. I never quite understood the difference that a good shampoo and conditioner can make on your hair until I started using Oribe's Bright Blonde line. I also like to buy the largest size possible when it comes to products I love so I can try to eliminate using up so many plastic bottles.
Afterward, I'll cleanse my face with Dermaviduals Cleansing Milk, which is perfect for my sensitive skin. The brilliant thing about Dermaviduals is that it can make bespoke products, specifically for your skin type. I've had so many products that dry my skin out before, so this simple skincare line has been a savior for me.
I like to follow up with my favorite Dermaviduals serum mixed with Furtina Skin's Porte Per La Vitalità face and eye serum.
The second-to-last step to my skin regime is using fresh aloe vera, which is such a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins as well as an affordable and natural way to improve your skin. We have a couple of these plants growing around the apartment and at the studio, so I like to cut off a large stem and keep it in the refrigerator.
My favorite time of the morning: breakfast and coffee. I used to be a very strict black-coffee drinker, but now I'm too in love with oat milk in my coffee to ever to give it up. I also like to have my coffee after I've eaten so it doesn't make me too buzzy, which will only result in me crashing or craving it later in the day.
I had to come into the shop earlier, so we're finishing my morning from here. Now, I keep my makeup routine simple, as I'm having a good skin day, and I generally only wear foundation at night.