In her Curriculum Vitae Q&A, the founder of Crown Affair takes us through her Sunday rituals and a few of her favorite things.
Sparked from founder Dianna Cohen’s obsession with the everyday actions we all take to care for ourselves and connect with one another. Crown Affair specializes in affordable and thoughtful care products with a tight edit that any person can easily utilize to care for their hair everyday.
Astrological sign? Taurus.
Lucky number? 13.
Favorite color? Green.
Morning, Noon, or Night? Noon.
Uptown, Midtown, or Downtown? Downtown.
Oscars, Tonys, or Grammys? Oscars.
Met, MOMA, or Movies? MoMA.
Football, Baseball, or Basketball? Basketball.
Green Tea, Black Tea, or Herbal Tea? Green Tea.
Sugar, Splenda, or Stevia? None.
Red, White, or Rosé? White Burgundy.
Spicy, salty, or sweet? Salty…. followed by something sweet.
Sandwich, soup, or salad? Sandwich.
Black, white or color? Black.
Is your closet messy or neat? Neat.
What’s your favorite room? Our bedroom. It’s a completely zen space. Just white, cream, and wood.
What do you collect? For fun, 1980s vintage tees and legos. My fiancé and I also acquire a piece or two from emerging artists each year, with a focus on female and Black artists going forward.
Dream dinner guest? Larry David or Donald Glover.
Sunday ritual? Sundays are sacred times – I start with practicing gratitude with The Five Minute Journal, followed by 45 minutes of deep stretching. I always make brunch at home with my fiancé while we listen to Bill Withers. In the evening, I take a long bath. I love ending the day by washing and cleansing my hair, followed by our post-wash ritual of The Comb, The Towel, and The Oil. There’s something really relaxing about slowing down the part of your hair care ritual in the way you would for your skincare routine. I’ll make a cup of tea, read for a bit, then off to bed for the week ahead.
Favorite ﬂower? Orchid.
Cheat meal? The Lasagna from Mercado.
Talent you’d like to have? I wish I could play an instrument well or know how to use adobe illustrator like a pro.
Quality you want to be remembered by? Curious and kind.
Best thing about New York? The people, the energy, and the fluidity of life here. I love that you can go from a meeting to a dinner to a comedy show to a friend’s apartment to a sunrise party – all in the same evening.
What does Considered Luxury mean to you? Considered Luxury is awaking to the concept of fewer, better. Less is more when it comes to the objects and beauty you choose to surround yourself with. Considered Luxury is recognizing that time is the ultimate luxury we have. Being mindful of your time— how you spend it, what you read, the daily rituals you practice, who you bring into your world— is the greatest gift you could ever give yourself.