When it comes to environmental activism, Giada Lubomirski is truly a force of nature. Giada worked in the fashion industry as a stylist and designer, as well as the director at Milk Studios, before having children and turning her focus towards raising awareness through film and storytelling about the harsh realities of climate change and environmental pollution.
As a mother of two, Giada is navigating motherhood and entrepreneurship alongside her fashion photographer husband, Alexi, who has shot everything from Vanity Fair spreads to the cover of Vogue, and is the author of one of our favorite books, Princely Advice for a Happy Life.
This Mother’s Day I am so delighted to give you the chance to get to know Giada and learn a little more about her journey into motherhood and the lesson’s she has learned along the way.
1. How has being a mom changed your beauty routine?
It’s become more about effortless beauty. I care more about what ingredients I put on my skin, and I often seek organic or wild crafted herbs, oils, etc.–I love the minimal, dewey look.
2.What is your favorite way to spend time with your family?
Our piece of heaven is our country house in upstate New York. We feel very blessed to be able to have a second home. We arrive, throw our stuff on the ground, melt and enjoy nature with the family, away from hectic NYC.
3. What is the best piece of advice about motherhood you have ever been given?
To let our two boys experience life without imposing my own wishes upon them, allowing them to grow up to be the people they were meant to be and not the people that I would want them to be. We also believe that boredom can often trigger a child’s imagination, so instead of doing things for them, we often let them figure things out on their own. We also try to minimize the amount of television in their life which allows the opportunity for them to embrace each other as siblings. They often play together joyfully despite their 3 year age gap.
4. How do you celebrate Mother’s Day in your home?
I spend a full weekend with my family in nature, soaking in all the beauty it has to offer.
5. Do you have any de-stressing or pampering rituals that you like to do on a daily or weekly basis?
From time to time, I treat myself to relaxing and enriching facials, but my favorite treat is soaking in a bath which is a concoction of Epsom salt, wild crafted floral oils, seaweed and magnesium crystals. It’s totally made up but it feels good to me and my body.
6. What’s the most important lesson you have learned so far as a mother?
As a mother, I’ve become completely selfless, but I have learned that although our kids are our biggest priority, it is so important to nourish your physical and mental wellbeing in order to be the best person and parent you can be.
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