Chillhouse Co-Founder, Cyndi Ramirez, For LUKA
Known as the “Queen of Chill,” the founder of Chillhouse and the founder of The Chill Times, Cyndi Ramirez-Fulton is proving that she is here to make moves. But how does she keep her cool throughout the day? She makes sure she’s prepared for anything with our new Luka Collection.
Located in lower Manhattan, Chillhouse is the one stop shop for all things self care. You can get a killer manicure, your Saturday morning iced coffee, and a rejuvenating massage all within five feet of each other. Check out their menu here.
But if you can’t make it in to your next appointment, or you’re a little low on your money this month, Cyndi has created The Chill Times for you: an at home resource for mastering personal wellness.
We got a chance to sit down with Cyndi last month so we asked her all about the benefits of self-care, the best (and worst) parts of travel, and how social media is impacting today. Read what she says below.
Q: What are the key ingredients to balancing a busy work day with self-care?
A: So, I would pencil in self-care wherever you can. Schedule those moments in for yourself, I think that makes a big difference. And then once you have those scheduled in, learn what you really want to do often and make that a part of your routine, whether that’s a weekly routine, bi-weekly routine, or monthly routine. Have something you can look forward to every week that relaxes you.
Q: What is your favorite part of every day travel in New York City?
A: My favorite part of every day travel is that it’s never boring and that it always keeps you on your toes. My least favorite part of every day travel is that it’s never boring and always keeps you on your toes. So you just have to be prepared for something to go wrong almost every day. But that’s just the beauty of being in New York.
There’s always a little stress that gets in the way, but you always figure out how to come out of it. On top, hopefully.
Q: What are the social topics you are most passionate about, and why?
A: I’m passionate about so many social topics: anything from self-care to pop culture to politics. I try to make sure that I keep up with what’s happening in the outside world, not just limiting myself to being so focused on the now and what I’m doing everyday, but also keeping tabs on what’s happening out there.
If I feel outrage or really inspired to speak up on something, that’s usually when I do speak up on something like women’s rights or immigration bans. For the most part, I try to stay vocal to a certain degree and if I feel like I can’t not speak up, I have to speak up.
Q: What’s the best part about having a platform like Instagram to share things with your followers?
A: It’s just the fact that I’m able to share my learnings and show my mistakes and show my (hopefully) successes, too. I want to inspire the younger generation to kind of follow their own dreams and follow their own path, and not be so scared. Know that things are going to happen, things will pop-up, but it’s like, ‘Here’s someone like Cyndi that’s similar to me, that is also going through it and figuring it out as they go.’ Hopefully you can take a few learnings and apply it to your journey as well.
Q: What is something a lot of people don’t know about you?
A: Something people don’t really know about me is that I’m actually kind of introverted. I go through waves where I’m really shy and I don’t feel like being social, or I have social anxiety. There are other times when I’m extremely extroverted, or whatever, but I feel like most people assume that I’m very outgoing and that’s not always the case. I actually don’t thrive under certain societal scenarios, and in others I do. I’m not always as social as I may seem on Instagram.
Q: What is your personal mantra?
A: Everything is going to be alright.
Yeah, that’s probably it. I know it’s quite simple, but I live by that motto because those moments where you feel like the world is unraveling beneath your feet make it so hard to think positively. Carrying that mantra with me, knowing that this too will pass, is the only way that I can get through any hardship.
Want to see some of the footage we got while we were in New York? Watch the video below to see Cyndi’s interview.
photos by @lord_edwin