The first time that I met Julia Sutton, the COO of Exhale, must have been about 5 years ago. Ever since, she has been generous enough to offer me a Core Fusion class anytime I come to New York City (which is often). I have yet to take her up on her offer, not for lack of time, but because I am not sure I would survive one session! She is a testament to the Exhale brand, which she has been developing since the beginning: she is smart, beautiful, fit, a mother of three, an accomplished business woman, and more. Last week, I was back in New York, and had the change to catch up with her (and no, I still have not made it to Core Fusion…). How she does not eat past 6 p.m. still fascinates me…
AP: What city were you born in? JS: Washington Township, NJ. So close to the city, 26 miles, but feels so country. We have a horse down the block.
AP: What city to do you live in? JS: Paramus, NJ; less than a mile from where I grew up!
AP: What is your middle name? JS: Ann.
AP: What is your astrological sign? JS: Sag! We love everyone.
AP: What is something about you most people don’t know? JS: I love to sleep, yet I rarely have time too.
AP: What is your most prized possession? JS: My family. I’m so blessed…
AP: If you could have dinner with the person of your choice, who would it be? JS: Brad Pitt. He seems so grounded and great.
AP: Describe your fashion style in three words maximum. JS: Classic and young.
AP: Do you wear a watch? JS: No. Isn’t that what a mobile device is for?
AP: Diamonds or pearls? JS: Pearls: my mom and grandma left me some beautiful ones.
AP: What is your #1 beauty secret? JS: Your smile is your best fashion accessory.
AP: What fragrance do you wear? JS: Ambre blends… smells like clean laundry.
AP: Botox or not? JS: Not.
AP: Hair color: natural or not? JS: Natural with highlights.
AP: What are your special diet tips, if any? JS: I don’t eat after 6pm.
AP: What do you do for exercise? JS: Run, cycle, yoga and Core Fusion…mix it up!
AP: What are three things that you always have in your fridge? JS: Eggs, cheese and chicken – all protein!
AP: What is your cocktail of choice? JS: Wine in the states, Guinness in Ireland.
AP: What is your secret to work/life balance? JS: Unfortunately I have not figured that out yet.
AP: How many miles do you fly per year on average? JS: Toooo many!
AP: What are your three top tips for travel? JS: Give in to the chaos… you can’t control it.
AP: 3 songs on your ipod right now. JS: Taylor Swift, 22. U2, ONE. Cold Play, yellow.
AP: What book are you reading right now? JS: Nothing now, I am working on too many projects. I read the WSJ though every day.
AP: Quote to live by. JS: Live each moment like it was your last.
AP: What is your worst pet peeve? JS: When people cough and don’t cover their mouth.
AP: What time do you usually wake up in the morning, and how many hours of sleep do you usually get? JS: I usually wake up at 5 a.m. and sleep 6 hours.
AP: What is your favorite thing about the beauty industry? JS: Being on top of innovation.
AP: Least favorite thing. JS: So many gimmicks.
AP: Who is your mentor? JS: Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook.
AP: Words of advice for young women starting their careers today. JS: Network and be grateful for all your experiences.