BeautyView: Amy B. Lewis, MD

Dr. Amy B. Lewis, MD has it all. Gorgeous naturally curly naturally red hair (that might be the first thing you notice about her). Beautiful daughters. A hyper-successful cosmetic dermatology practice on the Upper East Side. She is assistant clinical professor at Yale University. She has almost earned the right to be arrogant, but instead she is kind and humble. That might be because she embraces the practice of yoga – to exercise and to teach. After reading her answers below, I have two more reasons to love her – she is a Pisces (one of my favorite signs), and her trick to work / life balance is having her office across the street from where she lives (which I also now do and love!).

AP: What city were you born in?

ABL: Chelton, Pennsylvania.

AP: What city to do you live in?

ABL:  New York, New York.

AP: What is your middle name?

ABL: Beth.

AP: What is your astrological sign?

ABL: Pisces.

AP: What is something about you most people don’t know?

ABL: I am a yoga instructor!

AP: What is your most prized possession?

ABL: My beach house.

AP: If you could have dinner with the person of your choice, who would it be?

ABL: Al Gore.

AP: Describe your fashion style in three words maximum.

ABL: Eclectic, zen, chic.

AP: Do you wear a watch? If yes, what model?

ABL: No.

AP: Diamonds or pearls?

ABL: Diamonds.

AP: What is your #1 beauty secret?

ABL: High SPF tinted moisturizer daily rain or shine indoor or out all year long

AP: What fragrance do you wear?

ABL: Lavender oil.

AP: Botox or not?

ABL: Botox!!

AP: Hair color: natural or not?

ABL: Natural.

AP: What are your special diet tips, if any?

ABL: Gluten free, dairy free.

AP: What do you do for exercise?

ABL: Yoga.

AP: What are three things that you always have in your fridge?

ABL: Nugo gluten free chocolate mint bars, iced tea, gluten free cinnamon raisin English muffins

AP: What is your cocktail of choice?

ABL: Vodka tonic.

AP: What is your secret to work/life balance?

ABL: Live across the street from your office.

AP: How many miles do you fly per year on average?

ABL: Airplane or not?

AP: What are your three top tips for travel?

ABL: 1. Make sure everything matches so pack all black. 2. Bring chargers headphones and anything you desperately need in your carry on so it fits under your feet. 3 Bring a shall to use as pillow to catch some zzzzzzs on the plane.

AP: 3 songs on your ipod right now.

ABL: Any evanescence songs and Nicole Goldstein originals (my daughter’s songs).

AP: What book are you reading right now?

ABL: How to talk to a psychopath. 

AP: Quote to live by.

ABL: Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is the present. That’s why we call it the gift.

AP: What is your worst pet peeve?

ABL: Ice cold drink on a table without coaster.

AP: What time do you usually wake up in the morning, and how many hours of sleep do you usually get?

ABL: I wake up at 6 and usually sleep 5 hours.

AP: What is your favorite thing about the beauty industry?

ABL: The constant stream of new technology that allows for new and improved products.

AP: Least favorite thing.

ABL: All the marketing fluff.

AP: Who is your mentor?

ABL: Alan Shalita.

AP: Words of advice for young women starting their careers today.

ABL: Remember your priorities. Balance your profession, your family, and make sure you have time for yourself. If you don’t take care of yourself, nobody will.