Meet jewelry designer Sarah Perlis, who works out of the glowiest studio in downtown NYC. Her handmade jewels are some of our favorites we we’ve across. See how she GLOWS.
Sarah Perlis first began making at jewelry seventeen and has been completely obsessed ever since. She finds inspiration in the cityscapes and emotions of her home, New York City, and how it intertwines with incomparable vast spaces such as the deserts of California and woods of Vermont. Her love for such contrasting spaces is what motivates her to make jewelry that fits no matter what your environment may be.
Each piece is made to order with 100% recycled metals sourced from a local refinery, and 100% conflict free Kimberly Certified diamonds. Even her most classic designs stand out as unique and special because of her beautiful attention to detail. Sarah’s heart goes into each piece, hand-making each of them in her light and bright studio. From her vast travels around the globe, to her inspiring eating habits, to the beauty she surrounds herself with everyday, Sarah is a true GLOW girl.
HOW THEY GLOW QUESTIONNAIRE
Sarah Rane Perlis
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
On Thompson Street in New York City
WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
Park Slope, Brooklyn
WHEN YOU’RE EATING HEALTHY, WHAT IS A TYPICAL…
Oatmeal with raw butter, homemade almond milk, maple syrup, cinnamon and some thick salt.
Steamed kale with ghee, a roasted sweet potato with some sauerkraut on top, and avocado on the side. Anything with lots of greens, healthy fats and simple proteins. I cook most meals at home, I’m a big believer that anything made with love in your own kitchen is healthy.
Roasted broccoli or cauliflower with lots of spices and an omelet.
Almonds and dates, or a piece of delicious raw cheese.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SPOTS/RESTAURANTS TO EAT HEALTHY?
Angelica Kitchen on East 12th in NYC has always been my fave- it feels super clean and warms me up. Moon Juice in LA- I big time wish there was one in NYC!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE INDULGENCE?
Potato chips and french fries- any kind of fried potato really hits the spot for me.
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR LAST MEAL ON EARTH?
My husband’s cheese soufflé, a huge salad made with the freshest ingredients, a just-baked French baguette, sparkling water and a knock-your-socks-off red wine.
WHAT IS THE BEST DISH YOU COOK/ YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE?
Indian kitchari, simple greens and fresh salads.
WHERE DO YOU GROCERY SHOP?
Our local health food store in Park Slope, the farmers markets all over Brooklyn, Whole Foods.
TOP 3 ITEMS YOU ALWAYS HAVE IN YOUR KITCHEN?
Almonds, local honey, and lemons.
WHAT IS YOUR FITNESS REGIMEN? (how often & what you do)
I love to move and sweat- 4-5 times a week. I do a combo of low impact pilates, yoga, walking and swimming.
WHAT IS YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE? (products, facials, etc)
I’ve always been into Dr. Hauschka products, but over the years have also started getting facials at Pratima, an Ayurvedic skincare spa on Greene street and have completely fallen in love with their products. I believe a simple face wash and a high quality oil is all I need.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND, WHAT 3 PRODUCTS WOULD YOU TAKE WITH YOU?
Lavender oil, Dr. Hauschka quince moisturizer, and Dr. Bronners soap.
WHAT PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY/HEALTH/FITNESS/SPIRITUAL GURUS DO YOU SWEAR BY?
Elena Brower for all needs, spiritual or physical. Her meditation and yoga practices can do no wrong. Amy Chaplin for food that elevates everything and makes you feel so good inside and out.
TOP 3 FAVORITE SONGS?
1. Pale Blue Eyes by The Velvet Underground
2. Rainbow Serpent by Xavier Rudd
3. Stir It Up by Bob Marley
MOST LIFE-CHANGING BOOK
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda
Bird in Park Slope + Cobble Hill, and Reformation on the Lower East Side for clothes, Agent Provocateur for some sexiness, Greenhouse & Co. and ABC Carpet & Home for home goods and inspiration.
COOLEST PLACE YOU’VE EVER VISITED?
Bhutan. Meditating with the monks and hiking up to Tiger’s Nest to be greeted by hundreds of butter lamps was absolutely breathtaking.
WHAT IS THE BEST GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
My engagement ring
MOST PROFOUND HEALING EXPERIENCE YOU’VE EVER HAD?
Focused breath work followed by sitting in silence and feeling the nothingness and magical peace in the stillness of the present moment- when the personality evaporates and all there is is love.
WHO ARE YOUR MOST TRUSTED HEALERS?
Peter Evans, Jonathan + Peter Sonnenberg, and Michael Ventura.
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST LEARNING EXPERIENCE YOU’VE HAD TO FACE AND WHAT DID YOU TAKE AWAY FROM IT?
Marriage. In total commitment there is incredible freedom.
DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY.
I would wake up with the sunrise and have a nice long meditation, followed by black tea with raw milk and honey. Walk over to the farmers market to pick up fresh flowers and lots of yummy local bounty to make a big brunch with my husband. Reading and snuggling on the couch, a yoga class, eating a delicious dinner made by my husband, and then early to bed is my full on dream day.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST VALUABLE GLOW TIP/SECRET??
Meditation and Pranayama (breath work) is everything. Drink more water. Act out of love not fear. It’s better to be happy than to be right. Move your body a little bit each day.
“You have to feel it to heal it” by my mentor, Peter Sonnenberg
WHAT ARE YOU GRATEFUL FOR?
This life. That I get to be fully engaged with it and its endless bounty and gifts, and that it’s always leading me to exactly where I need to be.
WHAT MAKES YOU GLOW?
Getting into my creative flow at my jewelry bench, meditating, being with my husband, moving my body, and eating delicious nourishing food.
Photography by: Jai Lennard
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