Tall None Fat Raspberry White Mocha Latte
Tall None Fat Raspberry White Mocha Latte
curated by Hao Ni & Amanda Nedham
Sept 16 - Sept 30, 2017 - by appointment only
Opening reception: Sept 16, 2017 1:00pm to 5:00pm 425 5th ave #42A, New York, NY, 10016
6 A.M. Most days I wake up at around six. I wish I didn't do it because it's really not great quality sleep, but oftentimes I'm running on too little, so I'll hit snooze once or twice.
7 A.M. Very programmatically, very luckily I guess, my kids wake up at seven, pretty much on the dot, so between six and seven is that time that I'll shower, I'll get ready for work, I'll meditate for 15 minutes, and read the paper. Some mornings I'll work out. I try to cram a lot in, which is why snooze isn't a good option—something to sacrifice, most often mascara. I'll grab Joseph first, and I bring him into Arabella's room. She's still in her crib. I hide behind it, and she first sees me in the form of a puppet show with her stuffed animals, and Joseph is always the last puppet. Every morning she wants the puppet show before she gets out of bed. Then she asks to put on her princess dress, so we'll put on her costume and all have breakfast together. Between seven and eight, Jared, myself and the kids hang out.
8:30 A.M. Jared and I both work very close to where we live, so we walk to the office together. He drops me off at Trump Tower and keeps walking down to his office building, three blocks further down, on Fifth Avenue. By 8:30, I'll be in the office. My brothers, my father and I, we're always the first people in. Throughout the course of the day, I see my father probably 10 to 15 times, popping into his office, joining a meeting. Him being on the 26th floor, and my brothers and I one floor down, very rarely do we have scheduled sit-downs. It is more often that something crossed one of our minds and we're chatting about it. Otherwise, when I'm in the office I tend to have back-to-back commitments.
12:30 P.M. I have a weekly lunch date with Arabella. She'll come to the office. I call it our meeting. Is she famous in the office at this point? Oh, yeah. She thinks she runs the show around here. In all of the offices surrounding mine, she knows exactly where to go to get the treats, or get the toys, or get the colored pencils. She knows where all the fun gadgets are hidden. We go down together to the Trump Grill. She's actually a quite healthy eater, and this is something I've tried to be really cognizant of. She loves fish, so I'll get her salmon and some vegetables on the side, and then her treat is what she refers to as "pink ice cream," otherwise known as strawberry. I'll have the same. A few times it's her having the salmon, and me having a cheese quesadilla, and in some ways it's inappropriate. I bring little games with me. One of the things we like to do, which sounds sort of funny: floor plans. I'll actually bring sketches and blueprints down to lunch and colored pencils, and she'll color on them. It's a lot of fun! She uses a little crayon to show me where the bed is, and she'll color in the bed. For a kid it's not so intuitive looking at something from an aerial perspective, but now she knows nightstand, bed, shower, toilet. She certainly won't be able to argue that I haven't conditioned her from an early age!
1:15 P.M. After lunch Arabella will go home, and I might stop by my shoe showroom, which also happens to be in the Trump Tower. I spend a lot of time in the showroom when I'm meeting with the different buyers from department stores or when I'm in the design process and prototype review. I have nine meetings today that are scheduled, but I'm big into getting up and walking around and talking with people in the hallway. During the course of the day, it's probably worth mentioning, my excessive consumption of fluids. I pretty much only drink water, Tazo passion tea or coffee with half and half, and it's an ongoing joke in the office that I never have less than three glasses of water and some form of tea or coffee in front of me.
5 P.M. I'll start returning calls and scrambling to clean up my inbox a bit before I try and get out of the office. The most important time for me is really between 5:30 and 7:30, when I can get home. If I'm traveling, I take incredibility early flights so that I can get home before the kids' bedtime. I'll get up at 3:40 A.M., take the 6 A.M. flight from LaGuardia to Miami, land at 8:40, I'll spend the day, and then get on the 4 P.M. flight home. I'll start Joseph's routine at around 6:15—I'll read to him, feed him and put him to bed. Then I'll hang with Arabella, who is a total night owl. She would be up every night until 9:30 if it was up to her. She loves, shockingly, to build. She actually jokes she is always making Trump Tower out
of Magnatile block sets. I read and I sing to her. The last four months she's been really big about "Edelweiss." I always ask her what song she wants me to sing, and she'll say, "Edelweiss," and I'll say, "Okay, what song next?" and she'll say, "Edelweiss."
8 P.M. Jared and I are out quite a bit at night—we'll have dinners that are work related or dinners with friends—or if I'm home, I'm typically eating Arabella's leftovers. I love having dates with my husband. At least once a week, we have dinner just the two of us. We take turns planning dates, so I am taking him trapeze-ing. We recently drove to Williamsburg to one of our favorite restaurants, Antica Pesa, a great, great Italian spot. One of my other favorites is Lucali. And recently I took him up to Harlem, and we did dinner at Minton's, and then we went to Lincoln Center Jazz. A lot of times we'll do it on Saturday nights just because, and every Friday we are always together as a family.On the weekends we eat every meal together. I try really not to try to schedule anything on the weekends, though just because of what we're passionate about, Jared and I will go walk around neighborhoods and look at properties that he owns and that I own, but that's fun. On Saturday, I'll walk the golf course, or I'll play tennis or just run around with the kids. On Sunday, maybe I'll go to the gym or do a fitness class.
10 P.M. I don't have a long skincare routine but I have a consistent one. The minute I walk into the house that's what I do, and it makes me feel like I've kind of come home. I wash my face, I take off all my makeup, and I feel sort of in my natural state, if you will. I love moisturizers, lotions potions. I'm always trying new things. Right now I love Tammy Fender's organic products. Basically when I get home I just do emails for around three hours, which stinks. I have a thing about getting into your inbox every night before going to bed. I'm usually working from my laptop or my phone, desperately trying to get my inbox to zero before I fall asleep. I sleep much more soundly knowing I have a clean slate for the day ahead. I try to put out what I'm going to wear the night before. It just makes things a little bit more seamless in the mornings. There is definitely, you know, sort of a trusty work uniform—a chic, feminine dress that's easy and versatile.
1 A.M. My bedroom is very serene. My sheets are neutral, crisp and clean! I get to bed at like 12:30 or one. Usually if I can't fall asleep, you will find me catching up on a good book or zoning out with an episode of "The Real Housewives." I always have a couple books on my bedside table in various stages of completion. I'll have tea and a huge pitcher of water beside by bedside table. Who falls asleep first? I do. Every time.
- Ivanka Trump
Investment Projects presents “Tall None Fat Raspberry White Mocha Latte”, featuring work by David Aipperspach, Gail Dodge, Kyle Hittmeier, Victoria Haynes, Sam Keller, Tristram Lansdowne, Tommy Mishima, Amanda Nedham, Chris Papa, Jenyu Wang, Wei Xiaoguang, and Tong Yixing. Opening reception is on Sept 16 2017 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, at 425 5th ave #42A, New York, NY, 10016.
Signature cocktails “5th Avenue”, “The Tower”, and “You’re Fired” from Trump Tower Bar will be served at the opening. A 6’ by 22’ indoor swimming pool, steam room and sauna on the 11th floor will be available for use during the opening and for the duration of the show, swimwear required.