Q: Do your kids wish to follow in your footsteps, or be involved in the beauty industry?
EDS: Right now, I don’t think any of them are interested in the industry. Their interests span writing, politics, history, art, and musical theater.
Q: When you aren’t working, what do you enjoy doing for fun?
EDS: I frequent New York galleries and museums, I spend time with my family at our pool and at our dinner table, or cooking — them, not me — in the kitchen. I also love to travel for pleasure. I like to read, but often fall asleep doing so. I read the New Yorker and many non-fiction books. I listen to a few podcasts, have a few favorite TV shows, like Billions. I love the movies, and listen to all kinds of music with a focus on classic rock, Motown, ‘70s disco, and first wave. I am admittedly a huge Beyoncé, Madonna, Cardi B, and Ariana Grande fan. I also like to work out.
Q: You’ve said in interviews that you’re a fitness veteran, having tried it all. What is your go-to fitness class or routine at the moment?
EDS: Last year, for Mother’s Day, my family bought me a Peloton bike. I use it about three to four times a week. The access to their enormous library of classes, which is also available online, is great when I travel. On the weekends, I will do a bootcamp for 50 minutes, and then Peloton at home for 30 to 45 minutes.
Q: What does your bootcamp class entail?
EDS: I have a standard “bootcamp” that I’ve been doing every Saturday and Sunday morning at 8 a.m. with my husband for the past six years. It’s at a boutique gym near my home, run by a former personal trainer and Muay Thai boxer. I have been training with him for about 16 years. His philosophy is “never the same.” Each class is different.
Q: Do you exercise with your co-workers?
EDS: The RéVive team tries to work out together. We are located in the Flatiron district, and we like to go to Fhitting Room, a bootcamp workout; Rumble, boxing; and Orangetheory.
Q: Do you have a mantra?
EDS: I actually have a lot of mantras. My teams have coined them “Szyferisms” over the years.