Nina Agdal is your typical New Yorker. She loves to eat her way through the city at favorite haunts like Carbone and Tetsu. She walks her dog, Daisy in some of her favorite neighborhoods, and she’s always up for playing tour guide. When she isn’t pounding the NYC streets, you’ll find her enjoying some home spa nights or kicking back some Pura Still with her other half (yes, her famous other half).
Congratulations are in order now that you've been named the new ambassador for Pura Still. Tell us what that job entails. NINA AGDAL: It’s a fancy job title! I feel so lucky to be one of their first ever ambassadors. As an ambassador you are an extension of the brand so it’s important that you first of all like the brand and appreciate the product. As an ambassador, I help “promote” Pura Still but since I actually like and enjoy it, it’s pretty easy. Whenever I go to any party I obviously bring Pura Still because I want everyone to try it and hear what they think! It’s really fun!
Do you have a favorite flavor? Do you drink yours straight up or you do mix it up? NA: I keep switching it up. I loved the blackberry in the beginning and now I’m really into the mandarin-orange flavor. I like to mix it up so I don’t get sick of one flavor.
Before you get to enjoy your Pura Still, I know you’re going to share with our readers how you stay so fit? What’s your regimen or do you naturally look this good? NA: I go through phases of different types of workouts but what’s been working for me lately is doing my own pilates regiment. I also run for 45-60 minutes twice a week. I’ve been working on filming some of the workouts I do at home so people can do it at home too! Pure Barre or SLT classes are also great to add into your routine but it’s most important to find what works for you and what makes you feel good!
How do you find inner balance with a busy schedule? NA: I try to do at least one good thing a day for me—whether it’s a meditation podcast, a work out, a hot bath or a nice meal. Whatever it is that would make me happy that day, I always make it a priority. I know it sounds silly but even just taking the time to make a good cup of tea and taking a minute to breathe can make a difference some days. And being surrounded by good, kind and positive people make all the difference.
Your skin is flawless and this New York weather is not. So what’s your skincare regimen to battle the cold? NA: The cold is so tough on the skin. I have a tendency to dry out like crazy. I think we forget to drink enough water in the cold because you’re not hot or sweating so I force myself to drink water throughout the day. And since it’s been cold I stay in a lot which means I have more time for “home spa” nights. I’ll do tons of hydrating masks and just really take care of my skin.
What's your favorite neighborhood to spend time in? NA: I love walking around NYC to explore all the different neighborhoods but my favorite to stroll through is West Village because everything is so pretty there. I love TriBeCa and the Upper East as well.
I always love reading about celebrity routines. What’s a day in the city like for you? NA: t depends on what I have that day whether it’s a photo shoot, a meeting or any errands I need to run. I always start with taking my vitamins, making coffee, feeding my dog, Daisy and taking her for a walk. I’ll either then do a home workout or head to the gym and grab a juice. Then my day has started. Usually on weekdays, I’ll just either cook at home, watch TV with my boyfriend and friends or go out for an early dinner. Sleep is a big priority so I don’t really like late dinners. My evening kind of depends on my bedtime.
When you get to play tour guide, what are some of your go-to spots? NA: I love riding bikes around the city to see even more of it so I like long bike rides with my guest—uptown, downtown, east side to west side. Besides that, there’s obviously so many great places to eat so I’d definitely take them to my favorite spots like; Tetsu for sushi; Carbone for that spicy rigatoni; Hillstone (for basically anything); and Manhatta for a drink with a view. Obviously the top of Empire State Building is the best view you can get so I’d do that for the daytime!