This week, we are joined by Nana Agyemangy, the founder and chief executive officer of EveryStylishGirl, a media firm dedicated to the advancement of Black women in the creative industries.
For Nana Agyemang, taking care of her mental health and indulging in wellness rituals are priorities. She tells that she takes a mental-health vacation about once a month.
“This means that I get away from my surroundings. So if I’m in New York I do a little road trip. I try to get out of the current scene and change my environment. These trips are usually scheduled at the end of a major project.” After wrapping up a discussion on social media tips she wishes more people knew about and a wrap-up where she discussed them, Agyemang booked a Sonoma getaway to escape. Agyemang says, “I’m currently in the Bay Area so Sonoma can be a 45-minute driving distance from me.” It doesn’t need to be expensive. I always plan my trips ahead so that I can be financially responsible and still prioritize my mental health.
“Everything in Sonoma is absolutely amazing—you feel like you’re in the South of France. I was reading about MacArthur Place, and I decided to stay here because the energy is so restorative. It feels like a home —I didn’t see any of the other guests, I had my own patio, there’s an outdoor shower. Something that I didn’t realize about Sonoma is that everything closes at 9:00 PM.”
Nana’s Beauty Rituals
“My skin-care products are the focus of my entire bag. A new discovery that I actually love is clothmask. It is very gentle on my skin and people often comment that it makes my skin glow. This mask is perfect for those warm days when you don’t want to use a lot of makeup. After applying the mask, I leave it on for about 10 minutes and then gently wash it off. After using the mask, I don’t apply any moisturizer to my face. I like to finish with a mist from. It hydrates my skin, even if I have dry skin. My skin is glowing every time I travel. You only need a little to make your skin glow.”