WORK • Tuesday Routine
LUCINDA CONSTABLE • founder • The Table New York
Neighborhood you work in: Dimes Square
It’s Tuesday morning, where are you working?
I usually do coffee and a preliminary email sweep at home before heading to my office. They’re only two blocks apart, which definitely makes life easier. I find I’m much more productive at the office, as the social element keeps me engaged and inspired — and I have my large monitor there.
What’s the Tuesday morning scene at your workplace?
My office is a coworking space I run, which I’ve filled with friends, all running their own businesses, mostly in creative fields. It’s genuinely amazing to have a community where we all help and support each other. It makes being a sole trader much more palatable, I would say! Everyone rolls in around 10am for coffee and a chat, and then off to their respective areas of the space to start the day.
What’s on the agenda for today?
Today, I’m finalizing prep for my NY Fashion Week jobs, always an incredibly busy week in eventland. Each event we're working on is so different, thematically, which is wonderful from a creativity standpoint. But it also means so many different props and custom elements to keep track of. We’re surrounded floor-to-ceiling by boxes right now.
This season, most of our NYFW events are for brands we’ve worked with before, so we’re in the flow. We’re throwing a big party at Bergdorf Goodman for one of our favorite clients, an Indian brand called Sabyasachi. It’s going to be decadent, to say the least. We’re also doing the FRAME Denim x Gisele Bündchen party at Indochine, always a great vibe. I love the NYC classics. Other fun ones on the docket this season are Helmut Lang by Peter Do, Tod’s at The Mark Hotel and Edie Parker.
What’s for lunch?
Realistically, lunch today is going to be at my desk. Like everyone in the neighborhood, I’m a Dimes Deli regular. I think it’s the closest iteration I have of ‘Cheers’ (where everybody knows your name). I spend a scary amount of time there — I’ve been known to eat there twice a day — but it’s great for getting all the socializing out of the way in one fell swoop. I’m a breakfast sandwich gal, and also love the seared salmon. But it’s basically an extension of my apartment, a true ‘third space’ for me — a rare thing in New York these days. I’m grateful it exists.
Any plans tonight?
Hoping to finish work at a decent hour, and have a bite in the neighborhood. Gem Wine is always high on the list. Flynn [McGarry] is an amazing chef; we work together on events a fair bit. I love his approach to casual dining, and the newly renovated space is perfect for most occasions. The bread is next level. Scarr’s Pizza is an on-the-go favorite — I’ve been going there since the day they opened, and they have a desk in my coworking space, so they’re like family. King Dumpling for a quick scallion pancake, or I also love sitting at the bar at Corner Bar for a pasta pomodoro. Sensing a theme here? I rarely leave my two-block radius if I’m not in another part of the city for work. I’m a creature of habit! Let’s see what time I finish work!