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Simplicity Series: Katie Manwaring

February 22, 2016


Hi! My name is Katie Manwaring and I'm a 25-year-old living in New York City. By day I work as a beauty and entertainment publicist and during my free time I enjoy blogging at my site, KatiesBliss.com.

How do you take care of yourself so that you’re physically and mentally prepared to be your best self for others? 

Despite how much I have on my plate, I'm very good at making time for myself. I recognize the importance of taking a night off to watch Netflix or grab dinner with my friends to mentally recharge. 


What’s your favorite beauty secret? 
Drinking lots of water! I start my mornings with warm lemon water and guzzle it throughout the day.  
What’s your favorite go-to outfit for a quick polished look? 
I love a classic a-line dress. Dresses are my go-to for work because you can dress them up with heels or down with booties and a scarf. 
What’s your favorite quick-prep dinner for your family? 
I love making soups and smoothies in my Vitamix. It's so easy and the cleanup is minimal!
Tell us your favorite Instagram account to follow and why? 
That's a tough one because I have a few! If I had to pick one it would probably be @tuulavintage because she posts a mix of style and travel photos. 
What tradition or routine is important to you? 
My weekday routine of waking up early. I'm a total morning person and typically get most of my blog-related work done between the hours of 6AM - 8AM. 
What’s in your purse? 
The standard items you'd expect! My wallet, phone, a few beauty products, sunglasses, tissues and a few pens. 
Where do you find your inspiration? 
I get a lot of inspiration from New York City! I love just taking walks around different neighborhoods and snapping photos of architecture, street style and anything else I find beautiful. 
We know you’re a busy lady! How do you balance your work life with your personal life? Any tips for our readers?
I credit my work/life balance to my routine. It took me a few years but I've found a rhythm that works for me. I make a point to wake up early because I know I'm most productive in the mornings. I also stay organized by inputting any and every obligation or meeting into my ical. I know my limits and over time I've recognized that it's okay to say "no" and push back on deadlines sometimes.
What’s your favorite app (or other tool) for helping you do life? 
I wouldn't survive without my ical app! I use it to keep track of all my meetings, appointments and events both for work and my personal life. If something is not on my calendar I will completely forget! 
Follow along with Katie: 
Instagram: @katiesbliss
Twitter: @katiesbliss
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