PEOPLE: ALLY WALSH

@allylwalsh / @canyoncoffee

Name: Ally Walsh

Occupation/Business/Creative Outlet: Founder of Canyon Coffee and Model at Wilhelmina 

Starsign: Virgo Sun, Aries Moon & Taurus Rising 

Favourite Number: 13 

First thing you did this morning? 20 minute meditation, followed by a pour over with Canyon Coffee beans

What does 'wellness' mean to you? Emotional, physical, mental and spiritual health.

Products found in your shower/by your bath? Earth Tu Face face washAveda Chamomile Shampoo, Coconut Oil and SansCuticals body exfolient.

Three things that can always be found in your kitchen cupboard? Almond butter, hot sauce, sweet potatoes. 

Favourite kitchen utensil? Toaster!

Favourite Travel destination? Oh man, so many! Paris, Big Sur, Sicily—anywhere in Italy! Planning a trip to Mexico City right now, and Lebanon and Bhutan are on my bucket list.

Currently reading? The Song of Achilles, The Art of Zen by Alan Watts, and trying to keep up with the weekly New Yorker magazines!

Currently browsing (.com)? HBO Go, Self Practice ;), nyt.com 

Favourite breakfast food?  Almond butter toast (could live on this) or coconut yogurt with fruit and granola

Three items in your wallet / bag? Aesop hand cream, a pen, phone charger

An album/mix that calms your nervous system? Feist's “Let It Die”

An album/mix that hypes you up? anything by Rolling Stones or Paul McCartney 

Most commonly used apps on your phone? Google maps (I love being able to save favorite spots or places I want to go!), podcasts—lately I’ve been listening to TED interviews, On Being, and How I Built This, and I also just finished The Dropout! Instagram and Spotify.

Favourite form of movement/exercise? Yoga, hiking and long walks

One thing you'd like to incorporate into your day/week that you're currently yet to? Getting to the beach! We used to live right off the sand in Venice. I love living in Echo Park (“on the eastside” of LA), but would like to make getting out to the water a habit.

Nighttime rituals? Make dinner at home, then read or watch a show in bed. Lately I have been using Lesse bioactive face mask before i got to sleep as well. 

I feel most creatively fulfilled when… I am traveling and exploring somewhere new.

I'm currently working on…  There’s always something new with Canyon, whether it’s our travel guides, working with artists to develop new products, sourcing new coffees, or helping out at our new shop concept, Neighborhood! Outside of “work” work, I’ve been diving into my Katonah Yoga practice, and always working on maintaining/being present and loving everyday :)

This time last year, I wish I knew… When you move, it takes more time than you’d expect to get settled, move in and really feel like the new place is “home.” I’m an advocate of allowing for time to “fill out” a home organically with furniture and art, but some patience and perspective is really helpful! Books, plants, and a nice chair are key

I'm grateful for… My family, my friends, yoga, & my partner Casey, who I get to build my dream company with.