Sabrina de Sousa is the co-founder of one of our favourite New York eateries, Dimes. Together with her business partner, chef Alissa Wagner, the talented restaurateur has pioneered a movement towards quick, casual and colourful produce-driven meals that hinge on beautiful bowls—both the savoury and açai variety—that are as nourishing to the body as they are pleasing to the eye and the palate. Since opening in Chinatown in 2013, Dimes has blossomed to include Dimes Deli and Market (where you can find Sans [ceuticals] alongside everything from Japanese condiments and local vegetables to printed rolling papers by artist Tauba Auerbach). On any given day, Dimes’ buzzy Memphis-inspired spaces are filled with a creative crew of artists, designers, writers, skaters and makers, who gravitate towards the warm and enchanting energy the two women have cultivated. To counteract being run off her feet between the three neighbouring shopfronts and the duo’s catering business, de Sousa is a firm believer in rituals and self-care to rejuvenate and restore. Here she shares some of her most valued practices.