This week’s Meet a Mom interview is with Ali Gray, mom of two and Greenwich Magazine’s Social Editor. Born and raised in town, she attended Old Greenwich, Eastern Middle and Greenwich High Schools. Now, she lives with her husband and two kids, Henry (6) and Charlotte (3) in North Stamford. We spoke to Ali about her career in magazines, her role at Greenwich Magazine, and local favorites!
Can you please tell us a bit more about your career in magazines?
Yes! I have always worked at Magazines: ELLE, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar and now ten years + years at Greenwich magazine.
What do you love most about working there?
I love being a part of the community, having my finger on the pulse of what is going on in and around town. And I have made great friends at work… Donna Moffly, at 85, is one-of-a-kind! And works every day.
How do you balance (or try to balance) work and motherhood? Do you have any strategies to share?
Finding balance is tricky, and I don’t think I have it down to a science yet. I make sure I make time to see my friends, go to concerts or even a solo walk at the beach helps recharge my batteries, as does watching Bravo, ha!
What’s your typical “mom uniform”?
I love my Dudley Stephens fleece tunics with yoga pants and clogs, Birks or sneakers. I am a teen at heart!
Anything else you’d like to add?
I do my best work in my car ~ Zoom calls, return emails, posting on Instagram. From parking lots to my driveway, I don’t discriminate.
We can totally relate to working on the go and in your car, ha! Finally, we love to support local businesses. Can you please share your favorite places to:
Go to dinner for date night: Mediterraneo of Greenwich or Hinoki
Go for girls night out: We love a backyard bash or anywhere on “The Ave”
Get coffee: Aux Delices on the regular – try the Honey Lemon Ginger Tea!
Workout: Tod’s Point
Get your nails/hair done: Town Nails in Riverside and Emily at Indulge in Old Greenwich
Go clothes shopping: Me: Aviator Nation, Roller Rabbit, Dudley Stephens Kids: Crew Cuts