If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair but the hair spray and the electric toothbrush. We asked Eric Adams — a Democratic candidate running to be New York City’s next mayor — about the sunglasses, blender, and dental floss he can’t live without.
Something about sunglasses makes you more approachable. They’re more leisurely. I like Ray-Ban’s darker aviators the best. When you pair the dark lenses with a nice smile, it just really resonates. After I saw President Obama wearing a similar pair, I decided I needed these to make myself look cool — Obama cool.
I use it every morning. I’ll throw in a cup of blueberries or blackberries, two cups of kale or spinach, a celery stalk or two, and some superfood powders like acai powder. The NutriBullet blends better and faster than others. I like how I can just drink from the vessel, too, or put a cap on it and carry it with me. It’s one less thing to clean.
The more you wear them, the more comfortable they become. Florsheim is a throwback. The shoes are made well and I can wear them with different things. Burgundy is a universal color. It goes with black suits, cream khakis, blue slacks. It gives you that versatility. I walk parades in them, knock on doors. I’m always moving around and these get comfier over time.
If I can’t get to the gym, I need to bring it to me. I have a portable stepper near my standing desk so I can use it while I’m on the phone, talking to people, and doing my work. Mine swivels with your body; stationary steppers can be harder on your hips, so one that swivels when you’re moving can reduce that pressure. Mine came from the Sharper Image, but is now sold out. I paid less than $100 for it, which was a great investment.
Date sugar is healthier than white cane sugar. It’s 100 percent plant-based — really just dried dates ground into a sugar. It has a great taste, sweet but a little fruitier. I started using it when I switched to a plant-based diet and was looking for healthier alternatives.
Flossing is a habit I’ve always had. My mom flossed often — she was big on protecting your gums. I never seem to be able to get it right when I use string, which is why I love these picks. They’re easier to manage. I prefer them unflavored.
Men’s Wearhouse is one of my favorite stores. These are comfortable and durable. Remember, in one day I can go from a parade to a dinner meeting to another activity. So I really need versatile garments I can wear to all of these functions. Chinos are just a good, comfortable style of pants. I like to sit on the floor a lot and you can sit on the floor in these without worrying if you’re ruining a pair of suit pants. You can throw them in the washing machine and they’re good to go.