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Boss Mom – A Day in the Life of Jayma Cardoso

Social Life caught up with the uber busy Jayma Cardoso, the owner of perennially hip The Surf Lodge in Montauk. This year, Jayma officially opened The Sanctuary, a wellness venue, also in Montauk. The Sanctuary offers many studio classes, exercise clothing, and beauty products. It also offers interesting panels. For example, on August 1 The Sanctuary hosted a panel of five to discuss cannabis and wellness.

While Yayma works long days providing the denizens of the Hamptons with the coolest music and dining venue, she balances work with being a mom to John Jr, who will turn five this year. Jayma tells us that she is lucky that her ex, John J. Zidziunas, a successful litigator, is an actively involved parent in John Jr’s life.

We asked Jayma to tell us what a typical Wednesday looks like for her.

7 a.m. — Wake up with my son and play with him for an hour. Have breakfast at Naturally Good. It’s near my new wellness business, The Sanctuary.

9 a.m. — Drop off my son at camp, and go to Taryn Toomey’s The Class at The Sanctuary.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Answer calls and stop by the hotel to check on staff and deal with anything that needs to be done.

1:30 p.m. — Have lunch: buy fresh fish at Gosman’s and cook it at home.

3 p.m. to 5 p.m. — Spend time with my son swimming. He just loves to be in the pool for hours.

5:30 p.m. — Head back to Surf Lodge to say hello to the many locals who come to see Nancy Atlas play. After so many years I am still amazed by her talent.

8 p.m. — Eat dinner at Surf Lodge.

10 p.m. — My eyes are ready to close. Another long but beautiful day in Montauk.

The Surf Lodge:
The Sanctuary:
716 Montauk Highway, Suite 3, Montauk