Songwriter Ali Tamposi Shares Her Favorite Things

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How does a 5X platinum Grammy-nominated songwriter-slash-musical powerhouse who’s written for Beyoncé, Selena Gomez, Kelly Clarkson (she’s the mastermind behind “Stronger”), Justin Bieber, and Cardi B., to name a few, stay centered? For 31-year-old Ali Tamposi, it’s the magic of Malibu, splurging on surfboards and sunsets.

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“Splurging on surfboards is my kryptonite, but the most special thing to me is spending time with friends for a beach bonfire at sunset.”

Wardrobe Highlights

“My engagement ring by Raffi Fine Jewelry, Proforce Karate Pants and Goodtime Charley’s Vintage T-shirts are my go-tos. And anything and everything by TATA-LA.”

Day Trade

“For my morning ritual, I drink a glass of warm water with ginger and lemon, meditate, journal, attend my Zoom AA meeting, and do some kind of workout—either surf, Peloton or a hike. Currently, I end the night by watching The Sopranos with my fiancé Roman, doing my skin-care routine and reading until I pass out.”

Beauty Haul

“When I wake up, some non-negotiables are to kiss my man and smother my pup, then wash my face with Dr. Madh Cream Cleanser. After that, some Nousha The Reset Oil ($110) and skinbetter Trio Rebalancing Moisture Treatment ($140). At night, it’s a gel cleanser, skinbetter Even Tone ($145), skinbetter Boosting Cream ($85) and Nousha’s The Reset Oil. For my hair, always Oribe.”

Discovery Channel

“Veganism! I feel so alive and energetic ever since I started, it’s something I wish I’d done a long time ago.”


Favorite place in the world: Little Dume
Favorite movies: It’s hard to choose a favorite movie, but I love the Coen Brothers and Terrence Malick.
Favorite music: Impossible to narrow down
Favorite reading: The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Favorite art book: Contemporary Japanese Prints by Michiaki Kawakita
Favorite artists: Sigmar Polke, Minjung Kim, Raymond Pettibon, Julie Mehretu
Favorite restaurant: Le Cafe de la Plage in Malibu
Always on hand: Ginger mints!
Prized possession: My grandmother’s goldfish hook necklace

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