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Aishwarya iyer.

Aishwarya Iyer.
As a part of our maudern people series, we asked Los Angeles-based founder Aishwarya Iyer for insights on modern intimacy. Aishwarya is the founder of Brightland—a conscious California olive oil and vinegar brand.

What is your relationship status?


How long have you been together?

7.5 years

How did you meet?

On a defunct dating site called HowAboutWe in New York. 

In your day to day life, how do you make time for intimacy?

Plenty of time away from the phone and screens, cooking together long walks with our dogs.

You feel most loved when__

We are in deep conversation, late at night, sharing a bottle of wine. 

A favorite literary or on-screen romance:

Mickey & Minnie Mouse 

Unexpected turn-on:


The perfect date:

Just us two dressed up, candles, lots of food, wine, soft music—indoors, either in New York City, Paris, or Santa Barbara. 

Your in the mood food:

Spanish tapas and a bottle of Spanish wine. 

Drink of choice:

Gin & Tonic with fresh basil or mint

A sexy or intimate song you love:

Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton 

Dating advice to your younger self:

You are valuable. 

What your parents said about love and relationships:

It’s all about compromise and patience. 

Favorite scent: