Monday, April 14
I arrived from L.A. It was quite late — I didn’t really want to eat because I wouldn’t be able to sleep. I went to the Rose Bar and ate only nuts. We just turned up. They let me in because of my name, [though] I didn’t have to tell them who I was. I had some amazing drinks — I had a watermelon martini.
I love the fact that there’s a lot of choice in New York. It’s extremely multicultural. New York has diners and delis that are open really late; in London we have kebabs and fish-and-chips — they’re the ones that stay open late.
Tuesday, April 15
I had a bowl of porridge from room service at the Hotel on Rivington — with soy milk, a slice of banana and brown sugar. And I had coffee with cream. I try to have just one cup of coffee a day, and I like having cream in it — it’s a little luxury. I try to stay off wheat and milk.
I went to Tyra Banks for a taping, and I had a soy latte from Starbucks and some fruit in the dressing room to keep the energy up. In London, Starbucks is on every corner — it’s like the new pub. If I need some energy and I get really tired, I’ll have a little bit of dark chocolate.
For lunch I went to ’inoteca, and I had some salad with calamari and also a bit of a panini with prosciutto.
I had dinner at the Kobe Club with Heidi and Spencer from The Hills. I'd never met them, and my song [“Unwritten”] is on The Hills. I definitely get people approaching me. [People sing it back to me] particularly in nightclubs because that’s when people have had more to drink. I like the Kobe Club a lot. I ordered sea bass — it was really, really nice. One of my friends had the steak, so we kind of shared. They had an amazing cheesecake. I like tasting what’s on other people’s plates.
Wednesday, April 16
I bought some nuts. I went into a health store and got these sugar-free cookies made with dried fruit.
I had a freshly made ginger, carrot, and apple juice.
I had a bowl of white-bean soup at Bull & Bear after an appearance on Fox Business Channel’s Happy Hour.
For dinner I went to the Jade Jagger event, and again I had sea bass. Normally at parties I don’t get to eat very much because I end up talking to everyone. If there’s a lot of cameras, it can feel weird to eat when people can snap a picture of you.
I didn’t drink anything alcoholic that day.
Thursday, April 17
I didn’t eat breakfast, but I went to the Spotted Pig and I ate lunch. They have incredible food there: The gnudi made of ricotta cheese with butter and sugar around it are really a taste of heaven — you close your eyes and it melts in your mouth. I had a few of those and a skirt-steak salad.
Probably over the weekend I’ll go to a vegetarian restaurant because it’s nice if you’ve eaten meat all week. Most of the time I do the Zone diet, which has the right kinds of amounts of carbs, protein … On the weekend I’ll try to be extra good and not have a lot of creamy, rich food. Of course, that’s in an ideal world. Usually what happens is life goes on and you grab what you can.