Name Alysha Totemwongs
Who do you live with Domestic Partner, Tyler
What’s your sign Sun: Gemini, Rising: Capricorn, Moon: Sagittarius
What do you collect crystals, phone cases, tiny elephants, shoes
3 favorite things about your house oversized freestanding tub, my closet, and huge kitchen island for pasta making parties
What’s always in your refrigerator LaCroix and Sriracha
What surprises you about Raleigh? The collaborative, make-it-happen, entrepreneurial and professional women I’ve had the privilege of working and becoming friends with. It is here that I discovered the importance of maintaining a girl gang, posse, support system, whatever you wanna call it – something that didn’t cross my mind when I braved a cross country move from LA 8 years ago. Life will inevitably happen – marriage, kids, divorce, career growth, business fail, loss of a parent – and I needed the shared experience, insight, empathy and counsel of other women to make sense of it all. Women coming together to support each other in life and in business bring joy and vibrancy to this community and I’m so grateful to be a part of it.
Necessary extravagance/simple indulgence silk pillowcases, fresh flowers, long baths, chocolate
Favorite song right now Sweet Love Anita Baker
Style Icon(s) Diane Keaton, Leandra Cohen, Jen Gotch, Iris Apfel
Favorite piece of clothing right now vintage crop levis I scored from Foxhole in LA.
Favorite cocktail avo marg with salt
Who would you want to play you in your biopic Ali Wong
Netflix obsession The Great British Baking Show
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned this year Embrace the unexpected. So far, this year is nothing I could have ever predicted. From love to loss and achievement to failure. It’s been incredible every step of the way and I’m grateful to keep learning from every opportunity.
Book you’re reading right now The Female Persuasion – Meg Wolitzer and When Things Fall Apart – Pema Chodron
Favorite place to buy clothes vintage stores, eBay, Zara
Favorite hotel Le Sirenuse Positano
Favorite restaurant in Raleigh Crawford & sons and stanbury
What would people be surprised to learn about you I played piano and clarinet for 8 years an I’m an excellent parallel parker, thank you very much