WHO DO YOU LIVE WITH | My two teenagers, Blaire and Walker, and cat
WHAT’S YOUR SIGN | Capricorn
DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE IN 3 WORDS | Tumbleweed Chic Supreme
FOOL PROOF DINNER PARTY TIP | Music, candles, wine, and an extrovert.
WHAT DO YOU COLLECT | stones and quotes printed on pretty paper
FAVORITE PIECE OF CLOTHING RIGHT NOW | My black Curators zip-up sweatshirt dress from Magpie Boutique, over waxed Page denim. I guess that’s an outfit.
3 FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT YOUR HOUSE | The view from my 4-poster bed, the 100 yr old factory floors in my loft, and the sound of Walker playing piano
FAVORITE COCKTAIL | French 75
WHAT’S ALWAYS IN YOUR REFRIGERATOR | ½ and ½, yogurt, and chardonnay.
WHERE IS THE LAST PLACE YOU TRAVELED | New York City
WHAT DID YOU BRING BACK | A giant sweater with a hood that obscures my whole head, which I bought at Barney’s on my way to the airport.
YOU KNOW YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON | my Dad.
IF YOU HIRED AN INTERIOR DESIGNER FOR YOUR HOME | I would give them a personality test.
FAVORITE HOTEL | The Old Edward’s Inn in Highlands, NC
WHAT SMELL DO YOU LOVE | I love sultry scents, and I carry a perfume oil in my bag called Datura, from New Orleans. It fixes any feeling I’m having.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR HOME | Cook without pressure, listen to my kids play music, lower the blackout shades and read in bed.
3 THINGS YOU ALWAYS INCLUDE IN A ROOM YOU’RE DESIGNING | Sconces for lighting, down cushions for lounging, and a place to put your glass of wine without having to get up.
BOOK YOU’VE READ MORE THAN ONCE | A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
YOUR 3 FAVORITE THINGS IN YOUR HOUSE | A large painting by my college roommate, Sara Hendren…my Cisco linen sofa…and a portrait of my kids both sitting in a cardboard box by dear friend Tammi Floccare.
IMPROMPTU TALENT SHOW – HOW DO YOU WIN | I’m proud that I can still bend into a pretzel at 44.
WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU’VE LEARNED THIS YEAR | That a lot can happen in the 2 minutes between feeling a reaction and letting it out of my mouth, if I can sit it out.
ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’D GIVE AN ASPIRING ENTREPRENEUR | The harder I work, the luckier I am.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT WEARING THIS WINTER | Tights. They’re making a comeback for me.
THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME | Warsaw, Poland, visiting a Pen Pal in high school. OR Hope Valley Country Club.
TOP 3 THINGS YOU ATTRIBUTE YOUR SUCCESS TO | Discipline, Courage, and Resilience – wait, strike Resilience, insert Pretending.
FAVORITE PLACE TO BUY CLOTHES | Magpie Boutique in Durham
TWO THINGS YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR JOB | Drawing pictures, and re-thinking the best use of a room someone has given up on.
NETFLIX OBSESSION | Blaire and I are watching 8 seasons of Gilmore Girls
WHAT CAN YOU NOT STOP THINKING ABOUT | A beach house
HOW DO YOU UNWIND | Pure Barre class, followed by a glass of wine, followed by a bath. In that order.
FAVORITE RESTAURANT | Schillers in NYC, I have great memories there. Pizzeria Toro in Durham.
WHO WOULD YOU WANT TO PLAY YOU IN YOUR BIOPIC | Dora, the fish on Finding Nemo
FAVORITE FABRIC | Kevin O’Brien’s vintage velvet ombre pillows
NECESSARY EXTRAVAGANCE / SIMPLE INDULGENCE | I take a bath with candles and bubbles and music every. Single. Night.
WHAT’S REALLY IMPORTANT TO YOU RIGHT NOW | Optimism and moisturizer.