Stay at home mom, thrifter extraordinaire
WHO DO YOU LIVE WITH | I live with my husband, Rafael, my ten year old son, Julian, my three year old son, Solomon, and our five year old rescue lab, ashes.
DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE IN 3 WORDS | Collected, comfortable and evolving
YOU’VE DONE SUCH A GREAT JOB AT MAKING A NEW HOUSE FEEL SPECIAL – WHAT WERE SOME OF YOUR TRICKS | Collecting old pieces of furniture, either antique or vintage. Layering to create depth and interest. Art. Hanging lots of art on the walls.
FAVORITE DESIGNER | Lauren Liess. I love the clean lines and references to nature. I find her design sense soulful and comfortable
WHAT DO YOU COLLECT | Baskets and vintage lamps
WHERE IS THE LAST PLACE YOU TRAVELED | St. Petersburg Florida
WHAT DID YOU BRING BACK | A vintage brass floor lamp from an antique mall
FAVORITE SONG TO DANCE TO | Wavelength by Van Morrison
THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME | Santorini Greece. Take me back!FAVORITE RESTAURANT | Lantern in Chapel Hill
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR PERFECT WEEKEND | Spending the majority of it outside and having meals on our screened porch
BEST CONCERT YOU’VE BEEN TO | Eric Bachman at Duke Gardens
WHAT’S YOUR NEWEST MUSIC DISCOVERY | Veedon Fleece by Van Morrison. We have it on vinyl!
3 FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT YOUR HOUSE | Its red front door, our screened porch and our backyard
WHAT’S ALWAYS IN YOUR REFRIGERATOR | White wine
FOOL PROOF DINNER PARTY TIP | My husband’s made from scratch pizza
FAVORITE COCKTAIL | I love a margarita on the rocks with salt
BEST THRIFTING TIP OR TRICK | Go Early and often, like voting. There are frequently lines to get into places with good stuff. And Always be kind. That applies in life and in thrifting. People will make deals with you and generally look out for you if you have a reputation for kindness.
WHAT WOULD PEOPLE BE SURPRISED TO LEARN ABOUT YOU | I used to be painfully shy
NECESSARY EXTRAVAGANCE / SIMPLE INDULGENCE | Good coffee and chocolate
FAVORITE SONG RIGHT NOW | Anything by Van Morrison =)
YOUR 3 FAVORITE THINGS IN YOUR HOUSE | My husband and my two sons
FAVORITE PLACES TO SCORE FINDS FOR YOUR HOME | Thrift stores throughout Durham.
WHAT SMELL DO YOU LOVE | Gardenias from our yard
FAVORITE HOTEL | Any hotel where I can sleep past 7 am
YOU KNOW YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON | My husband
BEST THRIFT FINDS | A large mid-century modern white lamp that’s now in our master bedroom. I didn’t buy it at first and went back for it. I think it was $10. An 11×13 Persian rug in perfect condition. $50 lovely old pine cabinet in our living room for $20.
WHO WOULD YOU WANT TO PLAY YOU IN YOUR BIOPIC | Juliette Binoche
NETFLIX OBSESSION | Bosch