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What’s magic to you right now? Seeing the world through my son’s eyes.
What’s changed for you creatively over the pandemic? I’m less nervous than I was before. Now, when it comes to performing, I find myself more excited and eager to do what I love.
Go-to host gift? A great bottle of red wine.
Favorite treat? A great bottle of red wine! :)
The last time you felt really inspired? Performing on stage with my cast of Spring Awakening in November 2021.
What are you reading/streaming/listening to on repeat (or for the first time or finally)? Right now I'm reading a biography of Andy Warhol that is so big. I Also use it to prop open the door. I've just finished rewatching Madmen and I realized I shouldn’t be looking at Don Draper as role model anymore.
What’s changed for you creatively over the pandemic? Creativity doesn’t change with captivity.
Last concert you saw? The first? Last concert I saw was….Ray Lamontagne.. first? Wham!
Go-to host gift? A Peter Beard book.
What’s sexy to you? Inviting eyes coupled with a quick wit will get me every time.
What’s magic to you right now? Spending quality time with my family either at home or on a special vacation. I find that I recharge best in new environments. For the holidays we explored Peru and came back feeling ready to attack the year ahead.
A cause you’re willing to march in the street (or speak up on social) for? Racial equity, abortion rights, and gay rights.
Has your travel bucket list changed over the pandemic? Only because so many borders remain closed, but we started traveling safely in April 2021 to places like Africa, Menorca, Corsica, and Sardinia. Bucket list places are Rwanda and Uganda to see the gorillas and chimps, and the Maldives for an over-the-water bungalow.
If you couldn’t work as a creative, what would you be doing right now? I would be a Child Psychologist. I studied Psychology in college but followed my creative yearning instead.
Last splurge? Genesis GV70 in Melbourne Gray.
What’s magic to you right now? Tons of new and innovating technology, and the smart people creating it, following it, writing about it, and inventing it.
What’s changed for you creatively over the pandemic? I think things are less precious. There was this pressure to be super creative during quarantine and I found it hard and frustrating, which led to me being more loose and not obsessing over little things. I think it’s better for my work and my mental health.
Which three people living or deceased do you invite to your last dinner party? Freddie Mercury, Obama, Bob Iger.
Has your travel bucket list changed over the pandemic? Yes - I can’t wait to revisit some of our favorite places!
Favorite treat? Peanut butter cups. Peanut butter anything, really.
The last time you felt really inspired? Now!
Last concert you saw? The first? Tame Impala, the day before quarantine started! First big concert was Soundgarden in the 90’s. My ears were ringing for days. Literally.
What’s changed for you creatively over the pandemic? The pandemic was definitely a reset for me. It was the first time in years I had the opportunity to stop and look at everything. Now, post pandemic and a version #newnormal, I’m finding it a lot easier to work differently, in my most creative outlet. The goal is working smarter, not harder. The big memo is about accessing creativity and feeling inspired, and for me, at this point, it means slowing down.
“Important” idea you’re obsessed with right now? “Trivial” idea you’re also obsessed with right now? Staying inspired and finding joy.
"Trivial Idea"? The endless joy the perfect pair of socks can give me.
Last splurge? Heart Tag toggle Necklace in Silver from Tiffany & Co.
Go-to host gift? Essential oils by Doterra or CBD gummies from Lord Jones.
Grocery platform of choice? I mix it up.... I love going to the farmers markets when I can. I love Trader Joes and Erewhon.
What’s sexy to you? Kindness
Current source of inspiration? Lately I've been collecting art books. There's something about the large pages that you can touch and turn yourself that's nice. I love going to art museums, and shopping the book shop afterwards.
On your vacation list? Antarctica.
Favorite brand of denim? Levi's.
What do you cook? I prefer to bake. I love baking!
How would you describe your sofa? Modern but cozy.
Skincare secret? Less is more.
Current source of inspiration? I’m always inspired by everyday people-watching and just roaming the streets of NYC. It never gets old and each neighborhood has something unique to get my creative juices flowing.
Favorite brand of denim? I’m all about democratic denim. I love my Seven for All Mankind and Veronica Beard high-waisted styles, but I also have jeans that fit me well from Target’s Universal Standard brand and dare I say, Costco.
What do you cook? Literally everything—chili, soups, chicken dishes, anything on the grill, roasted veggies, all kinds of cakes, cookies. I love cooking it all. Now I just need a kitchen to support my love.
How would you describe your sofa? Practical and well-adorned with decorative pillows. I got it as a stand-in when I moved into my apartment with the plan of replacing it with my dream couch. Nine years later, I'm still on the hunt. I foresee something forest green and ridiculously comfy.
Skincare secret? Start young and be consistent. I was using Retin-A in my teens for acne which has positively affected my skin today. Two products I can’t live without: Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream and Biologique Recherche Lotion P50.
What’s magic to you right now? Dinner parties! Only in the past month have I started to see friends again, some I hadn’t seen in a couple of years.
What are you reading/streaming/listening to on repeat (or for the first time or finally)? I’ve been listening to the podcast, Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel. I love listening to podcasts whilst I’m doing my work.
What did you lose during the pandemic? My romantic life has been put on hold, so I’m totally out of the loop in that area…
Gain? I always wanted to be that person that gets up at 6am to go to the gym, but that’s really for people to go to before the office. I work from home so I don’t actually need to get up that early but I started doing it! After the gyms were shut for months, I was hoping that I could continue it & I have. Sometimes I go twice a day, I do spin. I actually gained a lot. I live alone so I got busy, I was never lonely. I did lots of online courses, met new people, read books, watched shows that I’d never seen before, I reevaluated everything…
If you couldn’t work as a creative, what would you be doing right now? If I was any good at it, I would be a surfer but that wouldn’t give me any income. I would probably be a social worker or a therapist.
Last concert you saw? Katy Perry three years ago at The O2 in London. My boyfriend at that time, his son was a die hard fan so we all went backstage & he got a cute selfie with her, our selfie with her was not so cute. The first? Curiosity Killed the Cat around 1987, I was 12.
Current source of inspiration? Lately, I'm in love with India. It's funny, because I’ve not been there in years, but I have a renewed love for Indian cotton prints and Indian gems. The culture is all about vibrant color and beauty, and I can't get enough.
On your vacation list? Prague, Greece, Croatia, and more Paris, Paris, Paris.
Favorite brand of denim? Seven For All Mankind. They get my body and I love the fit. Another favorite is Cos---skinny leg in raw denim.
What do you cook? I love cooking bolognese, or beef stew. I can make a mean broccoli rabe. Broccoli rabe never tastes as good in a restaurant.
How would you describe your sofa? Sore subject. I’m looking for one now. The current sofa is cream in color, puffy, and amorphous in the back. I have another sofa in another room: a Duncan Phyfe family heirloom, given to me and my husband by my husband’s grandmother. I had it reupholstered in Knoll fabric.
Skincare secret? Lancôme Génifique Night Repair Cream and Génifique Youth Activating Serum. I use Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion during the day. And I don’t wear foundation. It looks overtly fake, like a doll's plastic "skin."
Athleisure: Here to stay for you, or happy it goes when Zoom calls go? Here to stay! I practically live in my Goldsheep leggings so athleisure is definitely a trend I can get behind.
What Item do you feel naked without? Jewelry! I never feel dressed without my bling. I pretty much always have on my fave pieces from Jenny Bird or Dana Rebecca.
The last time you felt really inspired? We recently bought a house and I had to leave my she-shed, which I’ve been working in for the past six years. But I started to create a new space and felt so inspired by it. It’s amazing how getting out of a normal space or redoing a room can ignite life!
Favorite Treat? I'm obsessed with Good Molly's cookies. They're vegan and gluten free and I could totally eat an entire bag in one sitting.
Heels, flats, or never again anything but AirForce Ones? Cool sneaker game for LIFE!!