3. You have a morning with absolutely no obligations or commitments – how would you choose to spend it?
As a business owner, graduate student and mother of four I am NOT used to free mornings. That said, the truth is that I would probably freeze up with no idea where to begin until I had about 25 minutes left- then I would kick into gear and try to exercise, eat a fresh meal and maybe shave my legs?
4. What’s your guilty pleasure?
Korean Spa! I like when all the dead from the past is (borderline abusively) scrubbed away and I get a fresh start. And some amazing ramen.
5. What’s the most unique/uncomfortable/craziest thing you’ve done and recommend that others try as well?
Step outside your comfort zone! Fear is such a killer of dreams and opportunities. It’s not easy to do- but life is so much fuller when we push ourselves to go for it. I’ve worked as a deckhand on an Alaskan fishing boat, a Hollywood Film Executive, an inventor, an entrepreneur, and I’m still taking risks and pushing myself to explore the world and myself.
6. What remains undone that you hope to set to your sights on?
I’m excited to see Face Haus continue to expand, and to pursue a career in Landscape Architecture during the next phase of my life. There are so many exciting urban renewal and historic renovation projects happening in LA- I can’t wait to get involved.
7. Which article from the Art Of The Gentlewoman collection is your favorite, why?
I can’t choose between the pants and the jacket. They are exactly what women want went they head into that dressing room. So flattering, so comfortable, professional but a little edgy. So good!
8. Describe what you do.
I’m married to a television and film writer that is the sweetest, kindest, funniest man I know and am mom to four kids (Ella 20, Iris 17, and the twin-tween tornado Leo and Charlotte 10). I am the co-founder/ owner of Face Haus- an LA-based facial bar meant to provide skin care at affordable prices and high quality “for the people”. I’m also enrolled in the UCLA Post-Grad Landscape Architecture Program. It took a few years to decide how I want to spend the next chapter of my life- I love the intersection of design, nature, and how people live. This area of study rolls all of that up into one job and I find it very exciting!
9. Favorite book, quote, or best piece of advice?
Anne Lamott ’s book “Bird by Bird” got me through some challenging things. I still refer back to this approach. ”Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother’s shoulder, and said, ‘Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.’”
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