Born in Reading, PA – Living in Los Angeles, CA
|Me in a nutshell||
I’m a co-founder of We Heart This with the amazing Stef. I live in Los Angeles after growing up in the PA suburbs and spending some time in Philadelphia. I adore the California sunshine and my craftsman apartment that I share with roomie Eric (he’s the Will to my Grace), a naughty wiener dog, Lido and an even naughtier black kitten, Giles.
Organizing closets, Radiohead, Sunday newspapers, ice hockey and the Philadelphia Flyers, vinyl records, Burt’s Bees Lip Balm, used book stores, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and all things Whedon, thrift stores, Joan Didion, breakfast for dinner, black tank tops, candles, my family and friends and kitty and dog, Target, reading at least one more chapter before I go to sleep, Lucinda Williams, cheesy teen-age television shows, Douglass Coupland, making mixed cds, gymnastics blogs, my roommate’s homemade cheesecake.
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|I NEVER go without these||
a great trench coat, lip balm, Frederic Fekkai Full Volume Shampoo and Conditioner, tank tops, Kiehl’s Creme De Corps body lotion,
|Biggest splurge or steal in my closet||
Splurge – a coral colored, embroidered Donna Karen trench coat (rarely worn because I reach for black instead but it’s so pretty!)
Steal – a very roomy, black Coach tote – bought for a steal at their outlet store and carted everyday to the office
|do-gooder: Why I am one||
I’ve been a vegetarian for over 15 years, I made the switch to green light bulbs, I try to conserve water & energy, I always hold the doors for others and say “please” and “thank you”
|read, watch, listen:Favorite books||
Birdy (William Wharton), The Rules of Attraction (Bret Easton Ellis), Middlesex(Jeffrey Eugenides), Setting Free The Bears (John Irving), The White Album (Joan Didion), The Catcher in the Rye and Nine Stories (J.D. Salinger)
Radiohead, David Bowie, Lucinda Williams, Wilco, Cat Power, Duran Duran, The Pixies, Bright Eyes, The Replacements, and many more!
|Favorite TV shows||
Buffy, Angel, Mad Men, Six Feet Under, The Daily Show w/John Stewart, Veronica Mars, Absolutely Fabulous, Pushing Daisies, Freaks & Geeks, Strangers with Candy
the Forbidden Zone, You Can Count On Me, Ladies and Gentlemen the Fabulous Stains, Grey Gardens, Sixteen Candles, Bring It On, Rushmore, Office Space, Dazed and Confused, Goodfellas,
|home & living:My favorite room in my house||
My bedroom which is painted in the prettiest blue ever (Farrow & Ball, Sugar Bag Blue). I have dark brown and white accents asnd the room includes my my favorite piece of furniture – a vintage, art-deco vanity. My Mom and two sisters flew out last year (PA to CA) to help me paint and redecorate for a whirlwind two days – it was like our own version of a television makeover show!
|potluck:Five people (dead or alive) I’d invite to a party||
Gerald and Sara Murphy
|beauty & fashion: I can skip these||
open-toed boots, summer scarves, blush, most clutches and small purses (I need to carry too much stuff)
|eat, drink, be merry: Tell us your go to meal||
My too-tired-to-cook meal – Morning Star Veggie “Chicken” Patties Parmesan – whole wheat pasta, marina sauce and parm cheese over the patties – takes 20 minutes tops and is pretty tasty. A second standard – tvp based tacos with all the fixings (lettuce, tomatoes, yogurt in lieu of sour cram and cheese).
|If I were an 80’s movie/tv/music star, I’d be||
I’d want to be Debbie Harry –so effortlessly cool and hanging with the guys while being a total girlie girl at the same time – a hard combo to pull off!