Hometown? I grew up in Pennsylvania, but left for Minnesota at age 15 to attend boarding school. So, it feels like somewhere in between Minnesota and Pennsylvania.
Favorite spot in the Twin Cities? In Minneapolis, I love walking around the North Loop. Stopping by The Foundry Home Goods and The Bachelor Farmer Cafe for coffee. I must admit though, St. Paul has a special place in my heart. Lowertown, St. Paul for their Farmers Market and breakfast at The Buttered Tin, and of course, Selby Avenue; Idun, BlackBlue, Cafe Nina’s, and La Grolla for some hearty Italian.
Coffee, tea, or cocktail (and how do you take it)? I love a good cocktail. I recently went to a gin+wine bar (they exist!) and had a lavender infused gin+tonic.
In a few words, explain your style: I like to play with dichotomies when dressing. Something seemingly masculine like an oversized, tailored blazer paired with a feminine skirt or something quirky like a patterned darner sock with a more traditional leather loafer.
Any daily rituals? French Press every morning with my husband, Jared and dog, Nala.
One piece of advice you’ve taken to heart: Søren Kierkegaard, my favorite Existentialist Philosopher, wrote, “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” I think about this a lot, and try to remember at the end of life, what will matter. I know it’s dark, but it really puts life in perspective.
WISHLIST: Norse Projects Fylla Boiled Turtleneck; Knobbly Studio The Blob Abstract Brooch-Gold Plated; Priory Mikir Shirt; Priory Judd Pant; Grown Alchemist Pink Grapefruit Polishing Face Exfoliant; Rachel Comey Poison Top; Rachel Comey Brie Mule; Darner Olive Bamboo Sock; Shaina Mote Jasper Skirt; MNZ Bianca Turtleneck; Eckhaus Latta Partial Coat; Building Block Box in Ivory; Base Range Bell Nude Pack;
Which is your favorite? The Blob Abstract Brooch is really intriguing to me. I’ve never owned a brooch and this one is particularly beautiful and unexpected. I’d like to pin it on to all my outfits just to add some curiosity.