What is your idea of happiness?
Enjoying the simple things in life! Cooking with friends, walking my dog Max, laughing, drinking, laughing some more… On the flipside, I love the personal reward of working with a team of people to create something special. I feel so blessed and happy to have so many amazing people in my life and be afforded the opportunity to be creative.
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What is your all-time favorite vacation location?
I don't think I've had my all-time favorite yet! I am a spa junky… I love the Ojai Valley Resort and Spa. I also love the idea of renting a house in the Italian countryside, taking cooking classes, and mingling with the locals.
If you could live anywhere but where you do now, where would that be?
I have moved over 35 times in my life and lived so many places. I have a special place in my heart for Boston’s North Shore, but I have to say, I knew instantly after moving to Cayucos that I would never want to live anywhere else.
What natural talent would you like to be gifted with?
A beautiful singing voice!
What is your favorite food?
I love grilled vegetables, fava beans, fresh spring peas, but I cannot imagine life without avocados!
What is your favorite drink?
I love and look forward to enjoying a beautiful glass of wine, but I have many moments when Maker’s Mark is my drink of choice.
What is your all-time favorite restaurant and why?
I do not have an all-time favorite restaurant. I tend to find a place that I love, and then want to visit that same place and order the same thing each time. Eventually, I move on to a new favorite! My most recent favorite is Farmstead in St. Helena.
What is your favorite food memory?
Going to Mexico with family as a young girl for lobster and homemade tortillas!
What is your greatest fear?
I am a bit claustrophobic, and even though I do not fear death, I do fear not having enough air or being trapped in a small space.
What do you appreciate most in your friends?
Their ability to laugh and to accept me as I am.
Who are your real life heroes or heroines?
I have to say my aunt and uncle are my heroes. My aunt Tovya is fearless, loving, accepting, and truly lives life to the fullest! My uncle Harry is who I turn to for advice, guidance, and support. What I love most about Harry is that he is so accepting and non-judgmental of people. He has achieved greatness in his line of work, has traveled and experienced so much, yet he never seems to judge others. He lives his life from a place of truth. I do not know what I would do without these two heroes in my life!
What four words describe your personality?
Positive. Supportive. Driven. Overstimulated.
What is your motto?
Say it out loud!