Where are you based?
I am based in the Hudson Valley in New York in a little town called Saugerties!
How would you describe yourself?
I am a river, channeling and flowing according to my surroundings.
A plant, tree, flower you love to give as a gift during the holiday season?
A friend of mine propagated some of her Chinese Money Tree plants during a bad time in my life. It has been flourishing in my home for the last two years. In return, I have been propagating it for friends as gifts :)
Where do you look for inspiration?
I am inspired by human connection, I believe it’s what makes the world go ‘round. Our ideas, values, and relationships are the foundation of what makes life so enjoyable. I love watching others freely express themselves in the most genuine way to them and in turn, I feel empowered to do the same.
What does sustainability / conscious living mean to you?
Sustainability is a way for me to give thanks to Earth for providing us with beauty and abundance. Because I value helping others in my personal and professional life, sustainability is a huge goal for me in my day-to-day decisions because it feels like my small part in a much bigger picture.
What is one of your go-to nature escapes in fall / winter?
I love a good car ride. I could look out the car windows for hours. One of my favorite things to do is driving more north of where I live, up towards Hunter Mountain. I’ve never seen anything more beautiful than the leaves changing on the mountains. In the winter when it snows, I feel as though it is the whitest and purest snow I’ve seen – one time my nose actually froze from it being so cold but I was able to warm up with some coffee and hot mini donuts at a little cafe called Twin Peaks.
What advice would you give to someone starting their creative and/or sustainability journey?
The best advice I was given is that I don’t have to go into a creative project alone. The main ideas and concepts may be mine, but because I am surrounded by talented and creative individuals, I can channel my resources and they can help me steer my project into any direction I want. You may want to take control and be the writer, photographer, stylist, etc., but sometimes it's okay to just be the creative director!
Your go-to brief style?
My go-to brief style is definitely anything highwaist. I tend to go for higher-waisted pants or long dresses and so these are the most comfortable to me in any situation. Also, they just look the cutest in my opinion :)
Photographed by Margrit Wenzel.