CHICAGO WOMAN JUNE 2016 2
What makes an event truly memorable?
You need to layer all the senses in a delectable way—touch, sight, sounds, taste—to embed positive emotions. Of course, you want the even to be memorable in a positive way, so making people feel safe and happy and giving lots of visual eye candy and surprises, creates delight and happy memories. Having mementos in a shopping bag and a yummy taste in the mouth helps, too!
What is the best career advice you have received?
1) Murphy’s Law, plan for the worst possible outcome. 2) Cross that bridge when you come to it. 3) Pace yourself. Slow and steady wins the race—overnight success is not the point. Your whole life and the important people in it is the point. These are the three most important pieces of advice I got from people I really respected.
What do you look for when you are scouting for art and collectibles?
Things just resonate with me visually, I am a lover of color and texture and quality. I like things that feel original. I don’t really like stuff that’s shabby unless it is artwork, as sometimes, the juxtaposition of tattered edges against a polished wall can bring out the quality in the bones of the frame and sets off the actual artwork.