1. Tell us about yourself!
I’m the CEO and CO-Founder of CAP Beauty, a natural beauty store and spa in the West Village of Manhattan. I grew up in Oregon and have lived in New York for the last 24 years but still deeply identify with being a West Coast native. I’m married to an amazing human, John von Pamer, who is a photographer, musician and all around truth teller. We’ve been together for 22 years, a long time. It’s been a wild ride, lots of ups, lots of downs and all the in between day to day stuff, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. We have two beautiful dogs from The Sato Project in Puerto Rico, Beba and Ricardo. I am a deep lover of all animals, and these two fill me up with all sorts of joy. I love reading, cooking and surrounding myself with beauty, in all its forms.
2. What is your connection to Abel?
We carry Abel at CAP, it’s one of my favourites. Such sophisticated perfumery, and natural. A combination that is NOT easy to achieve!
3. What is your favourite fragrance and how does it make you feel?
I love Red Santal. It makes me feel warm, cozy and loved. The way I want to feel all the time. Doesn’t everyone?
4. What is inspiring you at the moment?
I’ve recently learned to make sourdough bread, (thanks to Aran of Cannelle et Vanille), I made my starter and all! The starter has a name, Gadu, which means bread in Cherokee (I’m 1/4 Cherokee) and it’s been one of my biggest successes to date. As someone with celiac, this brings such immense happiness. And, I have to say, it’s one of the best breads I’ve ever tasted.