The 2nd name on the sign, depending on the day. I’m Canadian born, with a short stay in Kentucky where I started in the jewelry business, until fate brought me here. Life can really be amazing.
Guilty Pleasures: Online shoe shopping while drinking a glass of wine. I may not actually buy them, but those online shopping carts can get pretty full!
Ambitions: To travel and be on American Ninja Warrior (I may or may not be kidding).
Best Concert: U2 and the Rolling Stones. (It would have been Guns N’ Roses if I went – sore subject).
Favorite Books: Any storyline that has to do with muurddeerrrrrr.
Favorite Movies: I don’t watch a lot of movies, but two that I can watch on repeat is “Love Actually” and “The Grande Budapest Hotel”. Or anything with Will Ferrell, Robert Downey Jr, or Johnny Depp. I guess I like their quirky sense of humor. (The three of them should really make a movie together).
Favorite TV Show: Currently…anything with Jason Bateman. (Maybe by coincidence). Arrested Development and Ozarks.
Sports Played: I haven’t played any organized teamsports in years – but am one of those Crossfit fanatics that may drive other people nuts. (Ahem, Andy). I love to do anything outside – kayaking, running, hiking, skiing, porch sitting.
Pet’s: Crash Bandicoot Koehn – the most stubborn curmudgeon of a dog – but he’s awfully cute when he wants cheese.
Foods I crave: I really do love ALL food – but lately it’s the Chopped Salad from Krimmers (to die for), or Toshi Ramen. (Otherwise known as crack in a bowl).
People I Admire: Family. Between my immediate and extended family on my side and Andy’s – they are the freaking best. From teachers, construction and contractors, stay at home mom’s, small business owners, number crunchers and military – they are the salt of the earth and would do anything to help another family member out. (And they are pretty hilarious as well).
Favorite Song to Sing: I’ll be (your crying shoulder) by Edwin McCain. (Only in the truck – by myself).
Good First Date Idea: Skipping out on work conferences to walk the Vegas Strip and grab a beer with a complete stranger from Wisconsin. Well…only if you want to end up marrying the guy! (Yes – this is how I met Andy). Favorite Gemstone: Hands down – diamonds. But I have fallen in love with the London Blue Topaz. The color is such a gorgeous deep shade of blue. (It goes perfectly with me favorite outfit, ripped jeans and cowboy boots).
Favorite Jewelry Brand: Hearts on Fire – their back story is a every small business owner’s dream! Anna Beck Designs is definitely my favorite fun fashion line – versatile with great designs you can build on.
Favorite Holiday: Long weekends. (Memorial Day, Labor Day). There is no pressure on cooking huge meals, and you don’t have to worry about exchanging presents. (And Sunday Night family porch drinking is the best).