How old are your kids and how long have you lived in Westport? We have an 8 month old son named Beau. We were Westport weekenders for 2 years, yo-yo-ing between Manhattan and this little slice of heaven but have lived here full-time since the pandemic began (with no plans to go back).
How did you end up where you are now in terms of your job, or whatever passion project it is you might be doing? I have worked as a venture capital investor since graduating college – it’s certainly a “go, go, go”, relatively high stress job. After a long day, I have always loved working with my hands as a stress reliever which 99% of the time manifests in the form of baking cookies. Last year, I started packaging my gluten-free cookie dough – Chloe’s Cookies – just for fun and selling it locally via Instagram.
What was your best memory from 2020, a strange year we know…The birth of my son, Beau. As hard as it that he hasn’t been properly welcomed to the world by our family and friends, being in the hospital, just the three of us, was incredibly intimate and special.
What are you most looking forward to in 2021? Somebody, please, get me on an airplane to a tropical desintation ASAP.
What is the best show you have recently (binge) watched? I loved Bridgerton. We don’t watch a ton of TV but I devoured that, wearing my baby in the carrier, walking on our treadmill.
What’s your favorite app right now? My favorite app right now is Ember. Up until this week, I was averaging ~5 microwaves for my coffee each morning. My husband gifted me an Ember coffee mug that maintains the temperature of my coffee for hours while I play with my son and get ready for work in the AM.
What is one food you could not live without? I run a cookie company… come on=)
What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you? That I run a Cookie Dough company when I’m “not working”.
If you weren’t doing what you are today, what do you think your career path might have been? In some fantasy life, I’d be running a bakery by a beach somewhere. That being said, I absolutely love what I do for a living. The fact that I get paid to have coffee with the most amazing tech entrepreneurs in the world – literally… it almost feels unfair. It’s an incredibly inspiring career and I like to believe that I’m supporting the products, services and experiences that will define both my future and that of the next generation.
If you had 24 hours to do whatever you wanted to do, what would it be? Wake up slowly with the sunlight streaming through my windows, go for a 4 mile run along Compo Beach – listening to my ridiculous girl power playlist, come back and sit on my deck, overlooking our lake, with a giant Iced Almond Milk Cappuchino from SoNo Bakery in hand. I’d then take an extra long, hot shower and put on a swimsuit and coverup. I’d head to the beach with my family, complete with our pink yeti cooler and a bottle of Rose. I’d enjoy a day in the sand. I’d come home, sun-kissed, shower off and make a giant charcuterie board (@cookiesandsteak), perhaps an Aperol Spritz and some Fjord’s Shrimp Cocktail. We’d have friends over and hang on the deck until the sun goes down. We’d eat dinner under the string lights, telling stories, and laughing. That’s a perfect day.
Are you a morning person, or a night owl? How does sleep fit into your life right now? Definitely a morning person but since having my son, I find myself debating waking up to exercise versus trying to get an extra hour of sleep. I’ve never been a great sleeper and having worked in the Wellness industry for 5+ years, I am constantly trying new supplements, herbal teas, relaxing routines, etc. Currently – I’m messing with Holy Basil and Four Sigmatic’s Reishi Hot Cocoa. I also recently started wearing an Oura ring again with hopes I can better understand what causes a good versus bad night sleep. Wine is definitely the culprit but I haven’t been willing to give up my glass of red after a long day.
What thing has surprised you most about being in the suburbs? Westport isn’t a normal suburb. We live in this little slice of heaven and I wake up, every day, feeling so grateful we found this place to call home.
What is the first thing you do when you walk in the door after a long day? Snuggle my little man. And sometimes my big man.
Who in your life was – or is – the greatest inspiration for what you’re doing today? Motherhood has provided me with many gifts but the perspective I’ve gained since Beau was born is the one I value the most. Today, my mom is the greatest inspiration for everything I do but in my earliest years, she was just my Mama. She took care of me, gave me all the love in the world and most of all, she’s been my biggest cheerleader as I’ve grown up. She encouraged me to want the world – and I do.
QUICK THIS OR THAT:
Cake or Pie? COOKIES.
At a movie: Candy or Popcorn? Popcorn with M&Ms – I can’t choose.
Pancakes or Waffles? Neither – gluten free!
Iced Coffee or Hot Coffee? – Iced coffee
Beach or Mountains? Beach
Puzzle or Board Game? Board Game
Chocolate or vanilla? Dark Chocolate
Reading or writing? Reading chick lit
Ketchup or mustard? Ketchup
Watch or play sports? Play sports – I played lax in college!
Winter or summer? Summer
Comedy or Drama? Comedy