This week I’ll be sharing photos from our trip to Hawaii. In January, my little family (that is, my husband, 9 month old son, and I) decided we’d try this big experiment. I own my own business and my husband is a Community Organizer at an art museum so our schedules can be pretty hectic – working at night, working on the weekends, etc. I never did get a real maternity leave, though I can’t complain as I have the freedom to create my own schedule. Anyway, if there’s one time during the year when things slow down juuust a little, it’s January. And with the record snows this year, we made the leap and decided to leave for a whole month. My beautiful friend MeiLi has a daughter just a few weeks older than our son, and we had the amazing luck of staying with her in Kula, on the slopes of the volcano Haleakala. The sweeping views down to the ocean every morning still haunt me.
Should you have the pleasure of visiting Ojai, California anytime soon, be sure to check out the gift shop of the Ojai Rancho Inn, where they are stocking HUNTER and DUDE No. 1 Beard Oil. Wouldn’t you love to take a vacation there?
Susannah came by my studio last year wearing an awesome large brimmed hat and told me about Freda, the new shop she opened in Marfa, TX. I’ve always wanted to visit Marfa and then she told me about all of the hot springs in the region – sold! A special piece of trivia: there is only one perfume brand sold in all of Marfa, and it’s MCMC at Freda.
Name: Susannah Lipsey
Occupation: Shop Owner, Freda
Hometown: Bryan, TX
Where do you currently reside?: Marfa, TX
Favorite MCMC fragrance: I can’t choose just one! Dude No. 1, HUNTER, and NOBLE.
When did you first start wearing perfume? What fragrance was it?: I started wearing perfume when I was in Junior High. I think it was Happy by Clinique and then Calvin Klein’s CK1. Mall purchases – yikes!
If you were a plant, what would you be?: These days, probably a yucca.
What’s in your refrigerator right now?: Marfa Maid goat cheese, avocados, eggs, and Oregon Chai latte
Three words that describe you: Honest, expressive, perceptive