“A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order.” -Jean-Luc Godard
One of the thrilling (if a little anxiety-inducing) aspects of being alive is that you never know where you are in your own story.
Even if it seems like the credits are about to roll, a stone fox may walk into the hotel bar where you sit and order a martini, setting into motion of a chain of events that becomes the central story arc of your life- or your night. Sometimes it only takes one perfectly mind-blowing night.
It’s the spontaneity of it all that really does it for me, which probably gives you some insight into the kind of woman I am.
I pair nicely with someone who finds glamour and humor equally irresistible, who is as much himself over a twelve course dinner as in a Bangladeshi dive bar, and who knows that the greatest luxury in life is time well spent. It doesn’t hurt if you also have an appreciation for a classic beauty with long legs, full lips and eyes the color of the Pacific Ocean after a storm.
As a former art/design student equally inspired by Lauren Bacall, Schiele nudes and Rolling Stones lyrics, dressing to solve the riddle of how to cut the perfect figure in any setting, public or private, is a favorite pastime of mine. I have a well-curated closet at my disposal to accommodate my, and your, whims, so don't hesitate to let me know your taste. And, while my attire may change, my demeanor is always genuinely warm, casually sophisticated, and entirely without airs, due to extensive travel and an upbringing that included more than a few black tie affairs (not to mention a brief and uncharacteristic stint as a debutante).
When I'm not on your arm (or in your arms, as the case may be) I'm enjoying a full calendar, traveling, at an art opening or museum event, trying a new restaurant, working a crossword puzzle, reading (Didion/Baldwin) or listening to jazz records while I cook dinner. I like to run on the beach with my dog in the mornings and sometimes, on rare occasions, shoot tequila at gentlemen's clubs late at night. I love city life, and try to take advantage of all the opportunities for adventure around me, whether they be libertine or refined in nature. I like to think it's all part of having a well-rounded life.
It may come as no surprise to you that I know a bit about passion, enough to know better than to try to describe how mine manifests here. Suffice it to say, I don’t believe in faking much of anything and for this reason (and a few others) I prefer our connection is able to build at a luxurious pace when we meet. You just can’t rush through the beginning of a good story, no matter what pleasures are to come.
AT A GLANCE
HEIGHT: 5 feet, 7 inches
WEIGHT: 124 lbs
HAIR COLOR: dark brown
EYES COLOR: blue
MEASUREMENTS: 32-34C / 34-24-36
DRESS SIZE: 36
SHOE SIZE: 39.5- 40
CITY: Berlin, Cartagena
NOVEL: The Lover by Marguerite Duras
ART: Clyfford Still, Agnes Martin
FILM: Gilda, Le Mépris
MUSIC: Let It Bleed- Rolling Stones, Initials B.B.- Serge Gainsbourg, Kind of Blue- Miles Davis
SNACK: Ossetra, potato chips
SPIRIT: single malt scotch
COCKTAIL: Tequila gimlet
WINE: pétillant naturel
PERFUME: Lost Cherry by Tom Ford
LABEL: Gucci, Celine
LINGERIE: Bordelle, La Perla
FLOWER: gardenia, jasmine, rose
PAST TIMES & LOVES
art museums and gallery openings
cocktails with friends
running on the beach
waking up early
staying up late
THIS OR THAT
CATS OR DOGS? both
WAFFLES OR PANCAKES? neither
HOT CHOCOLATE OR COFFEE? coffee
SUMMER OR WINTER? spring and fall
CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA? vanilla
GOLD OR SILVER? gold
SWEET OR SALTY? salty
SHOWER OR BATH? bath
WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF PERFECT HAPPINESS? coffee and a crossword in bed
WHAT IS THE TRAIT YOU MOST DEPLORE IN YOURSELF? impatience
WHAT IS THE TRAIT YOU MOST DEPLORE IN OTHERS? ineptitude
WHICH LIVING PERSON DO YOU MOST ADMIRE? Formerly, Joan Didion- what a loss. Now, Dolly Parton.
WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST EXTRAVAGANCE? skincare, travel
WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER TO BE THE MOST OVERRATED VIRTUE? purity
WHAT DO YOU DISLIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR APPEARANCE? my ears
WHICH LIVING PERSON DO YOU MOST DESPISE? climate change deniers
WHAT IS THE QUALITY YOU MOST LIKE IN A MAN? compassion, humor
WHAT IS THE QUALITY YOU MOST LIKE IN A WOMAN? bravery, humor
WHICH WORDS OR PHRASES DO YOU MOST OVERUSE? "Where's my...."
WHAT OR WHO IS THE GREATEST LOVE OF YOUR LIFE? for now, my dog
WHEN AND WHERE WERE YOU HAPPIEST? I'm the happiest I've ever been
IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT YOURSELF WHAT WOULD IT BE? less expensive taste
WHERE WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO LIVE? where I live, in San Francisco
WHAT IS YOUR MOST TREASURED POSSESSION? my ethics
WHAT DO YOU REGARD AS THE LOWEST DEPTH OF MISERY? selfishness
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE OCCUPATION? my own
WHAT DO YOU MOST VALUE IN YOUR FRIENDS? warmth and wit
WHAT IS YOUR MOST MARKED CHARACTERISTIC? warmth or wit, I hope
WHO ARE YOUR FAVOURITE WRITERS? James Baldwin, Colette, Frank O'Hara, Joan Didion
WHICH HISTORICAL FIGURE DO YOU MOST IDENTIFY WITH? Theodora
WHO ARE YOUR HEROES IN REAL LIFE? social workers
WHAT IS IT THAT YOU MOST DISLIKE? selfishness
WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST REGRET? allowing the opinions of others to influence me
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO DIE? old and with little undone
WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO? "Es muss sein." That and, "Always make your own pasta sauce."