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“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. 

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AT A GLANCE

AGE: 30

HEIGHT: 5 feet, 6 inches

WEIGHT: 124 lbs

HAIR COLOR: dark brown

EYES COLOR: blue

BIRTHPLACE: Atlanta

EDUCATION: MFA

ZODIAC: Libra

MEASUREMENTS: 32-34C / 34-24-36

DRESS SIZE: 36

SHOE SIZE: 39.5- 40

FAVES

COLOR: yellow, white

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

coastal hikes

cocktails with friends 

classic film

pasta

travel

crosswords

running on the beach

collecting vinyl

orgasms

waking up early

staying up late

white sheets

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- or platinum

SWEET OR SALTY? salty

SHOWER OR BATH? bath

PROUST QUESTIONNAIRE 

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."

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