Grey's and Blues! They go with almost anything!
What’s your favorite holiday and why?
Christmas, I am OBSESSED. There's something so magical about Christmas. I absolutely love decorating and buying presents, and all the traditions and memories. I have already started my Christmas shopping, I'm so excited haha.
What’s the best part about being a mom of girls?
Aside from just the fun girly stuff like shopping and getting our nails done, I just feel like it is the most amazing and humbling gift to be a part of raising girls who are strong, independent, creative, courageous, and kind. It's amazing getting to watch them grow into young ladies.
The ocean, hands down. I love everything about the ocean, especially ocean life, I wish I had been a marine biologist.
What is your go to downtown Frederick lunch spot?
That's soooooo hard!! For something quick, Hippy Chick Hummus or Crisafulli's, I am obsessed with both places!
If you could live in a book, which one would it be?
Dude, that is so tough. The first one that came to mind was Bridge to Terabithia. That was one of my favorite books growing up, and one of my best friends and I used to play and pretend we lived in Terabithia. That was one of the first books that allowed my imagination to grow wild!
You’ve been working at the Velvet Lounge a little over a year now, what is the biggest thing you’ve learned so far?
Aside from learning more about fashion and style, I think the biggest thing I have learned is how a small business can grow from an idea, to a small store, to a leading staple in this community. It's been so cool to see how April took a dream, and made her small store into a place where people have now come to shop and hang out in for almost 20 years. Everyone knows her and Erycka, and everyone has so much respect for their amazing gifts and talents, it is just such an amazing thing to be a part of and witness.
Lauren Conrad for her style and inspo, and Jimmy Fallon for the laughs!
After working for two downtown businesses, how would you describe downtown Frederick to someone who is never been?
I'd describe downtown Frederick as a charming historic town with tons of artistic vibes and tons of amazing food and shops!
If you could time travel, would you go to the past or future?
Definitely the past. There are so many periods I would love to travel back to and experience, like the 40's and 50's, and I would even go back to the 90's for the jams hahaha.
Besides the lounge, where is your favorite place to shop?
I love me some Urban Outfitters, I wish we had one closer! And H&M because I can get cute stuff for me and my girls, one stop shop!
Goofy? Awkward? Haha I don’t know! She'd probably describe me as caring, sensitive, non-judgmental, an Orioles lover, not like a regular mom—a cool mom, and the dork that always sings every word to Gangster's Paradise.
What’s your favorite day of the week?
Saturday! I don't have to wake up early and get lunches packed and the kids to school!
What are you usually doing on that day?
Chillin with the fam, hanging with friends, running errands, its usually the only day we are all home together so we gotta make it fun!
Red or white wine?
Definitely white. Sweet girly white wine like Moscato. You know, the inexpensive wines. I'm a cheap date! :)
Photography: Brad Barnwell