Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Vintage Hem Customer Spotlight: Candice
Tell us about you?
I describe myself as a "world traveling mama of two". I have been working and traveling internationally since 2001!
I started in Belize and have since spent all of my time in Asia; China, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, and next week, Indonesia!
My first son was born in 2004 and accompanied me to Laos when he was 7 weeks old.
Other things I am passionate about are good ethnic food, vegetarian cuisine, "green" living, good books, art, crafts, and education!
I think I will never have enough books (especially children's books), toys made of natural materians, art supplies, or kitchen gadgets (I just got a new panini maker with our credit card reward points!).
Ironically we are currently downsizing our possessions to move into a smaller home.
I have an MA in teaching but I enjoy researching Early Childhood education now that I am a mom of a preschooler and a toddler.
Tell us about your family?
I have been married to Nick for 9 years, and we have two handsome and hilarious young sons! Jonas (Jojo) is 4, and Deacon (Deeds) is 1.
What would we find in your refrigerator right now?
Leftovers from dinner last night. I made "Central American style rice" and Frijoles.
We also have 1/2 of a watermelon, some camembert cheese, mini reeses cups, some apples, wheat bread, skim milk, water, apple juice, and tons of various sauces and salad dressings.
If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional. with whom would it be?
I think it would be fun to live the life of Indiana Jones! An Archeology professor by day, and an adventurer with a cool jacket during his off time. (love that!)
What was the last movie you went to see?
I haven't been to a movie in the theatre in ages; I think the last one was Pirates of the Caribbean At World's End.
But the last DVD I watched was a weird, somber movie called Where Angles Fear To Tread. I don't recommend it.
What is your favorite song?
I know and love a lot of 80's songs. "Livin' on a Prayer" is one of my faves!
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?
I have always been thrifty, so maybe I would be able to supernaturally find the best deals all over the world.
What is the one thing you are most proud of?
I'm proud of my son Jojo, who started reading for the first time last week! I'm proud of my brother, who is the drummer for a band that played on Letterman last summer!
I'm proud that I have been able to experience traveling in several different countries, even though I don't have a movie star budget!
If you could live anywhere, where would you live?
Thailand is a beautiful place that I have traveled to many times; lots of Americans choose to retire there because of the great climate and international quality medical care
I have never been to Europe, but I would love to experience some kind of provincial village life in a place like Italy, Spain, Germany, or somewhere in Scandinavia.
Maybe I would just be happy to go to an IKEA. I haven't been near one since 2006.
What is your best secret (that you're willing to share)?
Hmm...how about I really like to sleep, but I don't seem to need very much these days. I stay up late and get up early. Maybe I have a more geriatric metabolism these days?
What is your favorite Vintage Hem?
I love my Have A Ball in white, and I also have my eye on Effie's Dessert and Eyelet Tower! I can't wait to see what Vintage Hem comes up with next!
I love Vintage Hem because I'm tall (5'8") so skirts and dresses often don't seem to look right on me. I don't want my entire leg to be exposed, so Vintage Hem gives me a way to look cute and modest without getting my dresses and skirts tailored.