Meet the Artemis team
Favorite Artemis product, and why? Our new Kilim Slides. They are so adorable and comfortable! I can't walk one block without someone stopping to ask me where they are from. I also love the Havana Smoking Shoes, and I use our Mini Marché Bag everyday.
What room in your house resonates most with you? My bedroom- it features a big bay window with trees directly outside...it feels like being in a tree house and when it snows it feels like I'm living in a snow globe. I love curling up with a good book, a latte and my dog Gerry!
What is the best piece of advice you have been given? My parents always told me to be kind to absolutely everyone you meet.
Most beautiful places you’ve ever traveled to? The south western coast of Ireland, Big Sur in Califormia.
Dream trip? Currently planning my honeymoon to Capri
What is your favorite book, and why? "The Museum of Innocence " by Orhan Pamuk. It is the most incredible love story based in Istanbul. There is an actual museum in the city that is dedicated to this love story. It is incredibly moving, and I visit every time I travel to Istanbul.
Can't live without? My family, my fiancé, and my dog Gerry. Anna's taqueria, Levi's, Artemis shoes, and Friendship, Maine (a midcoast town where I grew up spending summers).
Favorite Artemis product, and why? The Raffia Babouche- like all Artemis products, they are handmade by skilled artisans. However the artisans who make our Raffia collection are all women who do not have a lot of options when it comes to making money. By making our beautiful raffia shoes they're given a chance to provide for themselves and their families.
What room in your house resonates most with you? My bathroom, I try to keep self-care my number one priority. My bathroom is where I practice most of my daily self-care rituals.
What is the best piece of advice you have been given? Don't sweat the small stuff.
Most beautiful places you’ve ever traveled to? I went to Japan in January 2016, the landscape was breathtaking and so was the culture. I felt so safe there, it was so peaceful.
Dream trip? My goal is to visit as many cities as I can, I have been dying to go to Berlin, Prague, and Morocco.
What is your favorite book, and why? Ever changing! My favorite piece of classic literature is Catcher in the Rye, I love the way Salinger captures the human thought in his writing.
Can't live without? Coffee, soul music, conversing with family and friends over a meal, and creating/making/designing.
Favorite Artemis product, and why? The new Kilim Slides! So cute.
What room in your house resonates most with you? Not sure. Most of the time, I stay in the living room because that's where the sun shines through the most.
What is the best piece of advice you have been given? Drink plenty of water. Thanks Mom!
Most beautiful places you’ve ever traveled to? The Caribbean; I have been to Aruba, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, Curacao, and Bonaire. The weather was amazing of course.
Dream trip? I really want to go to an Asian country like Japan or China, or go to Haiti because that is where my family is from.
What is your favorite book, and why? Americanah by Chimamanda Adiche.
Can't live without? My dog.
Favorite Artemis product, and why? The Carpets! I love modern (Scandinavian) design which mostly uses light/white tones contrasting with black outlines, so having a surface that injects beautiful colors, soft material and unique design is a wonderful art statement.
What room in your house resonates most with you? My Living room is full of books and architecture magazines, plus my pride and joy Rotel stereo system with my Mirage tower speakers. After my two daughters go to bed I will sit and read a book while I listen to music and sometimes enjoy a nice craft beer.
What is the best piece of advice you have been given? My pa once told me "its not the destination but its the journey that you should learn to enjoy". I've been applying this to the many things I do and I believe it has given me a greater appreciation for everything that is involved in the overall picture. The actual process of cooking with my daughters, going on a long hike, or slowly getting better practicing a hard piano piece has become so much more rewarding thanks to that piece of advice.
Most beautiful places you’ve ever traveled to? Iceland - almost all of it is jaw dropping, day or night. Austrian Alps - unforgiving sharp snow covered edges overlooking little chalets. Most of Tokyo - technologically automated resembling something 50 years from now, but culturally continuously reflective of its rich old history.
Dream trip? Three dream trips I'd love to do with my daughters.
1) Hike across Greenland glaciers, then boat over to Iceland and hike over the volcanoes. This followed by a quick flight to Faroe Islands with more hiking followed by another boat ride to Norway where I'd drive and hike from south to north.
2) Drive over the gold coast of Australia, stopping by all the destinations, then fly over to Tasmania and drive & hike the country and then take a quick flight to New Zealand where I'd experience more hiking, driving, eating and then some! Too long?
3) An easier one would be to take a train trip starting in Greece, going through Italy, Switzerland, and ending in Spain where I take a boat to Morocco!
What is your favorite book, and why? Two great books I read since living in Boston that really stuck in my head are "The Story of Art" and "Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage". "The Story of Art" by E.H. Gombrich details how art has evolved since its recognized beginnings and it does an amazing story explaining how each era was captured in art, what life and existence was like and so forth. "Endurance" on the other hand documents the survival and escape from the Antarctic by Ernest Shackleton and his crew.
Can't live without? Music, travel, and my family.