What's the last thing that inspired you?
Other people inspire me every day. The people who work risking everything to help strangers everyday. Last week Anderson Cooper read a poem by an Irish poet that really hit your heart.
What have been the highlights of spending so much time with family? The frustrations?
The highlight is actually being together. I have three teenage daughters who all have very busy schedules. We would never have had this time to be together any other time. I am grateful to be preparing meals and having a family dinner together every night. What is frustrating? They are terrible housekeepers!
Have you started any new projects?
I am designing an outdoor dining table to seat 12 for our deck. I am no furniture designer, but know that we want a simple but beautiful, functional table that will last a long time.
Have you started any new rituals/ daily routines?
I have had to cook, clean and do laundry daily since the stay at home rule. I have been trying to go to the beach at least once a day to walk the dog, but the only thing I am doing differently is not putting on any make up!
How are you keeping sane/grounded?
One of my most favorite things every April/May is planning and planting my garden. I have expanded it so many years in a row, that we could practically live off all of the produce all year. There is nothing better than fresh tomatoes, basil and cucumbers right out of the garden.
What's your favorite part of the day these last few weeks?
Cocktail Hour! After that, it is definitely early in the morning watching the sun come up with a cup of coffee and The NY Times.
How are you supporting the community during this challenging time?
Locally I've been donating to Gen Youth and the East Hampton Food Pantry. Nationally our team is supporting Feeding America.