What's your go-to Spotify playlist?
Whatever my friend Katie makes! I trust her implicitly with all playlists.
What's the best new thing you've found streaming recently?
I recently binged both seasons of Couples Therapy on Showtime and am now a staunch believer and follower in the powers of Orna Guralnik.
What's the best older show/movie you've picked up recently and loved?
I've lately been watching a lot of famous franchises for the first time: Fast and Furious, the Bourne series, Scream. And even though I do consider myself ride or die family now, the Oscar for best older movie I've picked up recently has to go to The Fifth Element. It's an absolute riot that would never be made in the year of our lord 2021. Who would shell out for costuming by Jean Paul Gaultier today? Not even Lord Bezos himself!
What's your most watched movie of all time?
I saw Twilight 10 times in theaters when it first came out and probably twice in quarantine. I cannot (read: will not) say how many times I've viewed it between. She's The Man was a foundational text for me and I've seen Ferris Bueller's Day Off more times than I can count. There was also a period in my life where I put on Lady Gaga's documentary, Five Foot Two, almost every night before bed.
What's a purchase you thought would change your life, but absolutely did not?
Anything I've ever gotten from Aritzia, plus the night guard I just got from my dentist (who is also my childhood best friend). I've worn it once! Sorry Shannon.
You've got two hours to kill at home. What do you reach for?
TV remote. Phone. Book maybe, but who am I kidding? I reach for my sheets.
What's been your most played song during the past year, and why?
Spotify says Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple and I agree! Olivia Rodrigo is already in a close second though.
What's the best TikTok you've seen in the past year?
I wrote a feature on TikTok last year that led to me losing weeks, if not months, of my life to that app. I feel deep into British TikTok and as of late I'm a ho for any of the ones using the Versailles Run filter. Special mention to Eliza Petersen's famed meteor video, of course. My fyp is a chaos agent, generally speaking.
What's been your best purchase in the past year?
My PhoneSoap (as seen on Shark Tank) was a life saver in the early days of the pandemic. I also want to shout out my Manduka yoga mat and West Elm desk I found on Facebook Marketplace.
What's the best thing you've read in the past year?
Milk Fed by Melissa Broder, There There by Tommy Orange, and Keith McNally's Instagram post about Graydon Carter.