MDS- Currently, What is your favorite Color?
LSD- Lilac, in theory. Cornflower blue, in practice.
MDS- What is your favorite Flower?
LSD- For the fragrance, i love jasmine, hyacinth, lavender. In arrangements, I love narcissus in a silver tub, mimosas in a wicker basket, poppies in chinese porcelain, tulips in ceramic vases. To plant: delphinium, snap dragon, and poppies.
MDS- What is your favorite Book?
LSD- I could never choose just one. I am mainly drawn to female protagonists that are strong, beautiful and seductive, reckless, selfish and spoiled; complete with all the flaws and ennui that make people interesting. But, since you asked, here are a few of my favorites: Dominique Francon in The Fountain Head, Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind , Blaire in Less than Zero, Lady Brett Ashley in The Sun Also Rises and the legendary Lily Bart and Undine Spragg in Edith Wharton’s House of Mirth and Custom of the Country, respectively.
MDS- What is your favorite Restaurant?
LSD- Momofuku Ko
MDS- What is your favorite Gift to give or to receive?
LSD- I prefer to both give and receive gifts that have been carefully and painstakingly chosen by me.
MDS- Who is your favorite Artist?
LSD- I’m into Surrealists, like Magritte and Dali, and modern artists like Kline, Rothko, Motherwell, Soulages. I can’t get enough of the great portrait painters too like Boldini, Sargent, Gainsbourough; even the Dutch Tronies are endlessly fascinating. I have yet to be seduced by what is often referred to as Contemporary Art, and I doubt Never will. I’m quite old-fashioned in many ways?
MDS- What is your favorite Indulgence?
LSD- Books. My Kindle is the second most underused appliance in my house after my hairdryer.
MDS- What is your favorite Store?
LSD- JAR, Paris.
MDS- What is your favorite vacation spot?
LSD- Cartagena, Colombia.