Q&A | Priscilla Woolworth



Photo via Priscilla Woolworth.

I've known Priscilla for ten years or more. She lives in one of my most favorite homes in L.A., and from there started PriscillaWoolworth.com, an online eco-friendly general store. Above having super cool French/California tomboy style, Priscilla is a true inspiration.

If not in Los Angeles, I would live in...an old stone house in the South of France, with a red tile roof, ivy growing on the walls, wisteria and grape vine shading the terrace, and lavender filling up garden beds next to olive, fig and apricot trees, and of course there would be piles of books in the house. Yum.

My dream holiday would be to...wake up in the morning with a cup of tea sitting on the dock on Lake Cobbosseecontee in Maine; bike along the flower-scented road in Cuixmala, Mexico; lunch at the Mamounia Hotel in Marrakesh, Morocco; have a post-lunch wander through Musee de la Chasse et la Nature in Paris; tea at Petershams Nursery in London; dinner at Deetjens in Big Sur California. Possible?

My current obsessions are...juicing every morning from my garden; my daughters Arielle and Lucie—two wonderful young women; listening to cello music; eating kale; wearing my Kendall Conrad "Maja" cuff; collecting seeds; owls; composting; artist Phoebe Washburn; and writing my monthly Almanac.

I channel my childhood self when I...putter around my garden and listen to disco music.

The fictional character I most relate to is...Séraphine, because she felt so connected to nature and Alice from Alice in Wonderland with her absurd adventures.

If I had to be outdoors all day I would...jump on my bike with my camera and lunch in a bag, and take off for an adventure in the french countryside where I grew up.

My favorite quality in a man is...joie de vivre!

My favorite quality in a woman is...authenticity.

I'm terrified of...washing my hair in the shower when an earthquake hits Los Angeles.

My dream car is a...vintage Toyota Land Cruiser retrofitted for energy efficiency.

My cocktail of choice is...
Pétale de Rose.

My celebrity crush is...Annie Leonard.

My friends and I like to...celebrate each other. We all work so hard, but equally give support and encouragement to make our dreams come true.

If I could go back in time for one decade it would be...1770s London, when Captain Cook had just returned from one of his transatlantic voyages with a bundle of nature curiosity specimens no one had ever seen before.

As a teenager I was totally into...what was happening in France in the 70s: espadrilles, Velosolex, Asterix or Tintin, François Truffaut and Françoise Hardy.

I tend to splurge on...samples of products I test for my eco-store, wood cutting boards, organic honey, organic olive oil, heirloom flower seeds, books, magazines, and Agnès B jackets.

Loving being a girl in boy's clothes...is what makes me have Tomboy Style.

4 comments:

Joy said...

Love these Q&As! She looks great.

Anonymous said...

"gene store"?

Anonymous said...

Love this! Thanks!

Kimia Kline said...

she's amazing. loved this interview and reading about her.