Member Since 2010
Name: Patricia Strensrud
Expertise: Building great brands and entrepreneurial enterprises
Location: New York City
Interests: Opera, cooking, travel.
Background: A born-and-bred marketer/merchant as well as opera singer and pianist.
Why did you curate this particular product and what do you love about it? I just love great design and Sheree's creative twist on adapting signature Japanese design elements to infant and childrenswear is brilliant and functional.
Favorite meal: Italian anything.
Recent purchase: Antique monogrammed table linens—a set of 18 matching dinner napkins.
Hidden talent: Landscape design.
Book/film recommendation: Film: Pray The Devil Back to Hell. Book: The Hawk and the Dove.
Restaurant recommendation: L’Hotel de Beaune Café in France.
If I had $20, I’d…: Get an orchestra seat to the Metropolitan Opera for their on-call tickets.
Transformative travel experience: Rajasthan, India.
Favorite neighborhood: Cap Ferrat.
Dream holiday: Greece/Turkey/Cairo/Morocco all in one.
If I could solve one problem, it would be: Delivery of so much wasted food and water in the U.S. to communities at home and nations around the world that are starving.
I wish people cared more about: The benefits of educating and training young women to be self-reliant in order to become social and economic providers.
Recent big aha!: The significance of “terroir” in micro-vineyards producing some of the world's best wines.
The world would be a better place if: We wasted less energy on selling and consuming plastic bottled water in the USA, which has excellent drinking water from the tap!