PERSONAL

Meet my friend

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 This week I’m interviewing my friend Lisa Larson. She is the designer and one of the founders of the super amazing lounge wear brand Ragdoll-LA. Lisa lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two beautiful children.

How would describe yourself in three words? Happy, positive and sincere
 
What is the best advice you have ever received? To take time off with my kids when they were babies
 
 What do you dream of? To keep living the life I have now and to be healthy
 
What makes you happy? Coffee in the morning and my kids!
 
Do you have any beauty secrets you would like to share?  Cream and serum by Lutzern, shampoo by Davines, Oxygen and Stemcell facials
 
What can’t you live without? My family, coffee and dark chocolate
 
 Favorite items in your wardrobe? R13 Black jeans, The Row leather pants, Saint Laurent black boots and vintage tees from Ragdoll LA
 
How do you balance your life with also being a mother? It is all very chaotic and busy…..but I always pick them up from school in the afternoon and go home and have a snack and talk….then I go back to work, but I don’t think they even notice that. I think it is important to be around when they are home.
 
What do you wish you knew before you became a mother that you now know? That I should have travelled more fun places and slept in more in the mornings before having kids!

 What is the best thing about being a working mom? Hardest thing? The best thing is that it puts things in a bigger perspective and you don’t have to look at everything so serious. Family and friends are the most important thing after all.  Hardest thing is to have enough time…..

Who is your biggest role model? My grandmother, my mom and my amazing friends who inspire me every day!
 
How would you describe LA? Warm, sunny, social and healthy!
 
What restaurant do you recommend to friends from out of town? Chateau Marmont, IzaKaya by Katsuya, Speranza in Silverlake and Gjelinas in Venice
 
 What is your favorite place for…

A date night:  sushi at Izakaya and a movie

A dinner with friends:  Chateau Marmont

A work meeting: Le Pain Quotidien

People watching:  Joan’s on Third

A girls night: Eveleigh

Best spot for a fresh juice?  Juice Crafters and Beverly Hills Juice
 
Do you have a favorite hiking spot? Tree People
 
Where do you shop? Ebay, fleamarkets, Barneys, Curve and Satine
 
Where is the best place for vintage?  Long Beach Fleamarket and Ebay
 
What are your current must-have fashion and/or beauty finds?  Vintage long sleeve zebra tee from Ragdoll LA,  Skinny long johns in light grey from Ragdoll LA,  Birkenstock in silver or white, Tom Ford lipstick in Vanilla suede.

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