Meet Suzanne, our sweet Customer of the Month! We are grateful for our chance to meet with her and chat with her about her style and why she loves Adorn. Thank you Suzanne for all your love and wise words.
Adorn: Have you always lived in Portland? If not, where do you call home and what brought you here?
Suzanne: I moved to Portland 9 years ago from Berkeley, CA with my family. I had lived in Berkeley, Oakland or San Francisco most of my life and love it. Now I call Portland HOME although I plan a lot of sunny getaways!
Adorn: How do you like to spend your personal time?
Suzanne: Being active and especially practicing yoga is really important for me! I love to stretch and move my body with yoga, swimming, surfing, and dance. My other passions include natural healing & wellness, working in the garden, and art of all kinds – I love music, visual arts, literary arts, and mixed media. Traveling is another passion though I have not had a chance to do as much traveling as I’d like!
Adorn: What are some professional and/or personal pursuits that you are passionate about?
Suzanne: Working as an OB RN for many years, then switching to school nursing really gave me a clear insight into just how crucial it is for us all to practice self care, to eat well with an emphasis on whole fruits & vegetables, and to spend time outside exercising. I am passionate about helping people feel great and helping them learn more about nutrition. For my personal pursuits, my husband got me really interested in bee keeping and I am learning more and more about bee culture and how important it is for us all. I also have a small batch jam company, Pink Slip Jam, which is really a labor of love for me. Each flavor comes with its’ own story and people love it!
Adorn: Any special talents or hobbies you want to share?
Suzanne: I have nursed back to health many baby squirrels and 1 fledgling crow. I love animals and am learning more about Animal Spirits and plant medicine, especially flower essences and flower medicines. I think in another life I must have lived in the forest or the woods.
Adorn: How would your BFF describe you?
Suzanne: Spontaneous, fun-loving, creative, kind, and happy. And I always make lots of food for friends to enjoy!
Adorn: How did you first hear about Adorn? What do you love the most about Adorn?
Suzanne: I love how friendly all the people are who work at ADORN and, it goes without saying (but I’ll say it anyway!), that I LOVE Wendy! She tells it straight, she’s funny, and she has convinced me to buy clothing that I wouldn’t have tried on yet I absolutely love!
Adorn: What is your favorite Adorn piece?
Suzanne: A recent purchase was a cream & gold slip dress which makes me feel like a million bucks and an amber velvet duster that is absolutely luxurious. It was a splurge and so worth it!
Adorn: Where do you get your style inspiration?
Suzanne: I love eclectic yet classic clothing – something with a little twist. I’ve always loved Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy as well as European women who look so effortless with scarves and dark glasses.
Adorn: What is your favorite article of clothing from your closet?
Suzanne: I have 2 black dresses that I have had for decades that I love! One is mid-calf and washed silk with a black velvet bodice and sleeveless – I got it years ago at Carolyn Clements in Berkeley. The other is a sleeveless black cocktail dress with a V back. Oh! And I have a cream colored silk dress my sons refer to as my ‘piñata dress’ that I got here in town at Una. All of those dresses make me feel great when I wear them!
Adorn: What is the last piece you bought at Adorn?
Suzanne: A pair of black skinny jeans that feel so soft and retain their fit – they are the best jeans ever!
Adorn: Heels or flats?
Suzanne: Flats! I walk a lot and am not too great at coordination with heels any more! I cannot believe I used to wear heels every day!
Adorn: Must-have items on any vacation?
Suzanne: For the places I love to go, a great bathing suit or a few of them, a dress that can be casual or dressy depending on how you do it up, and a gorgeous pair of sandals…and fabulous sunglasses! And I almost always wear my octopus necklace a girlfriend gave me – she said it symbolizes adaptability & regeneration, which is perfect for vacation or anywhere!
Thank you, again Suzanne for your time and answers. We are looking forward to seeing you next time!