A Proust Moment with Cynthia

Let me introduce you to Cynthia, one of my BFF's and college roommates.  Last week, she invited me to the MET for a private viewing of the Alexander McQueen exhibition, I was beyond thrilled and couldn't pass this opportunity. We had the whole museum to ourselves- felt like we were special!  I had to blog about Cynthia since she reminded of a modern Audrey Hepburn with her demure style.  Cynthia is also a fashionable world traveler, loves to do charity work, and is into the world of the arts like I am! No wonder we get along so well :) 

I was so inspired by her


Shoes that said "the journey is the destination" by Dan Eldon.  

Dan Eldon

was an amazing young activist, photographer, journalist, world traveler and artist and was killed at the tender age of 22 in Mogadishu Somalia by an angry mob.  I am so intrigued by his work that I am going to have to do a separate blog posting about Dan and his work. 

Cynthia was wearing a

Mossimo for Target


Toms Shoes

, and her


Wayfarers.  I also wanted her to answer the Proust Questionnaire so you guys can get to know my dear friend a little bit more. 

Your most marked characteristic?

Outgoing and adventurous.

The quality you most like in a man?

His personality.

The quality you most like in a woman?

Self-assurance and femininity.

What do you most value in your friends?

Honesty, authenticity

What is your principle defect?

Doubt my own capabilities.

What is your favourite occupation?


What is your dream of happiness?

Doing exactly what I love.

What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?

To have lived life without living it at all.

What would you like to be?

A connoisseur.

In what country would you like to live?


What is your favourite colour?


What is your favourite flower?


What is your favourite bird?


Who are your favourite prose writers?

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Edgar Allan Poe

Who are your favourite poets?

Pablo Neruda, Maya Angelou, Emily Dickinson, E.E. Cummings

Who is your favourite hero of fiction?

Harry Potter, Luke Skywalker

Who are your favourite heroines of fiction?

Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice, Hermione from Harry Potter

Who are your favourite composers?

John Mayer, Ricardo Arjona

Who are your favorite painters?

Goya, Picasso, Van Gogh, Da VInci, Rembrandt

Who are your heroes in real life?

My mother.

Who are your favourite heroines of history?

Those who have overcome adversity.

What are your favourite names?

Abigail, Noah, Gabriella, Adam, Daniel

What is it you most dislike?


What historical figures do you most despise?

Adolf Hitler.

What event in military history do you most admire?

The Civil War.

What natural gift would you most like to possess?

Musical abilities.

How would you like to die?

Peacefully in my sleep.

What is your present state of mind?


To what faults do you feel most indulgent?

Giving of myself too quickly, taking on too much at the same time.

What is your motto?

Enjoying the me... Now.

Cynthia, thanks a lot for being one the greatest friends ever, being my traveling buddy and for exposing me to many new things...LOVE YOU!