PATRICIA | T. Talks
women crush wednesday
Amelia Kirkland | Friend, Health Enthusiast & Foodie
I can't remember how I met Amelia or how long ago...but let just say it's been a very long time. I love her enthusiasm for everything she takes on. From doing Ironman's, to searching out the best healthy food in every place she visits or finding the best craft beer a place has to offer. In Amelia's professional life, she is the assistant director of the laboratory at First Health of the Carolinas. In her off time she can be found at our favorite pilates studio, Mind Your Body, or cooking up some wicked healthy foods from local farmers markets. Amelia's style is classic with a twist. She loves and wears our designers so well. We caught up with her and asked a few of our favorite questions...read on to find out a little more about one of our favorite women...
Wine or Beer? Either, depending on food
Who do you admire most? Probably my husband. He’s true blue.
Favorite quote? The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise man grows it under his feet.
What is your favorite piece of clothing at the moment? Of all time? Currently, Laura Siegel top from Patricia! Of all time, Emerson Fry black column dress also from Patricia.
Coffee order? Black…hot
What do you want to be when you grow up? A Pilates and yoga instructor with a ‘clean eating’ restaurant….or a UPS driver
3 items always in your bag? Random receipts, lipstick, a pen
Your biggest phobia? Not measuring up
What would you never wear? Can’t think of anything
Favorite cocktail? Bloody Mary
Guilty pleasure? Jimmy Choos
If you had a superpower what would it be? To think nice things about everyone I encounter
Best compliment you’ve ever received? I admire you
What is your spirit animal? I don’t have a spirit animal; I have a spirit car; it’s a Honda Civic. It’s cute but not flashy, reliable, sporty and efficient.
Check out Amelia on Instagram @kirkaw0829 be warned...you will be inspired, hungry and want to snuggle with her sweet dog!
top photo: @rachelgarrisonphotography
Welcome to the first of our series on Women We Love. Women that we admire and inspire us.
Brittanee Lee Taylor | Creator
Brittanee is the creator and owner of BeEu, a botanical skin care company. Small batch, pure & simple ingredients - something we can really get behind. We love the way it makes our skin feel so soft and glowing. When not working on her line of skin care she can be found managing our favorite salon, Exhale...a Salon, creating beautiful chalkboard art and culitvating flowers & veggies in her home garden. Brittanee's complete line is available in store and online at PATRICIA as well as at Exhale...a Salon.
We caught up with her this July to ask her a few of our favorite questions...
Wine or Beer?
—Wine - who doesn’t love a glass of antioxidants?
Who do you admire most?
—My mother - She honestly has the energy and stamina and willpower of a superhuman.
—We have done so much, with so little, for so long...that now we can do anything with nothing, forever.
What is your favorite piece of clothing at the moment?
—Currently obsessed with floral wrap dresses
Of all time?
—A pair of Levi’s I bought in 2001 that have been worn to pieces. Both knees have worn holes, and the crotch finally busted - but these are by far are my favorites - they have been all over the world and to this day fit like a dream.
—Iced Americano with Carmel sauce and a splash of coconut or almond milk. My daily routine is grinding whole beans from Cactus Creek and a simple pour over, black. Looove my coffee.
Any advice you can give to others about starting your own business?
—Keep doing what you love, and remember it doesn’t happen overnight; take your time and trust your gut.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
—Happy. Preferably surrounded by my future dog pack, and living by wildflowers and a big herb and vegetable garden with my P.IC. / love of my life, Jemie
3 items always in your bag?
—A pilot pen, lipgloss, and a silk scarf
What would you never wear?
—Ski boots. I have never been able to adapt to the ski boot, and it is by far the most uncomfortable thing I can think to wear.
—Lulu’s Margarita - The Gazebo on Nantucket (I was a bartender for 4 summer seasons there, and that was my favorite to make, you’ve got to get the lime and agave juuust right.) Delicious!
What is your spirit animal?
Best compliment you’ve ever received?
—A retired chiropractor who was a regular at the pool I was a lifeguard at in college once told me he could see auras. Obviously I asked him the color of mine, he asked, “do you know what pastels do to other colors? When a pastel color is next to a color, it brings out the vibrancy of that color, enhancing it, making it bright.
You have pastel yellows, greens, and blues...”
Basically, he told me that I bring out the best in others. It was a random, but stuck with me, a compliment that I'll probably remember for life!