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Location Ohio, United States
Introduction I love shops and studios! Creative spaces that reflect the people who own them. Visting cute shops is inspiring and renewing. I own a shop in the rolling hills of Central Ohio called Mootz Run, Ltd. It is a quaint shop in a barn with lofty ceilings and walls painted the colors of peacock feathers (this month). We specialize in loose leaf tea and tea accessories. When I am not at the shop, I am running our wholesale tea business, Petali Teas. I also carve out some time for my cats, chicken and rooster, reading, cello, writing, travel, vicarious travel, eating, food arts, gardening, designing, dressage, hanging out with my horse and my husband...not necessarily in that order.
Interests syncopation, cats, paint chips, cooking with root vegetables, wagashi, tea, my Silkie chicken and Rhode Island Red rooster, anthropology, Anthropologie, artisan cheese, any artisan product, the word artisan, scouting cute shops, wine and cheese with my husband, anything with my husband, riding my horse, watching my horse in the pasture, the smell of corn fields in July and August, Cinderella pumpkins, Palermo in Argentina, Kauai (esecially the North end), loons, fern and birch smells, cherries, Traverse Bay, Frost Lake, nature hikes, travel, girl's night at Nona's, quiet, art, thyme, mindfulness, ironing, gathering eggs, digging potatoes, basil, limes, ginkgo trees, cutting hydrangeas, succulents, arranging flowers, cello sounds, cello bows, mushrooms, textiles, museums, anything French or English, Turkey (the country), patisseries, confiseries, harpsichord, mooncake, soba, quinoa, chawans, interior design magazines, culinary magazines, business, entrepreneurs, libraries, book stores, life, respect, Earth.
Favorite Movies amelie
Favorite Music Sia, zoe keating, messiaen, bach, mozart, bon jovi, shania, tesla, mj, joanna newsom, vivaldi...did i mention bon jovi?
Favorite Books I am addicted to books and have a gazillion- I need to think about this one. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is probably at the top of my list- Banners of Silk and Forever Amber for light fun- all books by Thich Nat Hanh. Book of Tea, As a Man Thinketh.

When you hesitate before hitting snooze on your alarm clock, are you being lazy?

N/A- by cat is my alarm clock and he doesnt have a snooze button.