Relationship Status:


New York

Degrees & Continuing Education:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Executive Masters Degree in Public Administration
Small Business
A little bit of Veterinary Healthcare

Interests & Hobbies:
writing poetry (experimental poetry)- I’ve been writing since I was 16. The last time I counted I had over 120 poems. I wish I could write daily like Walt Whitman did, but that’s nearly impossible for me.

reading (fashion, fiction, poetry mostly)

mixed media arts & crafts

horseback riding

website & graphic design- This hobby started in 1999. I was inspired by MPVixen & Michael Dutton’s websites.

snowboarding (beginning)- Rather than pick up skiing, I decided to join “the dark side.”

cycling (beginning)- Andrew’s influence. Le Tour de France is the ultimate test of the human spirit.

gardening (I love roses)- I loved visiting the rose garden at the New York Botanical Garden.

Angela Trimming Backyard Boxwoods 2008

Angela Trimming Backyard Boxwoods 2008

cooking- I especially love French countryside recipes, recipes via cast iron, and casseroles.

baking- Making and decorating cupcakes with my Wilton set and rustic desserts.

touring historic homes & sites- This is something Andrew & I both enjoy very much.

miniatures & dollhouses- Andrew’s Grandma Hope inspired me. This hobby began in 2003, with the partial construction of my Greenleaf Dollhouse-Pierce/Annabelle. I will continue to post my progress.

I would love to travel much more than I currently do!- Below are some of the more further destinations we’ve visited:

Maui, Hawaii
Oahu, Hawaii
Italy (Venice, Murano, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Verona, Milan, Chiavari, Santa Marguerita, Portofino, Genoa)
Scotland (Glascow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Fort William)
The Big Island of Hawaii (Kona)
France (Paris, Cabris, Gourdon, Grasse, Monaco, Monte Carlo, Eze Village)
Germany (Frankfurt, Lindau, Freiberg, Munich, Nuremburg, Darmstadt area)

Some of My Favorites:

Colors: Purple & green

Flowers: Roses, jasmine, honeysuckle, lilac

Academic Subject: Science

Ice Cream: Mr. Softee soft vanilla

Cake: Red Velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

Candy: Almond Roca, black licorice twizzlers, black jelly beans, Bit-O-Honey

Food: Vietnamese

Restaurant: Opus 465, Vince & Eddie’s, The North Square to name a few

Season: Spring

Handbags: Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton Monogram, Denim, & Multicolor, Fendi, Kelly & Birkin by Hermes, Prada Leathers, Hayden-Harnett, Tylie Malibu, Kooba, Botkier, Chanel, and many more!

Perfume: Hanae Mori, Deep Red by Hugo Boss, Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf, Michael by Michael Kors

Books: The Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella, Bergdorf Blondes & Debutante Divorcee by Plum Sykes, The Power Broker by Robert A. Caro, Bringing Home The Birkin by Michael Tonello. I think I like the less academic type books sometimes since I need something to balance out my very Type A personality. I’ve spent too many years only nurturing my technical side.

Magazines: British Glamour, Martha Stewart Living

Authors: Sophie Kinsella, Plum Sykes, Lois Lenski, Madeleine L’Engle, Frederic Clement

Painters: Francois Boucher, Jean-Honore Fragonard, & Michael Sowa

Poets: Sara Teasdale, X.J. Kennedy, Charles Baudelaire

Clothing Designers: Stella McCartney, Karl Lagerfeld, Carolina Herrera

Movies: “Amelie” & “Bridget Jones’ Diary” I & II

Actresses: Audrey Tatou, Meg Ryan, Sandra Bullock

Actors: Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Steve Martin, Robin Williams

TV Shows: All CSIs, Criminal Minds, Numbers, re-runs of Frasier, re-runs of EastEnders

Characters: Remy of “Ratatouille,” Gromit of Wallace & Gromit

X-Men: Angelica Jones (Firestar)

Musicians: Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos, Vertical Horizon, Pat McGee Band, Rob Thomas & Matchbox 20, Joan Osbourne, Liz Phair, Fiona Apple, Paula Cole, Jennifer Warnes, Kelly Clarkson, Tonic, 3 Doors Down, Fiona Apple, Splendor, Nine Days, Peter Gabriel, Suzanne Vega, Nickelback, Creed, John Mayer, Jesca Hoop, Katie Melua, Waterfront, Tracey Chapman, Christopher Cross, Steve Winwood, Celine Dion, Death Cab for Cutie, and many more!

Places: Hawaii, Scotland, Amore Pacific Spa in Soho NY, Anthropologie Stores (I’m an Anthro addict besides also being a bagaholic)

Honeymoon Train Ride to Pisa 2003

Honeymoon Train Ride to Pisa 2003

2 Responses to “About Angela”

  1. Skye Hussain says:

    Criminal Minds is a great tv-series, i it just like CSI in my opinion but only better*`;

  2. nycupcake says:

    Hi Skye:

    I hope they never cancel the show! I’m always in the mood to watch it. The characters are all so likable and have great chemistry with one another.

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