Today Natalie of Another Pefume Blog has graciously agreed to answer my questions and let us look behind the blog persona.
Natalie is a very well-travelled, cosmopolitan woman, she currently resides in Sydney, but has lived in many parts of the world so far. Hopefully she is making a longer pit stop in Europe sometime.
Let’s see what Nat likes…
A good day starts with… waking up (always good to find one’s self alive), followed by coffee or tea.
I’d never leave the house without… being clothed. Everything else is optional.
I always feel good when… I’ve done something to make someone I love happy. I also love making lists and crossing items off of them, dancing obnoxiously around the house, and eating dessert.
My favorite thing in the world is… I have several favorite physical objects. I’m pretty sentimental, so things like my engagement ring, a paperweight that always sat on my dad’s desk, and cards and letters from friends and family are things that I hope to always keep.
The next thing I want to buy is… nothing.
The place I always come back to is… two places: my mom’s house, and Venice.
My personal style is… Hmmm. I haven’t got the slightest idea, so I asked a friend. She said “daring.”
My favorite perfume… is something I hope to hire someone brilliant to create some day.
When I travel I always… Oh gosh. There are so many things I always do when I travel. Plan ahead obsessively and then fail to follow my plan. Bring an old fashioned film camera. Get lost, happily. Visit the library. Have drinks or tea at the fanciest hotel. Try to go to the theatre. Learn how to say please, thank you, and “Can I have the bill?” Walk until my feet are covered in blisters. Take public transit. Eat a lot. Buy shoes (see “walk until my feet are covered in blisters”).
To relax I need… to be by myself, usually.
When I have a bad day… I am a monster. A MONSTER, I say. Rawrrr.
I like to gift people with… whatever special, thoughtful gift I think they are longing for at that exact moment. That’s why my mom always gets socks and half-price bath salts for Christmas, dontcha know.
I find my inspiration… outside my comfort zone.
Something I would never want to miss… experiences that teach me painful truths.
My last mistake was… I am experimenting with gluten-free bread recipes. Let’s just say it isn’t going well.
In my fridge there is always… I don’t really involve myself with the refridgerator. That is Mr. APB’s domain. I do know that generally it contains milk (for coffee), sparkling water (for drinking), and peanut butter (so I don’t die of starvation when Mr. APB isn’t around to cook).
On my nightstand I keep… a ridiculous stack of books, a lamp, and my eyeglasses.
The perfect weekend starts with… a ballet class.
My role model is… I don’t really have one, which probably shows.
Something I always want to be asked in questionnaires like this is… I actually prefer to ask questions, rather than answer them. So I’ll ask you this: Will you be completing the questionnaire yourself?
To answer Nat’s question: Yes, I will. At the very end of the series The Husband will answer it (Can I hear cheers?) and then I will do so myself.
Now coming to Natalie, I thoroughly enjoyed reading her answers and I feel I know her better now. Nat is a very enigmatic and alluring woman to me, but she has a warm and funny side that makes her approachable despite the mystery surrounding her.
Also I love how she unapologetically says she is not involved with the fridge! 🙂
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