I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better. —Maya Angelou
Elena ~ Editor/Writer & Chief Curator of Beautiful
Hi! I’m Elena, your new editor/writer & chief curator of all things beautiful…
I’m so happy to be in this space with you and Rosie! I’ve always been a collector (I’m all about the hunt), but what I love most is information. I love to read, to listen and to learn; to collect little tidbits and share them with those I love… even a complete stranger! (This means I’ve turned into my mother… but I’ll own it.) It’s Good To is the perfect space for what I love: to share and learn about things.
A couple of things about me that aren’t necessary to know, but might be nice, since we’re hanging out now…
I don’t believe in regrets: I’d rather try and fail than not try at all.
I have a daughter who is – to use a very modern term – my everything. Though, catch me on the right day and ask if I can imagine a life without her and I might say, “Yes!” a little too emphatically.
Sometimes, I can be bossy. Sorry! But this is new for me, so I’m enjoying it!
When I was ten years old, I thought the perfect adult fridge was filled with cheese, good mustard and pickles. I was on to something, don’t you think? Still crazy for all three…
I blame my love of interior design on my precocious teeth: my orthodontist had a subscription to Architectural Digest, which I started reading in his waiting room at the ripe-old-age of nine. Many years later, I’m still rearranging the furniture and taking #shelfies (though not posting them). Shelter mags are guilty pleasure of mine, for sure!
I don’t consider myself an artist, but I do consider myself artistic. One of my favorite compliments ever given to me was that I am a good companion at the art museum.
I believe shoes are the perfect example of form meets function. (Don’t ask me to count, ok???)