I'm so excited to introduce you to Carly! Carly is the newest member of the Marketing Department, and is totally my right hand gal. Marketing Associate Extraordinaire, she has been holding down the Facebook and Twitter and is now on the BFF blog
Read her interview below to find out more, including who (or what) Taco & Mama are, then leave her some fun comments to welcome her to the team!
Hi, where are you from?
I was born and raised in the suburbs of Long Island, NY, or as some call it "Strong Island" but saying that totally makes me cringe. I first moved to Brooklyn during my colleges years at F.I.T. when I was studying advertising and marketing communications. Once I graduated in the Spring of 2011 I up and moved all the way to San Francisco, California! I was there for about a year and then recently moved back to Brooklyn this past June. Woah, yeah it's been pretty hectic moving a lot but I'm totally glad to be back.
Why the move to San Francisco? Do you miss it?
I moved to SF because my current boyfriend was living there at the time, and WHY NOT move to California!? I grew up on the east coast and was ready to give the west coast a chance. I do miss SF, I miss the weather, the beautiful natural landscapes and architecture, and most importantly the population of interesting people. I think to live in SF, even for a short time, is to love SF. It's a very special city.
So now that you're back, what do you like to do in New York?
I love wandering aimlessly around Brooklyn. I love Williamsburg and Greenpoint because they still have a neighborhood feel even though they are so close to the hustle and bustle of NYC. I love riding my bike around and taking my two dogs Taco and Mama to the local dog park. I'm really into renting movies and eating ice cream in bed, I would say that's almost a nightly occurrence for me. Now that I'm back, I get to visit my family on Long Island pretty much whenever I want which is awesome, HI MOM!
So how did you find out about Fred Flare?
I was actually introduced to the magical world of FF when I bought the plush heart for an exboyfriend on Valentine's Day a few years ago. I'm not sure if he kept it, or if he's doing voodoo on it, either way I thought it was a really cute gift.
FAV MUSIC: I think my most played Pandora stations are the Yeah Yeah Yeah's, Neil Young, Morrissey, and Joy Division.
GUILTY PLEASURE: Vegan BBQ drumsticks from Foodswings in Brooklyn, it's the only food I ever crave. But I also have an epic sweet tooth, so I'm game for candy and cupcakes all day everyday.
FAV MOVIE: Can't pick just one, but pretty much everything directed by Sofia Coppola and Wes Anderson.
CATS OR DOGS: D.R.E.A.M. - Dogs Rule Everything Around Me! Seriously I'm obsessed with my dogs, I even have them tattooed on me. Yes, it's that serious.