1.What is your favorite piece of clothing right now?
My favorite piece of clothing is always (and will probably always be) my Great China Wall hand-painted vintage leather jacket. It fits me like a glove…as if it was custom made for me.
2.What is the most important element in dressing a woman well?
My goal with dressing women (and men) is to always be sure they look great, feel great, and have an amazingly fun experience during the process. I know that sounds like 3 important elements, but let’s just call it all one big important element.
3. What are you most passionate about in life?
I would have to say that I am most passionate about life and our business, Blue Bee. The older I get, the better I feel about my life, my experiences, and the wonderful customers I meet on a daily basis. I feel very passionate about making people smile and laugh. When my customers leave happy, I feel complete.
4.What do you have in your closet that you love SO much but have nowhere to wear it?
In my previous career, I was an Officer in the US Public Health Service. I still have my uniform, including cap. I really have no place to wear this uniform, unless I became active duty again, or dressed up as an Officer for Halloween.
5.What is the greatest lesson that your Mother has taught you?
There are many lessons that my Mom has taught me over the years of my life. All seem really important and I probably cannot list them all…but I can list a few…so here goes. She always taught us, as children, to treat everyone as we would like to be treated. She taught me how to help people in need. She taught me how to save money. She taught me independence. And possibly the most valuable lesson my Mom has taught me in life is…how to listen.
John and his Mom at Temple of Olympian Zeus with view of Acropolis