Today, I’m so happy to introduce you to Meg, from the always inspiring blog MIMI+MEG. Meg is another lady I met at Alt, but didn’t get to spend nearly as much time with as I would’ve liked. We’ve kept up on Twitter and through email a bit, so I was thrilled when she agreed to do BTS — it allowed me (and all of you!) to get to know her even better. Like I told her when she sent me her responses, I SO wish I lived closer to her in DC. I have a feeling we’d be fast friends! In addition to being a rockstar blogger, Meg is also the visionary behind a thriving art business. You can check out her beautiful works right over here. Get her BTS right after the jump!
Narrowing the places I want to travel down to 5 is like trying to pick a favorite child. I want to go everywhere! But here are a few that come to mind:
1. Skiing in Switzerland
3. A yoga retreat in any gorgeous tropical place
5. I don’t actually want to “backpack” but I’d love to spend several months getting inspired all over Europe; Italy, France, Spain, Greece… everywhere.
1. An Object of Beauty / Steve Martin – Besides the beautiful book design, this just seems like a great story.
2. Lives of the Artists / Calvin Tomkins – I can’t wait to read this book, I know it will be fascinating.
3. Valley of the Dolls / Jacqueline Susann – I’m trying to read a lot more of the classics that I’ve never read.
4. Lee Krasner: A Biography / Gail Levin – I love all sorts of biographies and memoirs of all types of people. I read them constantly.
1. Lots of travel.
2. A home I love, with a piano, lots of art, and outdoor space. A pool and a view would be nice.
3. A studio/office that is inspiring, with lots of light, organized, but where I can leave my paints out and not have to put them away every day.
1. Painting more often and developing a few series ideas. I’m moving into a bigger condo with a dedicated space, and I’m excited to get a fresh start with some room to paint. My current living/painting situation is a little uncomfortable, so this is one step. (Editor’s note: Check out two of Meg’s gorgeous paintings here and here!)
2. Being more organized in all areas, specifically with my businesses. This sounds so blanket, but it’s a must. Especially as far as business growth goes. I know it’s up to me to grow my business, and I’m working on having a more strict schedule with myself. I’m also finding apps and sites like TeuxDeux.com to help my never-ending to-do lists!
Besides having the means to travel the world whenever I please, and becoming a successful artist having shows in galleries across the world, and to reach a certain level of blogger… Eventually, I’d love to have an actual studio/office that is separate from where I live (but close enough to walk). I’d love for it to also be a gallery and offices for a few other fun gals that work for themselves. We could all work together in a well-designed office, even though we have separate businesses. Oh, and it just happens to be around the corner from a great coffee & pastry shop. And we have a stocked bar cart in the office.
Mimi was my great grandmother, and is also what my mother goes by to her grandkids, so I named the blog after a family name that I adore, and my own name. I figured family names could never get old. (I go by Megan and Meg, either is fine.)
Kelly Wearstler and Rebecca Minkoff are two of my greatest inspirations, and not to mention, I absolutely love their style and design. And they have both become very successful in their businesses, while having a family, among other things. I hope to work with both of them one day.
Starting my art shop, and being featured in The Washington Post. Both wonderful in different ways.
In the sun on a beach. With a waiter to take my drink order.
I started blogging in November of 2007 and I just absolutely love it. Being the sole editor of it, only posting and featuring what I love, and sharing that with others is so much fun! It would take something really amazing (or horrible) for me to ever stop blogging. I’ve met some amazing people and friends from blogging, and it’s been truly inspired.