Q&A with Samantha Wennerstrom
With a background in publishing, Samantha Wennerstrom created Could I Have That? as a creative outlet to house all the things she covets and loves. What began as a passion project for herself in 2009 has now developed into a full blown business with her website gracing the covers of the Wall Street Journal, Who What Wear, and the Zoe Report. I had the pleasure of grabbing coffee with this beautiful California girl during NYFW. Every bit as lovely on the inside as she is on the out, Samantha certainly inspires us all to add beauty to everyday life. As a first time mom to her sweet baby girl, Elin, she has not let motherhood slow down her personal style.
So excited to welcome her to the BURU Tastemaker Tribe!
1 cup of Fresh Squeezed lemonade
A sprig of rosemary
A dash of rose syrup
Club soda or any kind of bubbly water
Lots of wisdom and warmth.
Every day seems to be a little different but this is our routine most days. We usually wake up around 6:45 or 7, eat breakfast—elin’s bananas for bananas! Then— I spend some time with her until her nap at 9:30. I get ready for the day while she starts to snooze, our nanny arrives and I head to my office where I work until 3:30. Then Elin and I usually meet up with a friend or run errands before dinner, bath and bedtime. She goes to sleep at 7 and Todd and I unwind, watch a show or work if we need to.
Oh man, there’s no secret. Some days I think I have it figured out, others I don’t. I try to take each day/week at a time and do my best to plan ahead as much as possible. One thing I have learned is that separating work and family is crucial. You’ll drive yourself mad trying to fit both in at the same time.
I live in Santa Barbara, a small beach town north of LA. I absolutely love it! Some of our favorite things to do are feeding the ducks at Alice Keck Park, going to Miramar Beach, visiting the Santa Barbara Zoo, dinner and bocce ball at Arnoldi’s, walking along the breakwater at the harbor and getting lunch at Brophey Brothers afterwards, picnicking at the Santa Barbara Mission Rose Gardens and walking to the Santa Barbara Public Market.
cali girl: freckled
Bedtime Story: The Snail and the Whale, our current favorite.
Lullaby: Goodnight Sweetheart (a la Three Men and a Baby)
Vacation Spot: Palm Springs
Restaurant: Farmer Boy Restaurant
Children’s Brand: Bonpoint
I don’t think anything prepares you for the journey, the best advice I would have given myself would have been to just know that everything is a phase and passes so quickly!
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”