Sometimes the world gets strangely small and people begin to connect like numbered dots in a row, and we all wonder some days who is going to be the one to actually know Kevin Bacon. Meeting Sarah was kinda like that. A connection through a friend from high school, my literary agent, and then this gorgeous magazine I saw at Anthropologie …I knew I had to meet her. As it turns out now, you get to meet her at Allume this year too! She is a beautiful soul with a passion to restore the true art of being a woman to this generation. Read the magazine’s mission and I dare you not to feel excited about it! She is genuine, kind, true, and a world changer, and we cannot wait for you all to meet our friend, and Darling Magazine’s editor in chief, Sarah Dubbeldam!
What was your favorite food as a kid?
What chore do you despise the most?
Doing dishes …
When was the last time you chatted with your neighbor?
Three weeks ago because I’ve been traveling in Europe and just got home!
What sound do you love?
Birds singing quietly in the trees along with a soft wind rustling the leaves.
If you could paint a picture of a place you have been what would it be?
The main castle in the city of Prague–it is absolutely stunning and takes you back to a Medieval time …
If you could only do one thing for a whole year what would you want it to be?
If you could learn to do anything what would it be?
If you could pick anyone as a mentor who would you pick?
Beth Moore. Her passion and perspective always astounds me.
What do you do with 30 minutes of free time?
Read poetry or short stories. My favorite story author is Scott Fitzgerald.
What would the dream birthday present be?
Money for shopping!
What do you want to be when you grow up?
What I’m doing now! Honestly, I am living my dream and feel so blessed by that!
What is something new you learned last week?
I learned again that you can’t judge people by appearance. I saw someone coming down the aisle of the airplane to sit next to me and thought he wouldn’t be nice and looked a little scary (haha) but he wasn’t at all and was so kind!
What do you miss most about being a kid?
Having no real responsibilities–the freedom you have and the things you worry about as a child are nothing compared to being an adult who owns a business (smile).
If gifted an all expenses paid vacation to anywhere where would you pick?
The Holy Lands!
If everything in your life aligned exactly as in your dreams, what would your life look like? Where would you live, what would you do?
I would be doing what I do now for work, but I would live in Paris in the area of Montmartre in a small apartment with my own tiny yard, my husband, and my two black and white cats …
If I was coming to your house for dinner, what would we have?
Salmon with a soy sauce and honey glaze, sautéed vegetables, white wine and dark chocolate for dessert!
What’s in your purse?
I always carry a tiny purse but jam-pack it with: chap stick, red lipstick, all my credit cards and ID, sunglass cleaning cloth, sunglasses and a lot of loose random receipts I don’t need
What are your 5 favorite books?
A Return to Modesty by Wendy Shalit
Blue Like Jazz
Flappers and Philosophers by Scott Fitzgerald
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe