Liebster Award

By Thursday, January 29, 2015 2 Permalink

I want to thank Amy from Work Play Blog for nominating me for the Liebster Award! Thanks for thinking of Style and Cheek, Amy! If you are not familiar with Amy she is a blogger, graphic designer, and illustrator. She designed the Liebster Award icon below. You can check out her work here.

Now back to the award, so the Liebster Award is passed on from one blogger to another as a way to get to know other bloggers. You answer the 11 questions given by the blogger who nominated you and then create 11 new questions for your nominees to answer.

Work Play Liebster Award

photo via: Work Play Blog

1. How did you come up with your blog name?

Style and Cheek is the result of a very long conversation between Dan and I where we tried to sum up my personality in one word. Think cheek as in cheeky but also a play off ‘tongue in cheek’. Our other options were horrendous. Maybe I’ll tell you one day…or maybe I’ll take that info to the grave.

2. What is something most people don’t know about you?

I can’t ride a bike. And by can’t I mean I learned how to when I was a kid but was too lazy/fearful/anxious to keep doing it, so I’ve just avoided it. When I was 15 I went on a trip to Europe with other young people and one day centered on biking around a city in Austria. That lasted all of two minutes when I couldn’t cross a busy street. I ended up spending the day at a coffee shop instead, eating quiche. Embarrassing!

3. If you could live anywhere in the world for a year where would you go?

New York. I am not one of those people who is obsessed with New York. And at first I thought I’d go with somewhere like Paris or Rome but as English is my only language and since it’s only one year, I’d rather stick to an English speaking location. Having said that, London might be second on this list. But New York. I’d want to spend one year in New York doing as many New York-ish things as I could do in those 12 months. Every touristy thing, every non touristy thing. Just a full on New York experience.

4. Favorite food?

I used to say pizza, and pizza is still so close to my heart. Pepperoni and olives, please. But now I tend to crave seafood. Specifically crudo dishes from one of my favorite restaurants, Anchovies and Olives (try the escolar!).

5. Biggest fear?

Failure. Of course.

6. If you could pick, what decade would you have grown up in?

Hmm grown up in? I think growing up in the 90s was ideal so that’s a hard one. But to go back to and party in, or just experience fashion from that time, probably the 1920s.

7. Your favorite possession?

My laptop or my phone. That’s so boring but seriously those twos things would come with me in a fire. Dan is giving me the death stare but he doesn’t understand that I don’t know how to backup my computer. :)

8. Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter?

Summer, summer, summertime

9. Favorite life moment?

Studying creative writing in Rome summer quarter my junior year of college. It was hands down the best experience of my life. I wrote a little bit about it here.

10. Books you want to read in 2015?

I still haven’t finished You Should Have Known so that’s on the list. I’d also like to read The Joining, which was written by a friend of mine. Also #GIRLBOSS, and Sharp Objects.

11. Favorite store?

Whole Foods. This store rules my world.


Here are my nominations…

Jamie from Hello There Lady

Alexa from A Gentle Disposition

Elisabeth from Bella the blog

Alexis from Style Logical

Coley from Coley’s Opinion

Laura from Beauty De La Mer


And questions for the nominees:

1. Who was your style icon growing up? And who is your style icon now?

2. What’s your favorite hot sauce?

3. What little things make you smile?

4. What is your go-to brunch cocktail?

5. Name five places you’d love to visit.

6. How did where you grow up influence your style?

7. What do you hope to accomplish in 2015?

8. What do you love about blogging? Writing, the creative aspects, the community?

9. What song(s) have you been listening to on repeat lately?

10. What’s your current favorite “guilty pleasure” tv show?

11. Do you consider yourself an introvert? Or an extrovert?