In Focus with Alyssa!

As our very first model, for our very first photoshoot, Alyssa’s positive energy set the tone toward a day we will look back with fond memories. On a day when nerves were high and uncertainty was endless, Alyssa’s contagious laughter and eternal optimism captured our spirits, and we knew we were going to have some fun. Meet the beautiful, inside and out, Alyssa!

What’s your morning routine?

I wake up at about 4:30 in the morning – I don’t know why so early, but I do…. I wake up, walk upstairs and make myself tea, go back down to my room and plan my day for all the things I have to do and take care of. I listen to the news, and yeah, just start getting to it. When the sun comes up I’m out there doing my thing!

Be honest, how many times do you press the snooze button?


Me: I’m impressed…

If you could travel back in time, where would you go and when?

Oh man! That is such a tough one. Hmmm…… the 50’s! I would go back to the 50’s. I mean can we talk about the interior design, the materials, the colors, textures…oh!Are you an indoor or outdoor cat?

It depends, if I’m back home in Minnesota, I’m definitely an indoor cat, because it is like negative 30 degrees. But here in California, I am much more outdoorsy.

How do you practice sustainability?

Thrifting. I feel that’s the most sustainable way to shop, followed by buying from brands that use sustainable fabrics and materials.

What is your least favorite chore?

Washing clothesIf you could have any super power, what would it be?

Don’t ask me that question - I am such a nerd and have wracked my brain a million times about what my super power would be. Maybe… it would be to read thoughts, but then Thanksgiving would be real tough! (laughing)

What’s on top of your pizza?

Peperoni, green peppers, and black olives

What song(s) are your rocking out to in Karaoke?

Barracuda by Heart

What season are you?

I would say, spring.What are you currently binge-watching?

Alyssa: The Queens Gambit on Netflix

Me: Oh, I just watched it- its fantastic!

Alyssa: I know, she (Anya Taylor-Joy) is so good. I feel like I haven’t seen anything that good in a while.

What inspires you?

It changes on the day. Like I might see a kid outside blowing bubbles, or an older couple dancing without music.

What’s your biggest accomplishment, thus far?

Breaking my colleges throw record.

Me: Congrats!

Alyssa: Thank you

There are now 25 hours in a day. How do you spend that extra hour?

Maybe I would spend the extra time reading, before I put my old lady self to bed (laughing). When it’s like 8:30 or 9:00 – I’m just done.

Interview featuring Alyssa - @elusivedande

Photo by Patrick - @patrickyandoc

Hair and Makeup by Jen - @jencmakeup