Creative Profiles

my rituals: ana spick of we love citrus

May 24, 2013

I first met Ana Spick at a craft fair in South Park, a cool, up-and-coming neighborhood in San Diego. It didn’t take me long to pick up on her beautiful personality — she was basically glowing — and I soon realized there were three reasons behind that aura. One: She’s Brazilian, and international people always do chill so much better than Americans. Two: She was pregnant (hence the glow). And three: She herself is a craft lover, so being at a craft fair was her personal happy place.

Ana owns we love citrus, an online shop for adorable paper goods, works as an interior designer and decorator for UnBeige Design, and is a regular at creative meet-ups and craft fairs around the city. (Scroll down for info on her upcomign craft workshop.) Today I asked the mom/crafter extraordinaire to share with us the secret behind that cool-girl vibe.

Name: Ana Spick
Age: 41
Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Current city: San Diego, CA
Profession: Paper and fabric lover, owner of we love citrus

Crafting with my son
I try to make time to sit down and craft with him as much as I can. I feel that’s a great way for us to bond and to teach him about working with his hands and creativity. It’s our happy place.

Cooking and eating yummy Brazilian food
I love cooking and especially eating Brazilian food. I am so lucky that my mom recently was able to spend 3 months with us and she spoiled us with delicious meals every day. My son loves to help me make brigadeiros (Brazilian chocolate truffles) and pao de queijo (cheese bread). It’s a fun way to teach him about Brazil. And the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.

Discovering new places with my family
I’m always looking for new places to visit, yummy places to eat and a good cup of coffee. We are lucky to live in a really cool neighborhood where lots of fun things are just a walk or bike ride away. San Diego has so much to offer. Here’s a recent picture of us picking blueberries in Temecula.

And if you’re in the San Diego area, Ana is co-hosting a string art workshop in South Park on June 8. Check it out:

Photo 1 by Limelife Photography, photo 3 by Tulha do Tullio; others by Ana Spick

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