Alabama Chanin

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Natalie Chanin | Florence, Alabama | Alabama Chanin

Do you have a secret swimming hole (or favorite)? tell us about it.
In my mind, we have a secret pool in our backyard. It’s tiny, cool, and shady in the middle of the thickest garden. (One can dream.)

What is your go-to picnic fare?
Prosciutto, cheese, olive oil, tomatoes, salt, pepper, watermelon

Describe your dream summer ootd (outfit of the day).
Our dress for The Secret Catalog.

Desert Island music?
Early R&B, early electronic, and all sorts of current Americana in a crazy changing mix.

What will you be reading this summer vacation?
The Moth Presents “All These Wonders” by Catherine Burns and Neil Gaiman, “Seven Brief Lessons on Physics” by Carlo Rovelli, and The Complete “Anne of Green Gables” Series (with my daughter).

What’s got you on your soapbox lately?
Mixing clean water, slow fashion, good food, and affordable housing, with good design.

Tell us about something you recently learned.
You just never know.

Current obsession?
My eleven-year-old daughter.

Who is your art crush?
Lee Bontecou.

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