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Ellen Van Dusen | Brooklyn | Dusen Dusen

Do you have a secret swimming hole (or favorite)? tell us about it.
My favorite swimming hole is in North Carolina by my grandparents house in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s called Lost Cove and it’s a natural waterslide with a very cold swimming hole at the bottom. The temperature is always jarring but feels great after a hike.

What is your go-to picnic fare?
Baguette and cheese.

Describe your dream summer ootd (outfit of the day).
I like to match my clothes on a theme– Like wearing stripe pants with stripe shorts and a stripe hat (all different stripes). I have a great dot on dot on dot outfit too.

Desert Island music?
I love S.E Rogie for nice, mellow guitar music.

What reading material clutters your nightstand?
I have a giant pile of New Yorkers on my nightstand, but recently I’ve been reading a book called Dark Money, about the rise of the radical right.

What’s got you on your soapbox lately?
Health care. The new plan only works for people who can already afford it. Trump is leaving behind all the people that he manipulated into voting for him. Clearly there’s a lot that’s going wrong in the new administration, this is one of many.

Tell us about something you recently learned.
I learned that Neil Young is Canadian. Also learned that everyone else already knew that.

Current obsession?
Yellow! I’m in a yellow period in my life.

Who is your art crush?
My current favorite is Alex Da Corte.

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