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Girl We Adore: Clare Gillies The president of the Jane Austen book club lives in New York

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Do you have any nicknames?

Bear/Clarebear and sometimes queaks…I have a…unique voice;)

Where did you come from and where do you now live?

I’m from CT originally, but I live in NYC now.

If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be?

I would pick my great grandma. She was a cool Polish broad who lived through a lot of war and crazy situations. When she was around I was too little to really appreciate all the information and stories she had locked away.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to be a super mom and just an overall great and interesting human.

Will you send us a selfie? 

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What do you wonder about?

I wonder about my future a lot. I think that’s pretty standard though.

What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?

The day my boyfriend and I met, as he was walking away, he turned and said, “I love your personality.” It sounds corny to read, but to me it’s one of the best compliments one can receive.

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What is your favorite pastime?

I guess I could list a million things, but I love baking. I never measure anything and I use a lot of bizarre ingredients. It’s satisfying, therapeutic and I get to eat everything when I’m done.

Describe a typical day in your life.

I wake up fairly early because my fur child [cat] pats my eyelids, nibbles my chin and steps on me… Once I’m up, I make tea and have breakfast right away. I don’t have a 9 to 5 so every day is different:)

Favorite book?

Off the top of my head I’d say anything by Jane Austen. She’s hilarious and I can’t resist romance.

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What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

This shouldn’t be hard to answer, right? Maybe I’ve just received so much excellent advice that I can’t recall….or maybe I never take people’s advice.

Favorite brand?

You know, I don’t have a ‘favorite” brand per say. I do love Reformation, Hache and Rochas though.

Party trick?

You’d have to trick me into partying for me to acquire one.

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What is your favorite word?

Schtroumpf (Smurf in French)

Dream location?

I’ve lived in both Beijing and Paris, but I’m always pulled back home to the states. Ideally I would live between NYC and LA and just travel a bunch.

Any regrets?

When I was in high school I had plans to go to Granada to help with sea turtle conservation, which fell through. I still regret not going!

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Follow Clare on Instagram here.

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Girl We Adore: Clare Gillies The president of the Jane Austen book club lives in New York

Do you have any nicknames? Bear/Clarebear and sometimes queaks…I have a…unique voice;) Where did you come from and where do you now live? I’m from CT originally, but I live in NYC now. If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be? I would pick my great grandma. She…

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