|Caroline McBride at The Little Nell in Aspen|
One thing you may not know about me is that I am, and always have been, an avid reader. From the time I was three, I was devouring books while everyone else was running around, dressing their dolls and trying to master video games. One summer, I remember reading every single Nancy Drew book at my local library; I guess you could say I was committed. Now–between being mom, a professor and beauty writer–my reading time is a rare solace and a beautiful escape…a moment when I can consume rather than create, and I therefore choose my books carefully. If I’m not reading about Old Hollywood or 1960s fashion and makeup, then I seek a blithe romantic comedy-oriented tale, with lush locales and relatable characters.
Today, and in honor of the official launch date of her book Four Seasons at Angelino’s (available at Amazon, Target, Barnes & Noble, BAM! and IndieBound), I am excited to introduce to you author Caroline McBride. I consider it a joy to call her a colleague in the beauty industry and a dear personal friend and have had the privilege of witnessing her elaborate writing process first-hand over the course of the last couple of years.
Four Seasons at Angelino’s focuses on a restaurant PR executive who searches for “the one” while traveling the world for her job. This quest takes the reader on a veritable tour of some of the most interesting places on the globe; the novel–which spans twelve months–balances blissful escapism with satisfying depth. In sum, it is the quintessential summer read.
The Quintessential Summer Read: An Interview with Four Seasons at Angelino’s Caroline McBride
Kindly scroll on for my full interview with Caroline McBride wherein we cover her background, inspiration for the book and, of course, her favorite skincare and beauty products…
|Four Seasons at Angelino’s (available at Amazon, Target, Barnes & Noble, BAM! and IndieBound)|
Beauty Professor: Tell us a little a bit about your background…where did you grow up and go to college and what types of jobs have you held since college?
After grad school, I got involved in political fundraising, worked in the business affairs department at New Line Cinema, dabbled in modeling and taught for a year at Fairfax High School. Then I relocated to New York City and worked for five years as a licensed and bonded non-profit fundraiser for foster children where I was an integral part of raising millions of dollars through an art based charity project called ARTrageous. An acquaintance lured me into a COO position at an online culinary startup before I transitioned into an opportunity at Serafina Restaurant Group where I’ve served as the Director of Public Relations for over a decade, helping to launch the brand around the world. As a publicist I’ve consulted for other clients including DECORTÉ beauty.
BP: What inspired you to write “Four Seasons at Angelino’s” ?
BP: How has your life experience influenced the content of the book?
BP: What do you want readers to feel while they’re experiencing your book?
BP: What are some of your most favorite travel destinations?
CM: Anywhere on the French Riviera, especially Cap Estel. London, Paris, Rome, Buenos Aires, and Marbella.
Stateside, I love Monterey where my family sometimes gathers. Also, Aspen, Santa Fe, New Orleans, Portland, Seattle, and Miami.
BP: Since this site focuses on beauty, could you share some of your skincare and make up must-haves?
For lips, I combine the Johannah and Elle shades of Beauty Professor’s lipsticks from her collaboration with Christian Audette to create the perfect shade.
|Beauty Professor and Caroline McBride at an Oribe Event at CosBar, Brentwood.|
BP: How would you describe your personal style?
|Caroline McBride for Vassa & Co, photography by Stefan Ungaru|
BP: What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
BP: What is one habit/activity/action that has helped you during this lockdown situation?
BP: What advice would you give to someone who has dreams of writing their own novel?
BP: Anything else you’d like us to know?
|BP x SUQQU IG Live details.|
Good things ahead including my Instagram Live with SUQQU on Wednesday 7/22/20 at 9AM PT, noon ET and 5PM BT on the SUQQU handle. I’ll be sharing (and swatching!) my favorite SUQQU products along with SUQQU Creative Consultant Jorge Balzaretti. So hope you can make it for this very special conversation!
I also have a host of new product procurements and my recommendations for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (visual preview begins 7/24!) in the mix.
xx and more soon,
–The Beauty Professor