There are few people as busy, as trendy, as approachable and as Montreal as Patricia Gajo. Not only does she write about style and fashion for magazines and ezines, she interviews celebrities like Jean Paul Gauthier when they come to town, she just wrote A Hedonist’s Guide to Montreal as well as the Frommer’s guide to the city; on top of being a style blogger for Huffington Post Canada and the Montreal editor of FASHION magazine (the list really does go on and on)… Indefatigable and charming, Patricia was kind enough to answer our Poster Romance Questionnaire. Herewith, her answers:
The Poster Romance Questionnaire (with apologies to Proust and Vanity Fair):
1. Where is it that you best express your creativity the boardroom, the classroom, the bedroom or the kitchen?
The bedroom. I bring my laptop into bed, so the most comfortable space in my apartment doubles as my think tank. I love working in my PJs.
2. An alien arrives on your doorstep. In a limited amount of time, you would like to introduce him to our culture and way of life. Which three places would you take him to, and why?
Palawan, Philippines – to feel the beauty of nature in an undisturbed state of purity.
Disney World, Florida – so they could see man’s fantasy land (I would tell them it’s all real.)
A sidewalk in Manhattan, preferably Times Square if the taxi can get us there on time – to see the rat race in motion. If time is really of the essence, Ste-Catherine Street West also would work.
3. How would you describe your present state of mind?
Divided, nevertheless focused
4. Six words that best describe you
My Name Is Patricia Anne Gajo
5. Your new extra-terrestrial buddy asks for a definition of happiness (a concept which does not exist on his planet). What would your definition be?
A feeling that triumphs when all other feelings are on the back burner.
Hopefully, aliens have back burners.
6. If you were going to be confined to a space with four blank walls for a period of time, which kind of artwork would you like to bring with you?
Does an iPad count?
7. The alien wins $10 million in the lottery and asks for advice on what to do with it. What would you suggest?
I’d convince said alien that you really have to be human to win said lottery, and that I would handle it for him/her/it. No prob.
8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Improve my memory.
9. What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?
Starting a new career path at age 30.
10. Before returning to his planet having decided Earth was no place for a sane extra-terrestrial the alien asks one final question: how do you find peace on a place like Earth?
I would say, “I was hoping you could tell me.”