Parent & Child interviews

Kaijsa Davey, 13 y old – San Francisco, USA

May 15, 2013

“Kaijsa is the sweetest. She is one of the most thoughtful people I have know, she is like 5 feet of sunshine, she’s a fantastic dancer” says Kathryn Davey of her daughter. “She loves music & dancing in the kitchen, she’s got serious soul & a great sense of humor. She inspires & amazes me on a daily basis”. Kathryn is the Owner and designer of  www.kathryndavey.com.

 Kaijsa

What is your big dream? My big dream is to get chickens & start an animal sanctuary with donkey’s, llama’s & turtles

Do you have special powers? Of course I do but I cant say what they are

What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a pediatrician or a teacher

Who do you admire? My Mama cause she’s amazing

Are you scared of anything? I’m afraid of sharks

What makes you laugh? I make myself laugh a lot & the boys in my science class make me laugh

Your favourite films, books, apps? Stardust the movie & Little Fern the book

Something you did recently that you really loved?  I went to New York with my Mama and it was amazing

The best holidays you ever had? I went camping in Kings Canyon National Park last summer & I went to Cannes with my mums family and ate lots of amazing pastries

A place that you would dream to visit? I want to go to Moscow, Iv never been but I love Russia

Your favorite belonging? My cats Monkey & Kitty

The next item you would so dearly love to get? I want a big loose knit sweater

If you had a magic wand, what would you do with it right now? I would turn my little sister into a Turtle or I would fix everything, everything that was wrong

 Kathryn

A place you saw when you were a child, and that made its mark on you? I used to spend a few weeks out of the summer at a day based art school in the soft hills of the Dublin Mountains. It was so green and beautiful with forests surrounding it. The air was crisp & fresh, the water in the creeks ran clear and the fields were filed with thistles and cow dung! I got to explore with every medium you could imagine & it was wonderful. I can still smell the moss & the freshness to this day

The place you love near your home? I am really fortunate to live in the North Bay of San Francisco. It is so beautiful here and I have quite a few favourite spots to hike or sit & admire the view. One of my most favourite spots is on the top of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin, sometimes you can be above the clouds with the open blue sky above & the beautiful golden hills surrounding you. The contrast of colours is amazing.

Where do you dream to go for your next family holiday We are going to Italy in September for my lovely brothers wedding

The film that you love to see with the whole family? We love to watch 80’s movies together. Life seemed so much simpler in the 80’s! I love that people survived & thrived without cell phones or computers!

The book on your bedside table? I have a stack of books by my bed & unfortunately I don’t get to read as much as I would like, I am usually too tired by the time I get to bed! My favorite is by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, I always have vivid dreams when I read one of her short stories.

Last thing you bought for Kaijsa? I bought my 15 year old a vintage soft pink silk skirt for her birthday, it has the tiniest waste that only a teen could fit in. She loves it & looks so elegant when she wears it.

Favorite pieces in your child’s wardrobe? I have 3 girls and they are all very individual, they have a strong sense of what they like & don’t like. They have started shopping in vintage stores & amassed a wonderful selection of oversized sweaters this past winter. My eldest has this beautiful blue woolen sweater that goes with every pair of jeans I own.

The online destinations that inspire you? There really are too many to mention! I love getting lost online & finding new independent designer & small crafts people that are making a living from doing what they love, its truly inspiring.

The product that changed your life? I recently purchased a hybrid car, the first time I filled up I was shocked. I found myself wanting to tell complete strangers how little it cost to fill up my gas tank & how far I could go on one tank of gas! I still can’t believe how economical it is!

What are your main current concerns? I worry that we are destroying this earth and that our children wont know or see some of the beauty of this world that we have grown up with & perhaps taken for granted. I worry that our waters are becoming more and more polluted & that we are destroying our natural resources. I worry about the never-ending senseless violence, the exploitation of the weak & vulnerable. I am concerned as to the long term effects on the generations that are growing up plugged into to technology….I could go on but I think that’s enough !

Do you have a big dream and if so what is it? I dream of providing a beautiful life for my girls, of watching them grow & flourish. Someday I would like to buy a plot of land somewhere beautiful & live in a Yurt.

Something that made you laugh out loudly recently? My girls make me laugh every day!

If you could reincarnate in another person, who would that be? I’m not sure that I would want to be someone else!

Anything you want to tell? I am launching a new website in a few weeks & have some really exciting collaboration’s coming up with some wonderful designers/artists like Radish Moon, HBB Industria Argentina & more.

 

Photos Sabrina Bot Photography

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