10 Things: Heather Kilmer-Cruzate

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Hi Everyone. We're back with another 10 things.  You've heard from me (Jess Davis), Jess Burne, Elizabeth Boland, and Sharon Michaels.  Heather is the newest member of our team.  She oversees Nest Studio’s social media efforts as well as helping Jess with her design projects and other marketing efforts.  Heather grew up on her family’s apple and peach orchard in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia where she developed a love for animals and the outdoors.  After completing her professional degree in architecture, Heather worked as a designer for Jeanne Gang in Chicago and a project architect for Diana Balmori in New York.  She left her career as an architect 5 years ago to stay home full time with her son and Basenji pup, Jingle. Thrilled to join the group of impressive women and moms who work at Nest Studio last January, Heather loves researching Design Crush Blog Posts and inspirational images for the @neststudiohardware Instragram feed

Here is a list of 10 things that make Heather’s life richer and simpler.

Coconut oil:  From culinary uses to a cooling moisturizing regime, I would be hard pressed to find something Coconut Oil can't improve.

The sound of my son laughing ... I just melt.

Oliver People's sunglasses: everything looks better through persimmon colored lenses.

This American Life:  Ira Glass is one of the best modern day storytellers.

Fresh mint, basil and thyme from my summer herb garden. 

My mischievous basenji pup:  she's the best listener, never tells my secrets and keeps me toasty at night ... what more could I want?


Sorel insulated and waterproof slimpack riding tall duck boot:  this boot has kept my feet warm and dry for years.

Rodan + Fields Eyelash Boost: I've not so secretly been envying my sons lusciously long eyelashes for years.  This eyelash boost serum actually produces results.

Yuka, my hair stylist:  from weddings to babies to moving to the burbs, this is one of my longest relationships. 

Pink Lady Apples:  my mom started growing pink ladies in her orchard a few decades ago.  Their crunchy goodness reminds me of home.


Thanks Heather! Stay tuned for more 10 things as our team grows!

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