Hi, my name is Claire and…
Yeah I said. I want it all. I want an amazing career, deep meaningful relationships, delicious meals and conversations, incredible adventures, plenty of overseas trips, a closet brimming with cherished items of clothing and accessories, and a bathroom stocked with a never ending supply of new skin, hair, and body products. OH and while I’m at it, I’ll take a personal trainer along with all the best fitness classes in NYC, LA, and London. OH and I want to do this while writing for a living, launching new businesses, and sipping champagne while looking cute as hell.
Does this sound familiar? If so, hello friend! We have lots to talk about and even more work to do.
But first, let’s remember that Oprah once said, “you can have it all but not all at once.”
Eek. So what’s an overly ambitious girl to do? For starters, you can read this blog and follow along on my journey as I try to figure out how to:
1) Have it all
2) Fit it all into your life, and just a word to the wise – it ain’t gonna happen all at once either, buddy 🙂
3) Stay healthy and grounded as your life soars to new heights
Okay, Claire that all sounds cool. But like, what are you gonna write about?
I’m going to cover a LOT of topics because this is LIFE we’re talking about. Expect frequent musings, product reviews, recommendations, anecdotes, stories, and vlogs on:
Okay, I’m game. But like, who are you again?
Right, ME. My name is Claire Brooks and I am a creative producer. I am currently an MFA candidate at Columbia University focusing on creative producing and screenwriting. Before I started grad school, I founded and a ran a small production consultancy named SuperSwell. Before that, I worked as a creative marketing executive at companies like HBO, Illumination Entertainment, and the National Basketball Association. And before that I was a student at New York University, which I ran to with open arms after living in New England for 4 years at a very fancy little boarding school (but more on that another day).
Since producing is a pretty 24/7 kind of job that will take over your life, I am pretty militant about finding hobbies and activities that have NOTHING to do with my industry. I mean, a girls gotta have a life right? Each meal I cook, each workout I squeeze into my jam packed schedule, and each trip is time I relish. Quite simply: I’m my favorite investment because I know I’m worth it.
My job is one that will grind you down and my industry is one that will spit you out. To counter balance this energy, I try to live fully and well. I started The Insatiable Life so I can share all of that with you and hopefully inspire others along the way.
Still want to know more about me? Check out this questionnaire I filled out just for you.
Tea or coffee?
Fauna or Flora?
What do you sing on karaoke night?
What’s your house at Hogwarts?
Current favorite restaurants (in NYC)?
All Time Favorite: En Brasserie
To Fancy AF: Gramercy Tavern
For Bougie Brunch: Maman
For Laid Back Brunch: Kefi
For Casual Drinks: The Tippler
For Not-So-Casual Drinks: ROKC Kitchen
What’s the weirdest ingredient in your pantry?
Favorite Grocery Store?
In the world: Waitrose in the UK.
In the LA: The Santa Monica Co-Op and the Mar Vista Farmer’s Markets
In NYC: Whole Foods, Fairway, H-Mart
Childhood nickname and where did it come from?
Describe your personal style / aesthetic?
My fashion ethos:
My go to look…
Any favorite style icons?
If you could live anywhere where would it be?
My flat in London walking distance to Borough Market
A Brooklyn Brownstone in NYC
A Dramatic and Modern Cliffside Beach Home in Malibu
An Off-the-grid sanctuary in Santa Cruz, CA surrounded by redwoods
A country get-away near Woodstock, NY
A vineyard in Healdsburg or Sonoma or in France (I said money wasn’t an option)