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What is your favorite AK bag and why?

The "Hollye" bag of course! Alexandra created it knowing how much I liked a certain cross body bag from another company. I love-love-love my black alligator custom "Hollye" bag!!

What are your favorite shops in the world?

Sabbia Rosa in Paris
Bergdorf Goodman in NYC
Oscar de la Renta in LA
Santa Barbara Farmer's Market

What is your latest obsession?

My latest obsession is reading in the backyard on a big blanket with my 7 year-old daughter and dog Buzz. Life has been so busy this spring that I am obsessed with slowing down.

What are your beauty essentials?

Egyptian Magic
Grapeseed Oil to stay hydrated
Rodin Lip Balm
Bye Bye Under eye concealer to cover up my dark circles

What is on your TV?

What is your guilty pleasure?

Rori's ice cream in Montecito, CA. My favorite is the vegan chocolate flavor. YUMMY!

What are your suggested beach reads for this summer?

I'm currently reading The Art Forger for my book club and am really liking it so far! Two must- read books are:
How to be a Friend to Someone Who's Sick - it is incredibly helpful, informative and engaging
The Fault in Our Stars - you will not be able to put it down. Just have a box of Kleenex handy. Just saying....

Who are your favorite designers?

Day:
Lyn Devon Carolina Herrera
J. Crew

Evening:
Oscar de la Renta

Shoes:
Manolo Blahnik kitten heels & Alexandra Knight Criss Cross Alligator sandals

What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?

Helping my daughter healthily navigate my breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

What is your life mantra?

Always look for the Silver Lining in life!

Who is Hollye and why do we think she is so fabulous?

Hollye Jacobs is a nurse, social worker, child development specialist, speaker and author. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, she speaks publicly and writes about her experience on the award-winning The Silver Pen blog.

The Silver Pen is an everyday source of inspiration and information for tens of thousands of readers because it is an honest guide to navigating the realities of breast cancer with a focus on health, balance, humor and above all, Silver Linings.

Hollye has been an adult and pediatric palliative care nurse, social worker and educator for more than fifteen years at the University of Chicago Children's Hospital, the City of Hope National Medical Center, the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her professional knowledge as a health practitioner and her personal experiences as a cancer patient and survivor present a powerful package. People benefit from her insights, humor and informed perspective on the breast cancer cycle-from detection to treatment to recovery. Hollye is the experienced girlfriend who tells you what to expect, holds your hand and helps you find the silver linings during the breast cancer experience.

In addition to writing The Silver Pen , Hollye also contributes to The Huffington Post, BreastCancer.org, Susan G. Komen, and the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and Army of Women Blog.

Hollye currently resides in Santa Barbara, California with her husband, daughter and black lab, Buzz.

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