F & W


Jess interviews Jane

Jessica VanderbergComment

My turn to interview Jane!  We had such fun last week that we thought you would want to know a little bit more about Janie.  Have a lovely weekend! - Jess

Photograph by Bryan Gardner

Jane Likes:

Firm handshakes

PG Tips Tea

Boiled Egg and Soldiers

Reading about the Mitford Family

Watching Ice Skating and Ribbon Gymnastics

Hotel beds


Bird Chatter

Indian Food

Flat Whites and Cheese Scones but ONLY in New Zealand

Click-tastic Khoisan Languages


Daniel Craig in a Tuxedo

Historical Fiction

Winnie The Pooh

Andy Goldsworthy


Period Drama

The Archers


Goeff Lloyd’s Hometime Show

Walkers Cheese & Onion Crisps

Watching YouTube Marathons of Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Shooting Stars

Hearing anything on the subject of Dogging

Desert Island Discs every Sunday

Dr Hauschka face products - my one weakness

Kath & Kim and Outrageous Fortune TV marathons

Going to the beach

Obsessing about Morgellon’s Disease

Squirrels stealing from vending machines

Bronzing Balls

Mary Portas

Laughing Cow Triangles

Jane Dislikes:

Vocal runs

Getting wet sleeves

Skat singing

Interpretive dance


Lady Ga-Ga

Keira Knightly

Competitive Sports

Ironic facial hair

Litter dropping - bones especially


Public displays of affection

Any exercise that makes one out of breath

Receiving manicures and pedicures

Poor quality hair pieces

Line cutters in Museums

Open mouthed gum chewing

Smelly food on public transport or in the Movies

Drivers who change lanes without indicating.

Favorite part about being the Owner of Foxy & Winston:
Working in Red Hook, getting to take my dog to work, varied fun and interesting clients, being creative for a living and curating my little shop.

10/01/1972. And I’m a Libra.

Favorite color:

Favorite drink:
Hendricks Gin

Favorite author:
Somerset Maugham

Favorite Illustrator:
Male : Edward Gorey Female:  Lisbeth Zwerger

Favorite designer: Virginia Johnson

Hero: Frank Lloyd Wright

Movies you can watch over and over again:
Billy Liar, Withnail and I, Babe, Dirty Dancing, Murial’s Wedding

TV Shows:
Mad Men, Downton Abbey, Lark Rise to Candleford, Forbrydelsen (The Killing) This is England,

Guilty Pleasure:
Watching Titanic, Storage Wars, Barbara Streisand Movies

Dessert Island Discs: (You must pick 8 tracks and then decide which one you would keep if all but one washed away)

1. Old Cape Cod - Patti Page

2. Going to California - Led Zeppelin

3. Do you really want to hurt me - Culture Club

4. Stayin’ alive - The Bee Gees

5. There is a light that never goes out - The Smiths

6. Slide Away - Oasis

7. Enjoy the silence - Depeche Mode

8. Disco 2000 - Pulp

I’d Keep Zeppelin if the rest washed away…

What Book would you bring with you to said Island?
Hemingway’s a Moveable Feast…oooh and The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter

Death Row Food:
1st course: Fried Calamari
2nd course: Penne a la vodka
3rd course: chocolate covered potato chips