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Hedy Goldsmith, a multiple James Beard national finalist, and Heidi Ladell, a luxury hospitality consultant and producer, are our February Ambassadors. 

Hedy and Heidi will be celebrating their 24th anniversary this February. It's been nearly a quarter century since the culinary wonderpair met. Heidi shared that upon meeting Hedy she felt the world change and the rest was history. The pair was married this past October in Los Angeles.

Hedy Goldsmith + Heidi Ladell

What's the first piece of art you fell in love with?

Hedy: I fell in love with Man Ray and Diane Arbus photographs at a very young age. They were major influences in my quest to become a photographer.

Heidi: The Smile of the Flamboyant Wings by Joan Miro.

Hedy Goldsmith + Heidi Ladell

Who are your favorite designers?

Hedy: My list reads like a who's who in mid century modern design. Richard Neutra, Philip Johnson, Ray and Charles Eames.

Heidi: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Richard Neutra, Tom Ford, Rick Owens

Hedy Goldsmith + Heidi Ladell

What is the best piece of style advice you've ever heard?

Hedy: No white after Labor Day

Heidi: “Take that off”

Who are your favorite writers?

Hedy: Jack Kerouac , Allen Ginsberg, William s. Burroughs

Heidi: Joan Didion

Hedy Goldsmith + Heidi Ladell

What is inspiring you these days?

Hedy: Vintage Japanese-ink Painting art of Sumi-e

Heidi: Good design of any kind

What is your motto?

Hedy: Eat dessert First

Heidi: Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.

Hedy Goldsmith + Heidi Ladell

What is your favorite indulgence?

Hedy: Sunday on the beach reading the NY Times sipping Krug Rose. Priceless

Heidi: French fries and bourbon, not necessarily together

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Hedy: Writing my first cookbook.

Heidi: My 24 year relationship with Hedy.

Hedy Goldsmith + Heidi Ladell

What career other than your own would you like to attempt?

Hedy: Industrial Design

Heidi: Television news producer.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Hedy: I wish I could be less black and white.

Heidi: I wish I could have long legs.

Hedy Goldsmith + Heidi Ladell

Photo credit: Justin Namon


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