We're big fans of Tamron Hall and her talk show "The Tamron Hall Show." Not only is she stunningly beautiful, but she is incredibly intelligent, thoughtful and kind. When Monica first started working on her last book, A Possession Obsession: What We Cherish And Why, Tamron was one of the first women she thought of to speak to about what item means the most to her and why. Read below for the wonderful interview, originally featured in the book...
How did you come to own your possession?
I took the photo of my grandfather's house after my family gathered for the passing of my oldest uncle. I felt it was important to have a lasting image of the place that was the source of great happiness for me as a child.
How do you live with your heirloom?
I have a copy and my mother has one too. We have it framed in our homes. As Dorothy Gale said, "There's no place like home." This tiny pink trimmed house is the original home for me.
Who in your life has most influenced your personal style and taste?
My mother, Southern churchwomen, and Kate Moss. You will never hear someone combine those three influences again!
Fill in the blank. Whenever I look at _____________________ I can't help but smile.
Whenever I look at my nephew and nieces I can't help but smile.
What's the best part of your day?
When I first touch my sheets at the end of a long day. It's like a cocoon securing me for the night. I reflect and recharge.
Describe your ideal day.
My ideal day is sleeping in and making breakfast for my friends and family. I love to ride my bike, and a nice nap at the beach would be the frosting on the cake.
What is your favorite place to shop for antique/vintage pieces? Can be anywhere in the world.
I'm an internet shopping addict. 1stdibs is now an obsession for me. It places me anywhere in the world without moving.
What was the most memorable gift you've ever given or received?
Most memorable gift I've received is a long dramatic coat and sparkling bracelet owned by Lena Horne. It was sold at her estate auction in New York City. I am afraid to even bring them out of the closet. I need to loosen up and enjoy wearing them more often.
What was your last purchase that you believe will mean something to you ten years from now?
An art piece I bought as a birthday gift to myself. It's a mirrored piece by Tapp Francke that reads Smile. It's a message that never goes out of style.
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