Meryl as first celebrity ambassador for Vera Bradley


As the national brand ambassador, Meryl will share her passion for Vera Bradley with fans. “I’m excited to partner with a brand that is near and dear to my heart,” she said. “As a Michigan native, I grew up carrying Vera Bradley, and I love seeing how the company has grown in the fashion world while staying true to its heritage.”
In the spirit of getting to know each other, we were lucky enough to take a 20-question timeout with Meryl in the midst of her busy travel schedule
LIGHT PACKER OR PREPARED FOR ANYTHING?
I like to be prepared for anything! I’ve become more efficient,
but rarely pack “lightly”.
TROPICAL OR URBAN GETAWAY?
I love excitement and exploring in big cities, but also love tucking away
quietly on a distant beach. I usually try to squeeze in a bit of both!
SALTY OR SWEET?
Sweet for sure! I have quite a sweet tooth.
WHAT’S IN YOUR BAG RIGHT NOW?
Headphones, passport, laptop, phone, cozy socks, hand cream, phone charger, gloves and my Vera Bradley notebook (I’m at the airport as per usual)!
Take 20 with Meryl
WHAT CHARITY IS NEAR AND DEAR TO YOUR HEART?
HOW DO YOU UNWIND?
I love cozying up on the couch to watch a movie or cooking for friends.
WHAT’S ON YOUR READING LIST?
Mostly fiction. I love fantasy (i.e. Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones).
FAVORITE TV SHOWS?
Downton Abbey, Reign, Modern Family and Nashville
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
I think it depends on the day, but I’m usually more of a morning person.
10 ARE YOU A PLANNER OR SPONTANEOUS?
I’m a planner.
11 FAVORITE MUSIC?
Classical, pop and alternative ­– anything you can dance or sing to!
12 THREE THINGS YOU NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT?
Phone, Vera Bradley wallet and a scarf
13 AFTER WINNING THE GOLD MEDAL AND MIRROR BALL TROPHY, WHAT IS YOUR NEXT BIG GOAL?
I’m in the process of starting my own foundation. It’s a big undertaking and it’s all come about quite quickly. Getting that off the ground and allowing myself to figure out what my other “next step” might be are my focus right now (besides enjoying all the skating we’re able to do)!
14 FAVORITE APP?
Instagram for sure. It’s very entertaining while on the road.
15 GUILTY PLEASURE?
Sleeping in, big weekend brunches and chocolate
Take 20 with Meryl
16 A TRICK TO FEEL AT HOME WHEN YOU TRAVEL?
Bringing a travel candle in my favorite scent always makes the room feel cozy.
17 BEST MAKEUP TRICK?
Tinted moisturizer instead of foundation
18 TEA OR COFFEE?
Coffee! I’m a coffee addict.
19 PERSONAL MOTTO OR FAVORITE QUOTE?
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” –Thoreau
20 FAVORITE VERA BRADLEY PATTERN?
I’m loving Rio heading into spring/summer!
Take 20 with Meryl
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