Stacey Pfarr, the blonde (bottled, of course) suburban one, is a columnist for Washington Life magazine, but spends most of her time trying to avoid raising her one-year-old son to be a sociopath. The native of Erie, PA is a 2001 graduate of Penn State where she majored in keg stands and sorority chants. A gal with career ADD, she’s dabbled in jobs like advertising sales-serf, perpetual student, sailing instructor extraordinaire, middle school English teacher, and most recently About Town Editor for Bisnow on Business, a DC business lifestyle publication. Now that the “Jack of all trades, Master of none” (that’s a compliment, right?!) has convinced her husband to bankroll her escapades in organic baby food production and endeavors to incorporate champagne toasts into playgroup, she’s finally found her true calling as a mother.
Likes: rainy days, picnics, costume parties, Tom Jones, bonfires, tap dancers, sailor suits on babies and grown men, Erie gossip, John Irving novels, conga lines
Dislikes: flying, talking politics, ironing, cats, puzzles, coupons
Karin Tanabe, the single urban brunette one, is a prisoner of the pen, and most of the time, quite happy to be. Managing Editor of Washington Life magazine, she spends her days writing articles entitled, “Think Mink.” She is also a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post Style section and is working on a book about scandalous sex in the capital city. She has occasionally dabbled in the aforementioned, as fieldwork of course. A 2002 Vassar College grad where she was an integral part of the croquet club, Karin spent the first three years after school living on odd corners of the Eurasian content. Having fallen for the gypsy life, she was ready to embrace the unibrow and barter her possessions for Lonely Planet guides, when a friend came to visit her in China and reminded her what the toothbrush was. She moved back to civilization, took a shower, and embarked on a career of luxury lifestyle writing. She now spends most of her time flashing her overly-bleached teeth at cocktail parties, sucking up to people with Roman numerals after their names, and writing things that make her loved ones cringe.
Likes: taking pictures, embarrassingly bad music, philately, the zorse, Paris, spending money like she has it, Sephora, American literature, foliage trackers, pretending to like whiskey, sleeping outside, bending the strong arm of the law
Dislikes: rodents with tails, animation, milk, halitosis, the New York City subway, figurines, the movie Serendipity