Do you feel you have met your own expectations?
Never, I am always striving to do more.
How do you measure success?
Happiness, I am.
What has been the most significant plot twist in your life?
After decades of marriage, the DIVORCE.
What was your first job?
Waitressing at The Aquinnah Shop on Gay Head Cliffs.
What is your next major deadline?
The final Pass of my book, Vineyard Folk.
" The true soul of Martha's Vineyard, Captured through the eyes of the Artists and Artisans who live there"
What do you feel is the biggest sign of weakness in another person?
Not standing up for what they know to be true.
Who is your best friend ? How did you meet?
I have so many beloved " best friends", Carly Simon has been a constant in my life, through thick and thin. We track each other daily. Our parents were friends first.
What smell brings back great memories?
Mother's Bake Shop in the Bronx, Black + White Cookies, just out of the oven.
What are 3 things you have faith in?
The sun will rise tomorrow, Jules + Noah.
Tamara + her twin sons Jules + Noah .
What did you learn a little too late?
It's never ever too late to learn.
5 things to do less often ?
I would rather have 5 things to do MORE often.
1.See my children.
2.Read more novels.
3.Deepen my relationships.
4. Spend time in my vegetable garden.
5. Laugh until I'm crying.
Who would play you in the movie version of your life?
My wonderful friend and incredible actress , Amy Brenneman.
In the morning
folded with its wild flowers
washed and ironed
it takes up little space in the drawer.
Shaking it open
she ties it round her head.
In the evening she pulls it off
and lets it fall
still knotted to the floor.
On a cotton scarf
among printed flowers
a working day
has written its dream.
Tamara Weiss lives on Martha’s Vineyard where she owned the HOME store Midnight Farm for over twenty years. Tamara recently produced a music documentary called BORN INTO THE GIG and is working on a Bio Picture based on Carly Simon’s memoir, Boys In The Trees. She is developing a food-travel tv series with actor Tony Shalhoub hosting called Breaking Bread. She is an interior designer and has created many homes on Martha’s Vineyard. Her latest creative endeavor is a book called Vineyard Folk, about artists on the island, published by by Abrams, May, 2023.
Keep up with Tamara's latest projects here @twislandgirl
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