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The Daily Grail Questionnaire with Dorothy Draper's Rudy Saunders

Part Proust, Part Vogue's 73 Questions, and Part Colbert Questionnaire, Rudy Saunders, Senior Interior Designer at Dorothy Draper, answers The Daily Grail Questionnaire.

What’s your favorite time of day?

Either afternoons – not too early but also not too late in the day – or very late at night, like after midnight – feels like borrowed time

Last meal: where, what, and with who?

Breakfast in the historic Main Dining Room at The Greenbrier with my closest friends & family!

What is your greatest extravagance?

Princess Cake from Sant Ambroeus (more often than I care to admit)

Song on repeat?

Que Sera Sera by Doris Day

What is your most treasured possession?

Bear Bear, my best friend since day one

Best accessory?

I love statement cufflinks!

What’s one thing people don’t know about you?

I have a fear of flying, as well as heights!

Best action movie?

Hello Dolly

Dream watch?

Cartier Tank – I love my Swatches, but maybe someday when I am a grown up!

What is your motto?

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” – Audrey Hepburn said it originally, but it was a favorite of Carleton Varney’s and has always stuck with me.

Style icon?

1960s Lilly Pulitzer photographed by Slim Aarons - colorful, effortless, and always ready for a party

What do you want to be remembered for?

Making the world more colorful & always having a smile!


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