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Atelier Doré is…Veronica!

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Atelier Doré is…Veronica!

Veronica McCarthy, Managing Editor

D’où viens-tu ?
De Los Angeles, en California.

Tu as un surnom ?
J’en ai plein. Vero, Vern, Ronnie, Ron, Veroni, V. En gros, la seule personne qui m’appelle Veronica, c’est ma mère. C’est elle qui m’a donné ce prénom, donc on comprend pourquoi elle préfère la version intégrale.

Ton signe astro ?
Scorpion, et j’en suis fière.

Trois mots qui te décrivent.
Je finirai morte de rire.

Ce que tu fais chez Atelier Doré en une phrase.
Pia, Vanessa et Tori s’occupent des visuels du site, et une fois qu’elles ont fini, elles hurlent : « LES MOTS ! IL NOUS FAUT LES MOTS ! OU SONT-ILS ? » C’est là que je commence à frénétiquement pianoter sur mon clavier, la musique à fond dans mon casque pour ne pas risquer de taper les conversations qui se tiennent à deux pas de mon bureau.

Un week-end idéal…
Des fonds illimités pour faire exactement ce dont j’ai envie.

Cocktail préféré ?
Ça dépend de mon humeur, mais j’aime bien boire mes martinis avec un zeste de citron.

Un talent secret ?
Non. Mais pour rester sur ce thème, est-ce que quelqu’un pourrait retrouver la citation d’Oscar Wilde qui dit un truc du genre : « La pire chose qu’on puisse faire, c’est d’avoir plusieurs talents. » A moins que je me souvienne mal et que je l’aie inventée. Auquel cas je veux bien qu’on l’inscrive sur mon épitaphe.

Le truc le plus fou que tu aies fait ?
Quand j’avais 23 ans, j’ai acheté un aller simple pour Amsterdam en échangeant mon appart avec un parfait inconnu sur Craigslist pour pouvoir écrire à l’étranger, tranquillement, pendant quatre mois.

Ton style en trois mots :
Phobie des couleurs.

Ta destination préférée ?
Mon lit le dimanche matin.

Un conseil à l’ado que tu étais ?
N’aie pas peur d’être drôle et d’occuper l’espace.

Un truc indispensable ?
Le sens de l’humour.

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  • Love this! Best one I’ve read yet of the team! Even though they are all amazing :)

  • Veronica I would love for you to write a story about your Amsterdam experience and the idea of doing something like you did! Like where you fixed on Amsterdam or did you had any other cities in mind as well? And how did you come up with the idea of spending four months alone in another city to write? Were you that alone in the end or did you make tons of friends and had a completely other life there than you had originally planned on/imagined? Were you productive in your writing? At what stage or in which phase of your studies and professionnal (and/or private because they do influence each other) were you at that time to decide to do this? etc. etc.
    I have been living my life a little bit like this the last years, managing through my will of movement and world discovery internships and studies abroad (6 months in Barcelona, where I was (against all thoughts people have when I tell them) a loooot alone -but because I wanted it-, then 3 months in the most special city in the world..Venice – where I thought I would be alone and productive again as in BCN, and ended up with tons of friends and a crazy social life with bearly enough sleep. And on sunday I am heading for another 6 months to…Amsterdam! So this time I don’t plan on anything and will see what life has in storage for me..!
    Hope you will find my post idea inspiring,
    xx Jordane
    PS: Why afraid of colours?? They are so happy and full of life and laughter!

  • Veronica 7 mars 2018, 11:55

    Hi Jordane! Thank you so much for your thoughtful inquiry. I’ll definitely have to mull on how I could talk more about my time in Amsterdam. For the time being I’ll say it was an impulsive decision based on where I was emotionally in my life (not in a great place). I always say Amsterdam forgave me and subsequently healed me. And I was completely alone! I made zero friends — minus a few late nights at a cafe ;) — and only one friend from the states visited me for a week while I was there. The alone time created the turning point in my life — I became bold enough to say I wanted to be a writer and dumb enough to pursue it :) It marked the end of my bartending years, and the beginning of me taking my writing seriously (so at the very beginning of career!). Your travels and experience sound amaazing! Traveling alone is one of the healthiest things anyone can do. And one day I will incorporate colors again! One day! Just not today xoxo

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