Red Wine, Megan


Megan McDougall is a Milwaukee transplant living in Uptown with her daughter, Ivy. When she isn't painting her nails, getting silly with friends, or spending her paychecks at Madewell, you can find her dancing in her living room to Beyoncé with her mini-me.

  Sophisticated. Versatile. Pretty.

Sophisticated. Versatile. Pretty.

What does Scotch & The Fox mean to you?

Unapologetic expression.

Describe yourself in 5 words or less:

Thoughtful, Silly, Creative, Fiery, and Fun.

What's playing in your car/iPod right now?

Car: MPR. IPod: The Dream, lol.  

Tell us about the last dream you remember having.

My family and I were living in a mall/resort/atlantis-esque water park. But not really. It was basically the Kardashian’s Christmas card.

If you were a nail polish, what would your name be?

Claire knows damn well this question causes serious stress. I feel like I should say Lincoln Park After Dark because that has been my color since 2006. But if I had to create my own color it would be something like “Blue is the Madewell Girl?” I already hate that I wrote that.

How have you grown as a woman in the past 5 years?

Oh lawd. Those who know me know my life has taken a fairly precise 180° turn over the past five years. For me, the most powerful thing I have learned is to give myself grace. That grace has allowed me to grow as a mother, as a friend, as a partner, as a daughter by accepting and acknowledging my [numerous] flaws and changing what I can, while celebrating the rest. I have grown to both love and forgive myself, which to me is the most valuable change I could have made.

You're throwing your dream dinner party. 6 people dead or alive can come. Who's on the list?

Tina Fey, David Sedaris, Amy Sedaris, Beyoncé, Hilary Clinton, Oprah. Oh my god, yes. Who do I talk to about making this happen?

What's your go-to outfit?

Black denim, gray shirt, black shawl, hoops, and black leather booties. Repeat.

You're president for a day. What's the first issue you tackle?

Getting me on full-time. If that’s wishing for another wish, so be it.

What's on your pizza?

Black olives, Mushrooms, Garlic.

Why is red wine your drink of choice?

I can always find one to fit my mood, it’s pretty, and I don’t have to think about it.

What's your favorite thing about MPLS?

Summer. There is just no way to beat a Minneapolis summer… and I spent one in France.