Hendrick's Gin, Ellen

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Ellen is a lover of all things Beyoncé, food, and nails. In that order. She lives in uptown with her common law husband, Nick, and their adopted feline daughter, Daisy. In the summer you can find her near some body of water and in the winter you can find her wishing she was near a body of water. 

Adventurous, Refreshing, Summery

Adventurous, Refreshing, Summery

What does Scotch & The Fox mean to you?

Free expression but also useful information tied back to Minneapolis.

Describe yourself in 5 words or less:

Hungry, silly, indecisive, adventurous...

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

Beyoncė: Beyoncė, B-day, Dangerously in Love.

Outkast: ATLiens.

VanHalen: Van Halen.

Tell us about the last dream you remember having.

I was serving at some exclusive party with Rachel (always a serving dream) and then we went swimming.

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

Into the Blue (RIP Paul Walker)

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

Random, boring adult ways. I'm better with money. I have bigger goals. But in a more fun way, my style has changed. I'm a much more sophisticated dresser--believe it or not--much less of a hippie in a dress.

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

Beyoncė, Aung San Suukyi, Michelle Alexander, My Grandpa Rol, Paul Wellstone, Doug Mientkiewicz

What's your go-to outfit?

Winter: My Timbs, leggings, giant sweater, giant hoops.

Summer: Any loud tropical print....and giant hoops.

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

Wealth distribution, poverty, wellfare, minimum wage, afordable housing, education, women's rights, our horrible prison system...too many things.

What's on your pizza?

Extra cheese, pepperoni, and olives.

Why is Hendrick's your drink of choice?

Because it always makes me feel like summer.

What's your favorite thing about MPLS?

SUMMER!

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