In the EASY CHAIR with Sarah Goff Cooper

In the EASY CHAIR with Sarah Goff Cooper



AGE: 50.

OCCUPATION: Innkeeper, artist, owner of “The Oceanviews” publications and real estate agent for Olga B. Goff Real Estate.

RESIDENCE: The Margin Street Inn.

BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Born in Princeton, N. J., and grew up in Watch Hill.

RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Opening the second house at the Margin Street Inn.

I ENJOY SPENDING MY TIME: Painting, traveling and cooking.

MY PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Raising my kids and backpacking around the world.

I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: My creativity and my shell collection.

TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: Hiking the Grand Himalayan Trail.

ALWAYS IN MY POCKET: Swiss Army Knife.

WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: Still trying to figure that one out.

PERSON WHO HAS INFLUENCED ME THE MOST: My grandmother, “Goggy,” the late Olga Barney.

FAVORITE AUTHOR: Bruce Chatwin, author of  “The Songlines.”

BOOKS ON MY NIGHTSTAND: Too many to count.          

I AM LISTENING TO: Stick Figure.

FAVORITE MOVIE: “Dazed and Confused.”

FAVORITE TV SHOW: I am cheesy — I still love “Survivor.”

FAVORITE SONG:  “When I Paint my Masterpiece,” by The Band.

FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: Pick Pockets and pepperoni pizza.

SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES I USE MOSTLY: Facebook and Instagram.

TRAIT I MOST ADMIRE: Wit.

PET PEEVE: Littering.

FAVORITE QUOTATION: “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken,” – Oscar Wilde.

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: The beaches and the ocean.

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: My mutt, Ella.

LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I was an au pair in Zurich and am still in touch with the not-so-little-anymore girls.

BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: It’s a big world … go and explore.

ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: Go explore!

IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Tell people to smile more often.

IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Buy another round-the-world ticket.

I DRIVE A: 2019 white Mini Countryman.

I WISH I DROVE A:  I love my Mini.

ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Salsa.

IF I COULD HOST A DINNER PARTY WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE FROM THE PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE, I WOULD INVITE: Favorite friends from near and far because I know some pretty entertaining people!

— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro


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