In the Easy Chair with ... Stephanie Shawn

In the Easy Chair with ... Stephanie Shawn


AGE: 53.

OCCUPATION: Hairdresser at CoCo’s Salon/writer of the Bar Fly Journals in Sound Waves magazine.

RESIDENCE: Charlestown.

BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Mystic for the most part.

RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Unpacking from my last vacation, writing a novel and learning to fly!

FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND MY TIME: Flying to Block Island with my husband and friends.

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: My beautiful children and my granddaughter, Willow.

I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Being a good mother, wife and friend.

TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: Traveling around the United States.

ALWAYS IN MY POCKET: Usually nothing, but my phone is generally always in my hand.😆

WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: A mother, a rock star and queen of the world!

PERSON WHO OR EXPERIENCE THAT HAS INFLUENCED ME THE MOST: I’m an avid reader and can lose myself in every book I read. So many stories have influenced my life.

FAVORITE AUTHOR: James Patterson and Robin Hobb.

I AM READING: “Geek Love,” by Katherine Dunn.

I AM LISTENING TO: Classic rock and The Weeknd ... I love him!

LAST MOVIE WATCHED: I’m binge-watching “Transparent,” with Jeffrey Tambor. It’s so interesting and intriguing.


FAVORITE PET: Piper, my 6-pound Yorkie.

FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: Chocolate. ... I’m a chocaholic.

AMOUNT OF TIME I SPEND ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Probably an hour a day, off and on.

TRAIT I MOST ADMIRE: The ability to laugh at oneself.

PET PEEVE: Spitting ... honestly? Who still does that?

FAVORITE QUOTATION: No one will remember the boring ones.

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: All the musical talent in our area and the many different venues offering access to the music. It’s just amazing that you can go to so many different restaurants, beaches, cafes and bars and hear fabulous live music.

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: My family ... all unique ... all different, but all helpful and kind.

LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I’ve never eaten a Dorito.

BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Live each day as if it’s your last.

ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: Be passionate, always be willing to learn, and if you make a mistake, pick yourself up and try again to do it right. Nobody’s perfect.

IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: End all the war in the world.

IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Buy homes for my children and a TBM for my husband.

I DRIVE A: Silver 2013 BMW.

I WISH I DROVE A: Black 2018 BMW.

ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Whole milk and farm fresh eggs.

IF I COULD INVITE ONE SPECIAL PERSON TO JOIN ME FOR DINNER AND CONVERSATION, I WOULD INVITE: Marilyn Monroe or Elvis Presley? Dinner, cocktails and conversation? What a hoot!

— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro

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