The view from Jane's balcony in winter

The view from Jane’s balcony in winter

Where do you live?

New York City.

Is that where you’re from?

No, but I consider it home. I’ve lived all over the United States. I grew up in Newton, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston, went to college in Denver, lived in Los Angeles for a couple of years, and opened Cleland’s Antiques, Books, and Things in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I’ve traveled extensively worldwide—but New York is home.

What’s your home life like?

My husband is a professional musician—he free-lances on the bass trombone in various orchestras, subs on Broadway shows, and he plays in a wonderful quartette called Academy Brass. We don’t have any children—we have cats. We’re a blended family—we each came to the marriage with two. It was quite an experience living through the adaptation period. One of our little fellas died not long ago and that was very sad for us. We recently adopted a new boy, so now we’re back up to four cats.


What do you do for fun?

I like to cook and I have a little garden—window boxes on my terrace. On vacation, usually, we snorkel.

Moss Garden

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