Friday, December 21

Profile: Jill Goldberg

A visit to Boston has been on my list of places to revisit for quite some time. XV Beacon is at the top of my list of places to stay and Hudson the place to shop. Owned by former actress Jill Goldberg, Hudson is the perfect mix of old and new, casual and stylish yet very sophisticated.

Jill has impeccable style, taste and one simple rule when hunting down items for the shop: “I buy only what I would put in my own home. I just throw everything into the mixing bowl to see what I’ll get,” she notes. “It usually works.” It seems to work very well indeed!

How would you describe your personal style?
My own personal style, I consider to be the same for living and for dressing…comfortable, but with as much style as possible. I want to live in my space, put my feet up and allow the dog up on the couch.

And the same for dressing, I want to be able to do everything that I need to do throughout the day, without worrying about ruining this new shirt, and roughing up these new shoes…etc.

What do you miss, if anything, about your former career as an actor?
The thing I miss most about acting is that feeling of excitement when getting a call back after an audition or actually getting the job! There is a feeling of such great victory and acceptance. Sometimes I feel that way when someone buys something expensive or when interior design clients decide to go with everything single thing I choose for their space.

What decorating trend you would like to see less of? What would you like to see more of?
I don’t know if it is considered a trend, but I can’t stand it when people paint obnoxious primary colors on one wall and call it the focus of the room! Buy some art or put up beautiful wallpaper, but please don’t blind me with bright color.
Wallpaper is what I would love to see more of! There is definitely a comeback coming on and there are so many stunning patterns and styles out there today. Plus it is not such a commitment like it used to be.

What it the one thing in life you can't live without
My dog Love! I want her with me every minute of the day. She makes me laugh, and reminds me to relax.

Who would you most like to meet and how would you spend the day?
I would most like to meet Ralph Lauren and get all of his advice on everything! I would love to spend the day living a ‘Ralph Lauren ad’ at one of his many homes.

What is your favorite indulgence
Warm and luscious Chocolate Soufflé.

Who are you style icons?
Obviously, Ralph Lauren is at the top! Otherwise it’s not necessarily people, but the visual things around me, whether it’s a funky girl walking down the street or a great house in a magazine.

What books are on your bedside table
I love you Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle. It’s hilarious and so true!

Profile by Ronda Carman


Style Court said...

Ronda, you picked another great subject. Jill has such style.

Lisa said...

love your site, hope you get to Boston again soon.

Lisa at Lisa Teague Studios

Unknown said...

What a great shop - thank you for introducing me to Hudson! xo alison

ALL THE BEST said...

Thanks Courtney...I agree...GREAT style!!

ALL THE BEST said...

Thank you Lisa. Hope I make it to Boston very soon too!

ALL THE BEST said...

You are so welcome Alison.

annechovie said...

Ronda, Boston is one of my favorite places and Jill's shop is definitely on my list next time I'm there. I love her style! Thanks and enjoy your time in PA and CA!

Hill Country House Girl said...

What a great post! I have wanted to visit Boston again for a while now and especially since I discovered "Hudson" in an ad in New England Home magazine a few months ago. It looks like a fabulous mix of the best in design and I loved reading about Jill. Thank you!