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The Covet + Lou Questionnaire: Anita Patrickson

Where are you right now? The Riviera Maya in Mexico, on my annual post-awards season rehab getaway.

What inspires you? Nature, interiors, family, someone with a great sense of humor and, of course, fashion and photography.

What is your most creative time of day? 7 to 9 a.m., with a cup of coffee.

What is your greatest extravagance? Travel and fresh flowers.

What fault in others do you tend to tolerate most? Mischievousness—though I’m not sure I'd really count that as a fault.

3 things you could not live without? Sun, family, and good food.

New York or L.A.? L.A.

When is honesty not the best policy? When someone's butt DOES look big!

Fight back or compromise? It depends… you have to know when to pick your battles.

Have you ever been arrested? Perhaps that’s a story for another time.

If you had to describe yourself in one word, what would it be? Perfectionist.

What do you most dislike about contemporary culture? Cell phone addictions.

In your time away from work, what do you do? Travel to extreme locations.

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