Boots & Pine


Hannah Metz in Williamsburg

Where did you grow up?

Ottawa, Ontario way up in Canadaland!

What brought you to New York?

Nothing too lofty, I’ve just always wanted to live here. I’ll tell you though, any uncertainties I had about my love of this city were put to rest after watching Ken Burns’ New York Documentary. It’s exciting to call a city so rich with history my home.

What do you do for a living?

I co-own a boutique in Los Angeles. We have our own line of lingerie and reworked vintage clothing.

How did you get started?

My partner and I were boss and assistant (she was the boss) at a previous job and spent hours, sometimes days, driving around together and laughing (we were vintage buyers). When I moved to New York we were crestfallen at the idea of not working together anymore so we made our own company so we could continue putting our big heads and bigger hairs together. We began by selling vintage wholesale to large companies then expanded shortly after to include our own lingerie designs!

What’s your favorite thing about your neighborhood?

The people, the convenience, I seldom have to walk further than 3 miles to get what I need. It’s great! I can be a bit of a hermit sometimes and my spot is easy for pals to get too and shake me out of my antisocial tendencies.

What’s the last treasure you found?

A 20,000 years of fashion book! 20 (fucking) thousand years! It has over 1150 illustrations in it, it is extraordinarily inspiring.

If you were going to eat your last meal in New York, where and what would you eat?

Oh shoot, I love so much food here! I guess if it’s my last meal though, and I can really go bonkers, I might just eat everything on the menu at Pies and Thighs. Do they have hot dogs there? I would definitely want to eat a hot dog before I die.

If you could have a sleepover with anyone who has ever existed, who would it be?

Do fictional characters count? Cos without a doubt it would be Anne with an e Shirley. We would recite Tennyson, speak shamelessly romantic, dye our red hairs green and get real sauced on Marilla’s award winning currant wine.

If your life was a TV show, what would be the theme song?

Benny Hill’s theme song.

What does New York need that it doesn’t have now?

To be in Canada.

Visit The Loved One online and follow Hannah’s blog, Hannah and Landon.

© 2012 Arden Wray