Cameo: Damaris Lewis

Welcome to 'Cameos' a series featuring a lovely cast of characters from around the globe and across creative disciplines. We’ll try to keep it curious, with questions that range from cheeky to inspiring. ⁠

Since it's a Cameo, we’ll always ask our subjects to share something that is precious to them. As a jewelry designer I think of all things as vessels for meaning. But true to life, precious does not always mean fancy. It's all in the energy and the story.

Meet Damaris Lewis!

Where to start with this magical tapestry of a human? Damaris is just *all the things*. From the moment we met in my old SOHO loft, her beaming smile, confidence, and grace have impressed and inspired me. This is a person with such depth, wisdom beyond years, AND the shimmy-n-shake of someone who is down to have a good time. I’m blessed to know her and happy as heck to share her Cameo with you all. Behold, the goddess with the purple shiny soul.

WHAT’S YOUR CURRENT USE OF COLOR?

I currently use color to transport my mind to my favorite places that I can’t get to.

FIRST FAVORITE MAGAZINE (AS IN FROM THE TEEN OR TWEEN YEARS)?

Scholastic 🙂

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE POEM, SONG, OR QUOTE THAT STEERS YOU IN GENERAL OR IN TIMES LIKE THESE?

“Tension is who you think you should be- relaxation is who you are”

IF YOU COULD CHOOSE ONE WOMAN FROM HISTORY TO HAVE TEA WITH WHO WOULD IT BE?

Eartha Kitt

TELLS US ABOUT ONE WOMAN IN YOUR LIFE THAT HAS MADE THEIR MARK ON YOU PERSONALLY?

Anna Sheffield saw me shining when I knew I was a gem but dusting off to sparkle some more✨.

ANY RITUALS FOR SPIRITUAL OR MENTAL ALIGNMENT?

Listen to the silence, it has all the answers.

“Listen to the silence...it has all the answers. ”

WHAT ASPECT OF YOUR SUN, RISING AND/OR MOON SIGN SUMS YOU UP TO A T?

I’m a Libra 10/10 and I’m obsessed with balance.

WHAT SCENT IS TOPPING YOUR GOOD FEELS FRAGRANCE LIST?

“Spa Spirit” from Saje Natural Wellness.

WHAT FLAVOR BRINGS YOU JOY?

Lemongrass because my family is from St. Kitts and it brings me home.

IF YOUR HOUSE PLANTS COULD TALK, WHAT WOULD THEY HAVE SAID TO YOU TODAY?

Thank you for using your humidifier to keep in here feeling like a jungle🌴.

YOUR #1 KARAOKE SONG?

“Poor Unfortunate Souls”

IF YOU WERE A GEMSTONE, WHICH WOULD YOU BE?

A crystal quartz

IS THERE AN IG YOU’RE FOLLOWING THAT CONSISTENTLY MAKES YOU LAUGH OR SMILE?

National Geographic

WHAT ARE YOU READING RIGHT NOW?

“Deep, by James Nestor”

WHAT’S KEEPING YOUR EYEBALLS FULL OF INSPIRATION?

Closing them and finding the sun☀.

WHEN NO ONE IS LOOKING, WHAT ARE YOU EATING?

Cookies

I ASK ALL MY FRIENDS TO SHARE SOMETHING THAT IS PRECIOUS TO THEM. WHAT’S THE OBJECT? HOW DID THIS COME TO BE PRECIOUS TO YOU?

I have a herkimer diamond Necklace that I wear constantly. It’s just the right amount of perfectly imperfect that I feel grounded whenever I wear it.

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Before we go, a quick Ad Libs with our Cameo guest!

‘If I could teleport myself, I’d go to Hawaii.’

‘The one song that brings me joy right now is “High Life by Machel Montano”.’

‘My favorite road trip highlight is: Dancing in the dunes at White Sands in New Mexico.’