I first met Libba Osborne of Leapfrog PR Co. five years ago at The Southern C Summit, but it feels like I've known her much longer. She's one of my "sisters from another mister", answers my phone calls with a soft "Heeyyyyy", and is probably the world's most enthusiastic and memorable dancer. She's also been one of the most enthusiastic supporters on my journey to launch Field Trip and was one of the first in line to buy a shirt.
Libba is that magic combination of soft heart and strong brain, compassion and intelligence, support and smarts. She's always pushing to further herself and other females and I, among many others, rely heavily on her insight and her “I love you enough to tell you this” honesty. She's a professional and personal asset worth her weight in gold and I am so lucky to know her. She's one of my favorite #womenwhogofarther.
So I'm excited she was game to answer our rapid-fire questions and share how she's been wearing her Field Trip shirt lately. I hope you enjoy getting to know the personal side of Libba not always seen in her interviews.
Tea or coffee? coffee from King Bean Coffee Roasters
First thing you do when you get up in the morning? wiggle my fingers and toes
Last thing you do before you go to bed? drink water
If you were limited to one make-up product, what would it be? Beautycounter Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer
Carry on or checked? always carry on
Item you cannot travel without? Patagonia black hole duffle
Mountains or beach? beach
Pajamas—cotton or silk? cotton
I’m at my best when I’ve ____: taken a moment to stop and "smell the roses"
Favorite vacation spot? currently dreaming of Islamorada and Sun Valley
If you could have one superhero skill, what would it be? healing powers
Cheetos or puffs? Cheetos
Favorite fashion accessory? my dad’s watch
Fiction or non-fiction? fiction to read, non-fiction on Audible
Favorite childhood toy? honestly I don’t remember specific toys…I loved backgammon and croquet
Your calendar—written or digital? digital
Typical breakfast? fried egg with avocado and salsa or greek yogurt with chopped Schermer pecans and honey
I admire people who can _____: quiet their minds and really listen with their full attention
Something you’d like to learn or do that no one else knows about? quail hunt
First concert? Whitney Houston
Favorite children's book? Yummers
Describe Charleston in three words? salty, sophisticated, vibrant
Birkenstocks: yes or no? yes but very picky on which ones
How do you say it: koozie or kosy? koozie
Favorite decade of music? depends on my mood
Sparkling or still? still
Last book you read? The Glass Hotel
If you had an extra hour in your day, how would you spend it? forcing myself to slow down and reflect on the smaller things that went under-appreciated in my day
Last spontaneous thing you did? dock jumping
Baths or showers? baths
Favorite saying from your mom during childhood? I honestly have no idea - I just remember her telling me to hold my shoulders back and now I appreciate why! My favorite saying…not hers is “your day will go the way the corners of your mouth turn".
Skill you’ve had to learn/improve during quarantine? box breathing
Show or tell? Tell.
Tell us three ways you’ve worn the flutter sleeve to date:
- An impromptu day on the dock over a bathing suit with white cut-off jeans. I tucked those flutter sleeves under and no awkward tan line. ;)
- All day in quarantine from Zoom calls to cooking dinner to evening cocktails on the porch... with jeans and cute sneakers.
- Sitting around our Sea Island Forge fire kettle with jeans, boots and a chunky white cardigan.