Brilliant Women: Jennifer Roy
Brilliant Women is our monthly showcase that shines a spotlight on phenomenal tastemakers who are making it happen at home and in their careers.
Principal, Roy PR
Hometown: Cape Town
Hair Color: Madison Reed Firenze Brown
Jennifer Roy has her plate full — literally. She represents some of San Francisco’s finest chefs and artisanal food producers while bringing up two boys.
Favorite Movie: Can’t think of only one! Best in Show, Bananas, and The Godfather
Favorite Music: Emmylou Harris closing the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival (Never tire of her voice) and Bob Marley anytime, anywhere
Favorite Author: Currently AM Holmes
Inspiring Museum: James Turrell at Guggenheim and LACMA
Favorite Journey: Safari–hands down
Favorite Food: Uni, grilled quail, sharp cheddar cheese on brown bread toast
Favorite Drink: Blanco Tequila, Pok Pok Drinking Vinegar with Seltzer
Favorite Designer: That I own: Ann Demeulemeester. Wish I could have: Marni
Hair-styling Trick: Quick product in damp hair and hope for the best
Swear-by Beauty Habit: Always clean your face at night before bed
Morning Routine: Cleanser, moisturizer, and vitamin C twice a week
Beauty Mantra: Always include the neck and upward strokes!
Tip from Mom: Don’t rub your eyes EVER!
Signature Scent: Idrasol Body Cream from Santa Maria Novella
Favorite Lip Shade: MAC in Del Rio
Favorite Mascara: Shiseido
Favorite Nail Polish Color: I don’t wear color, but if on my toes, something bright in silver, blue or red
Beauty Traveling Tip: Hydrate – all the time
Favorite Antiaging Product: Epicuren Vitamin C Anti Aging Cream
Always in your beauty bag: Hand cream, lipstick, and Dr. Hauschka lip balm
Perfect Day: On the mountain snowboarding with my kids and friends in fresh powder with a packed lunch of cheese, bread, salumi, biltong (a South African jerky), chocolate, hot chai
Instant mood lifter: A 4pm cup of Five Roses tea
R&R: On Clifton Beach in Cape Town with my dad sitting in a chair looking out smiling while my mom is in the water boogie boarding with the kids
Most recent milestone: Surviving San Francisco’s insane high school application process
Best Career Advice: Never speak badly about anyone ever
Your Greatest Achievement: Being a mom to two wonderful boys
Words to live by: “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but rising every time we fall.” Nelson Mandela
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