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In Touch with Danielle Speziale

Let’s learn a little more about Danielle Speziale…

Danielle PhotoWhat was the first concert you ever attended?
Backstreet Boys! I’m pretty sure I knew every word to every song.

What is your top priority on your bucket list?
Keep traveling as much as we can! My husband and I say we work to travel. “Adventure Travel” is our favorite. Next up would ideally be South Africa or Ireland!

Danielle Photo 3If you could choose only one place to go on vacation for the rest of your life, where would it be and why?
Italy! There’s so much to do there, and there is always an adventure around the corner. Some trips could be to the beaches and others to the gorgeous cities, or even the hills/vineyards of Tuscany. The pace of lice is slower, the food is unbelievable, and the history is enchanting!

What is one skill you would like to learn?
I would love to speak another language fluently.What is one food you cannot live without?

Can I name a few? A hearty, colorful salad, green Vega protein smoothies, and sushi. Random, but my absolute favorites!

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In Touch with Nirisa Adams

workblogLet’s learn a little more about Nirisa Adams…


What genre of music would you be and why?
I would say a little bit of pop and a little soft rock (i.e. Jack Johnson, John Mayer). I consider myself to be fun and outgoing, and a little bit of a day dreamer.

Are you a sweet or salty person?
I have a huge sweet tooth; it’s not good. It was way worse when I was pregnant, but at least I had an excuse. The other day I was eating cake in the morning just because. I love dipping chocolate chip cookies with my morning tea. YUM!

Would you take one million dollars to erase 15 years off your life and fast forward 15 years?
No way!  While I like retail therapy every now and then, no amount of money can replace time. Life is too precious.

If someone were to take a candid picture of you – what would you be caught doing?
I have a 6 month old and 2 dogs. They keep me pretty busy. If I’m not working, I’m usually home running around with them.

workblog2What is your ideal type of house to live in?
My ideal type of house would be something that is open with lots of natural light. If it’s by the water that’s an added bonus!  My in-laws live on the Hudson and it is one of the most peaceful and relaxing places!


 

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In Touch with Brooke Chaffee-Zayas

Let’s learn a little more about Brooke Chaffee-Zayas.

What is the most random thing in your purse?

IMG_1198The most random thing in my purse is a toothbrush. I’ve had Invisalign for months now and you need to brush your teeth, and potentially floss, after every meal or drink outside of water. I’m Dr. Mitola’s best client!

 

What is your favorite type of house?
My favorite house is anywhere my family is. I love houses, and love real estate. But, I think the people you share it with makes it a home.

If you had a boat, what would you name it?
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My boat would be “Casa de Zayas”  I’ve called our home “Casa de Zayas” since we married in 2005, and now everyone calls it that. So it would certainly be fitting to have a matching boat that shares our namesake. But honestly… if you know me at all… I really hate my hair wet. The likelihood of a cabin or beach house is far greater than a boat!

If you could splurge on one thing – what would it be?

If I could splurge on something it would be a beach house to share with family. Our friends have a family house in Lake George and another in Maine and I’m always envious of the times they share as family in those homes. And it’s shared for generations. I love anything that shares lifelong memories with family.

What would your superpower be?
If I had a superpower it would definitely be to fly. My parents live in Kansas, my in-laws live in Texas, and we are here in upstate. Flying would make seeing everyone a lot easier!

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In Touch with Dana Farrell

Let’s learn a little more about Dana Farrell…

Do you prefer sweet or salty?

IMG_5397I am definitely a sweets person. I definitely wouldn’t say “NO” to a chocolate cookie. But – if you give me the purple skittles bag – then  I am one happy person. I think it started back when I played high school sports. I would walk to the store before home games, grab myself a sleeve of saltine crackers and a blow pop. It was my ritual. I still find myself doing that on occasion –  how many years later?

What is your favorite section in the grocery store and why
All the Vegetables. You can cook them, grill them, eat them raw or sautée them! Then just add salt, pepper and oil. If I’m really feeling sassy I’ll add turmeric. You can’t go wrong.

What is your passion?

IMG_7021Aside from my profession as an architectural designer and real estate. Singing to me is where my soul really becomes happy. When I sing I truly believe I can fix anything or anyone. It’s powerful and vulnerable and I just love it.


What is your most treasured material possession?
It’s a ring that was $.30 from Greece, the greek key symbol. I was just 16, traveling abroad for the first time. I almost didn’t make the trip after a nasty ankle sprain and hours in the ER the night before. I walked up the Acropolis with crutches and hobbled around the city streets. I found that ring on one of the islands and 17 years later I’ve never let it go. It has become the ring I wear when I travel and I guess I think it keeps me safe.


Where would you live if you could live off the grid?
I never really thought about living off the grid. What I would do is explore this incredible country and go on the road until I thought what I did and saw was enough.

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