Megan E. Choukroun
Co-Founder & Freelance Writer at Impress the Guest
Psychology, Fashion, Marketing, & Writing
Growing up in Miami Beach is all blue skies, palm trees, and a cool ocean breeze… rarely under 70 degrees. 😉 To many, this is nothing shy of paradise; to me, nothing else would suffice.
The built environment, specifically the architecturally significant homes, is what most dawned on me. As a young girl, I often found myself fixating on the minutiae: the curvature of the Spanish clay roof tiles, or the vines emanating from the ground and reaching up the walls like vibrant green tentacles. Upon entering a room, the details stick out to me like glitter on a canvas: the oxidized copper on vintage chandeliers, the cracks and lining within marble floors, the finishes on ceiling trims, and of course, the wallpaper. I often critique the setting I am in and tend to envision an enhanced alternative, one that subtly blends colors with shapes, and metals with glass – all the while, creating an ambiance where people come together and are absorbed by the atmosphere.
My allure for the said built environment is ultimately what brought me to New York City. I have reached far and wide around this beautiful planet and can confidently declare there is no place on Earth that compares to this bustling concrete jungle. For this very reason, I chose to venture out to the City as soon as I could and attended NYU, attaining my Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Living in this city for the past five years has had an impact on me far greater than I could have ever imagined. The incredibly diverse people I have interacted with, the stunning homes I have been welcomed in, and naturally, my own apartment to help me escape it all. There truly is no place like home, and designing it to your fancy is key; hence, why I am here blogging for YOU.
The culmination of my obsession with detail and splendor has led me right here: guiding you in the right direction as you begin the wonderful art of embellishing your humble abode. Are you ready to Impress the Guest?
Food, food, and some more food
Animals! Specifically, dogs and monkeys
Cars, new and vintage
Card games, specifically spit
High Fashion, crocodile boots and faux fur/vegan leather coats at the moment
Traveling to foreign countries
Religion – A nice Jewish girl!
Books – sometimes poetry, sometimes classics like Harry Potter, and sometimes miserable books that attempt to teach me finance but never successfully do!
Jewelry – specifically earrings and rings!
Meg has worked in product development, sales, healthcare real estate, fashion, and music therapy.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org