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HighStreet People: Jeffrey van Sluys and S. Watts Taylor

NAMES: Jeffrey van Sluys and S. Watts Taylor

BIRTHDAYS: Jeffrey (July 15th), Watts (December 23rd). We are both cardinal zodiac signs.

Jeffrey: Senior Stylist at Salon Urbanity, painter and fashionista.
Watts: LSS Black Belt, author, miniaturist, activist and indefatigable gadfly.

HOME: Clifton

Jeffrey: My need to create and to reinvent something that has been tried before.
Watts: My fear of being boring plus my teeny-tiny bladder.

OBJECTS OF AFFECTION: Our pets, our homes and our art, the art we make and the art we collect.

OTHERWISE OBSCURED FACTS: Watts had an ancestor who was cannibalized in the Transvaal. Jeffrey learned traditional Japanese dancing as a child in Djakarta and painted the jacket cover for Watts’ novel Tarnish.

Jeffrey: All of the cool decorating products, fabrics, furniture and lighting. I love that the store is never tired, the merchandise is always fresh.
Watts: The books, the White Russians on Black Friday and the chair that only Jason knows about.


One Response to “HighStreet People: Jeffrey van Sluys and S. Watts Taylor”

  1. Willy Otten says:

    Hey Jeff,
    I am glad to see that you are doing well. The last time I saw you, we were both looking for “stuff” at the antique fair in Lawrenceburg, IN. That was about twenty years ago. Funny how time flies. I was looking up names on my browser and you popped up. Cool. I live in Florida now. I could not stand the cold weather up there. I still remember the old days with Chris, Jeanine and Maxine, but I can’t remember what I had for lunch. That is what happens when you get old. See ya.

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