The latest installment of our Baristanet Profile series, where we get to know the people in our neighborhood:
Name: Sarah Scalet
Where do you live? Glen Ridge
When did you move there? January 2014 (after 8 years in Bloomfield)
Where did you grow up? Brookings, S.D.
How do you make a living? As a writer and editor. Currently I work in digital marketing at EY (Ernst & Young), where I’m part of a global content team and spend a lot of time in my home office on conference calls.
Coffee, tea or … ? Definitely coffee — black coffee every morning, and in the afternoon iced coffee in the summer and latte in the winter.
What’s your idea of a perfect Saturday? Go on a long run, visit the Montclair Farmer’s Market, head to the Glen Ridge Community Pool for a lazy afternoon with my husband and kids, then come home and grill something for dinner.
What’s your favorite local restaurant? Red Eye — specifically the green eggs and ham with a sludge coffee.
What’s on your nightstand? State of Wonder by Ann Patchett, Cooked by Michael Pollan, Content Strategy at Work by Margot Bloomstein, lotion, tissues, and an iPhone dock. Several of these items may have recently been knocked off by my two kittens.
What are you listening to? Lately a lot of George Ezra radio on Pandora, which makes for a great mix of contemporary singer/songwriters. I love George Ezra’s voice, and the fact that my kids like him too makes me feel less old.
What are your current addictions? Iced coffee and (unrelated) Gilmore Girls, which I had never watched until a couple months ago when Parenthood ended. (Thanks a lot, Netflix, for taking up all my free time.)
Talent you would most like to have: To be more outgoing — I would love to be one of those people who know how to work the room instead of just talking to two or three people.
What’s the worst-kept secret about Montclair? Hincks Alley — a public sidewalk that cuts through backyards if you’re headed from Watchung Plaza to Glen Ridge. I don’t take it often, but when I do I always feel like I’m getting away with something.
What do you hope they say about you at your funeral? That I am leaving behind two happy, well-adjusted, adult daughters.