Meredith German

We fell in love with Meredith Wendell’s quirky, poppy accessories last fall and immediately contacted them about carrying their pieces in the store. We then fell in love with Ross and Meredith German, with the husband-and-wife team behind the line—to the extent that we enlisted Meredith for the 24th installment of the Ladies of Castor & Pollux. (Sorry Ross! You’ll be the first gentleman of C & P, we promise.)

We’re completely taken with Meredith’s aesthetic. She puts old-school prep, a luxury-level commitment to construction and materials, and a wry sense of humor into a martini shaker and delivers. She very kindly submitted to our analysis so we could get a better idea of what makes her tick.

Photo by John von Pamer

Favorite recipe?
My great-grandmother Mimi’s sweet roll recipe.  Lots of Crisco and Margarine.  I make them every Christmas.

Last great book you read?
“City of Thieves”
by David Benioff.

Summer drink of choice?
Tequila and lime juice.

Your animals – names and breeds?
Dalton, our Boston Terrier. He is named after Patrick Swayze’s character in Road House.

Do you exercise? What do you do, if so?
When I can, I kick box.

Salty or sweet?
Oh, both – hopefully at the same time.

Who inspires you and why?
My grandmother.  Stylish, elegant, independent, beautiful and honest.

Pool or ocean?
Pool on the ocean.

Favorite city?
New York!

Last great vacation?
At the Greenbrier hotel.

Favorite TV show?
Arrested Development
, Love Boat and Bewitched.

Weirdest job you’ve ever had?
My first 3 years in New York I worked in the windows at Saks. It’s not really weird, but by far the most interesting.

Favorite restaurant?
Ideally, the Four Seasons restaurant. Normally, the Maritime Hotel.

Favorite object in your home?
Our Lucite coffee table we had made to hold my grandmother’s quilts she has given me.

Favorite piece of clothing?
Hermes cashmere scarf.

Favorite blog or website?
1st Dibs, Style Rookie, style.com.

Something you’re scared of?
Plane crashes.

Favorite record?

Favorite pop song?
Talking Heads, “This Must Be the Place.”

Your ideal day?
A big, long, lunch outside on the water.

Favorite gift you’ve ever received?
A big vintage enameled lion bracelet from my husband.

Favorite flower?

Favorite scent (perfume)?
Agent Provocateur.

Astrological sign?
Scorpio. Really Scorpio.

What do you do for a living?
Accessories designer.

Where do you live?
Upper West Side.

Your lucky number?
13 or 18.

What piece of art would you buy if you had absolutely no budget?
Hans Hofmann, “The Gate.”

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