Lake Forest’s PAULA CLAIR is the vice president and director of development at Lake Forest Open Lands Association. This land trust and community conservation organization is a North Shore treasure that has taught scores of community members a thing or two about the outdoors. Clair keeps us current on all-things-nature as we look forward to spring.
ON HER NIGHTSTAND
“The Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohlleben. is beautifully illustrated book is a powerful reminder for us to slow down, unplug, and simply enjoy the quiet magic of the natural world. I am also reading Sisters First by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush. is is a beautiful collection of memoirs which will make you laugh and cry reading about the strong bond of sisterhood and family. It makes for an excellent gift for girlfriends, daughters, and mothers and reminds us that we are more alike than dissimilar regardless of political party.”
ON HER MOBILE
“I could not live without my calendar! It helps keep me organized both professionally and personally. After a long winter, I am glancing forward to celebrating Earth Week with Lake Forest Open Lands and Mariani Landscape for Arbor Day—a community-wide event, free of charge on April 27. I’m also helping my garden club with plans for our upcoming Junior Garden Club of Lake Forest’s Garden Walk on June 14. Each of the gardens being showcased has never been open for public viewing! A few of my favorite Instagram follows include Town & Country, Veranda, and of course, Lake Forest Open Lands. These posts provide plenty of eye candy along with just enough substantive content for inspiration and motivation on any given day.”
IN HER EARBUDS
“My music taste is an extensive range which includes everything from Frank Sinatra to Alternative—anything but country. My husband has been increasing my exposure to Wynton Marsalis which has been a very good thing.”