Spill it: Lisa K. Suits

Friday, October 19, 2007 | 3:00 p.m. CDT; updated 6:48 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008
Lisa K. Suits is the owner of The Arsenic Leopard boutique.

Lisa K. Suits is the owner of The Arsenic Leopard boutique, 32 N. Ninth St., a variety store that peddles a colorful assortment of local and global crafts. The shop has been open for four years.

If I could be anywhere in the world right now, I’d be ...

Hands down, Bali. It just suits me there. It’s really intense, with riots of flowers and butterflies and colors that don’t work in the Midwest. It’s a whole different world. The pace of life is very different.

The most unusual person to come into the shop was ...

“Mikey Two-toes” or the South African heart surgeon. You decide. Nine Inch Nails’ sound engineer was in here for two hours. We talked about houseplants and gardening. It was fun.

The quote I live by is ...

Assume almost nothing.

The best part of my job is ...

When people come in and are as excited about how cool something is as I am. When they have an appreciation of how it came to be. Seeing that it’s the result of someone’s idea of creativity or utility.

My guilty pleasure is ...

Brie. It’s 60 percent fat and it has mold on it and it’s smelly. If they made deep-fried brie, I’d eat it.

The best way to spend $10 is ...

You can get three movies at 9th St. Video. That’s pretty good.

If my life had a soundtrack, it would be ...

Anything Dead Can Dance wrote.

The best treasure I’ve come across lately is ...

Those silken bamboo lanterns. I found them at the San Francisco International Gift Fair. They come from Vietnam. They epitomize exotic.

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