20 Questions with Jewelry Designer April Soderstrom

When your jewelry has been worn by A-listers like supermodel Gisele Bündchen, director and actress Olivia Munn, world-renowned author and speaker Deepak Chopra, sportscaster Erin Andrews, and Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman, it’s safe to say you’re someone to watch.

Jewelry designer and new mom of one (to sweet son Lex who just turned a year old!) April Soderstrom built her brand throughout her pregnancy and journey into motherhood without sparing any detail. Her entire jewelry collection is filled with eye-catching metallics and bright, bold color ways. And while the Boston designer’s pieces include the likes of delicate yet edgy earrings, bracelets, and necklaces, you’ll also find a stunning selection of men’s bracelets in the mix.

Featherweight Arc Earrings in Gold, $35

Color Crush Bracelet Trio in Sun Beam, $60

Mini was lucky enough to sit down for a quick chat with Soderstrom, putting her on the clock for a fun series of 20 questions! So keep scrolling for a fun peek into the life of this award-winning jewelry designer mama!

KEEP SCROLLING FOR 20 QUESTIONS WITH JEWELRY DESIGNER APRIL SODERSTROM.

ON MY NIGHTSTAND

Lip balm, Kindle, baby monitor, and lavender hand lotion.

IF THERE WERE MORE HOURS IN THE DAY, I WOULD

Play more!  Play with my son and also with my design process, getting back to when I used to create jewelry simply for the fun of it! 

BEFORE KIDS, I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD

Eat macaroni and cheese, peas, and blueberries off the floor and consider it a balanced lunch?

FAVORITE KIDS MOVIE

The Lion King! It was a favorite of mine growing up and I can’t wait for Lex to watch it with me.

FAVORITE KIDS BOOK

Where the Sidewalk Ends.

ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE

Grady’s Cold Brew Coffee, it’s so good and the perfect quick pick-me-up. 

IDEAL DATE NIGHT

Sushi, a long walk through the city, but still in bed by 9pm!

FAVORITE LOCAL SHOP

There’s an awesome flower shop on our corner, Back Bay Florist, where Ben always takes Lex to buy me flowers, succulents, and cacti. It makes my heart explode seeing them come in the door together so proud of their gift.

MY COFFEE ORDER

Large iced coffee, light ice, with almond milk.

CAN’T STOP LISTENING TO

The Big Little Lies Soundtrack.

FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT

Rochambeau. It just opened and it’s the perfect little French café. 

PREGNANCY CRAVINGS

FRUIT. Bowls of fruit, buckets of fruit. Fruit fruit fruit!

LAST BOOK I READ

Stephen King’s new book, The Institute. I’m a sucker for scary, sci-fi, thriller type movies and books.

FALL FASHION STAPLE

A good leather jacket is never to be underestimated.

GUILTY PLEASURE

Anything with frosting.

FAVORITE CHILDHOOD MEMORY

Rock hunting for agates with my Dad along the Lake Superior shore in northern Michigan.

SIGNATURE SCENT

Calendula. I’ve been stealing Lex’s baby lotions!

GROWING UP, I WANTED TO BE AN

Artist.

MATERNITY WARDROBE MUST-HAVE

A good sleep bra. I found one that was super soft from ASOS called Emma Jane and I slept in it every night while I was pregnant and after Lex was born.

SHOWS I’M WATCHING RIGHT NOW

Netflix— Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates.


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