27 Apr Meet The Irrepressible Amber Boyle! NY Ranger Dan Boyle’s Biggest Fan…
What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?
I love going to the beach with the kids. I really love being outside with them. I have a 4-year old and a 6-year old. I want my kids to be good humans, kind, loving, compassionate and passionate. I want them happy and driven. I want them to have fun and be a positive influence.
When and where are you the happiest?
I’m really, really happy when all of our families are together (Dan’s and mine). We have a family that all gets along and has so much fun being together. I LOVE seeing those times in motion. It makes me so proud that we have something so special! We are soooo lucky.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I love going places. Travel has always been a happy place for me. I love to surf, so I’d really like to get to Bali. It’s been on my list but I LOVE Mexico, Cabo or Sayulita. My kids and Dan love Mexico too. It’s so relaxing and the culture is wonderful. We lived in California for 6 years so Cabo was an easy destination and we have friends there too. I miss…….sigh.
Who has had the biggest influence upon you? And what quality do you most admire in a mother?
My parents both have been a huge influence. They got divorced when I was 1, but have always been close. They taught me all the good stuff, like to look people in the eye, be kind, work hard, have compassion, connect with people, everyone is someone. Dan, my hubby has also been a huge influence. He really inspires me.
What do you like to do for fun?
I love to surf, being with friends, floating in the water, catching waves. Being simple is so fun for me. I also love doing adventurous stuff with Dan and the kids, and again, hanging with family and friends. I love going out dancing with my homegirls, eating, drinking and having a blast! Laughing makes me happy. I laugh a lot and loud.
What is one of your favorite books? Movies?
My favorite movie is Office Space. I don’t think I need to explain why. I love comedy. As for books, I like biographies, books from Deepak, books about Buddha, and I love to read Scientific American magazine and Surfer’s Journal.
Besides motherhood, what other careers/opportunities have you enjoyed? What are your strongest qualities?
I am a hair stylist by trade. I’ve been in the salon biz my whole life. An uncle, a cousin and a grandmother were/are hairdressers. It is deep in my blood. I love it. It is so fun. You get to have all these relationships with different types of people. You have to be adaptable and help them enhance their beauty. And I love the camaraderie in the salon.
What is your favorite type of food and what do you love to cook?
I love some good Italian but I also love Indian, Mexican and Thai. I make the best black beans and rice. Everyone loves it. I also make a mean lasagna, using spicy Italian turkey sausage.
What is your favorite time of the day and why?
I love Saturday mornings. It’s pancake day and we snuggle in our bed with the kids. I love morning snugs.
Where is your favorite place to Party with Moms and what’s your favorite drink?
I’m a traveling party, Ha Ha! Anytime, anywhere is a great place to Party with Moms. My favorite drink is tequila.