a peek into my life



My name is Sadie Rose Z.

I’m a seamstress, actress, world traveler, language lover, soccer player, button collector, violinist, crafter, chocolate lover and much more. I began a business called Do You Like My Hats when I was eleven years old. I sewed and then sold long, colorful fleece hats that can wrap around your neck like a scarf.

I started sewing when I was five years old. I learned how to sew from a whimsical lady named Ellen. Her home was a fun place for me to go and create absolutely anything I could imagine. When I was ten years old, I was hired by a Cabaret group on the Virgin Islands to sew five sequined, satin, fabulous show dresses. This was my first sewing ‘job’.

That’s me, age 8, with a newly finished sewing project.

Soccer has always been a big part of my life. I’ve been playing since I was a wee one and I played through Varsity High School soccer and I hope to continue playing in college.

In 2011, I started a whole new chapter of my life. I boarded a plane that took me to Thailand where I spent one year as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student. I lived with three different Thai families, attended school and learned how to speak Thai (really!). I also got to visit Vietnam with my host family and my great exchange friend from Belgium.

In this photo I’m dressed in a traditional Thai costume for a lovely holiday Loy Kratong.

Acting has been a big slice of my life for many, many years. I’ve been in shows in Boston and NYC. I love the feeling of becoming a new person for a few hours, wearing different clothing and thinking like that person. One of my favorite roles so far was playing Lady Macbeth in the play Macbeth by Shakespeare. It was one of the most exciting, challenging and rewarding plays I’ve ever been a part of.

I’m a violinist, too!

This past autumn (2012), I walked the Camino de Santiago with my Mom and younger sister. We began our pilgrimage in Le Puy en Velay, France (near Lyon) and walked to St. Jean Pied de Port, crossed the Pyrenees and then walked for another month through Spain. We finished our 1,000 mile walk in Muxia, Spain, a beautiful town right on the Atlantic ocean. We met loads of wonderfully kind and interesting people, ate communal dinners where five language were spoken at once and got to walk through two stunning countries.

....to be continued.