10 Truths: Stella Bugbee

Stella Bugbee

  • Something about you that might surprise others?
  • I wish I had gone to cooking school instead of college.
  • Favorite age so far and why?
  • I loved being 38 because I had a job that I loved, my children were at a great age, and I felt healthy and happy.
  • Do you have any vices?
  • Sugar. It’s terrible vice. I also don’t sleep enough—my phone makes me not sleep enough. And shopping.
  • Do you set goals or do you let things happen?
  • I set lots of goals and I have all my life. You have to set goals in order to achieve them!
  • What do you admire most in others?
  • Competence, humor, confidence, intelligence, humility.
  • What’s an immediate turnoff?
  • Entitlement.
  • Something that makes you smile?
  • My family, the Cut staff, Portlandia.
  • Biggest fear or insecurity?
  • My biggest fear is that I will run out of good ideas. My biggest insecurity is that I’ve been insensitive to other people.
  • When do you feel like the best version of yourself?
  • When I’m arguing passionately with my husband. I don’t even have to be winning—but in those conversations I feel like the best version of myself.
  • Words you live by?
  • Produce more than you consume.