DiMare Diaries: Lynette Janac – To stay centered, what is one activity you do religiously daily or weekly? Lynette Janac (LJ): Count my blessings. In a world of constant go-go-go, I am extremely grateful that I have something to be busy about.
What are the sources of happiness in your home? LJ: Everything! I love being home. Home is my sanctuary. A time for me to be with just me. Many hours a day are spent with people in various capacities. When I walk through the threshold of my door, the phone is on silent and I am ready for “me time”.
What is your favorite room? LJ: Bedroom. I love sleeping. I have the most amazingly comfortable bed with a beautiful view to wake up to. Okay, my 2nd favorite is my balcony. For years I lived here without balcony furniture that I enjoyed and recently I changed that! Now I love being out there!
What are simple ways we can foster happiness in our lives? LJ: Giving back more often. I truly believe that if people would give back more to those either less fortunate or in need, they would experience such joy and gratification in doing so. I know it sounds cliché’ by giving is so much better than receiving – the rewards are priceless.
What is the one thing you cannot live without? LJ: Friends and Family. I come from very humble beginnings. I learned long ago that you can’t buy love or happiness and as long as I have those two things, than I can live without anything else and my friends and family are the ones who bring me this.
What decorates your walls? LJ: Sad to say, I don’t have a great collection of art. This is something that is on my list of things to do….buy more art! I am looking at a Peter Lik photograph. I get lost in his work.
What is your greatest memory from your childhood home? LJ: Our Christmas Tree each year – my mother always made that day so special.
Is there something you still keep with you from childhood? LJ: Again, coming from very little – the only thing I kept from my childhood was my loud belly laugh.
Where do you get away from peace in Miami? In the World? LJ: Spa’s, Spa’s and more spas. It is the one place I can’t check my phone. In the world, well I have to say the Amalfi Coast in Italy is one of my favorites!
What is one gem in Miami? (unique small business?) LJ: – I would love to know – so if someone can share, please tell.
What is your favorite hotel in Miami? LJ: The Setai and Mandarin Oriental for ambiance; Fontainebleu for action – it honestly feels like its own city over there!
What is something you like to do on the weekend? Relax. Get up slowly. Pilates (love-hate) and spend time with friends.
What would people be surprised to find out about you? I have a shy side. Also, I was “Lynette the Bachelorette” on 97.3 the Coast’s radio show 14 years ago….which I know, sort of contradicts the first thing.
What is your motto? LJ: Do unto others as you would want to be done to you. I live by this – socially and professionally. I strongly believe in karma.
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