My Favorite Things: Alejandra Juan

USS KIDD Veterans Museum executive director


Place for lunch

Yvette Marie’s Café. They have the best chicken salad and cake.

Way to spend $20My Fave Things-Way to spend

Buying fresh fruit for “Blessing Bags” distributed to homeless

Class in high school

French—I love learning new ways to communicate.

Childhood memory

Trip to USS Alabama

Song on my iPod

Anything by Shakira

Way to get myself moving in the morningMy Fave Things-Moving in morning

By focusing on my breathing while doing Pilates or yoga stretches for 10-15 quiet minutes

Way to unwind

Playing in my backyard with our rescue pups, Barnaby & Rousey

Item in my makeup bag

Kiehl’s Mango Lip Balm

Place to have a shopping spree

The Purple Cow

Out-of-town destination

Antigua, Guatemala (most of my cousins live there)

Most treasured possession

My Fave Things-Book

My mom’s wedding ring. She passed away in 2012.


To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

My motto for life

Never give up.

Idea of perfect happiness

Adventure trips with my family. Last year, I took my son Nick to explore the Mayan ruins.