Tonight marks the season finale of The Conversation, the Lifetime series hosted by Amanda de Cadenet (and produced by Demi Moore) that showcases realistic and alternative programming for women. If you haven’t seen any of the shows, fret not, they’re all available online… and sometimes it’s more fun to watch an entire season in one sitting—show after show after show. The theme of tonight’s show—airing at 11pm/10pm central—is “Parenting and Perseverance,” and women like Donna Karan, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Joy Bryant are all on tap to weigh in. While giving Ms. de Cadenet a round of applause for her empowerment of women wouldn’t even come close to doing this powerhouse justice, we figured the next best thing would be to have her fill in our ELLE.com questionnaire.
ELLE: What is your favorite smell?
Amanda de Cadenet: My kids’ hair after it has just been washed.
ELLE: What do you consider the epitome of happiness?
AdC: I am still trying to work that one out!
ELLE: How do you define luxury?
AdC: Clean sheets and being able to eat fresh cupcakes whilst in bed.
ELLE: What is the last dream you remember?
AdC: Hmmmm. I think it was a sex dream so I can’t say much about it.
ELLE: What’s your favorite childhood memory?
AdC: My childhood is a blur and full of very vague memories. My therapist could explain more about why that is, but that’s for another time.
ELLE: What’s the last book you read and loved?
AdC: I am an avid reader, and I read so much and so many books. But one that I love is Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott.
ELLE: Describe your home’s aesthetic.
AdC: The Conversation is shot at my home so you can see it there. It’s cozy, filled with lots of light and kids and animals.
ELLE: What are your vices?
AdC: Oh, that’s a Conversation question. Chocolate, chocolate, and chocolate.
ELLE: Describe yourself in five words or less.
AdC: Loyal, serious, kind, sassy, tough.
ELLE: What possession will you never throw away?
AdC: My Contax T2 camera.