Each month, Coast Monthly visits with some of the most charming people on the Texas Coast to chat about their style.
Margo Timmins shares her Clear Lake-area home with her husband, Danny, and their three dogs. Their home is filled with a collection of things tied to memories, adventure, nature and art.
A fitness enthusiast and self-described entrepreneur, Timmins has always worked for herself in many capacities. But these days, she’s focused on health and wellness, she said.
“I want to help people feel better, sleep better and take care of themselves so they can enjoy the ‘now,’” she said.
She has a degree in fitness and is a certified instructor of Pop Pilates, which is choreographed to pop songs. She also produces videos about healthy cooking.
She makes art from found objects and is enthralled with the historic district of Galveston, she said.
She describes her fashion style as “comfy and boho chic.”
Here are a few of her favorite things:
1. Heart box: A gift from my husband, the infinity spiral represents time. When you buy someone’s art, you’re buying a piece of that person’s effort. The inscription underneath — “You are the center of my heart,” is perfect because I have this filled with heart symbols, an old fossil and other things that are meaningful to me.
2. Hat: I got this at a roadside stand near Austin, and it’s truly my favorite hat. I can change it, make it different shapes and wear it anywhere. I’d grab this first if my house was on fire.
3. Art box: This is a piece I made that has several meanings: Keys, locks, the heart, chain, the clock — all symbolic that time keeps slipping away; all we have is right now. We easily get all chained up, bogged down and caged in, or we cage things out.
4. Driftwood necklace: I love anything nature-inspired. This is by a Czech artist and made totally out of driftwood, but intertwined with beads and small shells from the sea. It’s my favorite necklace.
5. Book: “Illuminated Prayers” by Marianne Williamson is on my nightstand and I pick it up every day, slip it open, and wherever it lands is the page I’m supposed to read. The pages are beautifully designed, but the thing I like most is that all religious denominations can relate to it.
6. Belt: This belonged to my paternal grandmother, who had it made by an artist in Mexico City. The fish buckle is studded with jade, coral, amethyst, onyx and other gemstones. It’s very special to me.