Get Real with Jo Cowan, Owner of Blo Charlotte


Quick Stats: Jo Cowan, owner of Blo Charlotte, blow dry bar on Selwyn Avenue

Family tree: lives in Southpark with husband Will and three daughters — Isabelle, 11; Lillie, 8; and Susannah 6, plus a fat cat named George and a new standard poodle puppy named Hampton. Oh, and a rose hair tarantula called Suri that belongs to my oldest daughter

Favorite indulgence: chocolate or great cheese, or both

Favorite outing: the library. I can get lost for hours and invariably walk out with about 20 books

Favorite place to eat out: with the children, Brooklyn Pizza followed by TCBY; without the children, Barrington’s

iPod: Justine Balmer, a contemporary crossover soprano with a beautiful voice

Latest read: “The Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline. I couldn’t put it down

DVR: an awful lot of Sofia the First

In your bag: My Macbook and my iPhone in a gorgeous Lilly Pulitzer case which keeps me happy. I run my whole business from that laptop … Can’t live without: my family … Stress buster: Massage or a cold glass of Sauvignon Blanc, depending on the circumstance.