Who she is: Lindsay Jacaman, business powerhouse, philanthropist extraordinaire, and mom of Ashley, 5 and Graham, 2
Why we love her: Every time we chat with the 36 year-old superwoman, we leave totally and completely awe-struck. We’ll break it down for you. She’s the General Manager of Digital Marketing Services, The Dallas Morning News and Chief Revenue Officer, Speakeasy (a joint venture between TDMN and Slingshot), a member of the Board of Directors for the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, the co-chair of 2013 Stiletto Strut benefiting The Family Place, the co-chair of 2013 Celebrity Waiter Luncheon benefiting Family Gateway, and the incoming co-chair of The Forum group for the Dallas Museum of Art. (Did we also mention she has two littles?) She also happens to be funny, warm, and immensely likable. Awe-struck worthy, yes?
Herewith a peek into Lindsay’s world.
On her iPod: When I’m not listening to the latest release from Kidz Bop (seriously!), I on Spotify listening to everything from Kanye to Fleetwood Mac (coming to Dallas in June!), The Lumineers and Pitbull (at spin!). I also love the Black Eyed Peas, Madonna, and Tom Petty. I pretty much love anything from the 70s and 80s.
Always in her handbag: I like things that are coordinated, so in my handbag you’ll find my iPhone (though between Mon and Fri it’s generally in my hand!), lots of Louis Vuitton (wallet, checkbook, and makeup bag), lots of Chanel lip glosses, sunglasses (I am always on the hunt for a new pair), sweet mint Orbit gum, and my red Tiffany business card holder. The strong, vibrant color always makes me smile when I pull it out. There’s often also a pacifier or two, a bow, and other sundry kid stuff that I neglect to take out!
Her uniform: My go-to for work is definitely one of 5 black dresses that I wear with our without a jacket depending on how formal the situation. I have recently discovered Escada and have bought several of their great dresses that make me feel like a million bucks. My weekend uniform is skinny dark jeans, a button down, and a vest with flats.
Her go-to restaurants: We have banned taking our 20-month-old son out to restaurants for the time being (it’s just better for everyone that way!), but when we go out with our 4-year-old daughter, Ashley, our standbys are Mi Cocina, La Duni, Campisi’s, and Coal Vines. For date night, we love FT33, Nosh, Nick & Sam’s, Shinsei, and Tei Tei. We’re headed to the French Room to celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary this month — neither of us have been, and we’re excited.
Favorite family outing in Dallas: We spend a lot of time at the DMA. The new C3 center is a perfect afternoon outing. And, of course, the new Perot Museum is a place that we love to get lost in on Saturday mornings. Top off the afternoon with a Mambo from MiCo, and you have the perfect day!
Her tip for balancing work and family: That’s a great question. Some weeks are just better than others. One thing that helped make life more manageable is that I’ve stopped saying “yes” to everything from social activities to charitable commitments, which is helping. We try to make certain times of the week sacred — Friday nights at home, for example, and 2-4 pm on Sundays, which is reserved for napping. Not scheduling anything during those times is really helpful.
Getting up early helps too. It’s not uncommon for me to wake up at 4:30 or 5 am, so that I can get through the two newspapers I read daily (The Wall Street Journal and The Dallas Morning News), answering email, and read through research material for my job. Stretching the day helps me a great deal, thankfully I’m a morning person! I also keep running to do lists for every part of my life — work, personal, kids, and home — and try not to procrastinate. And I outsource. I have someone that helps me with errands on a weekly basis so that my Saturday’s are not filled with trips to the tailor, toy store, and other time-consuming errands.