Bess Brown

Bess wears a Dream top by Untitled in Motion made of TENCEL Luxe fabric, and Merida pants in navy (100% cotton) by Apiece Apart, both from Ladder in Shaker Heights. Cuff bracelet by Remfran and necklace by Remi’s Gold are from Toni in Style in Chagrin Falls. Shoes by Jessica Simpson are her own.

Age: 26

Hometown: Shaker Heights

Work: Assistant director at Camp Wise

About me… I am a passionate person who puts my heart and soul into everything I do. During the summer, I love being able to run around with the campers (while wearing my hot dog costume). In the off-season, I take full advantage of my weekends by traveling and exploring new places near and far. I enjoy going to the farmers market and buying fresh fruits and veggies for the week and exploring Shaker Lakes and the Metroparks with friends.

Qualities I’m looking for in a mate… I’m looking for someone who will push me outside my comfort zone in all the best ways. Someone who I can have fun with but is there for me after a hard day. Someone who is a true partner in all things.

My favorite place for dinner… Hola Tacos on Larchmere in Cleveland

My favorite place for a drink… Cloak & Dagger in Tremont

My bubbe would describe me to a prospective mate… “She’s the most terrific thing. She’s the best thing in Cleveland and in fact, all of Ohio” – my bubbe, who said I needed to quote her verbatim.

“Kosher” or “non-kosher” dating habits… Kosher

My dating horror story… Awkward Zoom dates during the height of the pandemic

My celebrity crush… Zac Efron stole my heart in 2006 and still has it to this day.

At a Jewish wedding, you’d find me… Either on the dance floor or becoming best friends with your grandma

My favorite bat mitzvah memory… The Torah I was carrying was essentially my size and I almost dropped it during the Torah parade.

My favorite part of Jewish Cleveland… I love being able to connect with people who I haven’t seen in years and playing Jewish geography whenever I can!

My turnoffs or deal breakers… Those of you who think it’s OK to have green text message bubbles

Song I belt out in the car when no one else can hear… “All Too Well (10 Minute Version)(Taylor’s Version)” by Taylor Swift

My hidden talent… Knowing how to make sourdough starter before the pandemic made it cool. And using that starter to make amazing sourdough chocolate chip cookies

My favorite Jewish holiday… Purim! I love dressing up in costumes

My last trip to Israel… 2016

If someone wants to connect with me, the best way is… Find me on Facebook

Photography: Casey Rearick / Casey Rearick Photo

Fashion: Sydney Emerman 

Hair & Makeup: Ramona Dauksa Studio

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