OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift’s Favorite Place in the World

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In her bed in Nashville. With her Scottish Fold cat Meredith. That is Taylor Swift’s favorite place in the world, according to Vanity Fair magazine. In the December issue, she lists all kinds of her other favorite things, too. Like her favorite movie (Love Actually), hotel (MGM Skylofts in Las Vegas), artwork (black-and-white photos), desserts (Dairy Queen Cookie Dough Blizzard), snack (nachos) and accessory (Red ModCloth headband). But she also shares her short-and-sweet list of beauty essentials for face, nails, teeth and hair, along with the name of her hair stylist, New York-based Jemma Muradian . And, obviously, no Swift Q&A would be complete without a list of her inspirations. This time, Swift puts Lena Dunham, Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon and Faith Hill on the list.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.