A big-hearted romantic, Frances Owens talks about her soft spot for sweet movies and Italian dinners in this month's issue of 5280 . But the mother of three also knows her history and politics. Weekend whereabouts: At home, catching up with my kids. I love sleeping in. She's a sucker for: A guy who plans a surprise date, whether it's a carriage ride downtown or a baseball game. Celebrity crush: Rob Lowe. Guilty pleasure: Caramel, caramel, and more caramel. Part of her charm: I am excessively organized.
Philosophy to live by: Helen Keller sums it up: "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." Once-in-a-lifetime moment: Dinner and an overnight stay at the White House. Last book she read: Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by ImmaculÃ©e Ilibagiza. Biggest fear: That I'll lose my children before I go. Send Frances an e-mail via firstname.lastname@example.org .