It is 6:30 in the evening in the Dolby-Frist household, and twins Violet and Julia are getting ready for bed. In their matching blue and green pajamas, toddling next to their matching cribs, the girls seem uncharacteristically poised for 16 months – at least until Drew Frist explains that their crayons had recently been switched for Etch-a-Sketches. (“They wouldn’t stop trying to eat the crayons.”) More positively, Tom Dolby remarks that the girls are at a stage where they seem to really enjoy putting their toys away, which perhaps accounts for the room’s neatness. [See the slideshow of their home, to the left.]
The bedroom’s whimsy and sophistication speak to the creativity of their two dads. The intricately carved wooden animal heads and collection of books are a nod to the family’s literary inclinations and taste for travel. The group only recently returned from visiting Tom’s family in Germany. Tom proudly notes how incredibly well the girls held up – even over the long European dinners.
When not busy caring for their daughters, traveling and decorating their new Gramercy Park apartment, Tom and Drew are immersed in the world of writing and technology. Tom is author of the popular Secret Society series of books, something of a cross between Gossip Girl and A Secret History targeted towards a young adult audience. He also co-edited the anthology Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys that inspired the popular Sundance show of the same name. And he’s branching into film – his screenplay is being turned into a film called Last Weekend. Tom will co-direct with Tom Williams; filming is slated to begin this summer in California. Read More