Tanner Moussa + Mackenzie Lewis

Curriculum Vitae Q&A with the creative minds behind living brand, MOUS.

Astrological sign?
Tanner: Aquarius

Mackenzie: Gemini

Lucky number?
T: 6, 16

M: 5

Favorite color?
T: Green

M: Blue

Morning, Noon, or Night?
T+M: Night

Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner?
T: Dinner

M: Breakfast

Football, Baseball, or Basketball?
T+M: Football

Green Tea, Black Tea, or Herbal Tea?
T: Black Tea

M: Herbal Tea

Sugar, Splenda, or Stevia?
T: None!

M: N/A

Red, White, or Rosé?
T+M: Red

Spicy, Salty, or Sweet?
T+M: Salty

Sandwich, Soup, or Salad?
T+M: Sandwich

Cashmere, Silk, or Linen?
T: Cashmere

M: Linen

Black, white or color?
T: Right now, black

M: Color

Is your closet messy or neat?
T: So neat

M: Neat

What’s your favorite room in your home?
T: Study/smaller living room

M: The kitchen

What do you collect?
T: I make sure I buy something on every trip I go on, no matter how small or inexpensive (or big or very expensive). Just something to remind me of everywhere I’ve been.

M: Curiosities/oddities picked up from my travels

Dream dinner guest?
T: Wes Anderson

M: P!nk

Sunday ritual?
T: Any combination of the following: Church, yoga/workout, brunch, foot massage, TV catch up, anything outside if it’s nice

M: My Sunday ritual typically consists of making a big breakfast for the family followed by a walk around the neighborhood with a stop at the park. Afternoon yoga and dinner on the grill while the kids play in the pool.

Favorite flower?
T: Tulip

M: Peony

Favorite scent?
T: Seabreeze in the element (not candle)

M: Patchouli

Cheat meal?
T: Pizza and red wine

M: McDonald’s french fries

Favorite place to escape to when you need a moment of respite?
T: Outside of my condo in Klyde Warren Park

M: Sitting at my vanity in my bathroom

Talent you’d like to have?
T: Speaking 5-6 languages

M: Sing

Quality you want to be remembered by?
T: Talented and accomplished in both personal and professional sides of life.

M: Devoted mother

Best thing about where you are from?
T: It’s here! [Dallas] Family all nearby. Easy to get out of, easy to get into.

M: If you want something different than what is at your fingertips, you do not have to go far to get it. Whether it be a new restaurant, museum/gallery, workout class or activity, Dallas is constantly growing and provides you with endless opportunities.

It’s hard not to be reminiscent of the past and distracted by the future. How do you strive to live in the moment?

T: Really try not to take myself too seriously. Understanding and believing full control is out of grasp.

M: I try to be in the moment and cherish the now knowing that it could be my last

What does Considered Luxury mean to you?
T: Craftsmanship, quality, heritage or part of a story, unique, not available everywhere, prestige, exclusive

M: Something that sparks joy, tells a story and can be shared with others.

What was the inspiration behind starting your brand?
T: It was covid. Over the recent years, I witnessed a shift in buying behavior across markets. My desire to be flexible and creative modeling a new business based on my aesthetic and design direction is what drove me to partner with Mackenzie to launch and grow MOUS on our own.

M: My brother, Tanner, and I have a bank of idea that are inspired by our travels throughout the years. We wanted to create something that was our own and create something that we could share with others which sparked the idea for MOUS.

Give three words that describe your brand?
T: Detail-oriented, unexpected, authentic.

M: Thoughtful, inspiring, personal.