Prior to launching RareSweets —her drool-worthy line of desserts available at select markets across D.C. — Tomason pursued a career in theater in New York City. For her third act, she plans to open a RareSweets bakery at CityCenterDC in October. There, she’ll offer pour-over coffees, ice cream and cakes like rhubarb orange blossom (963 Palmer Alley NW; raresweets.com).
What is your middle name?
Joan. It’s the same middle name as my mom and grandmother.
Do you have a go-to karaoke song?
I don’t normally do karaoke, but Lisa Loeb’s “Stay” is my jam. I have to be slightly intoxicated to perform it, though.
If you could only have one, and it didn’t affect your health, which would you choose: sleep or food?
Food. But that’s tough.
Do you remember your first word?
It was “bottle.” I was a very large baby and obsessed with food.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A marine biologist. I thought, “I’m going to play with whales for the rest of my life and it’s going to be awesome.”
Can you name three Wu-Tang Clan songs?
No. Not even going to try. But I did sneak into a seedy bar in New York City when I was in high school and ended up dancing with some of the members.
What’s the most expensive thing you’ve ever bought?
A pair of Prada purple suede pumps with a metal heel. They only come out for very special occasions.