I’ve been obsessed with classic cars since I was 19 when I almost bought a 1959 Corvette. I bought a 1968 convertible Mustang instead that year.
1965 Selby Cobra.
Arctic Char, Kumamoto oysters, sea salt chocolate, rosé wine and sake.
Sailing. Cutting through waves for hours is invigorating to me. Photography. Ansel Adams inspired me back in High School. Collecting sand from all over the world (Dubai to Vieques). I have over 150 miniature bottles labeled and on display at my beach house.
Travel. I love all the stamps in my passports from around the world. I wouldn’t feel whole if I wasn’t being cultured via international travel. Peru and Iceland are among my favorite trips so far.
Paris or Barcelona for a city, St. Remy or Umbria for the countryside.
David Bowie, Anthony Bourdain, Leonardo da Vinci, Steve Martin
My husband. We met at a Sweet 16 in High School, and we’ve been together since we graduated college. We’re still best friends, which is the secret.
Peonies and Allium
At our Hamptons beach house with friends, family and our English Cream Retriever Mochi.
There are two classic ones:
The first was a private moment when I was 22 years old passing David Bowie on 67th St. between Park Ave & Madison Ave at 3:30pm during the week. There wasn’t another soul around. I nearly died. If that were today, I would have taken his arm and said “I’d like to buy you a drink and chat for a bit”.
The second was while having dinner with friends. The woman sitting next to me had on perfume that reminded me of my trip to Jamaica, and I asked to smell her wrist to be sure. While I was smelling her wrist I realized it was Gwyneth Paltrow!
“Be a leader, not a follower”
Departures, National Geographic, Elle.
The Off-Broadway show “Sleep No More”. You can go 100 times, and the show will be different every time. I can’t even begin to explain the incredible visuals you will see.
Shazam so I can always download that great song I just heard in a bar, News Desk to keep up with actual reality around the world, and Google Earth so I can plan my next journey.
ABC Carpet & Home is like a museum to me. I start on the top floor, and get lost among the antique furniture from around the world.
Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens.
“The Color of Water” by James McBride. It’s so inspiring.
Reflexology, sunsets on the water, the subway running on schedule (does that exist?) and global travels.
Not studying abroad for one year when my parents offered me the opportunity.
Stay young by always doing fun & new things to enhance your life.
Working in a bakery for one week at 14. I fainted twice from the heat in the kitchen during the summer.
My current one. I absolutely love meeting amazing tourists from all over the world every single day.
Shiseido hand cream. It’s the one thing I’d need on a deserted island.
Kayaking in Patagonia, and visiting the Galápagos before they’re gone.
Climbing Huaynu Picchu at Machu Picchu again. It was life changing for me.
Breaking Bad, Odd Mom Out, Shameless, Modern Family & Little House on the Prairie.