Something we don’t know about you:

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.

What’s your favorite classic car?

1965 Selby Cobra.

What’s your favorite food, sweet and drink?

Arctic Char, Kumamoto oysters, sea salt chocolate, rosé wine and sake.

Favorite hobbies:

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.

If not NYC, where would you live?

Paris or Barcelona for a city, St. Remy or Umbria for the countryside.

Who would you want at your dinner party if you could invite anyone:

David Bowie, Anthony Bourdain, Leonardo da Vinci, Steve Martin

Something you can’t live without?

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.

Favorite flowers?

Peonies and Allium

Where do you spend your weekends?

At our Hamptons beach house with friends, family and our English Cream Retriever Mochi.

Best celebrity moment since living in NYC?

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!

Favorite personal quote?

“Be a leader, not a follower”

3 magazines on your nightstand?

Departures, National Geographic, Elle.

Favorite Show?

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.

Favorite iphone apps?

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.

Your secret spot in NYC to escape?

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.

Favorite NYC museum?

Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens.

Favorite Book?

“The Color of Water” by James McBride. It’s so inspiring.

What makes you happy?

Reflexology, sunsets on the water, the subway running on schedule (does that exist?) and global travels.

Looking back on your life, what do you regret?

Not studying abroad for one year when my parents offered me the opportunity.

What is the secret to a happy life?

Stay young by always doing fun & new things to enhance your life.

What was the worst job you ever had and why was it so bad?

Working in a bakery for one week at 14. I fainted twice from the heat in the kitchen during the summer.

What was the best job you ever had and why was it the best?

My current one. I absolutely love meeting amazing tourists from all over the world every single day.

What is it that you absolutely couldn’t live without?

Shiseido hand cream. It’s the one thing I’d need on a deserted island.

What do you still want to accomplish?

Kayaking in Patagonia, and visiting the Galápagos before they’re gone.

What event in your life would you like to live over and why?

Climbing Huaynu Picchu at Machu Picchu again. It was life changing for me.

What is your favorite TV show?

Breaking Bad, Odd Mom Out, Shameless, Modern Family & Little House on the Prairie.