Janice Alida Joseph

Janice Alida Joseph has been modeling in New York for four years now, and has always loved fashion. "For me, modeling is much more than just a job. The people I work with have become like family and I wouldn't have it any other way." She's happiest with the people I love, and when baking something to indulge in. (Editor's note: her cookies are almost too good to be true.) On her days off, you can either find her outside doing something active, or creating something delicious in the kitchen. 

(Photo: Dancian)

What can’t you travel without? My iPhone, to keep in touch with my loved ones, and to take quick photos of everything around me. Also a challenging book & my laptop to watch reruns in down time.

What’s your favorite travel destination? Back home to Vancouver. Reuniting with family & friends, fresh air, magnificent nature, and indulging in fresh salmon & sushi are enough reasons to keep me coming back.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon in NYC? Sleep in, have a very relaxed morning, cook a delicious breakfast, and get outdoors for a stroll or a bike ride if the weather is decent.

Who’s the one person you’d choose to show you “their” New York City? Anyone who could get me the best and most elusive vintage shopping fix.

What or who has inspired you recently? My husband, Andrew, with the outstanding job he’s done in creating his menswear label, Prospekt Supply. He’s stepped up to the plate, responded to challenges, developed his vision and taken it to soaring heights in such a short time.

What’s your favorite NYC restaurant? La Esquina in Soho is my favorite by a long shot. I always order the Chicken Tostadas, Queso Fundido, and the roasted chicken.

What are your go-to spots in NYC for drinks? I love the downstairs bar at La Esquina and Employees Only.

What are your favorite NYC brunch spots? Two Hands for a coffee, The Dutch in Soho for their biscuits, Balthazar in SoHo for the eggs in puff pastry, and Tribeca Grand Hotel for a nice weekend feast.

What are some of your favorite late-night hangouts in NYC? A bottle of wine and a few hours sitting at the river near Pier 11 (Andrew and I’s first neighborhood when we were new to New York), or a super late, spontaneous steak dinner at Balthazar. I like being around a table with friends and good food more than anything.

What are some of your under the radar must-do recommendations for NYC visitors? Anything with food! To me, that’s the best part of traveling. Momofuku Milk Bar or Dominique Ansel for sweets, and get the Bronte Burger at Ruby’s.

What music are you listening to these days? Alexander Fairchild, Justice, Bob Marley, Asgeir, The Knocks, and Beyonce.

What would you consider your personal soundtrack to NYC? I think it’s impossible to use one song or album to encompass life in New York.

When you think of NYC, what feelings immediately come to mind? I feel ignited, inspired, provoked, at times very small, but also entirely at ease. I never thought I’d say this, but it’s becoming home—and I think that’s lately due to the people I have in my world.