What would the title of your autobiography be?
“You CAN Fool All of the People All of the Time”
What can’t you travel without and why?
My Mandarina Duck luggage. I have a burnt orange carry-on with matching laptop case, and a wine-colored check-in suitcase. I love the colors they make.
Where is your favorite travel destination?
I’ve never been much of a beach person, but I really loved my weekend in Tulum this summer. It still has a fairly rustic feel, and hasn’t yet been overrun by shitty developments and all-inclusive mega-resorts. That, or I could just spend a whole summer eating my way through Spain.
If you could choose one person to show you “their New York City”, who would it be and why?
Jay-Z and Woody Allen on consecutive days. Can’t think of two people who are more New York than they are, yet are so completely different.
Besides the Grand Hotels? I like Angel's Share in the East Village. It's an intimate, quiet cocktail bar on the 2nd floor, attached to a Japanese izakaya.
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Love the dioramas and the gigantic hanging whale.
Seven New York for cutting-edge fashion; 10 Ft. Single by Stella Dallas for vintage. It's a Japanese-curated vintage store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn that has a great selection of kooky prints, workwear, and whatever else is trendy that season. They also have a homewares store next-door with curtains, tablecloths, fabrics, and other little knick-knacks.
MUST DO NYC RECOMMENDATION
FOOD TOUR OF THE 7 LINE
It rambles through dozens of ethnic neighborhoods in Queens. You can stop off anywhere and snack on super-authentic Thai, Indian, Filipino, Colombian, Peruvian, and end up in Flushing for some of the best Chinese and Korean food on the East Coast. It really encapsulates the multi-culturalness of New York in one easy train ride - and all it will cost you is a Metrocard day-pass.