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a bit about Juliet
What do you do and why do you do it?
I’m a freelance food, entertainment, and travel writer. I’ve been interested in journalism since I was in middle school; I’m very curious and have always enjoyed delving deep into new subjects. Writing gives me the opportunity to meet new people, explore new places, and share my own thoughts and experiences with the world. And now that I’m a new mom, I really appreciate not having a desk job.
What TV show is a must watch?
Oh man, it’s so hard to pick just one. My favorite of all time might be The X-Files, though.
What’s the best karaoke song of all times?
Gotta go with Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey.
Which film have you watched more than 3 times?
Wet Hot American Summer.
Have you ever cried while reading a book? Which one?
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.
Are you a planned or a spontaneous shopper? What’s your go-to store in New-York City?
I like to plan the neighborhoods I shop in and then wander around from there. But my all-time favorite store is still Bergdorf’s. You can’t beat the glamour of it.
What’s the one place in New-York City that you’re sure only you truly appreciate?
Any place in New York that only one person appreciated would be out of business in a day, but I definitely have a fondness for Murray’s Cheese Shop.
What’s your dream job?
Being some sort of an editor-at-large who got to travel the world and report back on the best hotels, food, and cultural activities.
What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?
Paris! I spent a semester there in college and you can never run out of things to do. The food, the fashion, the art, the neighborhoods; it has everything.
Where do you go in New-York City if you have two hours to kill?
I like to wander around Soho. I’ll grab a bite at my favorite bakery, Dominique Ansel, and then window shop everywhere from Burberry to Bonpoint.
What’s the thing you LOVE to do in New-York City but never actually do?
Get a group of people together for a big dinner out.
Who’s your hero and where would you take them out for a bite or a drink in New-York City?
I have many, but right now, Barack Obama. I know he appreciates a good meal, so I’d take him to Carbone. It’s discreet, the pasta is incredible and the waiters are some of my favorite in New York.
If you were given a choice, mayor of which neighborhood in New-York City would you be?
My own, Greenwich Village!
What’s the place in New-York City you’ll never be caught dead in?
Where do you and your drinking buddies meet for a casual night out in New-York City?
The West Village. It’s just a few minutes’ walk from my apartment and there’s every type of bar there.
Where would you go in New-York City to celebrate the best news EVER!?
Part of me wants to say one of my favorite fancy spots like Marea, but I also might just want to pig out on macaroni and cheese at Macbar.
It’s a Saturday night and the mood is right – where do you go in New-York City to party?
I spent all of my 20s going out to clubs (it was actually part of my job as a nightlife reporter), so now I enjoy places that are a little bit quieter. I love the lobby of the Bowery Hotel for great cocktails and the plush couches.
It’s your last day in New-York City – how do you spend your time?
Eating, obviously. But I’d also make time for a visit to the MOMA and The Plaza Hotel, two of my favorite places to wander around in New York.
What’s the one place a first-time visitor in New-York City can’t miss?
Rather than a place, I’d say 5th Avenue. If you walk it from 59th St. all the way down to Washington Sq. Park, you get to see a lot of major sites and experience different New York neighborhoods.