ask Kat about
breakfast and brunch • café • art galleries • museums • performing arts • spas • yoga
What do you do and why do you do it?
I'm an Art Director at a PR Agency in Brooklyn. I love being creative and integrating strategy with design to help serve my clients!
You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?
The National, or movie soundtracks
What are the best TV shows of all time?
I love British Comedy, I'll re-watch Blackadder and The InBetweeners over and over again.
Name some spots in New York that are good for a Tinder date.
Offiside Tavern, Burp Castle, and 123 Burger Shot Beer are some of my faves.
Who’s your hero and where in New York would you take them out for a serious hang?
I really admire Barack Obama and I think I'd take him to Rooftop Reds for a chill wine session.
Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?
H&M or vintage shops these days!
What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?
I'm not a big fan of Williamsburg. I know, I know. But I just know there is life outside of the 'burg!
What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?
Go to museums and galleries. There are so many and so many unique exhibitions, there's always something happening.
What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in New York and where did you get it?
I love the food at La Rina in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in New York that you particularly like?
Rooftop Reds in Brooklyn is definitely a hidden gem!
What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in New York? How much did it cost and what did you get there?
Aire Ancient Baths is amaaazziinnngg. A session costs $79 during the week but it's so tranquil, I always emerge stress-free. It's got a few soaking pools and their massages are top-notch.
What restaurant in New York looks crap, but the food’s amazing?
The Amsterdam Tavern. It's not dumpy, but it doesn't look like it'd serve the best nachos you've ever had in NYC!
Where can you get the best cocktail in New York? Which one do you like?
Walter's in Fort Greene makes excellent cocktails. Their version of a Moscow Mule is great.
Where would you take your partner in New York if you wanted to really pamper them?
Probably Aire Ancient baths. We love it there!
Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?
Pizza and bagels! Hands-down
What’s the one place you think is overrated in New York?
A lot of rooftop bars. Some of the views are good but others aren't worth the $15 cocktail.
What’s the one place you think is underrated in New York?
What are the New York spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?
The usual places - Time's Square, the Empire State Building, the Met and the Museum of Natural History, Central Park....
Tomorrow’s your last day in New York. How do you spend it?
Eating delicious Italian food and strolling through the West Village.
What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?
London. It's like NYC, but older.