New York, United States
Kate, 31
Brand Development, Condé Nast
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I work in Brand Development for Condé Nast. Condé Nast is the publishing house of Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, Pitchfork, Wired, The New Yorker, and many more...my role is to work on new partnerships, platforms, and strategic initiatives that move our brands into the future and make them relevant for generations to come.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Oh man, this is a depressing question...

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Saved By The Bell, Seinfeld, SATC.

Who’s your hero and where in New York would you take them out for a serious hang?

Linda Fargo or Iris Apfel. We would go to the ballet or a museum and then out for far too many martinis at King Cole Bar.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

I appreciate the art of thrift shopping in New York, check out Stella By 10ft Dallas, L Train Vintage. I can also do some serious damage at All Saints, Need Supply, The Frankie Shop, Theory, Anine Bing, COS, & Other Stories.

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Times Square.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Go to museums.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in New York that you particularly like?

Not so hidden, but unexpected, whenever I am at Grand Central with some extra time on my hands, I like to go to the Campbell Apartment and grab a cocktail, they make a mean Penicillin.

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?

Quality Meats, 1000% worth the splurge.... nothing better than an amazing steak and an epic bottle of red.

What restaurant in New York looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

China North Dumpling in Chinatown, the dumplings melt in your mouth!

Where can you get the best cocktail in New York? Which one do you like?

Apoteke makes the best cocktails ever. If you like Mezcal, La Milagrosa is the place for you.

Where would you take your partner in New York if you wanted to really pamper them?

Aire Bath House in TriBeCa. This oasis in the middle of the city is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

You can get anything and everything in NYC— it's the greatest city on earth.

What’s the one place you think is overrated in New York?

Sadly, Soho— it is WAY too crowded, takes all the fun out of shopping.

What’s the one place you think is underrated in New York?

South Street Seaport, Stone Street and Greenpoint

What are the New York spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Instead of places to go, I'd suggest you: hail a cab, take the subway, watch a street/subway performer, grab a slice of pizza, listen to Jazz, walk the Highline, and people watch!

Tomorrow’s your last day in New York. How do you spend it?

Catch the sunrise walking over the Brooklyn Bridge. I've never been to the Statue of Liberty, so I am reserving that for my last day... but I would do it in style, booze cruise with all my closest friends over to lady liberty herself before continuing onto a fantastic meal over in red hook with city views. But, let's get one thing clear, I'll always be back.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Impossible to choose just one, however Nosara, Costa Rica has to be one of the most magical places in the world. It is a collection of little beaches along the Gold Coast, there are dirt roads connecting everything, you get everywhere by ATV and the shorelines are completely untouched. It's heaven on earth.

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