New York, United States
Maggie, 43
Creative Director
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a bit about Maggie

What do you do and why do you do it?

I am a creative director because I love all things design. I am a global citizen because I love seeing, exploring and experience the world.

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

Anything Radiohead! I also have a special place in my heart for Damien Rice.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

I LOVED watching Murder She Wrote and Designing Women growing up. Currently into food docs, Anthony Bourdain and Billions. If I want to laugh out loud, I put on a Sebastian Maniscalco special.

Name some spots in New York that are good for a Tinder date.

The charm of Buvette will win anyone over

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

Hmmm, this is a tough one for me. I have so many heroes in my life. I would love to hang with Jane Fonda at Bemelman's Bar.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

I can not resist a New York sample sale. I also love to seek out a local designer find in the places I travel.

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

Times Square...unless I am going to a show!

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

Central Park!

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in New York and where did you get it?

Impossible for me to not order something extreme at Maialino

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

Barrow's Pub...shhhh...places like this don't exist anymore, especially in the West Village.

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?

I got a 1200 facial from Dr. Colbert once

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

Hakata Tonton

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

Little Branch. A Classic Manhattan

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

Waverly Inn

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

Hmmm. This is a hard one.

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

Locanda Verde. LOVE the food here but the vibe throws me off every time

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

Shabu Tatsu! I love this place and shabu in general.

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

Jazz and blues in the West Village at Arthur's Tavern, The Whitney, a Broadway show and Buvette

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

Brunching and wandering. It's my favorite part about living here...having a "no plan" plan.

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

Paris. Holds a special place in my heart. I used to rent a place to live for a bit each year.

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