ask Nikita about
cocktail bars • bagel shop • italian food • charcuterie • laser tag • clothing • botanical garden
What do you do and why do you do it?
I work as an integrated marketer for a digital media company. I do it because I love being creative.
You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?
Damien Rice - Delicate; Adele - Someone Like You.
What are the best TV shows of all time?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Friends; Breaking Bad; Parks and Recreation, Game of Thrones
Name some spots in New York that are good for a Tinder date.
The new Freehand hotel, Apotheke, Kick Axe
Who’s your hero and where in New York would you take them out for a serious hang?
Jennifer Lawrence and I would take her on the Real Housewives of New York tour. I'm not sorry about this.
Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?
Reformation, Zara, Aritzia, Everlane, Modern Citizen, Revolve
What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?
What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?
Eat street meat (hot dogs, chicken and rice)
What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in New York and where did you get it?
$300 Peking Duck at Hakkasan OR cod lymph nodes at Tia Pol
Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in New York that you particularly like?
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?
Gramercy Tavern. It was around $200 per person and we did the seasonal tasting menu. It was beautiful.
What restaurant in New York looks crap, but the food’s amazing?
Where can you get the best cocktail in New York? Which one do you like?
Where would you take your partner in New York if you wanted to really pamper them?
AIRE Ancient Baths
Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?
Trader Joes mochi crisps; Wakims Dill Hummus; Boom Chicka Pop Kettle Corn
What’s the one place you think is overrated in New York?
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 Dead Rabbit, Artichoke Pizza, Rolf's, Botanical Garden
Tomorrow’s your last day in New York. How do you spend it?
I'd eat pizza for breakfast lunch and dinner with my favorite people. At some point, I'd ride the subway one stop for a bittersweet goodbye and finally end by taking in the view of lady liberty.
What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?
Dubrovnik, Croatia. Such a small town, beautiful views, people and food. Also, Game of Thrones is filmed here. Added bonus!