What do you love most about your work?
The people! The funny, creative, passionate ones I meet and even the ones I work with everyday. I feel consistently informed and entertained and often enlightened by my crowd.
Go-to workout song on your most recent playlist:
Hotline Bling. I do an outdoor bootcamp class on weekends, and spend the rest of the week trying to find 45 minutes to get to the Hearst gym and do walk-run-sprint intervals on the treadmill.
At 9am each day, you are...
Three plus hours into my day! On a great morning, I’m at the NoMad Hotel for breakfast with a designer or colleague from the home design world. More often I’m at my desk with coffee, oatmeal, and Instagram. Either way, it’s the quiet between the storms.
A secret talent we should know about:
I’m a pretty talented wedding dancer. I’ve never been into clubbing, but I’ll totally get crazy on the dance floor with a good party DJ. I studied dance in college before I stopped kidding myself!
You decompress each day by:
Playing with my son. He’s three and newly into play-doh. You really can’t multitask at parenting – kids know when your mind is elsewhere and they’ll call you out on it.
Your favorite restaurant for brunch and your go-to order:
Brunch ended when parenthood began...now it’s just breakfast. The cardamom bun at FIKA, a Swedish coffee chain in Manhattan is my idea of pastry perfection.
Favorite pizza topping:
Anchovies. And yes, I like cilantro, oysters, and a lot of other things that turn people off.
Your last takeout order:
An elaborate feast of Northern Thai from Zabb Elee in Queens where I live. Our delivery is Michelin-rated, which makes casual dinner parties with friends pretty amazing.
The skill or sport you’re dying to learn:
Don’t laugh: I’d like to learn to wire lamps! It’s not hard (I’m told), and it’d save me from schlepping my antique finds to the lamp store.
If you weren’t an Editor-in-chief you’d be...
Underutilized! This job calls on so many facets of my talents and personality – I’ve never experienced that before professionally. I feel lucky to lead House Beautiful!