To learn to enjoy the journey, live with appreciation, and since no kiddies yet, to care for my sweet puppy-dog.
Founder of Kimiko Beauty
; smart makeup that treats your skin while you wear it, for a better complexion sans makeup (Kimiko in Japanese means Energy, Beauty and Youth).
West Village, NYC
Being with friends and family, spending time alone, getting outdoors for anything sporty/beach-y.
BRUNCH Café Cluny
– cozy and close to home. I love the finishing touch of gourmand chocolate that comes with the check.
The drinks at Little Branch never fail. I love big red wines and chardonnay.
EAT Jewel Bako
, I love everything about this place, including the hand-grated wasabi at your table. Perry Street
(try the rice cracker crusted Tuna).
I adore travel and experiencing the exotic or new, I love Chile, the Amalfi Coast (Capri!), Tokyo.
I tend to have a business/communication book on the go, alongside something more right-brained (or no-brained), be it a novel or a magazine.
Where do I even begin? My tastes range from classic rock to jazz to electronica, but lately I've been listening to Miike Snow, Royksopp, The Whitest Boy Alive, Kings of Convenience, and one of my all-time favorites remains Neil Young (yes, really).
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Jeopardy (so nerdy and so good), Arrested Development reruns, 30 Rock.
Massages and a big beauty product budget.
Isetan (Tokyo), Otte
I love what Christopher Bailey has done with Burberry Prorsum
; Rag and Bone; James Perse and White and Warren for comfy staples.
Angelina Jolie for her clean lines and dress-down ease, Audrey Hepburn for her classic style.
Because I'm a founding member and because it's such a great cause: The Y Society
To look back at the end of the journey and feel like I've made a difference (being a mega huge rock star would also suffice).
I love my Rafe bags because they are elegant, versatile, and can take me from the streets of London to the cliffs of Ravello with ease. This clutch holds my wallet and my Kimiko makeup, yet is easy to carry; and oh, the compliments! Thanks for your fabulous designs Rafe, xx