I think this picture says it all: this girl likes to have fun, she always has time for a laugh (and a friend) and is the bomb. She’s also Latin (by way of Venezuela) to her core – something I love in a lady (might be why little Beba is so dear to me). If you’re lucky you might meet her when you pop in: she’ll be the one with five tiny puppies trailing behind her. I told you she’s awesome.
Photo by John von Pamer
Iâ€™m terrible with recipes (and instructions, and rules in general), but I do make a mean omelet with basically whateverâ€™s in season.
Last great book you read?
Summer drink of choice?
Oban is a favorite all year-round, but on a warm summer day nothing beats a Billecart-Salmon RosÃ© (perhaps while reading 50 Shades).
Your Animals-names and breeds?
My dog Kika got knocked up by a Venezuelan hottie on New Yearâ€™s Eve, and now Iâ€™ve got 5 little rascals running around my house: Pepe, Manolo, Lola, Jagger and Benicio. Puppies anyone?
Do you exercise? What do you do, if so?
I wander for hours- that counts, right? And I love dancing (alone, on the dance floor, in the gym, on the streetsâ€¦.anything goes).
Salty or sweet?
I ask myself this question every day.
Who inspires you and why?
Everything I needed to know about being a woman I learned from my grandmotherâ€™s red lipstick and the click of my motherâ€™s heels.Â One inspired me to embrace my femininity and rejoice in all things beautiful, and the other taught me that as long as I had brains in my head and feet in those heels I could get to wherever I wanted to go.
Pool or ocean?
A bubble bath, preferably overlooking the ocean.
New York is my soul mate. Paris, my lover.
Last great vacation?
No matter where in the world I go, a great trip for me involves a road-trip, getting lost, meeting fabulous strangers, connecting with old friends, laughing lots and dancing plenty. Brownie points if I get to sing to Chavela Vargas (or any song, really) off the top of my lungs.
Favorite tv show?
Right now Iâ€™m loving â€œGirlsâ€ on HBO
Weirdest job you’ve ever had?
When I was an interpreter, many, many moons ago, every job was an adventure. Once I spent 3 days with a Spanish biologist dissecting sturgeons and learning the correct method of extracting caviar. Another time a radio station hired me to interview Mike Piazza and Rey OrdÃ³Ã±ez in the old Shea Stadiumâ€¦what I didnâ€™t realize is that the interview would take place inside the menâ€™s locker room, while the players were getting changed. Priceless.
Lâ€™Artusi on W10th. Crazy good.
Favorite object in your home?
My bright-pink chaise longue next to my old Simon Says.
Favorite piece of clothing?
A beautiful Mary Katrantzou dress. Just looking at it makes me happy.
Favorite blog or website?
Something you’re scared of?
Monsters under the bed.
@50songsofgrey by Kerrilynn & John.Â So sexy.
Billy Idolâ€™s Dancing with myself. Talk about dancing like no oneâ€™s watching!
Your Ideal day?
I think it was Charlie Chaplin that said, â€œA day without laughter is a day wasted.â€ He was onto something.
Favorite gift you’ve ever received?
I might be getting it this week. I hear every woman should have one.
The Flower of My Secret (a film by Pedro Almodovar).
Favorite scent (perfume)
My only scent, Jasmin 17
What do you do for a living?
I work in advertising with a bunch of mad men.
Where do you live?
Your lucky number?
Iâ€™m always doodling the number 8 so it must be lucky? Or extremely hypnotic.
What piece of art would you buy if you had ab
Thereâ€™s a fantastic photograph of Rossy de Palma wearing a Louboutin stiletto on her head as a fascinator. That would be fun to look at every day.
Also, anything by Yoshitomo Nara.
What do you like most about yourself?
I laugh often and muchâ€¦