Occupation:Restaurant Owner, Estancia
Home:NYC; hails from Merrick, NY
Spotted:Serving lunch at Estancia
Fashion icon: “My mom. She was in fashion and always knows what works and what doesn’t--especially as she enters a new decade.”
A few of her favorite collections: Free People, Trina Turk ; and Diane von Furstenberg . "One cannot not have one of her wrap dresses."
Must-haves for Spring: "Flip flops (since I find the gladiator chunkies just awful); a couple of Matt Bernson sandals (since he is my Tribeca neighbor); a haircut and a pedicure."
Style credo: "Never where something too recognizable and never set out to shop; when something catches your eye, grab it."
Top eateries, other than Estancia: "The Little Owl with a close friend; Mitali for Indian food; and Amsterdam Ale House for craft beer. But best of all is when my fisherman boyfriend cooks me some freshly-caught fluke."
Her signature dishes: "Bistecca sandwich for the bankers by day, linguini with cockles for the neighbors in the evening, grilled mozzarella and always a good Malbec."
Her kids' favorite at-home meal: Chili, which 2 days later becomes nachos
What’s always in her fridge: Berries of every kind, vanilla yogurt (Liberte or any Greek yogurt), seltzer, half and half
Snacks she keeps on hand for kids: Carrots and ranch dressing, granola bars, sea salt bread sticks and ice cream
What she and kids are addicted to: Pinkberry
Music she grooves to: Moby , Zero 7 , Caetano Veloso
Gotta’-have-it gadget: BlackBerry Tour
Charity she supports: Women's Education Project:
How's she reducing her carbon footprint: "I have a garden at my house out East, and it’s completely organic with compost from my own garbage. I never use air conditioning at home. It’s fake and a major contributor to some of the ills on this planet."