Car: Mercedes CLS500 (or 550 of late). Why? It is a stylish, beautiful, and different Mercedes model in a time when Es and Cs are everywhere. I especially like the matte wood trim on some of the earlier (2006 and 2007) models. Very classy. I don’t know why more automakers don’t offer it (because it’s cool and different and nontraditional).
Shoes: Black suede Opening Ceremony desert boots. Can’t get enough of them. They are the perfect shoe for dark jeans, and the contrasting natural leather sole is beautiful against the black suede.
Magazine: WSJ – the bi-monthly magazine of the Wall Street Journal. It’s a nice mix of culture, design, fashion, and opinion. It is just a nice change from monthly glossies.
City: Amsterdam. Never been but very interested in going someday, to see canals, Gay Pride, and some of the beautiful real estate there.
Book: Elements of Style Illustrated by Strunk and White. Something that every person, writer or not, should read and consider when writing even the simplest messages.
Story: NeoCountry restoration of a Brooklyn brownstone by Brooklyn Home Company. This house is just…unbelievable. It is exactly the kind of thing I would want to do with a New York brownstone. They usually feel so dark…and the BHC has brought beautiful light and space into the property.