Deborah Baker
Deborah Baker, a British born shoe designer and owner of the haute company, Fiorentini + Baker shares some ‘secrets’ with Haute Living. Baker has three stores internationally that are dedicated to her unique and widely acclaimed designs and boast celebrity clientele like Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Aniston, and Victoria Beckham. The original location in Bologna, Italy launched in 2003; followed by the store in London in 2009. Her newest store on Mercer Street in Soho is the brand’s first store outside of Europe. The brand has been sold through Barneys for several years, however the opening of the U.S. location is bringing the whole line to the states.
Where were you born ?
London UK
How long in New york:
Visiting since 1990
Soho/Chelsea/Lower East
Favorite Restaurant:
Bridge café
Best Sushi:
I’m allergic!
Best Ethnic Food:
Best Italian:
Gradisca in the village is very good , Aurora in Williamsburg is great for lunch on a hot day in its lovely garden
Best place for late night dining:
The Waverly … comfort food all night
Best dessert:
Best place for a romantic date:
one if by land two if by sea
Best Sunday brunch:
Juliettes Williamsburg on the roof
Hautest Club/Lounge:
Bowery Ballroom , Circa Tabac, Schillers Liquor Bar
Best place for a power business meeting:
Rooftop bar at the Met
All-around favorite spot in New york:
The east village and Williamsburg … the Apollo harlem Brooklyn botanical gardens
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
If there the types that can take it, I recommend the Hotel Chelsea or else the Bowery
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Barney for the choice, for a boutique I like Oak on Bond street
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
Hells Kitchen market
Favorite Cultural Institution:
Ellis Island
Best Aspect of New york:
The energy, the fact that it is a friendly city, the eclectic people and places, the choice of what to do, to eat, to buy, to see…
Best Steakhouse:
Keens steakhouse
Best Pizza:
Not a great fan of pizza …
Best Lunch:
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Central Park ….I don’t like gyms …
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Best Museum/Exhibit:
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
The White Horse Tavern , Brooklyn Heights, (brooklyn promenade)
Best Broadway show:
Phantom of the opera
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