Rosie Pope is the Founder and CEO of the highly successful upscale Rosie Pope Maternity line that she launched on the same day that she went into labor with her first son back in 2008. She followed suit two years later with the launch of Mom Prep, a comprehensive website that caters to mothers and expecting mothers by offering them classes, events, seminars, and other relevant maternity services. Both of the ideas stemmed from her strong belief that women should look and feel great no matter what stage they are in their lives – and that includes during pregnancy!
Where were you born ?
How long in New york:
Lived everywhere… Gramercy Park, Upper West Side, Tribeca, and now, the Upper East Side.
Creative Director and Co-Founder of Rosie Pope Maternity and MomPrep.
David Burke Townhouse – make sure you are hungry before attending this amazing restaurant and don’t forget to try the Crisp & Angry Lobster!
Best Ethnic Food:
Peri Ela, Turkish cuisine.
Bella blu Restaurant – always packed and bustling for a very Italian experience.
Best place for late night dining:
Pastis – the Croque Monsieur and French Fries are simply heaven after an evening of martinis.
David Burke Townhouse….let me just explain: Cheesecake lollipops with bubble gum whipped cream and, yes and, Drunken Donuts that come with their own mini-bottles of Baileys sauce to be inserted into the warm donuts. I am salivating just thinking about them.
Best place for a romantic date:
Gramercy Tavern. The lighting makes anyone look 10 years younger! Great for a date.
Having a two-year-old and another one on the way, I don’t exactly get out to dance around my handbag much these days. But my far cooler husband says Tenjune.
Best place for a power business meeting:
Four Seasons Hotel New York. Grab an amazing chopped salad, homemade lemonade, and make those business deals, all in 45 minutes.
All-around favorite spot in New york:
Central Park. There is simply nothing quite like it, especially on a fall or winter morning.
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Crosby Street Hotel. The interior design is amazing and the location, divine.
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
What kind of maternity expert would I be if I didn’t suggest Rosie Pope Maternity at 1265 Madison Avenue! And if you aren’t pregnant, I am proud to say our duds look snazzy on the non-pregnant form too.
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
Cartier. This place is heaven.
Red Door Spa on Fifth Avenue – Always good services and an amazing array of choices. If you want a tan without the damage, try their bronzing treatment.
Favorite Charity Event:
Baby Buggy Bedtime Bash – An amazing charity and an amazing event for children held in Central Park. It’s full of fun-packed rides and popcorn.
Favorite Cultural Event:
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – The city is always bustling with excitement, energy, and the world’s greatest parties.
Favorite Cultural Institution:
The Frick Collection – The collection is vast and the house, amazing.
Best Aspect of New york:
The people. We come with just about every personality possible, but truly, the Big Apple has a big heart.
DYLAN prime: Tribeca’s Premiere Steakhouse – not your traditional steakhouse, but scrumptious nevertheless and perfect for dates.
The Modern (MoMA's fantastic restaurant). Be sure to catch a glimpse of the art before you tuck into some tasty treats. There’s nothing better than a little culture at lunch.
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
David Barton Gym. Nowhere else can you feel like you’re at a club while running on a treadmill!
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Diva Limousine Ltd...love their mints.
American Museum of Natural History – My toddler absolutely LOVES it. .Just imagine an indoor zoo, but the animals don’t run away. Honestly, having children makes you realize just how amazing this place is.
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: