As a lifelong New Yorker, Ulla Parker is a staple on the social circuit of New York’s high society. She is a darling of the world’s most revered designers, and a powerhouse when it comes to charity events, both in the city as well as in the Hamptons. Ulla also devotes her energies towards green initiatives, helping to educate the public on the benefits of and techniques for a sustainable lifestyle.
Where were you born ?
New York City
How long in New york:
Always, except for a three-year hiatus in Paris
East Village, UES
Yasuda Sushi at the bar and Alain Ducasse
Best place for late night dining:
Waverly Inn, The Standard
Best place for a romantic date:
Per Se, La Grenouille
Best Sunday brunch:
Les Deux Gamins, Bagatelle
Boom Boom Room and Provocateur
Best place for a power business meeting:
Four Seasons Restaurant
All-around favorite spot in New york:
Union Square Farmers Market, Chelsea art galleries, and Central Park
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Four Seasons Hotel (Midtown), Mercer (Downtown), The Mark (UES)
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Kirna Zabete, Barneys, Takashimaya
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
Regina Pola Skincare for a traditional facialist, Dangene for new age a cosmetologist
Favorite Charity Event:
New York Police & Firemen’s Widow & Children’s Fund, New York Hospital Spring Fashion Luncheon, Christie’s Green Auction
Favorite Cultural Event:
Opening Night at the Metropolitan Opera, Opening Night of the New York City Ballet, Met Costume Institute Gala
Best Aspect of New york:
“Bright Lights, Big City;” The endless possibilities that New York has to offer, and if you don’t pace yourself your head spins.
Peter Luger, still, after all these years
Can’t think of one; after Chesa Veglia in St. Moritz, there is no going back!
Casa Lever, Nobu 57, Sant Ambroeus
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Brownings Fitness (is there anywhere else?), Avellyn Pilates Studio
Trisha McCormick, referrals only
Always a favorite is the Museum of Natural History, and the most fun is the Whitney Museum “Summer of Love” interactive exhibit