Haute Secrets: Angela Renee Simmons

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Angele Renee Simmons, Queens native and daughter of Rev Run, that borough’s hip-hop poet laureate, might spend more time in Manhattan and Saddle River, New Jersey than Hollis these days. But the Pasty footwear co-founder and reality TV starlet still keeps it real with her favorite city venues for eating, dancing and primping.

Where were you born ?

Queens

How long in New York:

My whole life, until I was 17 and I moved to LA

Neighborhood:

Uptown

Occupation:

Fashion designer, philanthropist

Favorite Restaurant:

Cabana

Best Sushi:

STK, for the sides...

Best Ethnic Food:

Curry In a Hurry

Best Italian:

Da Silvano

Best place for late night dining:

Tick Tock Diner, Good Stuff diner

Best dessert:

The chocolate mousse at the Four Seasons

Best place for a romantic date:

Phillipe Chow

Best Sunday brunch:

Four Seasons

Hautest Club/Lounge:

Catch or Darby or 1OAK

Best place for a power business meeting:

Soho House

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?

Four Seasons

Favorite shopping venue/boutique:

Fifth Avenue

Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:

The Diamond District

Best Spa:

Four Seasons or at the Trump

Favorite Charity Event:

RUSH

Favorite Cultural Event:

Fashion Week

Favorite Cultural Institution:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Best Aspect of New York:

You can walk everywhere

Best Pizza:

Brick Oven

Best Lunch:

Crisp

Best Gym/Athletic Facility:

Hollywood Hino

Best Massage:

Trump International

Best Limousine/Driving Service:

Personal driver

Best Museum/Exhibit:

The Met

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:

Central Park
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