Imagine a dream job surrounded by some of the best known luxury retailers in the world. That’s just what Debora Konig does.
Konig is the Area Director of Marketing and Business Development of two shopping destinations at Copley Place in Back Bay and The Shops at Chestnut Hill. Some of the stores in Copley include Neiman Marcus, Louis Vuitton, Barneys New York, Chanel, Burberry, Dior (and the soon to be Versace). Over at The Shops at Chestnut Hill, in Chestnut Hill, MA she oversees the only Bloomingdale’s in Massachusetts, Stuart Weitzman, CUSP by Neiman Marcus and NIC+ZOE.
We caught up with Konig recently to find out what she loves most about Boston.
Where were you born: Cambridge, MA
How long in Boston: My entire life
Neighborhood: Grew up in Somerville, MA, and currently live in Woburn, MA
Occupation: Area Director of Marketing and Business Development at Copley Place in the heart of Back Bay & The Shops at Chestnut Hill in Chestnut Hill, MA
Favorite Restaurant: Morton’s The Steak House
Best Italian: Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse
Best dessert: Morton’s Legendary Hot Chocolate Cake
Best place for a romantic date: Walk-through Boston Common
Best Sunday brunch: Taj Boston Hotel
Best place for a power business meeting: My office!
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Boston Marriott Copley Place
Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Copley Place & The Shops at Chestnut Hill of course!
Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: Tiffany & Co. at Copley Place & The Shops at Chestnut Hill
Best Spa: The Spa at Mandarin Oriental
Favorite Charity Event: Dress for Success Boston
Favorite Cultural Event: Any Museum of Fine Arts Exhibit
Favorite Cultural Institution: Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)
Best Steakhouse: Morton’s The Steak House
Best Pizza: Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana at The Shops at Chestnut Hill
Best Lunch: Stephanie’s on Newbury
Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Equinox
Best Massage: Swedish
Best Museum/Exhibit: Museum of Fine Arts
Describe Boston in three words: Diverse, Historic, Classic
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Harvard Square
All-around favorite spot in Boston: Walking along the Charles River with my family
Best Aspect of Boston: Not only is Boston home to the finest academic institutions, hospitals, and cultural events a city has to offer, it also includes a diverse mix of people who are fashion-forward and have a unique sense of style they call their own.