Founder, Cure Thrift Shop
Professional Garbage Picker
Born and bred New Yorker? Born & bred - 4th generation
Favorite part about summer in the city: Beaching it at Rockaway Beach
Ideal first date? Hitting up a bunch of Salvation Army stores outside of Manhattan, followed by laughs over Italian ices.
Best pizza in NY: Mozarelli’s, Gramercy. They make the most amazing gluten free pizza - my husband has Celiac disease, so we scour the city for the best of the GF.
Where would you have your birthday party? Hot Skates in Long Island. Rollerskating + pizza + music = FUN
Best outdoor activity in the city: Boating in Central Park
Strangest thing that’s ever happened to you in NY: I once hopped in a cab that turned out to be a karaoke/disco cab. I thought it was a hidden camera show, but no, just a cabbie with a microphone, singing to me.
Best coffee in NY: Think Coffee.
How do you decorate your apartment? My favorite subject! I never stop decorating my apartment. I mix mid-century with eclectic, rustic, and industrial stuff. I mix darker woods like rosewood and teak with white textured leather. White bedding only. Big, colorful abstract art. Black baby grand piano. Rug pillows - everywhere. Pottery. My apartment is basically my personal thrift shop.
Meal you still dream about: Duck Duck Duck at Morimoto. THE best thing I’ve ever eaten.
Gym? 24 Hour Fitness. Free razors in the locker rooms.
Favorite local escape: Atlantic City…but just for the slot machines. I might as well be an 89 year old granny with a fanny pack, cigarette, and oxygen tank.
If we looked through your closet, where would most of your clothes be from? I stick to mostly black and gray clothing from Donna Karan, Norma Kamali, and James Perse. Obviously all thrifted from Cure.
Best indoor activity in the city: The Rose Center for Earth and Space
If you could live anywhere in New York City, where would you live? The West Village. Someday. Someday.
Favorite NYC read: The New York Daily News. The comments and fights beneath the stories are hilarious on their own.
Favorite NYC landmark: I love to hate Ellis Island. As part of my 4th grade class’ learning about Ellis Island, we all had to come to school dressed as immigrants from the early 1900’s. My mother loved to dress me up in crazy costumes and dressed me like my great-aunt, Ethel, who arrived here from Russia as a young girl. Lots of heavy fabric, a schmatta on my head - the whole deal…too bad I dressed up on the wrong day. 20 years later, people are still laughing about it.
Think Liz sounds cool? Celebrate Cure Thrift Shop's 3rd birthday with her tomorrow night from 6-10 pm at a vintage circus-themed party thrown by Small Girls PR at the store, complete with live music, an open bar from Voli Vodka, and plenty of prizes.
Grab your $5 tickets - like Cure, all proceeds benefit the Diabetes Research Institute. Stay tuned to the blog for more details later today!