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A.J. Hanley

A.J. Hanley

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The one thing I absolutely, positively, cannot live without is...
“Reality TV. From The Bachelor and Worst Cooks in America to Vanderpump Rules and The Face, there are few shows I won’t watch. When I’m missing the social interaction of an office, I’ll leave the TV on during the day and pretend that The Real Housewives, Mob Wives, and Kardashians are my wacky, dysfunctional co-workers.”

Current food obsession...
Barbuto’s Pollo al Forno. Jonathan Waxman is the undisputed king of roast chicken, so I feel really lucky to live around the corner from his West Village restaurant. My husband and I will often get an order to go, along with the sublime kale salad and rosemary potatoes.”

The one song I can listen to over and over...and over to is...
"'Young Forever’ by Jay-Z (feat. Mr. Hudson). Alphaville’s original version, ‘Forever Young,’ has long been a favorite of mine, but Jay-Z’s brilliance takes the live-life-to-the-fullest hook to another level. The song is an uplifting reminder to stay in the moment.”

My must-have cheap thrill...
“Taking long afternoon walks with my standard poodle, Draper. I get to window-shop and people-watch, while he gets to work off some of that crazy puppy energy. Everybody wins!”


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