It’s getting colder out, and while we love the brisk entry of fall, sometimes we like to pretend its still summer. We shot designer Rebecca Taylor at Tacombi for a bit of a beach-in-Mexico throwback. After all, we’re definitely a site for all seasons and who better than to throwback with then one of America’s most whimsical designers? Yeah, that’s what we thought.
The New Potato: Describe your ideal food day.
Rebecca Taylor: "Poached eggs on multi-grain toast, vegetables, and grilled chicken from Dig Inn Market, and a chicken burger and mashed potatoes from Purbird in Brooklyn. Or if I feel like a treat — dinner at Tacombi."
TNP: What would your last meal be?
"Chicken with champagne sauce and potatoes Dauphinoise."
TNP: How do you start your day on a good note?
"With decaf coffee and some yogurt from Chobani."
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TNP: What are some of your healthy routines?
"As far as exercise, I like finding different, fun ways to stay in shape. If my time wasn’t so limited, I’d try out a new dance class every week! Right now, when time allows, I’ve been taking swing classes."
TNP: What catches your eye on every menu?
TNP: What are your favorite places to travel to?
"I can never get enough of Paris. I also love going to Turks and Caicos to relax with my family."
TNP: What won’t you travel without?
"A cashmere wrap or blanket."
TNP: Where do you draw inspiration from?
"So many things — people, music, museums, books, New York."
TNP: What’s your drink?
"After fashion week…anything with tequila!"
TNP: What ingredient are you convinced makes everything better?
TNP: Your afternoon snack?
"Salt and Vinegar Pop Chips or English candy."
TNP: What’s always in your fridge?
"Fresh-squeezed orange juice."
TNP: What’s always in your bag?
"About a thousand types of lip gloss."
TNP: Your go-to recipe for eating in?
"Um…wrong person to ask!"
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TNP: Favorite night of the week and why?
"Friday — I hang with the kids and have pizza."
TNP: What’s a typical lunch in the showroom?
"We’re all really into Dig Inn Market right now. Healthy and not too heavy; it keeps my energy up."
TNP: What are your favorite New York restaurants?
"Waverly Inn, Balthazar, Tacombi."
TNP: If you could have a dinner party with five people, living or dead, who would be there?
"David Bowie, Jennifer Lawrence, Philip Roth, Mike Myers, and Princess Diana."
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