McCanners of New York | 18th Edition

McCanners of New York | 18th Edition

How long have you been at McCann?

6.5 years

What do you enjoy most when you’re not working?

Exploring. Either going on a long, undirected walk in the city or taking a trip somewhere new. 

What is your go to karaoke song?

I try to mix it up, but Journey is usually in there somewhere. I prefer pop hits and glam rock.

What is your guilty Netflix binge?

House of Cards or OITNB. I actually only use Netflix for those two shows.

What was the last book you read?

House to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, & Bad Habits. Clearly full of very important tips for living. 

Childhood nickname?

Juli.

What advice would you tell your 17 year old self?

Go to art school.

What are you currently obsessed with?

HBO NOW.

Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

It's true, I'm a planner. But I have given up trying to plan my life beyond a few months out. Hopefully no matter what I am healthy an happy.

What would be your last meal?

A platter of fresh seafood and a bottle of wine. And a massive slice of NY cheesecake for dessert.

What is your greatest fear?

Regret.

Which living person do you most admire?

Anyone who is working hard toward achieving their dreams. Female entrepreneurs.

Which talent would you most like to have?

Playing a musical instrument. I gave up on piano after 6 years of lessons and very little progress.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Surviving in NYC for 16 years and counting.  

What do you most value in your friends?

I like people who are good at their core.  It's hard to get close to or trust anyone who isn't.  I also appreciate humor and brutal honesty.

Who is your favorite hero in fiction?  

Ellen Ripley.

Who are your heroes in real life?

My grandfather Edhenjoyed simple pleasures in life – food, family, fishing, and making things with this hands; and my grandmother Leona… she was a role model for pursuing a strong education and career she was passionate about, marrying and starting a family "later", and balancing it all with grace and style. They were best friends through it all.

What is your motto?

If it scares you, it's probably something you should try. - Seth Godin

Where are you most likely to splurge?

Food, travel, and shoes.

If you could live at any point in history what point would that be - and why?

I'm pretty happy with this moment in history. I might like to live in the future, but I'm not sure if I would truly want to live in the past. I might check out the 20s and 60s for a visit. 

What is a piece of information people would be surprised to hear about you?

I love deep sea fishing.

Your worst habit?

Eating at my desk.

One thing you have always wanted to do and have not yet done 

Windsurfing.

Best piece of advice someone has given you. 

Act as if.

Who is the most glamorous person you have ever met?

Lou Reed.

Pick two celebrities to be your parents.  

Julia Child and Jacques Cousteau. 

Favorite Instagram account you think everyone should follow.

R_O_N_E. Larger than life graffiti portraits. And The Fat Jewish. (Is that wrong?)

If you were reborn as an animal, what would you be?  

A fish that lives deep under the sea. Maybe one that glows. 

If you could have drinks with 3 people dead or alive, who would it be?

My grandfather Ed, my grandmother Gertrudis, and my husband. I wish I had more time with these grandparents, and have so many questions to ask. I wish I could have known them longer, and I wish they could be here for so much these days. And I'd want Jedd to have a chance to meet them, too.

Favorite Restaurant in NYC?

il buco. I love the atmosphere -- it's charming and romantic.

Name one song that would be on the soundtrack to your life?

Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship

First celebrity crush?

Michael Jackson circa 1982.

Celebrity doppelgänger?

Geena Davis.

If you could have any super power, what would it be?

The power to choose an early morning workout over sleep.

*If you are interested in being featured or want to nominate someone, please reach out to Katie Henry (Katie.Henry@McCann.com)

McCanners of New York | 19th Edition

McCanners of New York | 19th Edition

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Trivia Night: Thinking & Drinking