McCanners of New York | 103rd Edition
How long have you been at McCann and what do you do here?
I’ve been at McCann for a little over ten months now. I’m an Account Executive on the National U.S. Army team.
What do you do when you’re not working?
You can find me at an Equinox group fitness class 6 days a week (boxing, barre or spin) OR at happy hour with girlfriends with a glass of wine in hand
Have you ever cut your own hair?
Definitely not. I used to cry when other people could cut my hair.
Favorite go-to drink?
Chilled glass of sauvignon blanc
If you were to open a bar, what would you call it?
Peppermint ice cream
Pink peony flowers
What was your favorite birthday?
21st birthday – I came into the city with 5 girlfriends and went to the Sugar Factory in the Meatpacking district. We ordered a $100 sundae with the biggest sparklers I’d ever seen. I’ll bring photo evidence.
Last thing you Googled
“Best Brunch in Greenwich Village”
What's your favorite scary movie?
I had nightmares when I watched the first Harry Potter movie in 4th grade, so scary movies don’t mix for me!!
First ever job?
Babysitting at age 12. I made $2 an hour – oh how times have changed…
What was your favorite Halloween costume?
Belle, from Beauty and the Beast at age 5. The dress was too big, but I felt like a real princess J
Best Date spot in NYC?
Aria Wine Bar, West Village
What was your first ever concert?
John Mayer *swoon*
What movie makes you cry?
The Notebook – obviously.
Where was the last place you traveled to?
Paris, France! I was there in December celebrating my 25th birthday with my Mom. Definitely one for the books.
If you were stuck on an island with three coworkers, who would they be?
Woof. Will they see my answer? I’d have to say Dana Markiewicz, Sherrod Melvin and Emily Benitez– they all know how to have a good time and make the best of a shitty situation.
Describe yourself in 3 emoji’s
Peace hand sign, Monkey covering his eyes, Smiley-face with the hands
Name 3 things on your bucket list
· Pizza making class in Capri, Italy
· Riding an Elephant in Thailand
· Volunteering in an orphanage in South America (preferably Columbia)
Favorite curse word
Who are your creative heroes?
Andy Warhol (everyone MUST go see the Whitney exhibit on him) and Gray Malin (stunningly accomplished aerial photographer)
Current song on repeat?
“Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing” – Tori Kelly from the “SING” soundtrack
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it” – Ferris Bueller
What do you enjoy most when you’re not working?
Exploring New York (new museum exhibits/galleries/bars/restaurants/neighborhoods) and walking around Central Park to people watch
Go to Karaoke song?
“Girls Just Want to Have Fun” – Cyndi Lauper
What song pops up when you plug your headphones into your phone?
“No Excuses” – Meghan Trainor
What advice would you tell your high school self?
Worry less about college applications and standardized tests because your hard work and dedication will bring you closer to achieving your goals than a test score ever could.
If you could be any age for a week, what age would you be?
Your most bizarre talent?
The Art of Not Giving a Fuck (but not at work)
What is the fanciest thing you've ever done?
Having a 7 course 5-star dinner for my Dad’s 60th birthday in Provence, France that we were not expecting when we walked in the restaurant.
What are you currently obsessed with?
Re-vamping my wardrobe to become more “NYC chic” and less “Fairfield county prep”
Iced coffee or hot coffee? From where?
I don’t drink coffee!!!! I’m a chai latte kinda girl. And from any coffee shop that isn’t Starbucks. Lately I like Birch Coffee; I love supporting small businesses in my neighborhood.
Name a character trait you’ve inherited from your parents.
Kindness, and the ability to love affectionately
Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
Living in my own apartment in Gramercy Park (no roommates), sitting on a big white couch that I can actually afford, and living my dream of innovatively solving brand business problems that effectively enhance larger communities and/or audiences. Oh, and have a cool boyfriend if that’s in my cards.
What would be your last meal?
Annie’s Mac & Cheese
What is your greatest fear?
The day when my parents won’t be around anymore.
Which living person do you most admire?
Which talent would you most like to have?
This is a tough one. I’m going to say curling my tongue – since my entire family can do it except for me and they always made fun of me growing up.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Getting my first job in the real world by networking at a bar while plastered at 3AM with the person who later became my boss.
Who are your heroes in real life?
1. Chrissy Teigen (never gives a f*ck about her haters)
2. Michelle Obama (currently reading her new book – highly recommend)
What is your motto?
The glass is always half full if you pour it yourself.
Where are you most likely to splurge?
If you could live at any point in history what point would that be - and why?
The roaring 20s. Everyone was fabulous, everyone partied and no one cared.
What is a piece of information people would be surprised to hear about you?
Answer listed above: I got my first job by networking at a bar at 3AM while very drunk. (TY Penning Farthing).
Your worst habit?
Spending money on unnecessary household items (candles, bar cart accessories, soap etc.)
One thing you have always wanted to do and have not yet done.
Take a day trip out to Long Island to visit the wine vineyards in the fall season.
Best piece of advice someone has given you?
“Don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story.” – My Dad.
Pick two celebrities to be your parents.
George & Amal Clooney
Favorite Instagram account you think everyone should follow.
What’s your spirit animal?
If you could have drinks with 3 people dead or alive, who would it be?
My great-grandmother (who I never met), John Legend, and Carrie Bradshaw (yes, the TV character)
Favorite Restaurant in NYC?
Norma – 30th and 3rd Ave. Best Italian food in the city.
Name one song that would be on the soundtrack to your life?
“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
First celebrity crush?
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