Q & A with Mara Hoffman

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Known for her show-stopping prints, Mara Hoffman delights editors and influencers in both Miami and New York during Fashion Week. In anticipation of her Spring 2014 show, Glam caught up with Hoffman for a rapid fire Q&A regarding all of her favorite locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn, from weekend brunch to hotel haunts and sports teams to Seamless orders.

Q:

Favorite neighborhood in NYC:

A:

My neighborhood- Williamsburg

Q:

Favorite bars and lounges:

A:

There’s a new Peruvian place in my neighborhood called Desnuda.

Q:

Favorite restaurants:

A:

Rosarito’s in Williamsburg is one of my favorite spots to sit outside and eat Mexican seafood.

Q:

Go to brunch spots:

A:

Lodge

Q:

Places to relax:

A:

The hammock in my backyard

Q:

Park you frequent:

A:

McCarren Park

Q:

Grocery store of choice:

A:

Whole Foods

Q:

Where to find inspiration:

A:

The internet, vintage books, art and photography.

Q:

Favorite Museum:

A:

The MET

Q:

Hotel haunts:

A:

GoldenEye Resort in Jamaica

Q:

Favorite outer-borough:

A:

Brooklyn

Q:

Name three things on your bucket list:

A:

They are all about traveling the world

Q:

Biggest Pet-Peeve:

A:

People that eat with their mouth open

Q:

Guiltiest Pleasure:

A:

Proscuitto

Q:

What’s your hidden talent?

A:

I don’t hide my talents

Q:

If you weren’t a designer, you’d be a…

A:

Fortune teller

Q:

Texts, phone calls, emails, or letters?

A:

Texts

Q:

Shows you DVR:

A:

Naked and Afraid, True Blood

Q:

First Job in NYC:

A:

I worked at a clothing store called Liquid Sky

Q:

App you use the most

A:

I use a bunch of photo apps but don’t want to give away my secrets.

Q:

Song that makes you want to dance:

A:

Patience by Nas & Damien Marley

Q:

Go to takeout order:

A:

Thai food

Q:

Still or sparkling?

A:

Still

Q:

Last vacation you went on:

A:

I went to Buffalo with my family for the 4th of July

Q:

5 items that are always in your fridge:

A:

Soy milk, hummus, prosciutto, fruit, dark chocolate (not in the fridge but always around)