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.

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Favorite neighborhood in NYC:

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My neighborhood- Williamsburg

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Favorite bars and lounges:

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

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Favorite restaurants:

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

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Go to brunch spots:

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Lodge

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Places to relax:

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The hammock in my backyard

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Park you frequent:

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McCarren Park

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Grocery store of choice:

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Whole Foods

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Where to find inspiration:

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The internet, vintage books, art and photography.

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Favorite Museum:

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The MET

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Hotel haunts:

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GoldenEye Resort in Jamaica

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Favorite outer-borough:

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Brooklyn

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Name three things on your bucket list:

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They are all about traveling the world

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Biggest Pet-Peeve:

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People that eat with their mouth open

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Guiltiest Pleasure:

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Proscuitto

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What’s your hidden talent?

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I don’t hide my talents

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

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Fortune teller

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Texts, phone calls, emails, or letters?

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Texts

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Shows you DVR:

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Naked and Afraid, True Blood

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First Job in NYC:

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I worked at a clothing store called Liquid Sky

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App you use the most

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

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Song that makes you want to dance:

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Patience by Nas & Damien Marley

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Go to takeout order:

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Thai food

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Still or sparkling?

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Still

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Last vacation you went on:

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

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5 items that are always in your fridge:

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

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