Restaurants: Shabu Tatsu in New York and Shabu Zen in Boston, I dream about it. I’m not joking. When I go back I eat there twice in one day. Balthazar for French, Omen for Japanese and Marea in Midtown I love. For Russian food, I like Mari Vanna. I get their Pelmeni (Russian dumplings), and grechnevaya kasha, which is buckwheat. I also like the beet salad.
Dermatologist: Gervaise Gerstner
Best Escape: Right before my wedding I went to a thermal spa in Slovenia. It’s the oldest springs in the world. Alexander the Great used to go there. It’s completely communist still. It’s the most unluxurious place. Old people go there from the neighborhood to go in the morning. You register and they give you a mug and you go with your mug to the spring water and you drink it. It’s the most incredible detox. And they have the most amazing food there in the villages. It’s crazy what it does. My dad goes there twice a year like a soldier. It’s incredible.
Inspiring Books: The 48 Laws of Power, it’s just a great history book; Secrets of a Baby Whisperer, it’s written by a nanny, it’s super easy language; the other one is by the founder of Sony in Japan called Kindergarten is Too Late. It sounds super anal but it’s not at all. It’s not about making your kid third violinist, it’s about how each child understands everything from the point they are born.