The Real Lives of 'The Real Housewives of New York City'


Favorite fast food restaurant: California Pizza Kitchen, is that fast food?[Ed: no.] Then Burger King, I pull into Burger King sometimes leaving the Hamptons.

Favorite New York restaurant: Serafina.

Favorite physical activity/sport: Skiing in Switzerland. We used to live there.

Favorite weekend night activity: Hopping in my car and driving to the Hamptons. Even in the winter. And if not, I'm flying to Palm Beach.

If you had to live someplace other than New York City, it would be: In the U.S.; Miami. International; Rome.

Finish this sentence — "I can't live without": Traveling, and traveling with my Jimmy Choos. I have ones that are so comfortable that I wear them all the time.

What's your biggest extravagance/guilty pleasure?: A weekly massage. I have a great guy at the gym, or sometimes he comes home.

What would you trade your life/lifestyle for?: Nothing. We really have the best of everything. I am where I want to be at this point.

Alex McCord

Stats: Works in visual merchandising, lives in a Brooklyn brownstone with her hotelier husband and their 4- and 2-year-old sons and works in visual merchandising. Though she's from Kansas and her husband's from Australia, they hired a French au pair to drum the language into their sons' heads.

Favorite cocktail: A glass of champagne.

Favorite high-end store: We tend to do most of our shopping outside of N.Y., in St. Barts, because that's really the only time we have to shop. But we love Louis Vuitton.

Favorite low-end store: We buy a lot of jeans and pajamas for our boys at Baby Gap.

Favorite fast food restaurant: I don't eat fast food. We don't eat anything with stuff in it. No processed food.

Favorite New York restaurant: Boule

Favorite physical activity/sport: Scuba diving.

Favorite weekend night activity: We typically try and spend the weekends with the kids.

If you had to live someplace other than New York City, it would be: London, I love London.

Finish this sentence — "I can't live without": My husband and family.

What's your biggest extravagance/guilty pleasure?: We try not to do anything that we're going to feel guilty about … but perhaps, going out to dinner just the two of us, having a really fantastic meal with a tasting menu and wine. We're hardcore foodies.

What would you trade your life/lifestyle for?: : Nothing. Simon and I have had the opportunity to live in lots of different places. And we love where we're at.

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