Music Industry Publicist / Founder of The Bloom Effect
Born: London, England – in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital (Same OB who delivered Prince William and Prince Harry!)
Lives: Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
What brought you to New York?
I was a classically trained concert pianist and my dream was always to study at Juilliard School and end up here, but after auditioning, I wasn’t offered a full scholarship. I would have been 17. Instead, I landed here in 1994 as I was offered a job to run the marketing department at EMI Records. That was another dream come true and my first record industry gig.
What do you enjoy about being a member of St. George’s Society?
What I love about being a St. George’s Society member is all the interesting people that I’ve met. In my industry it’s very hard to network outside of it as I feel we live in a bubble and it’s a very taxing life. The GEORGE events can take the edge off. There’s always a good laugh, fun activities and the best part is – the charitable angle. It feels good to know that when I’m participating, I’m donating to a valuable cause and one that I have great deal of compassion for.
What is your favorite New York place or pastime?
I have a few favorite places and haunts. A couple are in my neighborhood. I love Saraghina, a great Italian spot. Brunswick Café is where I start my ritual almost every morning as they make one of the best Latte’s ever!
Oh can I add one more? Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. I’ve been known to do a bit of reflecting and meditation there. Solace in this 24/7 city is crucial!
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