University of Toronto
Entrepreneur, founder of www.NewFaces.com and www.Hilary.com as well as several others. I also put on film, fashion and media networking brunch and dinner events with the proceeds going to charity.
Charities You Feel Closest To:
I'm most passionate about charities relating to children's issues, sexual exploitation and animals. I volunteered every day after school at the local animal shelter, and my pet was a rescue.
Boards or Committees:
charity: water, Global Angels, and Man Up.
Recent Events You've Been To:
All charity: water events, Frick ball, Gen Art Film Festival, and countless movie premiers.
Next Event On Your Calendar:
American Ballet Theater Hosts 2009 Culinary Pas de Deux and New York Philharmonic Spring Gala (I love ballet and opera!)
Favorite Book of the Moment:
My dad's latest book, "Greed, Inc." [by Wade Rowland], which I think is particularly relevant at the moment.
I love to try new spots all the time, but my go-to staple is The Waverly, since I live very close and always run into people I know. A friend started The Charles, which is a really fun place with incredible food, so I am there quite often as well. I also like Cafe Cluny for lunch meetings.
Favorite Bar or Lounge:
Item You Can't Live Without:
My cat Oscar and my blackberry (except for when I'm traveling!), because it's my lifeline to my family and friends.
Your Favorite Date Spot:
Dinner at Allen & Delancey, Bobo or somewhere romantic and cozy, or a concert (preferably in another city!)
The Perfect Guy is:
kind, honest, sexy, philanthropic, generous, empathetic, and has a good sense of humor.
I live in NYC because:
I think it's the most exciting city in the world.
Your Favorite Destination:
Rome, Necker, Goa... or somewhere exotic I've never been to. I'm into culture shock, and exploration.
Uptown or Downtown?:
Union Square or Central Park?:
Both - I love the farmers market in Union Square, but nothing beats Central Park for its sheer size - you could walk all day and not see the same thing twice!
My friend Afshin Feiz is extremely talented at creating feminine, flowing gowns that I just love.
Shoes or Bags:
Do I really have to choose?
Most Dangerous Store:
Favorite Channel/TV Show:
Entourage, of course... and I like Heroes and Ugly Betty.... oh, and nothing beats The Daily Show!
Other Hobbies and Fun Facts:
My secret hobby is painting.
More info at: http://www.hilaryrowland.com