University of Toronto
Entrepreneur, founder of www.NewFaces.com, www.Urbanette.com and www.projectmigration.org as well as several others.
Charities You Feel Closest To:
I'm most passionate about charities relating to women's issues, sexual exploitation and animals. I volunteered every day after school at the local animal shelter, and my pets are rescues. My Facebook is basically a platform for my activism nowadays.
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:
New York Philharmonic 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. My go-to staple is The Waverly, since I lived very close and would always run into people I know, but a couple of years ago I became vegan and now I go to organic and vegan spots mostly. I have a book called the Vegan Guide to NYC and I try new ones all the time.
Favorite Bar or Lounge:
Item You Can't Live Without:
My cats and my Android phone, because it's my lifeline to my family and friends.
Your Favorite Date Spot:
Dinner at Fresh Hamptons (in Bridgehampton), Hangawi or somewhere romantic and cozy, or a concert (preferably in another city!) That said, our most frequent date spot is Candle 79.
The Perfect Guy is:
My husband: kind, honest, philanthropic, generous, empathetic, and has a great 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