David Monn, the style guru and event planner extraordinaire, is good friends with my mother-in-law, as well as our own wedding planner (from almost 10 years ago!). Glamorous, chic, and stylish as ever, he was nice enough to sit down for a quickfire interview. Take a look!
Preferred workout: Running
Do you meditate? If you count the moment when I wake up before the sun rise and send my silent thanks every morning.
Tea or coffee: Coffee
Guilty pleasure: Dessert, I once learned to ski to get to a piece of cake! True.
Hairdresser: Tommy Buckett
Where do you live? In the Flatiron District
Artist: Hiroyuki Masuyama
Favorite possession: Possessions for me represent meaningful choices in my life. I love my apartment and the sacred space I consciously created as a safe haven from the busyness of daily life. As a collector of beautiful objects I also love my Tang horses.
Flowers: Seasonal, but in summer a big bunch of marigolds really cheer me up.
Porcelain: Blue and White- of course.
Wallpaper: Ashley Woodson Baily has some beautiful floral designs (and she used to work for me!). Jill Malek also makes some beautiful creations for wall paper (and some are even edible- she once made chocolate wallpaper)
Minimalist or maximalist? Minimalist
Dinner party secret: If I told you it would no longer be a secret! But seriously, I will say that when I am pressed for time I will serve my favorite take out instead of cooking!
Favorite recipe: My Aunt Julia’s Angel food cake with Rose Jam
What’s always in your fridge? I often entertain so there is an endless supply of bottled fuji water in my fridge as well as seasonal staples such as cheeses or olives.
Who or what inspires you? I am inspired by artists and history. I love research into everything.
Favorite discovery: Going to Maison&Objet. I love the beautiful and inventive creations I find there. That is originally where I first found paper flowers back in 2006.
Favorite charity: I am a huge supporter of the Arts and Animals
Favorite color: at the moment I love a charcoal grey
Favorite movies: Merchant Ivory Films
Necessary indulgence: I love a beautiful book with over-sized photographs I will spend Sunday reading the latest books like “The Wirtz Gardens“, “PLANT“, my friend Darcy Miller has a new delightful book “Celebrate Everything” and of course now my book “ The Art of Celebrating”
Favorite app: Technology is not my preference though I do love instagram. My handle is David_ Monn and I enjoy looking at the creativity online
Phone: apple iphone 6
Laptop or desktop? Laptop
Favorite gadget: A conversation with other people
Thank you so much, David. You are truly a style guru and someone I always admire. To see beautiful parties and events styled to perfection, follow David on instagram. We love you!