Amy Gardner

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What's the best thing about the way you were raised and the worst thing about the way you raised? How do those two things make you who you are?

They’re usually one in the same. My mother always said ‘You’ll break your arm patting yourself on the back’. Keeps a girl humble AND makes it hard to accept a compliment.

What superpower do you wish you had?

To heal people’s pain: physical, emotional and mental.

What items in your closet have been the best investment?

Silk pants with a jogger cut: worn with sneakers, oxfords and heels; tees, denim jacket, blazer, sweater; for work and dress.

If given the opportunity to choose your last meal, what would it be?

After a delicious and prolonged cocktail hour with a perfect Manhattan served up, it’s a hard choice: macaroni and cheese OR scrambled eggs with cream cheese and scallions. We go high and we go low.

If you had to go a year without your cell phone or a year without weekends, which would you pick?

A year without a cell phone. Easily.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

Always give someone the benefit of the doubt.

What celebrity closet would you like to have?

As long as I had her figure: Mary Kate Olsen. Chic. Layered. Interesting.

Who is your favorite artist?

Rothko. Massive and intense and enveloping. I could stare at one all day.