Suzanne Egeran, Art Adviser
What a festive turtleneck.
It’s Isabal Marant — I got it in Istanbul over the winter. The week I was there, it was unusually cold and it snowed three times. I was freezing! I sort of have a bit of a nomadic existence. Throughout the year, I live between Istanbul, New York, and London, which is where my clients are. The amazing thing about the art world is that I actually know other people who, like me, bounce around between those same cities, so often I’ll hang out with the same people in all three different cities. You’ll meet people who have different triangles; there’s a friend of mine who lives between New York, Sydney, and L.A.
Any tips for being a nomad?
You need a good phone plan or multiple SIM cards. When I land in a city, I just turn on my local number, hop into an Uber, and go. I also find that WhatsApp helps me feel connected. Texting feels more formal and more stilted; WhatsApp lends itself to a more conversational tone, and I never feel like I’m far away from the person I’m talking with. Anything that you can do to try to erase your distance from people, even if it’s just an illusion, can help.
New York neighborhood: “I live in the Gehry building on Spruce Street.”
London neighborhood: Notting Hill.
Istanbul neighborhood: “I stay at Airbnbs there.”
Workout: Yoga. “The first thing I do when I land in New York is take a 9:10 yoga class with Dechen Thurman at Jivamukti. I also go to their London branch. They don’t have a branch in Istanbul, though.”
*This article appears in the April 4, 2016 issue of New York Magazine.