MDS- Currently, what is your favorite book?
JB- Mortality by Christopher Hitchens. Actually, it’s the only Christopher Hitchens book I’ve ever wanted to read.
MDS- What is your Favorite Restaurant?
JB- Swifty’s in New York, which my son calls “Swanky’s”, and I call “our neighborhood canteen”.
MDS- What is your favorite gift to give or receive?
JB- Piles and piles of money. Preferably to receive. Very large, uncut emeralds would be rather nice to give away.
MDS- What is your favorite accessory?
JB- A chilled bottle of Brouilly. Specifically Château de la Chaize.
MDS- Who is your favorite artist?
JB- James McNeil Whistler
MDS- What is your favorite color?
JB- To quote Mr. Hadley, “my favorite color is atmosphere!”
MDS- What is your favorite flower?
JB- Black Dahlias
MDS- What is your favorite store?
JB- Mitchel London Foods on 65th Street, between Madison and Fifth Aves. The store has nothing to do with decorating. It’s much more about olive oil, rosemary, garlic, chickens, lamb, apples, and cream.
MDS- What is your favorite indulgence?
JB- Being a father.
MDS- What is your favorite vacation spot?
JB- I can’t remember when I took my last vacation. Honestly, my house and garden in Locust Valley. I can’t get in two weeks swatting mosquitos in the Turks and Caicos what I can get in two days pulling carrots from my garden.