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Sarah, a consultant in the fashion industry and a good friend of MZW co-founder Lucy, gives us a tour of one of her favorite spots in the city.


Sarah Broach

Current Location

Sat on my fire escape in the East Village talking to my jalapeno plants

Where were you born?

Bournemouth, England


Small business consultant in the fashion industry

5 words that best describe you:

Curious, Loyal, Obsessive, Passionate, Melancholy

How would you define your style?

Way too considered!

What's your idea of the perfect New York day?

No schedule

How do you think the world would be different if there were more female leaders?

“Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men -- the other 999 follow women.” Groucho Marx

What does community mean to you?

When your kids can walk out the front door in NYC and feel safe.

Do you have any hobbies?

Gardening. Reading. Sounds terribly boring and middle aged suddenly, but it’s what brings me pleasure and peace of mind.

What's the best advice someone ever gave you?

“Don’t say you’re old!”

What is your most treasured possession?

Our country house in the Catskills

Where can you be found on a Sunday morning?

With my family. Drinking a cup of home brewed espresso and sitting outside reading, even if that means perching on the windowsill of my fire escape in the EV!

What was the best mistake you ever made?

Having kids!

What are you listening to these days?

Daft Punk. The Balboans. Radiohead, Jack White, Frank Sinatra always. (And a lot of the Arctic Monkeys because my 13 year old son is obsessed.)

What event in your lifetime marked you the most?

Becoming a mother.

3 things in your lifelong bucket list:

See Radiohead perform live. Visit the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Be a grandma.

What's inside your handbag right now?

A great pair of sunglasses, a couple of tubs of Rosebud Salve and a whole lot of work.

If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be?

This is by far the hardest question to answer, the list is impossibly long of all the people across time I would love to talk to…. So, I am going to say my sister, who I wish lived around the corner, not across an ocean.