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We sat down with Tusy in her apartment in the Financial District to talk about living and working in New York City.



Current location

New York City

Where are you from?

A tiny island in Indonesia. Just kidding, I’m from Rockville Maryland.

What made you move to New York?

I use to fancy myself a stylist.


Business and Digital at Baron & Baron

What was your very first job?

Working at a candy store. I’m serious.

On any given Saturday you can be found...

Sitting fireside in the Catskills watching James Bond movies, cooking for my friends or learning how to fish!

What’s your guiltiest pleasure?

I think the idea of feeling guilty about something you enjoy is nonsense!

Do you have any secret talents?

I make a sick mac & cheese.

What’s your idea of a perfect New York day?

A run along the water on west side highway, a long brunch with friends, a bit of shopping, checking out some art then getting a drink that ends up in an amazing unplanned night out.

Favorite restaurant in NYC?

Right now it’s Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria.

What are your online addictions?

Pinterest (the biggest time sucker) and window shopping.

What does style mean to you?

An attitude.

What qualities do you require in a friend?

Loyalty, humor, kindness...and they have to love to food. Are you seeing a pattern!?

What are three things on your life-long to-do list?

Live in Europe. Have at least one child. Own my own company.

Winter or summer?

Summer. Then Fall.

Favorite color?

Right now it’s olive green.

Beauty products you can’t go without?

Serums (Cant get enough, I keep mine in the refrigerator! So refreshing after a shower.) Bronzer. Red lipstick.

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

Can I pick a few for a dinner party? Jon Stewart, Picasso, Bill Murray.