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The Insider: Susan Feldman

The Insider BY monica derevjanik 02/06/2014

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Is it normal to have a business crush? Because Susan Feldman is most definitely one of ours. In 2008, she launched One Kings Lane with Ali Pincus, and since then, they’ve grown it into a bangin’ biz that makes any abode a whole lot less humble. They just launched a second site, too—a very cool marketplace called Hunters Alley—that’s already made its way to our bookmarks bar. Get the scoop on Susan—who’s also one of the warmest, most supportive people we know. 

 

Q: We bet your house looks amazing. Which room is your favorite?


A: It would have to be the kitchen. About two years ago, we renovated it, and I got everything and then some. Now, it’s so much more than a place to cook. The cabinets are Benjamin Moore Gettysburg Gray, which has a great green tint to it. One of my favorite details is that we used travertine marble for the counters—but we also used it on the walls behind the sink and the stove. It created such an elegant look.

 

Q: What’s your daily beauty routine?


A: I’m actually pretty low-maintenance about it. I wash and moisturize my face every morning and night. I like Sonya Dakar and La Mer. The best thing I do is avoid the sun and use sunblock everyday. I love Anthelios 50.

 

Q: Tell us about the most mind-blowing vacation you’ve ever taken.


A: I would have to say the most amazing one was to South Africa, which was right before launching One Kings Lane. I actually hope that I will be able to go back soon to work with local artisans for One Kings Lane. We started our trip in Cape Town and then went to two different Singita lodges: Boulders in Sabi Sand and Lebombo in Krueger National Forest. Boulders was your classic Out of Africa look and feel, and Lebambo was very contemporary—the attention to detail in each lodge was spectacular. The accommodations were amazing, but the best part of the trip was going on the game drives twice a day and seeing all the animals. Almost every animal we saw had newborns with them, which made these sightings even more dramatic—being with my family and experiencing this firsthand.

 

Q: What’s on your nightstand right now?


A: Three framed pictures of my family, an iPad, a few objects from my travels, the latest Vanity Fair, Grace: A Memoir, and Malcolm Gladwell’s David and Goliath.

 

Q: What’s one thing you’re addicted to at the moment?


A: Instagram! I’m obsessed with Man Repeller, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Cassandra Grey, and Domaine Home. You can follow me at @susankfeldman!

 

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