Barbara Peck

New York City

The product of an architect father and a gardening mum, Barbara is loving the chance to combine these shared interests in her work on Gardenista. She grew up in Canada, lives in New York City, and has visited many cool places as a travel editor. New York and Vancouver are still her favorites. Oh, and Montreal. And of course Deer Island, New Brunswick, where she and her siblings share a family summer house.

Favorite Shops: Jamali Floral & Garden Supplies: Well-priced items from around the world for gardens and floral arrangements. Metropolitan Plant in Fort Lee, NJ: The closest nursery to the Upper West Side. Fishs Eddy: The go-to spot for a Roz Chast celery dish.

Favorite Restaurants: Flex Mussels, The Red Cat, Red Rooster, and Young’s Lobster Pound in Belfast, ME.

Design Haunt: Wave Hill Gardens in Riverdale, New York.