New York, NY
Favorite Shops: Ancient Industries for timless (and hard to find) household things; Kisok for a brilliantly curated selection of everyday stuff from all over; and Marimekko (it's what I grew up with).
Design Haunt: Jody Guralnick and Dish Studio, to check out my sister's latest paintings and ceramics. Foreign grocery stores all over New York and New Jersey—I collect food and drugstore packaging that looks as if it's been unchanged for a century. The cobblestones of Crosby Street and vicinity, starting at De Vera and ending up at essential sweets stop Papabubble.
Margot has written and edited for almost every extant (and extinct) lifestyle magazine in New York, including Travel + Leisure, Veranda, and House & Garden. She is the project manager and writer for Remodelista's first book, out this November from Artisan.