By Ariel Foxman (with exclusive content from The Oprah Winfrey Show)
From the Spring 2007 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
"You've go to try the beet salad. They serve it with this terrific house-made vinaigrette,” Nate Berkus says. We're settling in with lunch menus at the New York City restaurant that's kitty-corner to the building where he's just finished decorating his new home away from home.
And while it should surprise no one that a man like Nate offers up design-for-living recommendations on a dime—it's a short leap from window dressing to salad dressing—it is amazing to witness how quickly this Chicago boy has been able to pick up the local slang, blend in, and come across as a true-blue, born-and-raised New Yorker. Not only does he know precisely what appetizer to order in just the right neighborhood spot, but he's also managed to create a home for himself that would have anyone believe he's been living in Manhattan for decades.