Forever Their Faves
After years of complaining—and a trip to the emergency room—Oprah's staff finally said "enough!" They searched high and low to find the ever elusive comfortable—and cute—high heel shoe.
The man behind the comfy heel is Gordon Thompson. Trained as an architect, Gordon spent a decade developing high powered state of the art footwear for Nike before becoming the creative director of Cole Haan shoes. "In the back of my mind I was thinking, 'Here's a really sort of interesting idea of taking two worlds that traditionally don't go together and ramming them together,'" Gordon says.
By engineering an "air bag" that goes in the fore part and heel of the shoe, Gordon was able to provide a cushion for the feet. And they're cute too! No Aunt Esther shoes here. "This is life changing," Oprah says. "It's not a cure for cancer, but it is a cure for your feet!"
Nate's favorite room is the penthouse suite—of course! "I actually call this place the Beyoncé suite because the first time I ever walked in here I was like, 'This place is fit for Beyoncé!" With a huge terrace overlooking Manhattan and a design aesthetic even Nate loves, the Soho Grand is a little piece of paradise.
Tour New York's famous Soho Grand with Nate!
"The architecture here is absolutely fantastic. This hotel actually has a fantastic bar as well that's outside called, 'The Yard,'" says Nate. "It's one of the only places in Manhattan where you can actually play in the grass."
What if you are traveling with your pet pooch? No problem! The Soho Grand caters to furry friends too. "Dogs at the Soho Grand are treated just like us!," Nate says.
"My favorite place to get shoes is the Adidas store where I get my Stan Smiths. I've been wearing Stan Smith sneakers for years and years and years—probably since I was in junior high school or something. I just like how plain and white they are with the little flash of green in the back," Marc says. "They've never done me wrong."
"My favorite chocolate in the world is Ethel M. and my favorite chocolates that Ethel M. makes are the dark chocolate creams," says Kirstie. "They ship them all over the world and they get there without being melted."