Profile Series: David Sawyer & Mara Singer

They know everything there is to know about the LES. They throw the kind of dinners you read about and though neither blog, both follow. In love with art world and the city that nurtures it, meet our favorite Lower East Side couple:

via Shawn Hoke

via Shawn Hoke


Age: 48

His Hometown: Raised in Manchester, England, but have lived in NYC for half my life, so NYC.

Describe your style in three words: Unafraid, dark, casual

If happiness came on a plate, what would it be? Fresh figs & uni

His occupations: Photographer by day/working out, cooking, eating & drinking by night

Brands he's currently working with: Nike, Tiffany’s, Saks, WWD

He follows:

What’s playing when he’s working: Rap, Depeche Mode, New Order

His current obsessions: Bobby Womack - "Across 110th street", Burberry coat, '60's

He’s dying to visit: Vietnam

His favorite NY gallery:  toomer labzda

His wardrobe must-haves: Blk dnm waxed jeans

If you could graffiti some advice on a wall for aspiring photographers, where would you do it and what would it say? Keep shooting!! On Houston & Bowery graffiti wall by Banksy


Age: 49

Her Hometown: Chicago

Describe your style in three words: Modern, vintage, black

If happiness came on a plate, what would it be? Really good french fries

Her occupations: Photographers agent by day, spinner by night

Brands she's currently working with: 9West, Ann Taylor, Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, Neiman Marcus, Natori, Teen Vogue

What’s playing when she’s working: No music

Her current obsession: Frank Ocean

She Follows:

She’s dying to visit: Stockholm

Her favorite LES store: Reformation

Her wardrobe must-haves: Heels, black jeans, vintage jewelry

What's your perfect day look like? Starts with taking the dog out for a stroll in Central Park before 9am. Followed by spinning, Brooklyn Flea Market for lunch, and shopping. An afternoon nap, Sorella for dinner, & finally, a night cap @ 10 bells.

Their neighborhood gem: 10 Bells

Their favorite LES restaurant: Sorella

With love, from Downtown NY

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