Taste Test with Catharina Manchanda

After arriving in her “dream city” almost three years ago, Catharina Manchanda landed a dream job as SAM’s curator of modern and contemporary art. Now the German-born, NY-educated outdoor enthusiast lives with her family on Capitol Hill and travels the world in search of the new and the great.

Jeans Calvin Klein Sweater Gap Dress Ruffeo Hearts Lil’ Snotty Shoes Selo Sunglasses DKNY Jacket Mayer Berlin Hat Amy Downs Choice accessory Bodhi leaf necklace Last book read Charlie Bone with my son / The Submission by Amy Waldmann for grown-up reading Last album listened to Tony Conrad, 
Four Violins Last movie seen Lincoln 

Place to eat Mamnoon Place to drink Bar Ferd’nand Drink of choice Prosecco Fast food Samosas Coffee Latte, Café Presse Art gallery My natural habitat Bus line No. 10 Bookstore Elliott Bay Furniture store Area 51 Haircut Zero Zero Place to take out-of-towners Olympic Sculpture Park Local celebrity Marcie Sillman Athlete Dan Mazur Colleague/conspirator/inspiration My husband

Restaurant Momofuku, NY Hotel My tent Tacky tourist destination City Museum, St. Louis Cultural site Hagia Sofia, Istanbul Cultural event Venice Biennial Place to party People are the party Place to shop Chor Bazaar, Bombay Place to relax Olympic Peninsula Place you want to go but have never been Barcelona

Photo by Chona Kasinger.