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Nicole 

Catering Manager at The Smile at Milk Studios. Bushwick. 


Nicole was born in Queens into a nurturing, neurotic & food-centric Lebanese family.
Raised in restaurants in NY, Lebanon & FL. Studied Experimental Psychology /Gender Studies in New College of Florida.
Moved to NY intending on pursuing social research but naturally ended up working for a Mediterranean inspired catering company. 
 

 

Top, Ann Taylor ; Pants, H&M ; Shoes, Adidas ; Bag, Vintage

Dress, Vintage

I’m first generation American & grew up in a very food-centric Lebanese household. My dad traveled the world studying food before settling in NYC as a Chef. I was pretty much raised in a restaurant & totally spoiled.
A morning is something that I am lacking in my life. My call times are pretty early which leaves little time for anything beyond the basics. I brush my teeth, floss & mouthwash, (try to) tame my hair & find matching socks while chugging a cup of water. Don’t have time for breakfast at home but eat a Fage yogurt at work or make up for it during family meal.

Top & Skirt, Theory ; Shoes, Adidas

I shop vintage a lot at Beacons Closet, Fox & Fawn & Worship conveniently located near my apt.

Shoes, Adidas

I like high waists & interesting shapes. I’m afraid of too many colors sometimes so like to play with textures; simple, comfort and minimal effort. I often play with mixing tight and loose silhouettes.
 

Top & Skirt, Theory

I really enjoy wearing white but always seem to manifest Cholula spills when I try to pull it off at work.
Jeans, A.P.C. (For Sale)

Jeans, A.P.C. (For Sale)

Top, American Apparel ; Pants, Kenzo

Top, American Apparel ; Pants, Kenzo


Nicole's favorite beauty products

My beauty routine is super limited. I wear orange lipstick on special occasions & have to choose between mascara or eyeliner as to not look too doe eyed.

Top, American Apparel


Nicole's favorite books

I’m super inspired by Lebanese cuisine and eating a lot of seasonal veggies. I tend to cook in a mezze-style (a lot of hummus, pickles, radishes, olives, cheese, savory yogurts, lentils stews & fresh veggies.) Olive oil, lemon, garlic & z’ataar are my go to. I like mushy things.

Shoes, Dr. Martens

I don’t shampoo. Just condition & brush. That’s it really. When the season changes and my scalp gets dry I apply olive oil to my scalp before showering.

Top, American Apparel ; Pants, Kenzo

I always assume I haven’t made enough so I tend to be gluttonous with my portions and force feed people - and then have an anxiety attack when I realize I’m turning into my mom.
An ideal day would entail waking at a decent time, watering my plants, drinks 3 personal french presses, have people over for shakshuka + zaatar pita, go for a little bike ride with buddies, play tennis, stretch & drink a negroni in bed doing some evening reading.

Nicole's Stuff For Sale

 

Nicole's Wishlist


Nicole Recommends

Cafe Mogador’s Middle Eastern Eggs for brunch, Chuko Ramen for Ramen, Cafe Bunna for Ethiopian (cheap, all vegan) & Pok Pok. Oysters at Rockaway Raw Bar. La Colombe & Blue Bottle for coffee. 

Myrtle Willoughby rec for open tennis court…but it’s a secret. Cobble Hill Cinemas or Nitehawk Cinemas for movies

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