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.