Meet The Trendsetters: Jennifer Fisher & Samantha Yanks

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As part of our Trendsetter Series, we’re turning the focus to folks who live a decidedly lifestyle. Read on to see where these standouts eat, travel, and shop to stay so ahead of the curve.

Founder of Niche Media and a soon-to-launch luxury concept, Jason Binn is uber-tapped in to our favorite cities. He chooses restos by what he calls “the sizzle of the steak,” as in the vibe and energy. Faves include Nick & Toni’s, MPD’s Catch, and Milos (he tells us one’s opening in Miami). If you’re in South Beach, he says you “can’t beat the bay views at The Mondrian.” Cartier, Audemars, and Franck Muller watches anchor his classic look. [See his picks.]

Since two of last week’s Trendsetters mentioned Jennifer Fisher among their faves (her cheeky gold jewelry to be specific), we had to tap her for this installment. Her designs have been seen on celebs like Heidi Klum, SJP and Uma Thurman, so it’s safe to say her personal style is star-worthy. She curates an edgy look with faves like leather leggings, vintage tees and an ironic (we hope) gun tote. But when it comes to beauty, she’s all lady. [See her picks.]

Former hedge fund manager, author, and founder of financial news site Minyanville, Todd Harrison says he’s a creature of habit. Breitling Emergency watch. Dinners at BLT Steak. The Four Seasons for drinks. But the former “professional bachelor” has become a father (and soon-to-be Step Dad) and is planning his honeymoon to South Africa. Sounds like he’s welcoming change like his fiancée’s Kiehl’s shampoo (he loves it). [See his picks.]

Her faves list reads like a who’s-who of the downtown fashion elite, but Editor-in-Chief of Gotham and Hamptons magazines Samantha Yanks isn’t as NYC-obsessed as you might think. Her fave spa experience is in Miami (and inspired by Italian volcanoes) and she goes to San Fran to eat Angels on Horseback. Her current style signature is a collection of gold and black diamond bangles—one of many looks you’ll want to emulate. [See her picks.]

Nicknamed The Iron Palate, Karine Bakhoum knows where to find great eats. Of Le Bernardin she says, “The room is soothing and the service is like a ballet.” She knows Rafael Nadal’s fave pasta in NYC, and hits Mr. Chow when craving green prawns. An inspiring cancer survivor, she values her family above all else but wouldn’t mind retiring in the South of France, “in a farmhouse with a great kitchen surrounded by lavender and poppies.” [See her picks.]

This post and accompanying interviews were originally published on Check out some of my other roundup pieces for the site here and here.

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