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Insider: Annika Connor

Vital Stats

Birthplace: Atlanta
Marital status: Single
Occupation: Artist
Employer: Self
Current Projects: Point Suite Art Book; Active Ideas Productions
Neighborhood: Midtown

Calling Cards

Go-to drink: A mojito or Champagne 
Trademark look: Dresses, mostly vintage
Entourage (most likely seen out with): A gaggle of gorgeous gals: Lisa Williams, Tarra Rosenbuam, Marta Abbott, Julie Ho and Yina Luo.

NYC Favorites

Restaurant: Cipriani Dolci, in Grand Central. It's got the best combo of people-watching and pasta.
Bar: The Bowery Hotel
For jazz: Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle
For a party: The Gates
For cabaret: The Box
For dancing: Boom Boom Room
Event space: Private rooms at the top of the Hearst Tower or the Hudson Hotel Sky Terrace
Clothing store: Henri Bendel
Furniture finds: Christie's, Sotheby's or Phillips de Pury
Gift boutique: Museum bookshops or Gilt

At the American Museum of Natural History Green Ball with Count Philippe Esteve. Photo by Roderick Mickens.

With a crowd of young admirers.

At the Frick Collection's 2009 Young Fellows Ball.


Memberships: The National Arts Club, The Guggenheim Young Collectors Council and a Young Fellow of the Frick Collection.
Committees: Guggenheim Acquisitions committee, the National Arts Club Roundtable committee, Emerging Leaders of the New York Arts Events committee.
Professional Affiliations: Arts & Business Council, Screen Actor’s Guild, New York Film Society, Emerging Leaders of the New York Arts, and the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.


Favorite social event of the year: Young Fellows Ball at the Frick
Best NY party ever attended (and why): Young Fellows Ball at the Frick, wouldn’t be my favorite event of the year if it wasn’t also the best of the best with the best themes, best dresses, drinks, food, and of course art. 
What sets Manhattan nightlife apart: The variety. Almost every night is different from the next with new people, new ideas, new destinations and new energy. Yet… the excellent staples that make it so great (sushi at midnight, dancing till dawn, crazy-yet-entertaining cab drivers) always remain comfortingly the same.

New York Insider Appearances

Point Suite
Summer Lovin’
Open the Gates
Recital on a Rainy Night
Erotic, Hypnotic