Anyone who’s been watching this season of The Real Housewives of New York City will know the newest—and seemingly most normal—cast member, Kristen Taekman. For one, the Connecticut-raised model, 37, always looks perfectly styled—she favors brands like Alexander Wang, Stella McCartney and Zara mixed with accessories by Jennifer Miller, Rag & Bone, Manolo Blahnik and J. Crew. The Tribeca resident, who is married to entrepreneur Josh Taekman, has gained a strong social media following by chronicling her personal style choices on the “Last Night’s Look” column on her blog.
The RHONY star also adds some much-needed levity to the show via her altercations with fellow cast members Ramona Singer (who famously hurled a wine glass at Taekman) and Aviva Drescher (whom she accused of faking asthma to avoid a trip to a Montana dude ranch).
To get a better idea of what it’s like to walk in Taekman’s (chic) shoes, DuJour asked the television personality to share her guide to spending the summer in New York City.
Click through the gallery to see Taekman’s recommendations for where to dine, what to do and what to wear.