Lorraine Rubio serves as the New York assistant editor for Where. Moving around the country with two military officer parents, she grew up touring and admiring the greatest museums in the U.S. She lives at the world’s crossroads in New York City, and from first class museums to hidden speakeasies, she relishes chance encounters with artists, writers and other art lovers. Follow her on Twitter @lorraine0rubio and Instagram @lorrainerubio.
Lorraine’s Take on New York: A normal day in New York for me easily contains a scenic run over the Brooklyn Bridge, a conversation with an artist in SoHo’s newest restaurant and a visit to a museum or gallery exhibition. With the assistance of coffee (top picks: AP Café in Bushwick, The Bean in the Lower East Side, and Brooklyn Ball Factory in Williamsburg) New York’s vast diversity of sites and opportunities are my oyster!
Most memorable travel experience: Cannes and St. Tropez for the Cannes Film Festival. The South of France dazzled with culture and is engrained in my mind with a certain je ne sais quoi that I will always miss. Though the week is unforgettable, my favorite moments involved curling my toes in warm sand while snacking on fresh vegetables and remoulade at an open-air beach side eatery and wandering through the byzantine streets of St. Tropez on a sunny afternoon.
Last notable trip: Home to the Washington D.C. area for the closing of the Corcoran Gallery. Students of the museum’s school, art lovers and current and past employees held a faux funeral on the steps of the museums. While a funeral for a museum may seem silly, the event was respectful and a genuine sense of loss could be felt as I wandered the museum for the last time.
Place you always return to visit: A trip to my college town of Boston. Nothing tops looping the Charles River Bridges at dawn or basking in beauty and scholarship at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. A perfect trip would end with jazz and a lavender and champagne cocktail at the Beehive in the South End before jumping on the train at Back Bay station.