You already know that Alina Cho, the unmistakable, on-the-go national correspondent for CNN and host of Fashion: Backstage Pass has the job (and the wardrobe) that most girls would die for, but did you also know she had an apartment that might make you a little green with envy, too?
In her nearly nine years on the job, Cho has had the unusual opportunity to interview everyone from President Clinton to Justin Bieber. “I just spent the day with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon,” she says. “It just doesn’t get any better than that.” Nor does it get any better than the tree-filled view from her spacious apartment.
“I live in the middle of Manhattan, but I feel as though I am floating above Central Park,” she says. Despite her hectic days and nights, Cho enlisted decorator Bibi Monnahan to put together her home—which was not without its challenges. “Creating a home with real character takes time,” she says. “And I can be impatient.” But, as you will see in our latest installment of APT with LSD (perfectly timed with Fashion Month), the patience and effort paid off in every room—especially when it came to the furniture and art selected, which turned out to be the best part of her process. “I’m a new collector of contemporary art,” Cho says. “It’s an investment, but it is worth every penny.” ( VOGUE)
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