Name: Carol Moskot
Where do you live? Montclair
When did you move there? We moved to Montclair in 2007, from Canada, with our five and eight-year-old. A friend who lived in New York told us it was a great place to raise our family. He was so right!
Where did you grow up? Toronto, born and raised.
How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion?
I have two passions: Editorial design and design for social good. I’ve spent 25 years of my career as a magazine art director, shaping the creative direction of food, fashion, decor and city magazines. My studio, Carol Moskot Design + Direction uses design and storytelling to help social impact organizations address the world’s most pressing challenges.
Coffee, tea or … ? Peet’s pour-over coffee in the morning. A creamy oat milk cappuccino from Jayce Baudry French Bakery while people watching along Church Street. It pairs perfectly with their cannelé de bordeaux or yuzu meringue tart.
What’s your idea of a perfect weekend day? A morning at the beach followed by lunch at Seed to Sprout.
What’s your favorite local restaurant? That’s a tough question. Sukhumvit Thai Eatery is a new favorite. It has that perfect mix of buzzy ambiance and consistently great food. Sometimes we drop in for dessert on a weeknight. Their phyllo-wrapped fried bananas are insane.
What’s on your nightstand? Gràfica de les Rambles: The Signs of Barcelona by Louis Fili. Just returned from Barcelona, Spain. Fili’s book is a love letter to the city and an inspiration for the typographic-obsessed designer. I’m also reading The Dig, the debut novel by my good friend and former Montclair resident, Anne Burt.
What are you listening to? Flamenco! Classical Spanish guitar music by Paco de Lucia powers my morning speed walks along Ridgewood Avenue.
What are your current indulgences? Raw oysters and cocktails.
What talent you would most like to have? To sing as beautifully as my super-talented musician/actor son, Sam Zimerman. So proud to see him in the season finale of The Marvelous Ms. Maisel.
What’s the best-kept secret about Montclair? The sfogliatella at Nicolo’s Italian Bakery. Aside from my son. See above.
What do you hope they say about you at your funeral? She walked tall. No one believes I’m only 5’2″.