Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley shares her favorite weeknight dinner and discusses her signature flask bracelet.
Breakfast in Bhutan
I told my kids we were going to the magic kingdom. They thought I meant Disney World, but we went to the real magic kingdom of Bhutan. We ate the most amazing brown sugar–ricotta pancakes at the Uma by Como hotel in Paro.
When I opened the first Curious Candy store in New York, I had a vision of Tim Burton meets Willy Wonka. Our sweets appeal to adults as well as to kids, like black licorice cotton candy—it’s a great hostess gift, more fun than a bottle of wine.
Designing Her Superpopular Flask Bangle
I used to joke about wanting a flask bracelet, and one day I was like, “Why don’t I just make this?” They’ve become my signature— I don’t know if that’s good or bad!
DIY Beer Brewing
I make my own beer sometimes for friends. I call it “High Brau,” and the tagline is, “You have nothing to fear but my beer itself!”
My friend gave me a saber and taught me how to lop the head off Champagne bottles, so it’s become a tradition after shows.
Mastering the Weeknight Dinner
I get home late, and putting dinner on the table is a big family event. I make an amazing homemade mac and cheese for my kids, and then I turn it into a grown-up version with truffle oil, parmesan and prosciutto. I always broil it so it’s crunchy on top.
Becoming a Rum Drinker
I usually drink tequila, but my friend opened a small-batch rum distillery in Brooklyn called Owney’s, so I’ve converted to rum.
Eating Her Frozen Wedding Cake
I’ve been married for nine years, and I still eat a bite of wedding cake with my husband on our anniversary. He’s like, “Please don’t make me eat that,” and I’m like, “You’re eating it, buddy!”