Where were you born?
St Mary's County in the US state of Maryland.
Where do you live?
What’s best about your neighbourhood?
Everything is just a lovely walk away.
If money were no object, where would you live?
Spring and summer in Prague, autumn in Virginia, winter on Koh Tao, Thailand.
What’s your favourite Prague neighbourhood?
What are your favourite Prague stores?
My friend Jo owns Fru Fru, a vintage store on V Jirchářích. She’s always got cool stuff. Shakespeare and Sons on U Lužického semináře has an interesting selection of books.
Any recommendations for local dishes to try?
Svíčková, a hearty beef dish.
Where do you take out-of-town friends?
Riegrovy Sady park to admire the view.
Do you have a favourite walk?
Walking Vyšehrad never gets old.
How do you like to travel around?
Prague is ideal for walking. Public transport is also great.
What’s the best city landmark?
I love the weather-worn, magnificent facade of the central station, Hlavní Nádraží.
Which person from your city do you most admire?
Prague graphic-design artist Ken Nash – he has a real love for the city.
Any secret spots you don’t want out-of-towners to know about?
Where are the best bargains to be found?
End-of-season sales and the outlet on the third floor of Benetton on Na Příkopě.
Any advice for visitors?
Avoid pickpockets. They’re very talented in Prague.
Anywhere you’d recommend visitors avoid?
Tesco at Národní třída at midday and dinnertime. It’s a great place to get run down with a shopping cart.
Can you recommend any good hotels in Prague?
I’ve heard good things about design hostel Czech Inn on Francouzská.
What can’t you live without?
In general, my friends; in Prague, the tram service.