Check out some of Carson Kressley’s favorites from hotels and books to horses and restaurants

Favorite for equestrian décor?

I couldn’t name just one, I live to shop for equestrian décor. Martin’s Carriage Auction in
Lebanon, Pa., Hermès, Ralph Lauren, and the American Saddlbred Museum Gift Shop at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Favorite restaurant?

The Polo Bar in New York, Sketch in London.

Favorite show?

The Crown

Favorite thing to whip up in the kitchen?

Bill Blass meatloaf. I was such a fan of his. I saw his meatloaf recipe in The New York Times. It’s beyond delicious!

Favorite riding discipline you’d like to try?

My friend and TV star, Allison Sweeney, introduced me to riding jumpers at Archie Cox’s Brookway Stables in Los Angeles.

Favorite books on your bedside table?

Sissinghurst, The Creation of a Garden; Horse Crazy by Sarah Maslin Nir; High Society, The Life of Grace Kelly; What Can I Do, by Jane Fonda; Life Isn’t Everything, by Mike Nichols, Kaiser Karl, The Life of Karl Lagerfeld by Raphaelle Bacque; Walking with the Muses, by Pat Cleveland.

Favorite exercise to complement riding?

Dancing. It’s so good for the core.

Favorite shop for fashion?

Ralph Lauren

Favorite music?

It’s all over the place: Sade, Miley Cyrus, vintage Madonna, Ingrid Andreas, Stacy Kent

Favorite greatest extravagance?


Favorite Male Fragrance?

Hermès Eau de Citron Noir

Favorite getaway?

The Parker, Palm Springs

Favorite Hotel?

Qualia, Hamilton Island, Australia.

Favorite show/venue:

My hometown show, Devon. Knowledgeable crowds, the best of multiple breeds, and great shopping.