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The Daily Grail Questionnaire with the Swiss Institute and Time For Art's Mojdeh Cutter

Part Proust, Part Vogue's 73 Questions, and Part Colbert Questionnaire, Mojdeh Cutter, the Head of Partnerships and Events at Swiss Institute and Managing Director at Time For Art, answers The Daily Grail Questionnaire.

What’s your favorite time of day?

Every time I’m done going up the stairs of my 5-story walk up.

Last meal: where, what, and with who?

MáLà Project in the East Village with William Massena. Decadent, greasy, mouth numbing Szechuan.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Marrying the hot stranger I met in Central Park within months.

Song on repeat?

“That Don’t Impress Me Much” by Shania Twain.

What is your most treasured possession?

Esfand seeds– an herbaceous plant commonly burned in Persian culture to ward off the evil eye.

Best accessory?

The soft and musky dry down of my perfume that lingers on my clothes.

What’s one thing people don’t know about you?

That my first crush was Keanu Reeves.

Best action movie?

Speed (1994), did I ever tell you about my first crush? Dream watch?

Panthère de Cartier, mini model in yellow gold!

What is your motto?

There are 2 expressions that go hand in hand that I think about on an almost daily basis: “You don’t get what you don’t ask for” and “the squeaky wheel gets the grease”. Style icon?

Shania Twain in “That Don’t Impress Me Much”.

What do you want to be remembered for?

My tahdig – the golden crust on the bottom of the rice pot.


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