New York Scene: AMANDA LEIGH DUNN
ON-THE-GO: HOT SPOTS
The hot hang-out, 'THE DALLOWAY' is technically a 'gay bar', the Soho spot has become a hang-out of some of NYC’s finest due to it’s cool atmosphere and great food. Showtime’s, The Real L Word Amanda Leigh Dunn teamed up with Kim Stolz to create the spot. She recently set with Refinary29 to speak about her new venture:
So, you have a background in fashion PR, marketing consulting, accessories design — you name it. Then, of course, you had a stint on The Real L Word. How is it that you wound up running, of all things, a bar?
“When I came back from living in L.A., it was so evident to me that there was something missing in the scene — a place for the community to go and not feel like they were in a ‘gay bar.’ The people around me were pushing and rooting for the idea. Their confidence in the concept is probably the main reason it came to fruition. When my business partner, Kim Stolz, and I discussed it, everything sort of clicked. Our ideas just meshed, and the timing was perfect!”