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My Favorite Things

It would not be hyperbolic to say that serial entrepreneur Maneesh Goyal has a prescient sense for hospitality trends in the world’s most competitive markets. As the founder and CEO of Pineapple Co., Goyal, the son of Indian immigrants, oversaw the opening of New York’s highly rated Sona restaurant, followed by the relaunch of Temple Bar, a beloved watering hole for the city’s brightest lights. The popularity of these establishments no doubt owes something to the angel investor’s prior tenure running one of the world’s leading creative agencies, MKG. Herewith, Goyal—who’s preparing to launch a Sona-inspired tabletop line with his friend, actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas—reveals his high and low must-haves.



Glow Activating Exfoliator

“People—not many—ask how I look younger than my actual age. Now you know. Secret’s out.”



Rajni Nocturne Eau de Parfum

“My signature scent. Spectacular, invoking, inspiring.”

Lateral Objects


Gradient Glasses

“Any glasses named for the world’s best beaches are for me.”



Ginger Lemon Sparkling Tonic

“I drink this when I’m happy, sad, excited, terrified. It’s positively uplifting—and guilt-free.”



Check Trench Coat

“I got mine in Italy maybe 15 years ago, and I wait patiently all year before it’s time to start wearing it again.”



Ami De Coeur Low-Top Sneakers

“Not all white sneakers are created equally, clearly.”

Porter-Yoshida & Co.



“I’m a sucker for a backpack and now you can look cool—or, at least try—while wearing one.”



Charcoal Candle

“The best candle out there. It’s smoky and sultry.”



Backpage Popcorn

“I’m a professional snacker. Like, if snacking were a subject, I’d have my PhD. And this is the pinnacle of snacking.”

Qing Yi


Portable Balloon Pump

“I needed a party trick, so I taught myself how to make balloon animals. This is not a joke.”

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