It may be below 30 degrees in New York, but that didn't stop me from starting the day off with a pool party. I was joining actress Sarah Hyland, who when I first arrived was standing by the water, sipping a tropical drink out of a pineapple glass, and--as one of the faces for beachy brand OP--wearing one of their tanks that appropriately read "Paradise" while showing off their new line of bikinis and board shorts. You can take the girl out of L.A., but you can't take the L.A. out of the girl, apparently. It turns out that the Modern Family star is actually a native New Yorker, and before long we got to talking about our shared love of NY pizza, zombie apocalypse television, and more of her current favorites. When she's not jet setting from coast to coast, filming her Emmy award winning show, and working as the newest face of Heart Calgon, this is what the modern It Girl is swooning over:
LISTENING TO AS MUCH MUSIC AS POSSIBLE
"My favorites are Fun., Pink, Bruno Mars...oh my God, there's so much! Passenger, Ed Sheeran, Foy--he's amazing--and The Rizzle Kicks. So I listen to all kinds of music, pretty much everything. I just went to Ed Sheeran's show where I saw Foy for the first time."
"I'm obsessed with The Walking Dead!"
MARC JACOBS ACCESSORIES
"I got a Marc Jacobs bag for my birthday that I love. It's the black one with the gold plate."
ACTORS AS STYLE ICONS
"I love Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's fashion and style. I'm like their size, so I've always loved them. I also really like Emma Watson's style, just because she's so classic but really bold and out there, too--very European."
BLEECKER STREET PIZZA
"My favorite spot to visit in the city is Bleecker Street Pizza for just a plain cheese slice."
"I really love Neutrogena's make-up remover wipes. They're awesome and I use them all the time."