More About Marco & Rebecca Pasanella

Marco Pasanella
In addition to owning the wine shop, Marco is also a designer, writer and teacher. His designs have spanned hotels (like New York’s Maritime) to housewares, some of which are in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian National Design Museum and the White House. A graduate of Yale, Pasanella taught for 13 years at the Parsons School of Design. He was a columnist for The New York Times and has been featured in Vanity Fair, Vogue, Esquire, GQ, Food & Wine as well as on numerous television and radio programs. In 2000, Marco wrote a book, Living In Style Without Losing Your Mind (Simon & Schuster). The following year, he bought an old fish market building on South Street which he renovated with his wife, Rebecca Robertson, former Design & Decorating Editor at Martha Stewart Living. In 2005, they welcomed a son, Luca and a wine shop, Pasanella & Son, Vintners. The shop, which occupies the bottom floor of the renovated building, has also been featured in numerous publications and was named ‘Best Neighborhood Wine Shop' by New Yorkmagazine in 2007. In 2012, he wrote another book, Uncorked (Clarkson Potter), which describes his experience buying a building and opening up a wine shop in New York’s historic Seaport.

Marco is also the founder and former Chair of the Old Seaport Alliance, a neighborhood improvement association organization and former Chair of both the Seaport and Waterfront Committees of Community Board #1.

Rebecca Robertson (Pasanella)
Former Home & Decorating Editor at Martha Stewart Living, Rebecca Robertson is a stylist, interior designer and co-author of Collected: Living With The Things You Love (Harry Abrams). Rebecca is regularly featured in magazines, on blogs and numerous television segments. She partnered with One Kings Lane to create a series of style videos as a "Stylemaker." A Parsons School of Design graduate, Rebecca also runs her own residential interiors firm.