UD: How was the slammer?
KD: I was in Rikers for three and a half months in solitary confinement. That's 23 hours a day in your cell, plus an hour outside a day. It's shocking to think that someplace like Rikers exists in New York City. There are maggots. There are roaches. There are rats that crawl into your cell. I thought to myself, "What is this, Thailand?" It was a bunch of murderers, plus little old me.
UD: What was the first thing you did when you got out?
KD: I went to Del Frisco's and had a nice steak. Then I went to Friend House in the East Village for the mini Peking duck roll.
UD: What are some of your other favorite spots?
KD: I had a whole list of places I wanted to go: Bond Street, Philippe Chow…
UD: Before you got put away, where did you find clients?
KD: I'd go to all the hot spots. Upstairs at Cipriani was a prime spot for picking up girls and clients. I didn't understand back then that it was exclusive. I'd show up with two beautiful girls and they'd let me in. But then I'd see the whole cast of Law & Order and say, "Whoa!" But they give you a free membership and then I started recruiting from there.
UD: How about your girls?
KD: Marquee was a good place to find girls, not so much clients. And I spent a lot of time at 60 Thompson. I used to hit up all the clubs: Duvet, Marquee, Mansion, Butter.
UD: Do you have any Valentine's Day plans?
KD: Last year I had planned a wonderful Valentine's Day. I rented a suite at the W Union Square for my boyfriend. It was raining but I got in a cab and went to his favorite restaurant, Philippe Chow uptown, the only place in the world for Peking chicken. I had a little cake made at a bakery with our initials.
UD: Sounds like you're pretty into it.
KD: I like the romance of Valentine's Day. I don't want the traditional gift. I want something sentimental. I want a message in a bottle. I want custom-made M&M's with my initials. I want my Tiffany necklace engraved with my name on it. OK, you can't afford that? One flower and a really well-written letter would suffice. I don't need to be taken out so much. I want someone to pamper me, give me a foot rub and do all the things that women really like.
UD: Any plans this year?
KD: This year, I have no Valentine. Maybe an UrbanDaddy reader could spend Valentine's Day with me!