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The Daily Dish Below Deck

Kate Chastain: My Guilty Pleasures

The 'Below Deck' star on why she's obsessed with her electric kettle and more.

They've got successful careers and are adored by fans, but what things bring joy to our Bravolebrities' lives? From fashion and food to music and movies, our stars share their favorite guilty pleasures. This week, Below Deck's Kate Chastain.

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Favorite Music to Workout To
Um, what is this strange word ‘workout’ you speak of? I don’t really exercise that often (okay: more like never) but I am obsessed with music. I usually listen to a mix of hip hop and deep house mostly. Drake, Disclosure, Flume….I like to keep it pretty mellow.

Last Amazing Movie I Saw
Most recently, Grand Budapest Hotel was brilliant. Who doesn’t love Wes Anderson. That being said, nothing lately has rivaled my favorite, Amelie.

Favorite Restaurant
I was lucky enough to go to Per Se a few months ago and that was unbelievable; refined defined. Thomas Keller is a genius. On an every day basis though, my first choice will always be sushi.

Must-Have Item While I’m at Sea
My laptop. It keeps me in touch with all of my loved ones no matter where I am in the world.

First Website I Read Every Morning
Lucky Charming. It’s a blog/travelogue I started as a hobby 4 years ago. It’s a creative outlet for me and a great way to spend a day when I’m on watch (every crew member takes turns "babysitting" the yacht when we don’t have guests onboard….Watch is just sitting on the boat, alone from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. to make sure no alarms go off or trespassers try to come can get pretty boring.)

Favorite Gadget
The electric kettle! This seems to be more of a European thing but I don’t know why every American household doesn’t have one. You just press a button and in less than a minute Voila! boiling water. Anyone who says “a watched pot never boils’ clearly never had an electric kettle.

Favorite Designer
Depends where I am: for resort wear, Calypso St. Barths and Missoni. And I never travel without a Pucci dress and my black Vince leather jacket…..I've worn that combo everywhere from Dubai to the Hamptons to St. Maarten and felt like I was appropriately dressed. BCBGMaxazria is great for knockout, modern pieces. I don’t really like to shop online, as I prefer the thrill of the hunt. I would shop at designer vintage stores every day if I could.

Best Vacation Getaway
Palma de Mallorca in the Mediterannean, Isla Mujeres Mexico, and Bathsheba, Barbados will always hold special places in my heart. I’ve had some life changing moments in all those locations.

Essential Splurge
A good, deep tissue massage, although I don’t see it as that much of a splurge. It’s more a medical necessity than a luxury. I carry all of my stress in my shoulders and if I don’t have it corrected after a while, even just sleeping can be a real pain in the neck. (awful pun, I know….couldn’t help myself)

Favorite TV Show
I love Real Housewives of New York City. Carole Radziwill is basically my idol; educated, traveled, a little sassy, well spoken and her STYLE!! She is the epitome of effortless cool. And I also love the Rachel Zoe project. As a girl who once wore a fur coat to a college class as soon as the Florida temperature dropped below 70 degrees, I love her commitment to everyday glamour.

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