Leslie Scocca Croft grew up in Queens, and, against the backdrop of a twinkling city, was drawn to the thrill of fashion. Ranked among the Top 5 Fashion Schools in the World, Leslie enrolled at the illustrious Fashion Institute of Technology whereupon she studied Advertising and Communications, and summarily earned the distinction Bachelor of Arts. Upon graduation, Leslie joined the Hearst Corporation and went to work at Harper’s Bazaar, America’s First Fashion Magazine, where she reigned as a senior editor for over 14 years.
But when the chairman and owner of one of New York City’s longest established property management and real estate development firms tapped her as his right-hand person, fate brought Leslie’s reach in New York’s advertising world to the fast-paced and exciting labyrinth of New York City Real Estate.
Croft returned to the world of reporting and is proud to have pioneered and pen, The Grand Bazaar: A Day in the Life of our Culture. In 2012, she was appointed Charlatan Magazine's New York Bureau Chief and oversees reporting from New York City’s diverse culture to the magazine’s 30+ international markets. Whether in Las Vegas, Portugal, London or beyond, Leslie remains transfixed on Global Culture, and continues to provide commentary, editorial oversight, and exclusive, cutting-edge interviews from the Capital of the World.
Leslie and her husband of 21 years, the real estate mogul Tony Croft, reside along the Hudson River and maintains that “Life is full of surprises. It advertises nothing.”