There are worries about spies and recording devices. “There’s someone whose entire job it is to figure out things that I don’t want the world to see,” she says. ” In the kitchen there’s an assortment of pastries from a hip downtown spot called the Smile (“They have these banana-quinoa muffins that I’m with”), and in the refrigerator are a surprising number of varieties of sparkling water. '”) and some enormous scented candles (“I was like, ‘That’s so cool, they’re so big! (Swift also bought the unit across the hall, for about million; she uses it to house her security team.) It took a lot of work just to see it: It belonged to the director Peter Jackson, who had an actor friend crashing here, so the brokers didn’t want to bother him much. “I think once you’re Gandalf, you can always just stay in Peter Jackson’s house.” Swift leads the way into one of her four guest bedrooms.
“Don’t even get me started on wiretaps,” Swift says seriously. “They look at your career, they look at what you prioritize, and they try to figure out what would be the most revealing or hurtful. (“I have black cherry, pomegranate, blueberry, strawberry, key lime, tangerine lime . “This is where Karlie usually stays,” she says – meaning supermodel Karlie Kloss, one of her new BFFs, whom she met nine months ago at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show.
She has a new album out in October, , that she’s insanely excited about, because it signals her transition from a country star who likes pop to a straight-up pop star. And despite what you may have read in the gossip press, Swift hasn’t been involved with a man in quite some time. She went on Twitter to follow Dunham, and coincidentally saw that Dunham had just tweeted admiringly about Swift.
“I was really scared she was being ironic, but I decided to follow her anyway, just in case.
The game got a little heated, because one team had a lot more famous people on it, which gave them what some guests thought was an unfair advantage. Swift calls it her “dream house,” but it’s also been the source of some of her first truly negative press.
The trouble started when she redid her sea wall, which she says hadn’t been updated since the house was built in 1929.
Or Marnie, if she wasn’t an asshole.”) Swift leads the way upstairs to her bedroom. It’s her two-month old kitten, named after Olivia Benson, from She steps onto her patio and climbs the staircase up to the roof deck. “It’s construction central.” A forest of skyscrapers surrounds her; the Freedom Tower looks close enough to touch. And a lot of them are long-lensing it – which, if you have to have paparazzi in your life, is such a better way.” She likes it so much she’s trying to recruit friends to move here – like her buddy Selena Gomez. “I think I can do it.”ack in the living room, Swift settles into the couch with a muffin and starts talking about her Fourth of July.
Asleep on her massive four-poster bed is a tiny white ball of fur. Swift gestures to a set of planters: “Those are hydrangeas, and over there are the roses and basil and rosemary.” Heading back downstairs, she passes an antique lamp with the inscription CALADIUM SEGUINUM on it. She can walk down the street to get dinner, or go furniture shopping with friends in Brooklyn. She invited a bunch of friends up to Rhode Island, where she has a house in a fancy community called Watch Hill.
(TMZ: “Taylor Swift Neighbors Pissed: You’re Screwing With Our Coastline!!I think that’s interesting.'” It’s 1300 hours in the San Fernando Valley, and Project Sparrow is in full effect.In a nondescript parking lot at a soundstage in Van Nuys, California, a Blackwater-esque platoon of personal-security professionals stands at the ready.I have to stop myself from thinking about how many aspects of technology I don’t understand.” Swift pauses, as if weighing just how paranoid she’s comfortable with sounding. It’s sad to have to look for cameras in dressing rooms and bathrooms. “This is a thing me and Lena have,” says Swift – meaning Lena Dunham, another recent friend.I don’t walk around naked with my windows open, because there’s a value on that.” And yet, despite the DEFCON-3 level of security, in a lot of ways Swift has never felt more free. “We wear them during the day and look like pioneer women, fresh off the Oregon Trail.” Swift met Dunham in 2012, after she watched and became obsessed.