You Should Know: Joanna Lily Wong

by guestofaguest · October 21, 2015

Joanna Lily Wong

Here at GofG, we're all for choosing your friends wisely. For instance, having a close confidant who works in real estate. Now that's an invaluable friendship. Add to that a serious penchant for all things stylish and fab, like, oh, we don't know, Miss Joanna Lily Wong, you've got a real keeper.


Project Manager for Real Estate Development Firm

Place of birth:

Redding, CA



Joanna Lily Wong

Joanna Lily Wong

What do you actually do all day?

Scout unique residential properties, run between construction sites + lighting/kitchen/flooring showrooms, research the market, get lost on Pinterest, rework floorpans.

Favorite song growing up?

"I Will Always Love You" - Whitney Houston

My biggest secret is… is the first place I shop for ANYTHING - from coffee mugs to furniture

Where do you live in San Francisco?

It has the density of a city and also amazing nature within 30 min. The history + architecture is so rich

Uber, Taxi, BART or Bike?

Personal bike - Most dependable of all

My motto is…

Nothing ventured, nothing gained!

My alter ego is…

The last drink I had was… Green tea

My secret crush is…

Definitely don't want that being public!

What was your first job?

Selling shampoo at a beauty supply store

If you had one day left to live in SF, what would you do?

Walk the Lands End trail + have a picnic at the Sutra Baths, watch the sea lions at the wharf

Coming from? Going to?

A house we're renovating in Nob Hill. The office.

What is your favorite work of art?

Anything by my grandmother

Who should we know?

My sister Cecile Ruby Wong, who has the store Mint. She has impeccable taste + her store is like nothing else in the Bay Area.