Solange Knowles covers the Spring Fashion issue of Timeout New York. The 25-yr-old DJ/model/singer and mom talks about living in New York – check out what Solange had to say:

On adjusting to NYC life: “I love it. My entire family lives here, and [since] my niece [Blue Ivy] was born, I love being close to her.”

On any advice from friends and family gave about moving to New York: “Honestly, everyone really frightened me. I had sort of a Texas hillbilly [attitude] about the subway and walking [everywhere] and layering [for the cold weather]. But I’m a tough girl—I lived in Idaho, and if I can survive there, I can survive anywhere.”

On some of her favorite things to do in the city: “I definitely have that sort of Brooklyn vibe of “oh, crossing the bridge is sooo far,” so we stay pretty local in terms of our restaurants, movie theaters and bowling alleys. But really, I love eating out. Some of my favorite new spots in the neighborhood are Buttermilk Channel and Frankies [457 Spuntino]. I’ve definitely packed on the pounds since moving here.”

Check it out here: visit TimeOut New York