Helena Christensen Talks Life and Love at Her Idyllic Catskills Home

Ever wonder how a supermodel spends her downtime? And where? For its latest issue, on newsstands July 31, Porter magazine took a visit to Danish model and photographer Helena Christensen’s fairy-tale weekend retreat in the Catskill Mountains to talk about her “crazy” impulsive decision to buy her home; her 13-year-old son, Mingus; her love for Peru, where her mother was born; her memories of her friendship with Heath Ledger; her relationship with her boyfriend, Interpol singer Paul Banks; and more.

Today, the magazine is giving an exclusive sneak preview of the issue, complete with dreamy photos of Christensen at her enchanting house on the river and soundbites that only make us love her more. Read for a few of the interview highlights.