Posts Tagged ‘urbanite’
Mamacita Bandita
Mamacita Bandita

Photographer Stoney Darkstone Fashion Editor Sonia Nava Artist Untied Model Albina Kireeva with Nevs UK clothing credits: Utility shirt & trousers Ben Davis Leather Corset Pritch London Accessories Maria e Luisa Jewel Head bandana Vintage Kenzo Neck scarf Stylists own Belt British Army Shoes Arvid Yuki Shy

Bar Chef
Bar Chef

There’s a special kind of buzz surrounding a new bar in Toronto–domestically and internationally–and it only grows with each dazzled patron who enters the dizzying expanse of his cocktail kingdom. Frankie Solarik, author of The Bar Chef and co-owner of Toronto’s BarChef, is applying the same detail and passion to preparing cocktails as a chef […]

SOMA x Isabel Marant
SOMA x Isabel Marant

Photography Bob Adler/Jared Brick

SOMA at HGU NYC Soirée
SOMA at HGU NYC Soirée

On Tuesday, March 28, SOMA and HGU NYC hosted New York’s best, brightest, and prettiest for an evening of Patron, the delightful mixing of DJ Kodi Najm, and, as always, good company. Photography by Jenna Cumbo

 SOTO Sake
 SOTO Sake

A sake bottle may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of beautiful design, but then again, you may not have seen this sake bottle. Designed by Joe Doucet (of JDXP) for SOTO Sake, this bottle is not just a container; it is as conceptually thoughtful as the sake inside. […]

Mezcal
Mezcal

Ah, Mezcal… The smokey nectar of Oaxaca. After centuries of production, Mezcal is finally beginning to capture the public eye and make a name for itself on an international level. Although Tequila is technically the “National Drink of Mexico,” Mezcal, with all of its history is, and always will be, the real drink of Mexico. […]

Glass Distillery
Glass Distillery

Until recently, artisan glass was reserved for royalty and the extremely wealthy, produced in Venice by master glassmakers. Leave it to the Pacific Northwest to disrupt centuries of tradition. In the early 70’s, pioneer glassmakers like Dale Chihuly started a new movement of glass for the masses, melding traditional techniques with a sculptural approach. When […]

BarChef
BarChef

Strawberry by Frankie Solarik, BarChef, Toronto Photography by Leanne Neufeld Strawberry gin, fresh basil, balsamic and lavender syrup, sliced strawberries, London dry gin, balsamic vinegar, sugar, dried lavender, water, vanilla extract, Texturas “Lyo Fresa” freeze dried strawberry, Texturas “lecite” soy lecithin, “gold” gelatin, coconut milk, coconut rum, egg, balsamic vinegar, basil sprouts Spring Thaw by Frankie Solarik, BarChef, Toronto Photography by Leanne Neufeld Sparkling wine, gin, […]

BarChef
BarChef

There’s a special kind of buzz surrounding a new bar in Toronto–domestically and internationally–and it only grows with each dazzled patron who enters the dizzying expanse of his cocktail kingdom. Frankie Solarik, author of “The Bar Chef” and co-owner of Toronto’s BarChef, is applying the same detail and passion to preparing cocktails as a chef […]

The New Golden Age of Cocktails
The New Golden Age of Cocktails

Socially speaking, the cocktail is king. Few common customs will entrance and cause obsession in the manner of a properly mixed drink. Urbanites throughout the world scour their cities for the best Old Fashioned, the finest Last Word, often to realize beauty is in the eye of the beholder. There are rules, but none have […]

Huli Pau!
Huli Pau!

Scouring the globe for mixologists harboring the most exotic and intriguing cocktail recipes in their repertoire, SOMA stumbled upon this Big Island jewel. You won’t have to fly across oceans to feel transported. Just a sip from this tantalizing treat conjures warm, tropical breezes and sand beneath your toes. THE BIKINI MARTINI 1 oz Ketel […]

Best Drinks
Best Drinks

Inside the extravagant SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, the collaboration between celebrity chef José Andrés, world-renowned
designer Philippe Starck, and retailers Murray Moss and Franklin Getchell is a eclectic undertaking, to put it mildly. Arguably, the four pillars that comprise this lavish undertaking are: Rojo y Blanca, a play on the traditional Spanish tapa-teria; the Patisserie, […]

Salon Urbain
Salon Urbain

Albert Einstein said, “Logic will get you from A to Z… Imagination can take you everywhere.” Logically, creating a lounge-style area out of what used to be a parking lot next to a famous concert and music hall is a good idea. That was the general concept behind Salon Urbain at the Place de Arts […]

The New Golden Age of Cocktails
The New Golden Age of Cocktails

Socially speaking, the cocktail is king. Few common customs will entrance and cause obsession in the manner of a properly mixed drink. Urbanites throughout the world scour their cities for the best Old Fashioned, the finest Last Word, often to realize beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

GP’s Neapolitan Elegance Romances Jersey City
GP’s Neapolitan Elegance Romances Jersey City

After 34 years in the restaurant business, George Politis brings a bit of East Village flair to Jersey with GP’s Restaurant, newly opened at 236 Pavonia Avenue (second to his first location in Guttenberg, NJ). From the small classic dishes with fresh ingredients that make up Politis’ signature menu, to the modern design, his new restaurant reflects the East Coast romance vibe of the young neighborhood. With Politis’ contemporary twists on typical Neapolitan fare and his restaurant’s chic interiors, GP’s Hamilton Park takes classic Italian dining to another level.

SOMA and TOKYObay Salute Top Mixologists
SOMA and TOKYObay Salute Top Mixologists

  JON GASPARINI 15 Romolo, Rye, Rosewood, Rye on the Road – San Francisco Designer-turned-serial-restaurateur Jon Gasparini keeps busy. With three bars (15 Romolo, Rosewood, and Rye) and an A-list cocktail catering venture (Rye on the Road), Gasparini also acts as a consultant all over, from local distillers to brands like Jim Beam Global, and […]

Crème Brûlée On The Street
Crème Brûlée On The Street

Castro and Market, a corner we San Franciscan’s are well familiar with, has another great reason to stop by. There, in the heart of leather and lace, sits what is becoming a sweet tradition. The Crème Brûlée Cart, with its array of growing flavors brings to life an adult’s fantasy of the ice-cream truck. With […]

Eddie ‘Lucky’ Campbell
Eddie 'Lucky' Campbell

A beacon of cool in Dallas amid Main Street’s trite and unappealing nightlife, the Chesterfield opened in December 2011, updating classic bar theory with approachable refinement. Co-owner Eddie “Lucky” Campbell takes inspiration from the pre-prohibition era’s golden age of cocktails. Campbell explains his view: “The period between 1890 and 1910 is when barmen became craftsmen […]

At Home on the Shore
At Home on the Shore

Text by Vanessa DeLeon It’s easy to mistake the entrance to the subterranean playground that is Lure Fishbar for one of Manhattan’s many subway stops. Rest assured, the green iron stairs leading down to the yacht-like interior are loath to be stained with gum or city grime, instead replete with navy and ivory leather banquettes, […]

The Pleasures of Today
The Pleasures of Today

Text by William Blake Photography by Oleg March Today, you can enjoy a wine cocktail alongside a beer cocktail alongside a liquor cocktail alongside a cappuccino, next to a friend’s bowl of sculptural pea soup or a stranger’s stroopwafel. Today you might experience a ‘head-butt’ or a ‘turf-war’. Today, as in all days, you can […]

Rachel Ford
Rachel Ford

Text by Eileen Chiang It is rumored that Graydon Carter used to spend his late afternoons in the offices of Vanity Fair carefully curating the private-line only reservations and seating arrangements of his A-list guests at his Midtown power lounge, Monkey Bar. The storied bar and restaurant has since allowed its exclusivity to ebb, though […]

SILENCIO
SILENCIO

Silencio, the latest opening on the Parisian club scene, was a legend before even existing. Unveiled last month on the historical rue Montmartre, the club borrows its name from the iconic venue dear to many a heart thanks to director David Lynch’s film Mulholland Drive. In the 2001 picture, the theater plays a central role […]

BUDDAKAN
BUDDAKAN

As an interior designer who specializes in restaurants in New York City, I am constantly visiting some of the most revered restaurants in the world. The other night I decided to dine at one of my preferred eateries and experience the décor of one of my favorite designers Christian Liaigre. Liaigre is known for his […]

Berlin Street Food Classics
Berlin Street Food Classics

What the hot dog stand is to New York, the Imbiss is to Berlin. Housed in little huts on the sidewalk, Imbissbuden sell cheap to-go snacks for only a few euros. Since they began, Imbiss have been meeting points for all walks of life: young, old, rich, poor, academics, proletarians, creatives, yuppies and club kids. […]


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