On Letting Go

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I’ve always prided myself on my ability to see the potential in people and situations. I can wander into a dilapidated house and I see not not the broken floorboards but what it’ll look like after a year of renovations. I can see the the basis for growth and change. But the downside of vision is sometimes you forget about the reality. That potential might be[...]

How I created the one project that became my entire career.

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The short version is simply: start with an idea, and then do everything you can with the resources you have to make it into a reality. The long version, which is the one I get asked most about, is a more complicated tale. "High Class, No Cash" was the first project I completed on my own upon graduating from college, and it's the one that opened a variety of[...]

Grunge for Spring? Groundbreaking.

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In New York it seems like Spring is never going to arrive. The skies have been cloudy and gray, and while I was writing this it was about 30 degrees. But it’s April, and Spring should be here, but it seems like it’s simply not. Getting ready I find myself instinctively reaching towards t-shirts and tank tops, but the sad reality is I need something warmer. [...]

Dough

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Now, I don’t know if it’s just me, but where I grew up we had good donuts. Like, really good donuts. And there were several stores that all had different types — cake donuts, and yeast donuts, and everything in between. I’m all about it, and it’s one of my favorite things about visiting home. There’s just something about a good donut, and Dough in Flatiron/B[...]

202 London

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Just off Portobello Road, there are few places I’ve ever been that are like 202, as it combines fashion, retail, and modern dining, in a spacious, inspiring space. If Ab Fab were done up by hipsters, this might be the result. I was exploring the Notting Hill neighborhood with my dear friend Laura, a very chic London native, and this was one of her secret spo[...]

Salvation Taco

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Murray Hill isn’t known for it’s culinary offerings, but it’s still close enough to my apartment that I'm always looking for the next hidden gem. My most recent discovery was Salvation Taco, located in the lobby of the Pod 39 Hotel.Created by the people behind The Spotted Pig, one of New York’s storied West Village eateries, the atmosphere is decidedly delig[...]

Kickstarter: Kabaccha Shoes

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As you can tell from my style posts, while my clothes stay pretty simple I do have a thing for loud footwear. Bright colors and cool details are what I look for when I'm picking out new kicks, which is why I was so excited about this new Kickstarter for Kabaccha Shoes. And not only are these shoes Made in Italy, designed to be comfortable AND stylish, but th[...]

Pulled Duck Sandwiches at Ma Poule (Torvehallerne Market)

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Sometimes it’s the quick and easy eats that are my favorites; on my recent trip to Copehagen a friendly stranger told us we had to find the pulled duck sandwiches at Torvehallerne Market. I'm sorry, did you say pulled duck? I want to go to there. I thought, unable to contain my enthusiasm. So my friend and I found the market, which wasn't too far from the[...]

American Crew Liquid Wax

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I’ll admit this one didn’t really seem of interest to me — I’ve tried the styling glues and waxes before, and let’s just say I always got the “fresh from the car wash” look. The new American Crew Liquid Wax, however, gave me a totally different look, and I have to admit I’m pretty into it. Less “wet” and more “matte,” with just enough hold to keep me looking[...]