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DAVID GRAVER

David Graver

ALCOHOL
WHISKEY
SPIRITS
BOURBON
KENTUCKY
RYE
EDDIE RUSSELL
JIMMY RUSSELL
LAWRENCEBURG
Behind the Barrel of Wild Turkey Bourbon
Situated on a vast, rolling landscape in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky—amidst the vibrant and ever-growing bourbon trail—Wild Turkey's distillery plays host to deep history and thoughtful modernity. This hub of bourbon and rye production, founded back in...
WINE
COLLABORATIONS
ROSé
CALIFORNIA WINES
BABE WALKER
THE FAT JEW
White Girl Rosé by The Fat Jew
Drawing inspiration from the despair-laden Hamptons rosé shortage of 2014, Josh Ostrovsky—best known as The Fat Jew—and Babe Walker of White Girl Problems have teamed up to ease future summer drinking fears. The result, White Girl Rosé, happens to...
IPHONE
SOCIAL MEDIA
TECH
COMMUNICATION
IOS APPS
GATHER
VIDEO APPS
Send Video Reactions with Gather App
In the age of Snapchat and selfies, nothing conveys an appropriate reaction like one's own face. That's the premise behind group messaging app Gather, launched today for iOS. Gather lets users send what they'd normally send to friends or family—screenshots...
TRAVEL
WATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
ITALIAN LEATHER
DISCOMMON
The Watch Wallet by Discommon
For travelers, there's never been an appropriate, reliable and dedicated place to stow a wristwatch. That's about to change, thanks to California-based DISCOMMON's debut product The Watch Wallet. Not only is it a safe, thoughtful location for a watch...
NEW ORLEANS
CREATIVE WORKPLACES
PHOTO ESSAYS
TRAVEL ESSAYS
WESLEY VERHOEVE
Exploring Creatives and Their Cities with One of Many
For the past six months, we've been following the adventures of Wesley Verhoeve, the writer and photographer behind One of Many—a site that chronicles creative communities in American cities. Each month Verhoeve releases a portrait series, accompanied...
ART
HOTELS
PUBLIC ART
MOROCCO
ART EXHIBITIONS
SCULPTURES
MARRAKECH
JULIEN MARINETTI
Modern, Colorful Sculptures of La Mamounia, Marrakech
Very few hotels around the world carry a reputation like Marrakech, Morocco's La Mamounia. Opened in 1923, the magnificent venue has played host to some of the world's most acclaimed figures—be that politicians or celebrities—and its storied 200-year...
TRAVEL
HOTELS
BARS
NEW YORK CITY
TRAVEL GUIDES
MONOCLE
MONOCLE TRAVEL GUIDE SERIES
The Monocle Travel Guide Series: New York
Since 2007, the cultural purveyors at MONOCLE magazine have kept a bureau in New York City. During this time, they've explored the inner workings of a city in constant change. They've dug into every lifestyle sector worth exploring and presented...
DIY
MAGAZINES
ZINES
LGBT
FOOD PUBLICATIONS
MOUTHFEEL
FOOD PORN
Mouthfeel: A Punk Foodie Zine
There are really two reasons to buy a publication: content and presentation. There's something about Mouthfeel, a brand new food zine, that delivers on both in a truly unique way. At its core, it's a large-format zine (10"x16", perfect-bound, with...
WATCHES
KICKSTARTER
WATCHISMO
WATCH DESIGN
MECHANICAL WATCHES
XERIC
Watchismo's Unusual Mechanical Watch: The Halograph
For over 15 years, the folks behind watch retailer Watchismo have searched for some of the most interesting timepieces on the market to put in their online store. In 2013, however, they stormed the internet in a new way and founded their own brand...
DISCUSSIONS
DIGITAL STORYTELLING
CHARLIE MELCHER
FUTURE OF STORYTELLING
SUMMITS
Future of StoryTelling 2015 Summit
There is a reawakening in storytelling and Charlie Melcher has been observing it for years. Melcher, founder of the Future of StoryTelling (FoST) summit and content platform, gathers some of the greatest minds in media, technology and communication...
ART
EXHIBITIONS
PAPER
GALLERY OPENINGS
B. WURTZ
DIEU DONNé
HANDMADE PAPER
Handmade Paper Artworks by B. Wurtz
To best understand New York artist B. Wurtz's latest exhibition "Works in Handmade Paper," attendees should first consider its venue: Dieu Donné. The gallery happens to be the premiere facility for "collaborative creation of contemporary art using...
WATCHES
STAR WARS
MOVIES
ENTERTAINMENT
TIMEPIECES
WATCH DESIGN
NIXON
MAY 4
Star Wars + Nixon Watch Collection
First and foremost, California's Nixon watch company creates detail-oriented wristwatches that beg to be worn out and about. Their attention to detail and clever wearability has never been more present than in the brand's latest collaboration, announced...
RUM
GIN
COCKTAILS
VODKA
WHISKEY COCKTAILS
MIXED DRINKS
SPRING COCKTAILS
SPRING DRINKS
Four Simple Cocktails for Spring
As bartenders continue to further the nuances of cocktail-making, it's important to remember that sometimes simple does the trick. And while we recently tried an otherworldly Woodford Reserve Double Oaked $1,000 mint julep in anticipation of the Kentucky...
TRAVEL
HOTELS
NEW YORK CITY
EDITION HOTEL
MADISON SQUARE PARK
A First Peek Inside The New York EDITION Hotel
After spending much of our 2014 Miami Art Week at the cultural and events epicenter that is the Miami Beach EDITION Hotel, we have been eagerly anticipating this spring's launch of Ian Schrager's latest, The New York EDITION Hotel. First, because...
PETS
WEARABLE TECH
PET ACCESSORIES
DOG COLLARS
FITNESS TRACKERS
Everything-in-One Dog Collar
There are plenty of beautiful dog collars on the market that reflect a range of styles and cross a range of price point. And yet, there's nothing quite like DogTelligent's recently announced Connected Collar. It's stylish to a degree—in the way that...
MUSEUMS
EXHIBITIONS
AMERICA IS HARD TO SEE
NEW WHITNEY
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
The New Whitney Museum's "America is Hard to See"
Two years ago, we ventured over to 99 Gansevoort Street in NYC to tour the construction site of famed architect Renzo Piano's new Whitney Museum of American Art building. Today, the 28,000 ton concrete, glass and steel building stands complete—and...
CHAMPAGNE
GRAPES
ROSE
WINES
NAPA VALLEY
ROSE WINE
SPARKLING WINES
Eight Superb Rosé Wines for Spring
With the announcement of Quin Candy's Rosé Gumdrops it dawned on us that we are once again returning to the season of celebratory pink wines. While the reputation of rosé was all but destroyed during the White Zinfandel heyday, it's been on the rise...
TRAVEL
ITALY
LUXURY
BOOKING TRAVEL
PROPERTIES
SORRENTO
TRAVEL SERVICES
Le Collectionist's Italian Villa Giulia
For those not familiar with Le Collectionist, imagine a service much like Airbnb—only with 24-hour concierge service on-call and only the most magnificent hand-selected, and carefully approved properties around the world. From a 20-bedroom chateau...
ALCOHOL
CIDER
UPSTATE NEW YORK
HARD CIDER
APPLE CIDER
PEAR CIDER
PERRY
Six Hard Ciders for Spring Sipping
Over a year ago, the small-batch magnificence of upstate New York's Aaron Burr Cider appeased our palate in a very unique way—and made us delve deeper into one of the fastest growing markets in the drinks world. Cider is a lighthearted beverage, but...
PHOTOGRAPHY
EXHIBITIONS
NEW YORK CITY
INSTAGRAM
BLACK AND WHITE
PHOTOGRAPHERS
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS
ROYALTON
IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY
Jason Peterson's New York in Black & White
As the first installment of the Concrete Jungle Instagram photo exhibition series at NYC's Royalton Hotel, photographer Jason Peterson is unveiling a collection of images dubbed "New York in Black & White." Peterson manages to capture the essence of...
SWISS MADE
WATCH DESIGN
MONTBLANC
LUXURY WATCHES
SWISS WATCHES
MOON PHASES
Montblanc's Vasco da Gama-Inspired Timepiece Collection
Inspiration strikes in many ways, but for an explorer at heart, there's nothing quite like hearing the tales of early adventurers. This can certainly be said of the tales surrounding Vasco da Gama, who sailed from Lisbon in 1497 and found the first...
BROOKLYN
SAN FRANCISCO
COCKTAILS
SPIRITS
UTAH
MADE IN USA
VODKAS
GINS
BOULEVARDIER
Three Superb Spirits Employing Surprising Materials
On a recent trip to indie food and drink specialty shop Mouth, in NYC, we discovered a bunch of curious creations that hadn't crossed our path before. After leaving with plenty of products to taste, three struck our attention for their unique approach...
TRAVEL
BERLIN
GERMANY
BEER
BARS
COCKTAILS
FOOD AND DRINK
Three Exceptional Berlin Bars Offering the Unexpected
People from all over the globe venture to Berlin for the excitement its diverse nightlife scene has to offer. Famed nightclub Berghain commands one of the best global reputations for a wild night out—and its acclaimed Panorama Bar features a Long Island...
DENIM
LOS ANGELES
CANVAS
APRONS
LINENS
CULINARY GOODS
New Handmade Hedley and Bennett Aprons
When thinking of aprons, two iterations often come to mind: plain, white standard culinary workwear and kitschy "kiss-the-cook" styles. It was this observation, coupled with years of Michelin-starred kitchen experience and a desire for better options...
FRANCE
CHAMPAGNE
IPHONE APPS
GRANDE CUVEE
KRUG CHAMPAGNE
OXFORD
CHAMPAGNE PAIRINGS
KRUG
Pairing Krug Champagne and Music
Often when champagne pairings are discussed or enjoyed, the complementary partner is food, with an end game of flavors mingling and aromas matching up. The tastebuds are the target audience. While that makes sense, within the context of one of our...
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