Champagne Pommery's "Louis Meets Poppy"
Maison Pommery's played an innovative role in the Champagne market since 1874—when Madame Pommery (wife of then deceased founder Louis Pommery) invented Brut Champagne. In more recent years, Pommery's graced guests of the estate with exemplary...
EAU DE VIE
Behind the Profile of Rémy Martin Cognac
With cognac consumption on the rise around the world—including key markets like the US and China—an exhausted image of snifters in the hands of grandparents has been shed. Many consumers look to celebrities for recommendations. Some may even look back...
ZAHA HADID DESIGN
COVE by Zaha Hadid Design for Boffi
Even a quick glimpse at the late Dame Zaha Hadid's COVE kitchen for Boffi reveals the signature stylings of the acclaimed architect. The freestanding unit's smooth geometry makes reference to the curvilinear design of the MAXXI Museum of Art in...
NEW YORK CITY
Photographer Michael Hoerner's "Ilegal Pride" Exhibition
No image may ever be able to capture the complete sensations of NYC Pride—the ferociousness, liberated joy and unbounded togetherness—but photographer Michael Hoerner certainly comes close. In a series of vibrant images, punctuated by a large-scale...
Robb Vices' Clase Azul Tequila
Some days it feels as if we are only at the dawn of tequila's golden age—from a growing global appreciation to avid collectors and an ever-developing roster of super-premium products unlike any other. A new 20th anniversary Clase Azul tequila joins...
SOUTH OF FRANCE
WORD OF MOUTH
Word of Mouth: Aix-en-Provence
A mention of the south of France often conjures visions of Slim Aarons-style grandeur, neatly positioned umbrellas stretching along strips of beach and perhaps a yacht or two. And yet, 30 minutes north of Marseilles (and easily accessible by an inexpensive...
THE ART OF WATCHES GRAND EXHIBITION NEW YORK
Watches of New York Fashion Week: Men's
With another fashion week passing through New York—this time dedicated to men—the city's cultural consciousness briefly shifted to runway shows and presentations. Dozens of menswear brands and designers unveiled their SS18 looks and from Raf Simons...
N-p-Elliott's "Intersection" Collection at New York Fashion Week: Men's
When Nicholas P Elliott launched his namesake label in 2013, striking the balance between the avant-garde and accessible made for a propellant mission. Over the last four years, the N-p-Elliott brand's grown in acclaim, maintained a commitment...
JASON M PETERSON
BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY
Photographer Jason M Peterson + Overthrow Boxing
As a sport of force, stamina and speed, boxing delivers many impassioned moments that aren't easily captured in all their glory. Photographer Jason M Peterson—Creative Chairman of North America at Havas and an acclaimed Instagrammer who just crossed...
SOUTH OF FRANCE
AIX EN PROVENCE
Festival International d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence
Festival International d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence, or Festival d'Aix, isn't your average collection of acts in the already crowded festival season. Though, in its 69th year, it's certainly not new. Set in various theaters (one of which is outdoors...
Premiere: "Bubblegum" by CAPYAC feat. KD Kinetic
For every empty electronic track out there doing little more than moving bodies on a dance floor, one's like "Bubblegum" exists for those paying closer attention—for people who want to dance but know if they tune in a bit more, something of value...
FOURTH OF JULY
DON PAPA RUM
Celebratory, Fresh Fourth of July Cocktails
With such creativity dedicated to the world of cocktail-making, it's become easy to focus on a particular style or type of ingredient. With Fourth of July drinks frequently dominated by novelty items and colorful synthetic materials, we thought we...
SMALL BATCH BOURBON
Knob Creek 25th Anniversary Bourbon
Swirling in the overwhelming vastness of the whiskey world, Knob Creek's been a liquid of exceptional merit since Booker Noe, sixth-generation family member to be the Master Distiller of Jim Beam, decided to put it out there 25 years ago. Today...
Lissa Rivera's "Beautiful Boy" Exhibition at ClampArt
We exist in a time when conversation around gender identity slowly shifts into greater public consciousness. In no way has this been adequate enough to protect those who remain isolated or in danger, but some progress has occurred. And while every...
SOUTH AFRICAN WINES
WINE FOR THE WORLD
Ntsiki Biyela Launches Aslina Wines
Remarkable stories seem to follow Ntsiki Biyela, South Africa's first black woman winemaker. Perhaps that's because she's earned them—through hard work, dedication, a preternatural understanding of wines and an impressive four-wine release from her...
SILA's Stylish, Affordable Women's Watches
Straps are an important design element of the newly launched SILA watch collection, debuting on Kickstarter today. In fact, SILA—which stands for "Sorry I'm Late Again"—has 23 strap options. Three metal jewelry chain colors (silver, gold and rose...
Six Expectation-Defying Summer Cocktails
Cocktails, much like characters, extend from archetypes. It's variations on the tried and true (and familiar) that primarily populate even the most innovative mixed drinks menus. Only once in a blue moon does a cocktail defy this logic and extend from...
HODINKEE + TAG Heuer Limited Edition Chronograph Wristwatch
Leave it to the team at HODINKEE to find a vintage timepiece—of which only 20 known examples exist—and bring it to life with contemporary flair and relevance. The "Skipperera," reference 7754, debuted in 1967—a Tag Heuer commission following...
DAVID KING REUBEN
Paddle8 + Sotheby's La Mer Wave Walk
For a month now, 50 works by 50 different artists—hailing from various artistic backgrounds—have been scattered throughout the iconic streets and important edifices of NYC. In the form of a circular wave (or, in the case of Julian Schnabel's contribution...
NORDIC FOOD LAB
MICHAEL BOM FROST
Phaidon's "On Eating Insects" Guide + Matching Snacky Tunes' Playlist
Centuries of civilizations have relied on insects for sustenance or flavor. And yet, the gourmet-driven resurgence of critter consumption is a relatively new Western phenomenon. Phaidon's recently published "On Eating Insects: Essays, Stories and Recipes...
FAILE's Large-Scale Venice Beach Installation
741 California Ave in Venice Beach isn't your average city corner. Here, Brooklyn art duo FAILE have installed, by hand, 16,000 custom tiles inspired by the city's iconography. It stretches across the home of Rancho V's Rocco Gardner, occupying a facade...
Stylish Summer Performance Wear In All Blue Hues
As the season's higher temperatures set upon parts of the world, a wardrobe change isn't just for style, it's to incorporate technical advancements. Not everyone is an athlete, but in summer everything from boardwalk runs to tennis matches and late...
THE BATTERY CONSERVANCY
THE BATTERY NEW YORK SCARF
Hermès' Limited Edition "The Battery New York" Scarf
A decade ago Hermès opened the doors to a retail location on Broad Street in lower Manhattan initiating a commercial return to a neighborhood in recovery. Only steps away, the Battery—a 25-acre park that now sees seven million visitors a year—was...
Premiere: TV Baby's "Beware the Holy Whore"
As a nun dances across the rainbow-painted Salvation Mountain in TV Baby's brand new music video for their track "Beware The Holy Whore," directed by Stephanie Cerini, the song provides a gyration-worthy soundtrack to the surrealist visuals. The...
Premiere: Kai Landre's "The 1st Kiss"
Social media plays a role in so many real-life love stories—sometimes to the detriment of those in the relationship. Some individuals document every moment, building a digital trail of emotion-saturated moments, some of which must be purged upon...