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UPSTATE NEW YORK
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ACCOMODATIONS
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NEW YORK
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LIVINGSTON MANOR
Upstate New York's The DeBruce Inn
For New Yorkers googling "Livingston Manor," the bar in downtown Brooklyn pops up first, before the hamlet in upstate New York. It's likely due to proximity but also maybe the search engine algorithm doubts interest in a town whose population clocked...
FURNITURE
COUCHES
CHAIRS
SOFAS
HOME DECOR
LIVING ROOM
MADE IN USA
CRAFTSMANSHIP
AFFORDABLE LUXURY
WEST ELM
RESTORATION HARDWARE
Maiden Home
Newcomer furniture brand Maiden Home sticks out from the well-known names we've grown up with, tackling a pretty difficult industry to enter. The e-commerce company offers made-to-order, customizable furniture built in the US at a price point you...
HOTELS
LONDON
TRAVEL
EXPERIMENTAL COCKTAIL CLUB
HOTEL REVIEWS
OPENINGS
BOUTIQUE HOTELS
COVENT GARDEN
LONDON HOTELS
SOHO LONDON
DOROTHEE MEILICHZON
Henrietta Hotel, London
If you're looking for something closer to central London and quieter than the Ned, the team behind Experimental Cocktail Club has opened their first-ever hotel in the city. As we've visited their first hotel project in Paris, The Grand Pigalle, we...
SKINCARE
NATURAL SKINCARE
CLEANSING OIL
OIL CLEANSERS
GENDER NEUTRAL
SENSITIVE SKIN
WELLBEING
FACIAL OILS
GREEN BEAUTY
NATURAL BEAUTY
Botanical-Based F. Miller Cleansing Oil
There's no more longing for that squeaky-clean sensation many face washes leave behind, as we've learned it can mean we've stripped away natural oils, potentially resulting in irritation. Oil cleansers are a gentle yet efficient alternative, and...
MUSIC FESTIVALS
DEKMANTEL
INTERVIEWS
RECORD LABELS
AMSTERDAM
HOUSE MUSIC
TECHNO
MUSIC
EYE FILM INSTITUTE
SAO PAULO
Dekmantel Celebrates 10 Years
Dekmantel has become a household name within the festival circuit, thanks to a line-up that skips fillers and customary headliner hierarchy and instead works hard to ply dance music lovers with a mix of fan favorites and need-to-know emerging artists...
SKINCARE
CANNABIS
WEED
MARIJUANA
NATURAL SKINCARE
CANNABIS OIL
BODY LOTION
MADE IN USA
420
MOISTURIZER
Herb Essentials
Cannabis-based skincare isn't new, but there's something special about the body lotion that's been sitting atop our bathroom sink for the past few weeks. The simple black-and-white minimalist branding on the bottle sets it apart from what you...
CHAIRS
SERGIO RODRIGUES
BRAZILIAN DESIGN
BRAZILIAN FURNITURE
FURNITURE
FURNITURE DESIGN
RE-EDITIONS
NYC
60 Years of Sergio Rodrigues' Mole Chair
The Rio de Janeiro-born Sergio Rodrigues, who passed away just a few years ago, wasn't called the father of Brazilian furniture lightly. His penchant for comfort, and beautiful local woods like jacaranda, resulted in designs like his late '50s...
HOTELS
SOHO HOUSE
SYDELL GROUP
THE NED
LONDON
MEMBERS CLUB
BARS
RESTAURANTS
LUXURY HOTELS
LONDON HOTELS
OPENINGS
FIVE STAR HOTELS
The Ned, London
Most hotels in big cities have a problem with maximizing space—but what does one do when the building-to-be-renovated is almost too massive? It requires more than one company, in fact. This month, The Ned finally opened its doors in London after...
JAZZ
ASHRAM
MUSIC
ALICE COLTRANE
RBMA FESTIVAL NEW YORK
LUAKA BOP
JOHN COLTRANE
DEVOTIONAL MUSIC
SPIRITUAL MUSIC
RBMA
RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY
The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
The profound, transcendental music Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda composed at her Sai Anantam Ashram in California has become available to the wider public, with help from NYC-based (and world-music-embracing) label Luaka Bop. Originally, the...
MUSIC
PLAYLISTS
AMBIENT
AMBIENT MUSIC
HARP
MARY LATTIMORE
CLASSICAL
INSTRUMENTALS
GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL
Mary Lattimore's Ambient Playlist
"Ambient" is too often a lazy title thrown at any track without a steady beat, and the word cannot do justice to the veins of artists at hand experimenting with voice, instrument, or even electronics. Mary Lattimore—who commands a harp—has put...
LONDON
TRAVEL
FOOD DRINK
JEWISH DELI
LONDON RESTAURANTS
PASTRAMI
DELIS
HOXTON
DELICATESSEN
KOSHER
BRUNCH
SHABBAT
Monty's Deli Opens in London
With humble beginnings as a bustling market stall on Druid Street, East London's Monty's Deli—thanks to a successful Kickstarter that helped raise more than £50,000—has just opened its doors as a brick-and-mortar restaurant. With the additional...
TRAVEL
NYC ESCAPES
WEEKEND GETAWAYS
WILDERNESS
UPSTATE NEW YORK
TRAVEL GUIDES
ADIRONDACKS
WORD OF MOUTH
LOCAL COFFEE
RESTAURANTS
THE WILD CENTER
KID FRIENDLY
Word of Mouth: Adirondacks
Six hours from Toronto, Boston and New York City, the Adirondacks region is the largest publicly protected area within the 48 states (one just can't compete with how big Alaska is). One of the most unique aspects to this state park is that there are...
UPSTATE NEW YORK
SARATOGA SPRINGS
RACETRACKS
HOTELS
MOTELS
HOTEL DESIGN
STUDIO TACK
TRAVERS STAKE
SARATOGA RACING
RACING
The Brentwood, Saratoga Springs
Driving onto the Brentwood Hotel's gravel courtyard—which itself clamors with growls of welcome—one can't help but let out a sigh of relief. It's a four-hour commitment from NYC, and the Taconic State Parkway doesn't offer much to look at in the colder...
WINE
NAPA VALLEY
CALIFORNIAN WINE
WHITE WINE
RED WINE
California Dreaming with Tank Garage Winery
On the shelf, there's little way to judge wine except by its label, and Calistoga, California-based Tank Garage Winery does an impressive job of conveying its uniqueness via image alone. A photo from a 1950s college chemistry lab denotes their...
HOTELS
LONDON
ACCOMODATION
AFFORDABLY LUXURY
SHOREDITCH
TOWER OF LONDON
BUSINESS TRAVEL
BOUTIQUE HOTELS
ART COLLECTIONS
TRAVEL
TOWER BRIDGE
citizenM Takes London
Boutique hotel chain citizenM hinted at world domination when we reviewed their first—and currently only—Stateside location in Times Square, New York City a few years ago; and they're getting closer to their goal with every opening (peek their map...
CHOKERS
ETHICAL FASHION
HANDMADE
MADE TO ORDER
INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS
ACCESSORIES
NECKLACES
BERLIN
HARNESSES
BAGS
ECO-CONSCIOUS
Abyssnia by Gabriella Marina Gonzalez
Chokers have been revived, exhausted, and are on their way out, but the vehemently functional work of Gabriella Marina Gonzalez exists far from what's in vogue, or traditional fashion seasons for that matter. The Miami native's Abyssnia accessories...
WALLETS
INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS
KEY FOBS
KEY CHAINS
CARABINERS
ACCESSORIES
LEATHER ACCESSORIES
CLUTCHES
WRISTLETS
KARA
KARA's Smaller Accessories, With a Twist
For sporting no brand name or logo whatsoever, KARA backpacks are incredibly easy to spot in the wild—the thick, luxurious pebble grained leather, a single Riri zipper, the tiny square shape. It's this brazenly minimalist look that's launched the...
DIFFUSERS
HUMIDIFIERS
AROMATHERAPY
ESSENTIAL OILS
HOMEOPATHY
WELLBEING
HEALTH
RITUALS
Aromatherapy With Vitruvi's Essential Oils
'Tis the season for stress, guaranteed—especially for those of us who haven't been able to sleep soundly after 8 November. A few mindful changes to our everyday routine have helped us stay grounded, whether it's taking a self-imposed break from...
NATURAL SKINCARE
SKINCARE
WELLBEING
MOISTURIZERS
SENSITIVE SKIN
SHELF LIFE
PRESERVATIVES
GROOMING
Nuori Skincare
Having only entered the US this year, Nuori is a fresh face aiming to point out an important topic: how many other skincare brands spend billions of dollars figuring out how to extend their products as long as possible—by months, even years. Taking...
HARDWOOD DESKS
E-COMMERCE
OFFICE
DESIGN STORES
WORKSPACES
HOME OFFICE
DESKS
DECOR
Personalizing the Workspace with Perch
Our workspaces are, oftentimes, the least beautiful spaces in our lives—it's easier to run to a gigantic chain store (and actually meet the project deadline) than consciously setting up a desk that will bring tiny vibrations of joy every time we...
COCKTAIL RECIPES
SUBSCRIPTION BOXES
BITTERS
COCKTAILS
GIFTS
SHAKER AND SPOON
INGREDIENTS
ALCOHOL
Getting Crafty with Shaker & Spoon
A boozy subscription box without the booze? Before you run away, hear Shaker & Spoon founders, book designer Anna Gorovoy and animator Mike Milyavsky, out. By removing the most readily available and physically heaviest ingredient—liquor—their package...
VINYL
RECORDS
RECORD COLLECTION
HOME DECOR
FRAMES
ART FRAMES
ALBUM ARTWORK
MUSIC
DISPLAY
TURNTABLES
LP
12
Wall-Mounted Record Holder
Rockport, Maine-based furniture designer Jeremy Porter received a special request from a friend: a beautiful way to display a single record, as other options in the market were mostly plastic, steel and oftentimes ugly. Using his favored material...
DESIGN
PLANTERS
INDOOR GARDEN
GARDENING
GREEN THUMB
HOUSEPLANTS
SUCCULENTS
HOME DECOR
INTERIOR DESIGN
WOODWORKING
MADE IN USA
HANDMADE
PHILADELPHIA
VIVO Walls' Plant Holders
Philadelphia-based videographer/photographer Rocco Avallone often has his lens focused on musicians. His documentary collective Out of Town Films has traveled the world to capture live sets, often in intimate spaces, from indie bands. When away...
BEER
PALE ALE
CRAFT BEER
PATAGONIA
PATAGONIA PROVISIONS
SUSTAINABILITY
HOPS
HOPWORKS
B CORP
Patagonia's First-Ever Beer, the Long Root Ale
Patagonia Provisions, the sustainable food offshoot of Patagonia that boldly addresses environmental issues and wanting to influence the food industry for the better, has been filling customers up with responsibly harvested wild salmon (all the...
BURGERS
DAVID CHANG
MADE IN AMERICA FESTIVAL
MUSIC FESTIVALS
BUDWEISER
COOKING COMPETITIONS
MOMOFUKU
BURGERS AND BEER
David Chang Talks Burgers (and Beer)
This past weekend, Budweiser Made in America festival attendees swarmed Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway as they enjoyed the Jay Z-curated line-up, with Rihanna headlining. (There were also some nonchalant sightings of Bill Clinton, Malia...
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