Sojourn in South Beach, part three

After a good night’s rest, I take advantage of the balmy weather and have my coffee outside.  Bypassing cabanas and a large-scale chess set on the Stanton’s terrace (stantonsobe.com), I make my way to the...

Sojourn in South Beach, part two

On my first full day in Miami, I’m under the weather. It occasionally happens when I travel (the combo of little sleep, re-circulated air on planes, and the lack of real food are the usual culprits), so I...

Sojourn in South Beach, part one

A northeastern winter is cold, grey and – seemingly – endless. You spend hours plotting an escape to someplace sunny and warm... if only for a few days. Luckily, there are a few options that aren’t...

The Uniqlo UT

When is a t-shirt not a t-shirt? When it’s 1,000 of them. That’s what Uniqlo UT (for Uniqlo T-shirt) is all about. A democratic form of expression, there will be one that describes exactly how you feel....

Fashion veterans

The fashion industry is always looking for the next big thing. It moves at a breakneck speed; from production to the game of designer musical chairs. Trends are transient. Practically nothing – and no one...
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Fifty is found

A secret can be described as something that is meant to be unknown or unseen by others. It’s a positive when you're trying to hide something special. A treasure or a gem that only you – and a few people...

COS it’s easy to do minimalism

The irony of minimalism is the difficulty of doing something that appears to be simple to the naked eye. There isn't anything that complicates the overall design. Therein lies the genius; it's all in the...

Take a SNAP

Although many get endorphin rushes while doing extraneous physical activities (i.e. the triumvirate of sex, sports and shopping), there are few ways to get one while sitting down. Is it even possible? It is if...

A new kind of Anejo

For tequila connoisseurs, añejo is a distilling process that ensures a subtle flavor and smooth finish. As with other spirits aged in casks, tequila takes on the essence of the woods, while the harshness of...

Maison Chanel

In the world of fashion, designers traditionally sketched, draped, cut, sewed, presented and sold their collections all from one location. For French labels, they were based in homes, hence the term maison....