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Ertlio Namas restaurant, Vilnius, chef Tomas Rimydis
An awesome restaurant in Vilnius – How to Spend It/The FT

I do not know why Vilnius/Lithuania isn't getting more press, but trust me, it is a city on the rise. I'm glad I got there before the place explodes (figuratively), and was able to get a last minute, same day reservation at Ertlio Namas. Incredible meal a la chef Tomas Rimydis, with everything served having roots in history. Read all about it here....

Daniel Libeskind Swarovski Star for Rockefeller Center NYC Christmas Tree
Libeskind star atop Rock Center Christmas tree in Interior Design Magazine

This year marked the first time in over a decade that the star atop the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was redesigned. Daniel Libeskind was tapped for the job, and created a 900-pound beauty covered in 3 million Swarovski crystals. See the full story, including the architect's sketches, here....

Fferrone Revolution cocktail mixer
Stirred, not Shaken, in How To Spend It

There are rules about shaking versus stirring a cocktail, but they vary. It would take too long to go into all the intricacies but should you find yourself about to prepare a stirred situation and not wanting that cut glass thing everybody is using. check out Felicia Ferrone's Revolution cocktail mixer instead. Details here....

John Derian for Stubbs and Wooton velvet shoes slippers loafers
John Derian + Stubbs and Wootton

John Derian, the master of decoupage, has for the first time lent his designs to shoes. 6 velvet slipper styles by Stubbs and Wooton are now embroidered with his designs. Read all about it here, and see the whole range here....

Connaught Mews, London, Connaught Hotel
The Connaught Mews in the WSJ/Far and Away

One of the chicest hotels in London, the Connaught now has its own version of Home Away/VRBO. As in, a private residence that you can rent. Read more about it here....

Andrew Zobler profile in the WSJ Wall Street Journal
Profile of Andrew Zobler in the WSJ/Far and Away

You may not have heard of Andrew Zobler but you've probably heard of, stayed in or eaten at least one of his hotels: the NoMad, the Freehand, The LINE and the Ned in London. Read all about him here.  ...

JCK Magazine November December 2019 gold spotlight
8 page gold jewelry shoot in JCK Magazine

There are few shoots as fun as jewelry shoots - shiny pretty things you can try on, over and over again. This time, it was all about gold. Some of it was super '80s, some more minimal. Our cover model, Anabela, is sporting Herco earrings, a Gabriel & Co. ring, and bracelets by Royal Chain, Philip Gavriel and Pomellato. See the entire story here....

Aedes de Venustas, NYC, perfume
Aedes de Venustas in How To Spend It/The FT

My latest cult shop piece in How to Spend It is about the legendary NYC perfumerie, Aedes de Venustas. Originally in the West Village but recently located to the Lower East Side, this gem of an olfactory space is still going strong, with a major cult following....

Elmhurst nut milks
What’s really in your nut milk?

It was something I hadn't pondered until Elmhurst 1925 asked me to write an article on that very topic. The answer might surprise you. Read all about it here. Including cool infographics by Heather Jones....