Japanese Roots with NYC Flavor: Maiko Kyogoku and Emily Yuen’s Culinary Home of Bessou

Tucked away on a discreet street in Lower Manhattan lies a contemporary, cozy refuge with culinary comforts simply awaiting discovery. Beso in Japanese translates to “home away from home” or “holiday village” and it is this concept that lies at the heart of Bessou; the sleek NoHo fusion restaurant specializing in fresh takes on Japanese…

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A Colorful Retreat: 72 Hours in the Hudson Valley

The Catskills and Hudson Valley have long been the go-to summer destinations for New Yorkers seeking refuge from the heat. It is no surprise given the region’s natural beauty, rustic-meets-modern hospitality and plethora of locally-sourced fine dining options. Small towns rich with American history teem with contemporary creativity as many New Yorkers have relocated upstate…

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#ElectrifyVol1 Print Launch

Electrify Mag‘s closest friends, family, fellow artists & creative supporters came out to celebrate the print launch of “Global Generation” featuring Ashley Smith at Loft 29 in Chelsea, New York.

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An Insider’s Guide To The Hamptons

“New York City has so much life and energy that it’s sometimes overwhelming. Out East, everything is quiet and peaceful.” During the summertime, flocks of New Yorkers migrate to the Hamptons and Montauk on the weekend. “It’s a refuge from the chaos of the city,” Long Island native Natasha Berg explains. Growing up in Quogue,…

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