Agern: Where New Nordic Meets New York

“It’s always been a dream to move to New York City,” Agern’s Executive Chef Gunnar Gislason tells me as I pick juniper berries to top my chicken liver and pear compote on rye bread appetizer. The dish already rests atop a fresh juniper bush in an elegant bowl of glossy stones. When Gislason received a call…

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Social Luminary Patrick Janelle on Instagram, Cocktail Culture and Co-Founding His Coveted Creative’s Club

Walking into Patrick Janelle’s SoHo apartment is like entering a behind-the-scenes montage of what’s portrayed in his Instagram newsfeed—tasteful posters gifted from friends, refined souvenirs such as the apothecaries from his time living in Germany, and a monotone palette accented with pops of coral and navy—and this is exactly the image that the creative strives for. “I…

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Creative Korean Sides Take Center Stage at Junghyun and Ellia Park’s Atoboy

A quick glimpse through the narrow window slivered into Atoboy’s concrete exterior and you would never guess that this discrete restaurant in Manhattan’s bustling NoMad neighborhood is leading the way in redefining western conceptions of Korean cuisine. Rather than serve well-known North American favorites, such as bulgogi or bimbimbap, Atoboy turns the spotlight on banchan;…

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Cynthia Rowley: How This Fashion Icon Remains Ever-Relevant

Acclaimed for her flirtatious, whimsical, statement-making attire, it’s no surprise fashion designer Cynthia Rowley greets us on a chilly winter afternoon in paisley-checked pants and an asymmetrical Cali-York pullover. “It’s such a catchy phrase,” she comments with a smile as we immediately dive into the designs of her spring 2018 collection displayed throughout her West…

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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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