Icelandic culture festival Taste of Iceland will be returning to NYC in late September…and they’re bringing the dung-smoked lamb fat. Despite near constant growth in tourism from year to year – with so many millennial-approved Instagram locations, we can’t see that changing any time soon – tiny Iceland still retains an air of mystery. The crowds at the Blue Lagoon may rival those at Brooklyn Flea, but the Nordic island country is still far from being overrun – elves still outnumber people in many areas
This much is true: honey is good for you.
If there’s one thing that characterizes every New York Fashion Week , it’s a battle for the most attention-grabbing spectacle. But Rihanna’s very much buzzed-about lingerie line Savage x Fenty accomplished not only that, but also managed to stir up the ever important conversation about female inclusivity
The Knocks image by Dusty Kessler When Foster the People had their breakout moment in 2011, the curiously infectious single “Pumped Up Kicks” seemed something of an unlikely hit. Yet with its languid groove, psychedelic vibes and Mark Foster’s oddly effected vocals, it propelled the LA quartet to genuine stardom (it’s since wracked up almost half a billion YouTube views). Their debut album Torches , and its 2014 follow-up Supermodel , both went top ten.
Just outside a movie theater on Sunset, there’s a spectacle brewing. The makeshift red carpet is rolled out, and around it grows a crowd of elaborate, jaw-dropping looks.
With the persistently multiplying slate of food festivals, we’ve come to focus more and more on the factor of setting. After all, you can get a good duck confit just about anywhere; but where else can you get scenery like, say, The Catskills
We’ve been plenty busy in 2018, gallery-hopping in London, glacier-gazing in Iceland and eating our way across Croatia . But cultivated Europhiles that we are, we’re always feeling the call of some of our less-trodden, yet still favorite cities on the Continent. Nothing beckons us to Europa quite like the turning of autumn, with its exhilaratingly crisp evenings, stylishly scarfed locals, and those transcendently evocative fragrances that fill the air of each city – the latter a particular treat for those forced to breath the noxious fumes of New York and LA every day
When David Bowie made the decision to retire the character of Ziggy Stardust in 1973, he did so with a now legendary concert at the Hammersmith Odeon. But the after party had been just as carefully considered – and was thusly carried out in outlandish fashion at the legendary Cafe Royal, appropriately once a haunt of Oscar Wilde.
DiMoDa As if New York Fashion Week (September 14-16) wasn’t enough of a spectacle unto itself…the fascinating new project ON CANAL (launching September 6) will transform its legendary namesake NYC street into a cultural extravaganza of epic proportions. Founded by Wallplay CEO Laura O’Reilly and Vibes Studios ‘ Sonny Gindi, it has taken 20+ vacant Canal Street storefronts and filled them with thrilling, edifying and perception-altering programming. To wit, they’ll set up temporary showrooms for fashion zeitgeisters Telfar and CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund finalist Luar , (a fave of Kendrick Lamar and Solange Knowles), as well as up-and-comers the likes of Kim Shui, Sektor, Vaquera and Gauntlett Cheng
Impossible though it may seem, the United States currently finds itself at political and ideological “war” with both of its neighbors, Canada and Mexico – obviously the result of the ongoing follies of the current administration. Thankfully, fashion exists far above such absurdities – wanting only to help us spend our days feeling a little more fabulous via our stylistic choices. Nordstrom’s venerable VP of Creative Projects Olivia Kim, specifically, has made a mission of exactly that; and her latest undertaking, Pop-In@Nordstrom ¡Viva México! , crosses our unnecessarily controversial southern border to bring a bit of Latin heat and chic to select Nordstrom locations