Chef Pia León may not yet be the most recognized name in New York’s culinary scene, but in her hometown of Lima, Peru she’s a legend. Named 2018’s Best Female Chef in Latin America by World’s 50 Best Restaurants , she’s taken the rich food culture of a diverse nation to create something utterly new. Kjolle , her first solo restaurant, has become renowned for plating simultaneously familiar and yet also surprising gastronomic experiences to the Peruvian palate
Just this week, the Irish band Inhaler passed through on their first tour of America – featuring none other than Eli Hewson, son of Bono. So, yes, the children of post-punk are making their own musical waves now
We love Janelle Monae when she’s singing out outer space, and technology, and other things that pop singers generally don’t sing about while they’re busy singing yet another song about cheating boyfriends. But we must admit, we’re literally (okay, not literally) charmed out of our socks by her sly, smooth as silk cover of “He’s a Tramp,” the beloved track from the Disney classic animation Lady And The Tramp , updated for the new live action version. Thankfully, she doesn’t try to drag it unnecessarily into the 21st Century, instead going full retro, but sassing it up and vamping it up just enough to make it sound fresh and fabulous
We were early to the Anna Calvi party – though we certainly weren’t alone. In fact, sonic godhead Brian Eno was acting as something of a mentor to her when she first emerged on the scene in 2009
The kids are alright.
It’s hard to fathom, but the offspring of so many ’90s stars are now grown up and making their own way in the world. Maya Hawke – daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke – for one, is a 21st Century multi-hyphenate extraordinaire.
Images courtesy of Quadrant Bar & Lounge For better or worse, trendy cocktails have gotten very…sciency. But what if actual science could be applied to aging the booze itself? As it turns out, Chris Mendenhall , lead drinks alchemist at Quadrant Bar & Lounge , tucked into the Ritz Carlton Washington D.C., realized the possibilities of aging liquor not with time, but with sound
Long before Bowie’s futuristic alter ego Ziggy Stardust fell to earth in his glittering, striped jumpsuit, exalted designer Pierre Cardin was imagining an otherworldly sartorial future. While beloved amongst fashionistas for his space age designs and gender-bending approach to style, Cardin is perhaps best known for his infamous licensing deals (something that hadn’t really been done before the 1960s), that lent his signature to everything from sheets to sunglasses, amassing him a fortune in the process.
Images courtesy of CNN / Parts Unknown It takes just a few seconds of hearing his voice to be fully transported back into Anthony Bourdain’s world of international fascination and intrigues.
Los Angeles, a veritable mecca of “Mary Jane” and the country’s largest legal pot market, is nothing if not right on top of the latest trends for getting, well, high. There’s an uptick in the (mainstream) market since pot was legalized in L.A. as of January 2018 – the law passed with a victorious 57% majority