Milan’s Armani/Nobu Restaurant Reopens with a New Design

Photo: Davide Lovatti, courtesy of Armani. Fresh off the heels of a summer break and upon the conclusion of Milan Fashion Week, Italy’s most fashionable restaurant, Armani/Nobu, has reopened with a newly-imagined interior in Milan. The redesigned space perfectly combines the understated elegance associated with the Giorgio Armani brand with the bold flavors of chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa’s cuisine. [...]

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Kick Up Your Coffee Game with illy’s New Espresso Machine

We all need more energy in the day, and this summer Italian coffee giants illy are making that easier than ever with the new Francis Francis Y5 iperEspresso Machine, a one-touch operation with two programmable volume settings that makes preparing espresso at home quick, delicious, and easy. Efficient in speed, the machine also features an aluminum [...]

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Spirits Be Getting All High Proof

The trend in high proof spirits began about two years ago when the NY Times first reported, “High-alcohol spirits — variously sailing under the terms overproof, cask-strength and barrel-strength — are becoming commonplace.” Since then, the tick has continued to surge up up up, thanks no doubt to Hollywood’s renewed (and ever-vacillating) fascination with bygone [...]

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Dominique Ansel’s Choco Chip Cookie Shot Debuted at SXSW Last Night

Movies get sequels, so why should the Cronut be exempt? We followed our very busy friend Dominique Ansel down to Austin, Texas to learn more about his latest creation, the cookie shot, which he unveiled yesterday night at South by South West. An appropriate place for a desert made with festival-goers in made. According to Ansel, “It’s not [...]

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Olay, Tomorrow Is National Margarita Day!

You know what’s tastier than a margarita? Ten of ‘em. Hell, 20 of ‘em. In fact, any amount of Tequila-infused-goodness you can consume in the next 48 hours is perfect because tomorrow, all day, is National Margarita Day—a full Saturday dedicated to paying tribute and honoring this beloved cocktail. Whether you choose to patron your [...]

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Café Kitsuné is Now Open in Paris

Care for a little cream with your dark roast? What about a quaint, European-style hang out with a stylish sensibility? Yes? Perfect! Smack in the middle of Paris Fashion Week, record label/fashion house/cool-kids Kitsuné’s newest free-standing café is officially open for business as of today. Developed by the brand’s founders, Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kurok, the coffee [...]

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One City, Two Men, Three Spaces

“I wear a lot of Theory and rag & bone,” says 28-year-old restaurateur Will Malnati. “I’m not one for a lot of color, or anything too loud—I’m never going to be the guy wearing silver shoes at the party, but I [also] never want to be too dressed up.” Malnati has an elevated casualness to [...]

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Maison Kitsuné x Pernod Absinthe Part Deux

Hip record label and cool-kid outfitters Maison Kitsuné have renewed their collaboration with Pernod Absinthe for a second year, releasing a limited-edition, artfully-printed bottle of the liquor decked out in the Parisian house’s playful aesthetic. While last year the project was largely focused on fashion and included a capsule collection inspired by the spirit, this year the emphasis is a [...]

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At the Intersection of Shirting & Whisky…

Shirts are great. So’s whisky. When the two come together: Expect greatness. Jeremy Argyle has teamed up with Scotch’s “famously cheeky cousin” Monkey Shoulder Whisky to create a limited edition shirt. The blue and brown plaid shirt is accented by the Monkey Shoulder logo — three monkeys! — resting on the shoulder. And for the [...]

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Celebrate National Vodka Day — Today — With These Cocktails

  Happy National Vodka Day! Iceland’s very own Reyka Vodka wants to ensure you celebrate this very important holiday in delicious style with some homemade cocktail recipes. It takes about six hours to produce a small batch of only 1,000 litres of Reyka, using one of only six Carter Head Stills available in the world. The vodka is [...]

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