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A Lesson in Value from Cary Grant

A Lesson in Value from Cary Grant

The modern era etymology of the word ‘value’ makes for a depressing conclusion. In its contemporary day-to-day usage ‘value’ has become synonymous with ‘low-cost’; when one says, ‘that’s good value for money’, too often they mean it was cheap, period. And that is a shame. Value should mean something very different. If we limit our...
Paris is always a good idea

Paris is always a good idea

Paris is always a good idea. Yes, it really is. As summer inches closer, flocks of tourists are getting ready to descend upon the City of Light. After living in Paris–one of the most fabulous cities in the world–I have three travel tips to offer, regardless of whether it’s your 1st time or 100th time. 1) Eat....
Coffee & Chicago

Coffee & Chicago

In a report, carried out by the website Bundle, that analyzes what cities spend the most money on coffee, Chicago, time and time again, undoubtedly tops the charts, bagging the title of America’s most caffeinated city. And that brings me to the point that if people are spending the dough, it must mean the coffee...
People: Johnny Diamandis of J. Panther Luggage Co.

People: Johnny Diamandis of J. Panther Luggage Co.

I headed over to the J. Panther Luggage space, located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in an old rope factory, to interview English gentleman, Johnny Diamandis. His hospitality was impeccable as he offered me a glass of water, helped me put on my duffle coat when it was time to depart, and sent me off with a...
A Beauty Named: Alice Gao

A Beauty Named: Alice Gao

A Beauty Named is a new concept thought up to shine light on women we believe are stylish, interesting, and talented in their own unique way. They represent a rare group who value the smallest treasures in life, whether it is a good meal, small fashion accessory, or photograph that inspires. Audrey Hepburn said it...
Friday's 5 Favorites: Damien K. Brown

Friday’s 5 Favorites: Damien K. Brown

Creative Consultant. New York, New York. Favorite Album: Ritual Reunion by Little Dragon Favorite Book: The Spook Who Sat by the Door by Sam Greenlee Favorite Film: There Will Be Blood Favorite Quote: “Things are because we see them, and what we see, and how we see it, depends on the Arts that influenced us....