Archive for April, 2007

Nica Break

Just back from nearly a week in Nicaragua. Forced ourselves to keep unplugged, hence the interruption in entries. Believe the hype. The country is on a major rebound after a lifetime of being a political pawn. […]
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Dark Mass

Targets ongoing partnership with the most talented rising fashion stars has already been impressive, what with Luella Bartley, Proenza Schouler and (up next) Patrick Robinson getting in on the GO International program. […]
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Bean There

A great statement is always worth repeating, and the striking expressions of forward-thinking Chicago that went up three summers ago at Millennium Park warrant further shout outs. Beyond the spectacular Frank Gehry designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion (billed as the most sophisticated outdoor concert venue in the U.S.), there are specifically two jaw-dropping works among the smattering on public view at the 24.5-acre park. […]
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Showtime in Chi Town

Finding something new, literally, at the Modernism expos that take place around the country is always a surprise. But there were a few gems at the Chicago Modernism Show this weekend. […]

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Avec

We love a chef who not only delivers rapture with every dish, but has a sense of style, too. Paul Kahan makes the cut on both counts with his two Chicago restaurants, Blackbird and Avec. […]
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Eskimos Don’t Live Here

Like a summery Christmas morning on Malibu beach, the enormous white igloo sitting on Silverlake Boulevard in Los Angeles elicits a sense of incongruity, as if all is a bit upside down with the world but in a most marvelous way.

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The U.N. of L.A.

Opening Ceremony just may be the coolest new fashion store in Los Angeles. It certainly ranks among the leading resources for edgy brands at its east coast counterpart in SoHo, which opened four years ago. […]
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Clothes Minded

Day two of the L.A. auditions for Project Runway, and Uber’s fearless photographer Nhat Nguyen and I hit the Downtown LA Standard Hotel again to spy who turned up for this trial round. […]
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Love Builds Up

Ben Loiz and Carolina Chaves are in no way wealthy artists. But their collaborations are rolling in a creative and giving spirit that is contagious. Andy and I have been smitten with Ben’s talent and kindness (as well as that of his wife Renee’s) since we enlisted him to design our A+R logo in 2005. […]
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