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There is a niche market for designer and boutique perfumes, and the partners behind West Village boutique Aedes de Venusta have created an ode to the industry in their store. Opulent, fragrant, and intimate, the store boasts brands from major perfume houses, even those dating back to the 13th century. We spoke with co-owner Robert Gerstner about the store, the history of perfume, and why it's so important to know the story behind a bottle of perfume. More»
Armin van Buuren loves music. It might seem like a trite statement for someone who's had the storied career most musicians dream of, but talk to him for a few minutes and it becomes clear. He's nearly two decades into the game and his passion for music and desire to elate crowds is unwavering. For the 600th episode of his live radio broadcast, A State Of Trance, the renowned Dutchman became the 2nd DJ to play (and sell out) Madison Square Garden. We had a chance to sit down with Armin before his show to find out what he thinks about the New York crowd, how he learned from other DJs like Skrillex, and where he believes electronic music will be in 5 years. More»
At just 25 years old, Parisian style enthusiast Kenza Sadoun-El Glaoui has become the international "it" girl of the blogosphere with her website La Revue de Kenza. Filling it with vivid photos and anecdotes (albeit written in her native French), she documents everything from food and fashion to her fabulous travels, garnering attention from magazines such as L'Officiel and Marie Claire, and brands including YSL, Motorola, and Coca-Cola. Check out our catch-up with Kenza, where she dishes on the not-so-secret secrets to her relaxed style, the perks of being a blogger, and what she really thinks about the fashionable ladies of NYC.
Pepalajefa: it's the food shop whose name is just as much of a mouthful as its unique dishes. Owner and chef Livia Hegner grew up traveling across Europe, speaks five languages fluently, and brings all of her bubbling personality to her "gourmet to go" shop, which is reopening this Easter in the Hamptons. We spoke to Livia and got the story behind Pepalajefa and its much-anticipated return! More»
If a tree falls in the woods and nobody hears it, did it make a sound? The age old philosophical question could easily be re-imagined for today's world in reference to social media. "If I did X, but didn't Tweet, Instagram, Vine, Montaj it, did it really happen?" As the fashion industry continues to embrace the digital sphere, the Style Coalition created the Fashion 2.0 Awards to honor outstanding achievements in digital and communication strategies. Last night's 4th annual event, sponsored by SIN THIRST SIN Energy Drink, was held at the SVA theatre and hosted by the crowd pleasing Robert Verdi. Simon Doonan's key note speech had attendees in stitches before categories were reviewed and the winners announced. We had a chance to catch up with Robert and Simon, who talked to us about timeless fashion purchases, social media, and Hedi Slimane's new collections at Saint Laurent. Click through to read our interviews! More»
As Hannah commented in last Sunday's episode, "[Natalia] is the kind of woman who has friends that get engaged." Unlike the dysfunctional twenty-somethings that we've grown to love on the HBO hit, Shiri Appleby's character really seems to have her life together, making her the sanest girl on "Girls." We got the opportunity to talk to Shiri, who gave us some surprising answers about what Adam Driver is like in real life, her move towards directing, and how far she's come since her twenties. More»
On March 18, the Meatpacking District Improvement Association will host its first annual "Open Market" fundraiser, hosted by co-chairs Diane Von Furstenberg and Andrew Rosen, Founder and CEO of Theory. The event will direct 100% of it's proceeds to the MPIA's efforts to improve the neighborhood. Hosted at the Highline Stages, the night will include booths from local restaurants and bars, as well as sample sales, a silent auction, and DJ sets from acts including The Misshapes and NANCY (LCD Soundsystem/DFA). Click through for our interview with MPIA Executive Director Lauren Danziger on what to expect.
Hosting a massive, swanky party is no small feat, but last night, Christopher Bastin of Gant Rugger successfully did just that. We stopped by the elegant West Village spot One If By Land, Two If By Sea, grabbed a fine glass of Kings County Distillery Whiskey, ate some food prepared by the Sussman Brothers, and sat down with the foodie-inspired creative director and host, Christopher Bastin, who chatted with us about his Fall/Winter “Brooklyn Luxe” collection.
Kyle Hotchkiss Carone always knew that he wanted to be a part of the hospitality industry. Today, he finds himself acting as the Director of Business Development at Host Committee by day and as the restaurateur behind the new Cole's Greenwich Village by night. The New York maverick has worked on an impressive list of projects including The Setai and The Standard, but it is his new role at Host Committee that has persuaded him to settle into the office world he never thought he would want. More»
Rogue & Canon, last night, was in to its fourth day of business. Perfectly placed on the corner of West Houston and Sullivan St., the outside is completely revamped, and even more so inside. Comfortably spacious with beautifully dim lit dinning area with exposed brick walls for parties and couples, and a classy copper tone bar fit to serve more than just drinks. We had a chance to sit down for a few drinks with co-owner Johnny Swet, to find out just what to expect with the new village bar. More»
In an ever-expanding EDM market with DJs constantly entering the scene, Markus Schulz rests comfortably at the top. The Germany-born, Miami-based DJ has been at the peak of his game, feeding fans with a popular weekly radio show called "Global DJ Broadcast" and finding talent through his labels Coldharbour Recordings and Schulz Music Group. We had a chance to sit down with Markus, who was recently named "America's Best DJ" by DJ Times Magazine, and find out how he climbed to the top of the charts this year. More»
Thursday, June 20
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.