Anouk Colantoni: it's a name which seems fitting for a boutique perfume house in the West Village or a fine jewelry line at Bergdorf's, but instead we discovered this name at a gallery filled with highly personal illustrations that echoed our young lives in New York.
We fancy ourselves pretty current - dare we say, ahead of the curve even? But still, compared to the founding couple behind COOL HUNTING, Josh Rubin and Evan Orensten, we may as well be a bunch of basic, ignorant luddites. With an annoying knack for finding the coolest, most clickable trove of treasures on the web and around the globe, these two have been entertaining the masses for over a decade, reporting the latest in design, tech, travel, style, art, you name it! Take a peak inside the duo's fab Chelsea home to see what tickles their interior fancy. Only rule? No cats allowed.
New York City - a housing heaven or hell depending, quite literally, on where you stand. For every one of us who is still trying desperately not to murder their roommate(s), there are at least two Olsens or Trumps looking to throw millions out of a penthouse window for even more luxurious lodgings. Luckily for them, the city is filled with ridiculously expensive (and expansive) apartments ready to be bought.
In a room full of cool, accomplished women making major moves in the realms of fashion, media, and television, one can only imagine the brand of dinner conversation wafting over the equally as delicious dishes.
Summertime is fast approaching and if you haven't made plans to relax on a tropical island with your friends because you'll be spending the season stressing at a job or something lame like that, not to worry - we have your guide to Hawaii and rum cocktails in the city. Besides, New Yorkers are just as happy with a Mai Tai in hand at 5 pm in a backyard in Brooklyn as they are flying 10 hours to a resort full of tourists. Mahalo!
When you've exhausted the Met and MoMA, and can't take the wind on the High Line, branch out and try these gems. Spend an afternoon exploring the moribund at the Morbid Anatomy Museum or being the kitschiest art-goer you know at Mmuseumm. Here's a list of the 17 trillest museums that your grandma hasn't heard of yet - perfect.
Going through a phase? Watch one of those farm animal videos on YouTube? Just in the mood for the perfect light dish? Take a crack at these simple to serve recipes straight from the kitchen of Lebanese housewife Salma Hage, author of The Middle Eastern Vegetarian Cookbook. And get ready to settle in for some authentic fair with some delicious flair.
A few weeks ago at a retro-themed diner in Gramercy, a blue haired 16-year-old sat wide-eyed in a vinyl booth, double-fisting milkshakes and talking about Instagram...and intersectional feminism. That's Kit Keenan for you - Cynthia Rowley's ambitious, aspiring filmmaker daughter who's cooler than any teenager we've ever met. To be fair though, it's in her blood. And while she's definitely not afraid to spread her wings and find her own niche in the world, Kit is a New Yorker through and through, which means good taste in fashion and food is just a way of life. (We mean, how many of YOU spent nights out at Morandi before even hitting your 20s?)
Assh*les are always rage-inducing, but there's something particularly infuriating about a jerk who knows he's in the wrong but doesn't care. A date who is totally unapologetic about his bad behavior is only going to get worse, and that's why it's best to leave them the minute they show you their true faces. If you notice any of these signs, you're dealing with an incurable, unapologetic #fuccboi.