Author Archives: Ashley Churchill


LOS ANGELES: Chi-Lin Opens

Soft opening tonight on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, be among the first to experience Chi-Lin's upscale Chinese fare.
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NEW YORK: Front Row

On display now at the Museum of Chinese in America, Front Row: Chinese American Designers presents stunning looks from some of the world's best designers.
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VANCOUVER: Hotels on Parade

With travel being the essence of inspiration, it is critical to enjoy yourself -- and the hotel you choose is quite the determining factor. After six years in the making, the Vancouver Art Gallery has finally unveiled Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life, a retrospective of the hotel and its evolution from a utilitarian structure to a cultural phenomenon.
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NEW YORK: The Met Goes Punk

Tonight the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute will be hosting a gala to celebrate the long-awaited opening of "Punk: Chaos to Couture," an homage to the close relationship between fashion and punk style.
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PARIS: The Politics of Keith Haring

The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris unveils the largest dedicated retrospective of American artist Keith Haring. On view simultaneously at Le Centquatre, the grand-scale exhibition entitled “The Political Line” highlights the profound “political” content ever-present in Haring’s work.
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LOS ANGELES: Secret Sushi at Nozawa Bar

Beverly Hills welcomed Master Chef Kazunori Nozawa's latest sugarFISH location last week, the sixth in this growing chain of sushi restaurants. Is it delicious? Absolutely. But go to the back left and you'll find a secret, reservation-only spot that's even better, the tiny Nozawa Bar.
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BERLIN: New Fashion Photography

There's no medium quite like editorial fashion photography. The whimsy, the wonder, the stunning styling. To celebrate the artform, Prestel has just published New Fashion Photography, a seriously gorgeous coffee table book filled with shots from heavyweights such as Nick Knight, Rankin, Miles Aldridge and Ruven Afanador, in addition to a slew of up-and-coming photographers.
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NEW YORK: Warby Parker

Having experimented with various shop-in-shop boutiques, trendy online eyewear brand Warby Parker has unveiled its very first brick-and-mortar location. The newly opened flagship boasts high ceilings, terrazzo flooring, and a rosewood-paneled optical station where full-time optometrists offer eye exams for just $50.
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ANTWERP: Couture in Colour

From the 1930s until their shuttering in 2002, the Swiss firm Abraham was responsible for some of the most sumptuous printed silks and textiles on the market, working closely with heavyweights such as Christian Dior, Hubert de Givenchy, Elsa Schiaparelli, Pierre Balmain, Yves Saint Laurent and Cristóbal Balenciaga on both haute couture and prêt-à-porter looks.
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LOS ANGELES: Trois Mec Opens

The hottest new restaurant in town opens this week, but don't bother looking for a sign. Trois Mec ("Three Guys" in French) is a collaboration between acclaimed chefs Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook (Animal, Son of a Gun) and Ludo Lefebvre (LudoBites, LudoTruck), housed inside of a former pizza place located in a strip mall.
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NEW YORK: Libra Leather

Self-appointed Leather King Mitch Alfus is making noise in SoHo with the opening of this six-week pop-up. He is the owner of Libra Leather, the biggest designer resource for leather and fur, with clients such as Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, and Alexander Wang.
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MILAN: The Little Black Jacket

Nothing is as elegant, as versatile, and as timeless as a little black jacket from Chanel. To honor one of the house's major contributions to fashion, Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld teamed up, styling and shooting over 100 luminaries for their must-have coffee table book, The Little Black Jacket: Chanel's Classic Revisited.
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NEW YORK: Alder

After ten years of success with his acclaimed wd-50 restautant, chef Wylie Dufresne has opened his second-ever spot, Alder, in NYC's East Village. A bit less formal than its predecessor, Alder takes its cues from an array of international influences including New England and Japan, with a delightfully intriguing array of choices that includes Fried Quail, Rye Pasta with Pastrami,
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PORTO: Wrong Weather is Just So Right

Welcome to Wrong Weather, a fashion and lifestyle concept shop in Porto, Portugal, perfectly suited for the contemporary man. Designed by Francesco Moncada, sharp angles and crooked light fixtures complete the interior of this unique boutique/gallery space.
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LOS ANGELES: Blogger Bazaar

Ever wish you could raid the closet of a street style blogger? If you're in L.A. tomorrow, YOU CAN! The Blogger Bazaar brings together some of the biggest names on the Net, all peddling their covetable clothes, accessories, and footwear at super low prices.
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