Author Archives: Jordana Longo


NEW YORK CITIZEN HIP: Shannon Hoey of New York Vintage

Like the touch from a handsome man, some fashion designs have the power to send shivers down your spine. They are those one-of-a-kind gems. No one knows this feeling better than Shannon Hoey, owner of New York Vintage, one of Manhattan's best vintage stores. With a collection of thousands upon thousands of magnificent vintage pieces from the most talented designers in the world, ...
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NEW YORK: The Holiday Pop-Up Shop Hit List!

As the holiday season slowly approaches (we heard one too many jingle bells ringing pre-Thanksgiving!), shopping becomes a little less fun and a little more crowded, making it extra hard to find thoughtful gifts for friends, family and the boss you want to score some points with.
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NEW YORK: Chef Andy Ricker

Chef Andy Ricker is loved for his authentic Thai recipes and loyalty to traditional ingredients. Following the success of his first street food shack in Portland, he opened two more hotspots, Whiskey Soda Lounge and Noi, and won the James Beard Best Chef of the Northwest award before heading east to dish sweet and spicy Thai to New York's hippest. Here he shares some insight on ...
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Anna’s New Home-Sweet-Home in NYC

After nearly two decades in its East 3rd Street location in New York City, designer Kathy Kemp's Anna boutique has found a brand new home just a bit further uptown on East 11th Street.
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Saturday’s Second Surf Spot

Saturdays Surf opened it's second New York city location in the West Village. The store embodies the laid-back lifestyle of surfing and the upbeat, fast-paced lifestyle a New Yorker. Originally selling boards and wetsuits, this space now produces its own line of menswear including cult-worthy t-shirts and tanks that can been seen on the likes of women and men alike. Saturday’s ...
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Williamsburg and The Wythe Hotel

Williamsburg welcomes the Wythe Hotel. Built in 1901, the building was previously a textile factory and after a recent renovation it has become a very cool resto stop in the hippest part of town.
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Playground Detroit

This Thursday, May 10th, PLAYGROUND DETROIT is presenting a Documentary Double Screening of "Lemonade: Detroit" & "After the Factory." These two films will dive into the depths of Detroit to explore how its unique style of urban innovation is showing the world how to emerge out of the dire economic circumstances. Tickets are on sale for a discounted rate online and are ...
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FiveStory

This Upper East Side townhouse is home to the two-story concept store FiveStory.  Inside an exquisite edit of the fashion apparel, accessories, footwear and art fill the handsome racks and chic shelves. The merchandise strictly caters to those with an eye for style and taste for luxury. Perhaps its best described as the 10 Corso Como or Colette of New ...
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Dolce Vita in NoLIta

New York based brand Dolce Vita has unveiled a new bigger, brighter and sexier store in NoLIta. Noted for its cult-worthy footwear, the company has also garnered a loyal following for its house label of effortlessly cool, contemporary apparel. In addition to the DV and Dolce Vita lines, the store stocks coveted brands that also have "gypset" appeal like Funktional, ...
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Gallagher’s Vintage Collection Returns

It's an exciting day for the West Village as Gallagher's Paper Collectibles re-opens it's doors for the first time since 2008.
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The Ultimate UMAMI

Priding themselves on grinding meat, making cheese and pickling vegetables in-house, UMAMI has rightfully become the go-to burger joint in Los Angeles. 
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The Earth Laughs in Flowers

David LaChapelle unveiled his latest New York exhibition, "The Earth Laughs in Flowers." Photographs of Baroque-style flower arrangements are accompanied by carefully chosen symbolic images, such as a rotting watermelons, troll dolls, Michael Jackson-headlined New York Post, sex toys and prescription pill bottles that paint a picture of contemporary vanity, decay and death, and in turn the fragility of humanity. ...
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Welcome to TERRYWOOD

Terry Richardson unveils his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles.
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Slow Down. Soak It Up. Ancient Baths Open in TriBeCa.

Three stories, 15,000 square-feet, thermal soaking tubs and jet-propelled pools; TriBeCa warmly welcomes AIRE Ancient Baths to Franklin Street. 
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A.F. Vandevorst: A Big Concept in a Small Store

An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx are at it again. Inspired by their former AKTION guerilla pop-up shops comes The Smallest Traveling Store in the World.
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