New York Fashion Designers – Pattern| Print Focused

Posted on January 17, 2014

Last month, Time Out New York ask me to visit the studios of three different up-and-coming fashion designers based in NYC.  They each have very unique styles, but share a similar love for prints.  I was fascinated by their work spaces and left inspired to create something that can we worn.  Might be time to get back into jewelry design!  Check out the article here.

Hannah Goff : http://www.hannahgoff.com

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Sarah Richards of Richards : http://www.richards-nyc.com

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Krystalrae Mamaril of Krystalrae: http://www.krystalrae.com

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West Village Apartment of Perfumer Elisa Lempicka

Posted on January 10, 2014

Last month I was asked by the folks at Time Out New York to shoot the extremely stylish  3 bedroom apartment of Elisa Lempicka.  Nestled above Magnolia Bakery in trendy West Village this apartment is not only extremely tasteful, but smells delightful! A perfect mix of antiques gathered from flea markets and the Parisian influence of fresh flowers and French windows.  I felt transported to a Paris flat.  Apartment envy to the max.

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Bagels! Glorious Bagels!

Posted on January 14, 2013

Chicago has never been known for bagels.  Hotdogs? Yes, but not bagels.  Not until now.  My amazingly talented and dear friend, Katie Wyer, is now considered the “bagel queen” and heres why: odd ball flavors like curry/pumpkin seed with a perfectly wood-fired toasted crunchy outside and delicious chewy inside.  Do yourself a favor and head over to Reno in Logan square.  You wont be disappointed.   bagels

Scribe Winery- Harvest

Posted on December 10, 2012

Back in September I was invited to document Scribe Winery’s anual Harvest.  My sister and I drove up to Sonoma at 3am and witnessed 10 vineyard workers hand-pick 7 tons of grapes before dawn.  This was my first time in Sonoma, and I couldn’t have asked for a more authentic introduction.  I want to thank Andrew Mariani and Emily Gannett for the rare opportunity to document Harvest at such a beautiful vineyard.  Here are some photos of the Scribe Winery property, grapes, and the process of the harvest.

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The Lobby – 5 stars

Posted on October 15, 2012

I had the honor to photograph the food of Chef Lee Wolen of one of the most unassuming restaurants to open in 2012; The Lobby of The Peninsula Hotel.    My colleague and friend David Tamarkin (Food Editor/critic of Time Out Chicago) awarded the restaurant 5 stars.  This was his first perfect review in over 8 years.  Please read his review here.  It will bring a tear to your eye.

Roast Chicken with Brioche and Butter stuffed under the skin

Roast chicken carved with Roasted ApplesBreads and Butters

Scallops in uni broth

Chef Lee Wolen of The Lobby
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