Crafted by designer Matilda Sundén Ringnér , this carafe take a sunny side approach to a pour. Deemed the “Rainman”, the carafe features a spout that has been replaced by eight small holes that allow wine to fall like rain drops into a glass. More
Opened in 1998, Lucques boasts a pedigreed partnership in Executive Chef Suzanne Goin, who previously was chef de cuisine at Campanile Los Angeles, and Co-Owner Caroline Styne, former manager of Jones Hollywood. Now 14 years later, Lucques has been heralded as one of the best restaurants in the US under Goin’s direction and commitment to the freshest ingredients available. It is no surprise that this commitment follows its way through to the bar and is executed with passion by Christiaan Rollich bar manager for Lucques and Tavern restaurants.
Kumquats are a rare find in late July, however, due to the connection with the local growers, Christiaan Rollich is able source the best of the final crop of the unique citrus fruit to create the “Three two Three.” A simple call from Peter Schaner at Schaner Farms with “hey, Christiaan I have another tree that has some fruit on it” leads to another week of this seasonal treat. Getting its namesake for the original Los Angeles area code, Rollich likes this drink because “everything is homemade.”
Like most metropolitan cities, London is not without its share of niche coffee purveyors. The growing reach of Starbucks’ global domination naturally opened the gateway for purists to create safe havens for those who real want a handcrafted cup of coffee. Since I am more of a tea drinker, here’s my redux of local cups by typography. More
Designed by Martin Sonne & Torben Flabaum, this patented Decanting Pourer filters, splits and oxygenates wine as you pour it. More
Pour Vous is the nouveau kid on the block in Los Angeles’ landscape of what is modern alchemy. Its new home is actually, the old home of the Ivan Kane’s burlesque fantasy bar, 40 Deuce. The change in the venue is stunning, you may remember the 40 Deuce space for its circle bar and front facing stage for the famous shaking Carolina. More
The best looking go-go juice (i.e. energy drinks) around. Unfortunately only one of those are real. From Left to right: Ping Energy Drink concept by Anne Dahlin in Australia (via Lushlee), G Pure Energy from the makers of VOSS water, and Chutes d’Iguatzú design concept by Gaspard Sommer in Switzerland (via Lovely Packaging).