Chef John Fraser on Re-Opening Ardor at The West Hollywood EDITION

We discuss how playfulness, nostalgia and simplicity all come together at this thriving restaurant

Walking through the front door of Ardor at The West Hollywood EDITION feels akin to stepping into a lush sanctuary, with fresh, verdant greenery filling the space with romance, tranquility—and a sense of expectation. Michelin-starred chef John Fraser recently re-opened Ardor to share a new menu of vegetable-forward dishes made with local produce and inspired by an array of global flavors. Known for making super-fresh vegetables …

Upstate Art Weekend’s 2021 Programming

61 venues across six counties that express the vast cultural richness of Upstate New York

For anyone already enthusiastic about the cultural richness of the Catskills and the Hudson Valley, and for those curious to explore the wide array of arts destinations scattered across Upstate New York, the 2021 program for UPSTATE ART WEEKEND gives reason to rejoice. From thought-provoking solo shows at independent galleries to large-scale outdoor works at sculpture parks, 61 venues come together from 27-29 August this year. Once again organized …

Milan Design Week 2021: Innovative + Imaginative Highlights

Icons reimagined, Caterina De' Medici-inspired home fragrances, objects made from waste at industrial laundries and more

Not everyone believed that Milan Design Week 2021 would be a success, or even happen, for obvious reasons. Despite everything from travel restrictions to immense financial issues gripping many design studios and brands, Cosmit—the institution that’s organized Salone since 1961—forged ahead. After canceling the April edition, they decided that a special Supersalone would be held in September; still at the fair, still in Milan. Consequently, most …