Interview: Cire Trudon Creative Director Julien Pruvost

Steering the French heritage candlemaker into a fragrant future

“We’re an old-new brand,” Julien Pruvost, creative director at Cire Trudon says of the French candle and fragrance company, which was founded in 1643 but refreshed in 2006. Pruvost, who has been with the luxury maison for more than a decade, stewards their illustrious history as he expands their collection of beloved, sophisticated scents. From a store on rue Saint Honoré in the 17th century to …

Inside Manhattan’s Milestone Great Jones Distilling Co

The first legal whiskey distillery in the borough since Prohibition is an architectural triumph with a must-visit restaurant

We first stepped into Manhattan’s 28,000-square-foot Great Jones Distilling Co at 686 Broadway in Noho when it opened back in August 2021. The highly anticipated distillery, restaurant, tasting room, speakeasy, immersive art experience and more had already begun to debut some of its many splendors—including a delectable straight bourbon that ranks among the best. Now, a handful of months later, Great Jones Distilling Co is …

New Platform Remane Empowers People with Curly and Kinky Hair

The innovative platform leverages contextualized hair data because "haircare is self-care"

When Ariel Lee—who co-founded Remane, a haircare journey platform specially dedicated to Afro-textured hair—was in college at the University of Texas, fellow students began coming to her to do their hair. “One girl was asking me to braid down her hair so she could slap a wig on it,” she tells us. “When she came to me her hair was so matted up. It was …