NYC’s Il Fiorista Focuses on a Blossoming Community and Bouquets

The recently opened NoMad restaurant emphasizes the emotional and medicinal properties of flowers

While new restaurants open every day in NYC, Il Fiorista looks a little different. The venue’s window-facing high-top table hosts bountiful bouquets, a circular surface displays individual stems for made-to-order arrangements, and a near floor-to-ceiling wall-mounted display offers dozens of home decor products for sale. And beyond all of these blooms lies the bright, charming bar and restaurant. It’s an eye-catching approach, but it’s more …

Marta’s Custom Wood-Fire Grills Evoke Brilliant Flavors

Executive chef Lena Ciardullo explains why wood fire is crucial to the Manhattan restaurant

Inside the near triple-height ceilings of The Redbury Hotel New York‘s Marta (an Italian restaurant from the Danny Meyer-owned Union Square Hospitality Group), ample airspace allows for the smoke of two wood fires to dissipate. One fuels the restaurant’s pizza oven. The second keeps the grill, cooktop, and convection chamber face-meltingly hot. Behind both, on most nights, is executive chef Lena Ciardullo. “Wood fire is …

3×1’s Common Thread Docuseries Traces the History of Denim

Hosted by founder Scott Morrison, the first episode is set in Italy and available now

Made in collaboration with Convicts Media, NYC-based denim producer 3×1‘s docu-series “Common Thread” dives into the history of one of the most democratic textiles ever developed: denim. With 3×1 founder Scott Morrison as host, the first episode takes viewers to Italy to meet Renzo Rosso of Diesel, as well as producer Canidiani and finishing company Tonello. The country is not only renowned for its generational …