Word of Mouth: Hong Kong

Eight places to eat, drink and shop in the bustling metropolis

Designer mega-brands have established Hong Kong as a luxury shopping destination for some time now, but recently, a surge of smaller, independently minded businesses have been infusing the city’s neighborhoods with a bit of bohemia. Craft coffee culture joins the city’s world-famous tea houses, while a vibrant food scene anchored by dim sum now welcomes speakeasies for the cocktail-crazed and a growing number of ex-pat …

Shelve

Snarkitecture's latest design holds up the goods at Grey Area's new NYC shop and showroom

Since launching last July, Grey Area has become a choice online destination for those seeking unique, artist-designed objects, from “Best Friends” skateboards to handmade headpieces. After opening pop-ups in Montauk last summer and then at the Bass Museum in Miami for the latest installment of Art Basel, co-founders Manish Vora and Kyle DeWoody decided to give their retail concept a permanent home with a showroom …

Handsome Coffee Roasters

A sneak peak at the new flagship store in LA's downtown Arts District

For the last few months, the corner of 5th and Mateo in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles has been abuzz with activity as the WoodSmithe team puts the finishing touches on Handsome Coffee Roasters‘ flagship store. Handsome has made a splash in the specialty coffee world since they announced that Tyler Wells and Chris Owens would be teaming up with World Barista Champion …