Aperol Celebrates its Centennial Anniversary

An apéritif and its signature cocktail swept the world

In true Venetian style, Aperol recently celebrated its 100th year with romantic decadence. The iconic brand hosted an event where many Aperol Spritz drinks were poured for guests under the Italian city’s summer sun. It was here in Venice that Aperol grew in popularity before infiltrating the US. And while the apéritif’s cult-like fanbase radically charged the brand’s rise to popularity, a large part of its …

Word of Mouth: Venice, California

Beyond Abbot Kinney, a focus on local charm remains in LA's seaside neighborhood

Despite immense development in CA’s Venice, it remains delightfully rough around the edges, with plenty of retro charm. It continues to house a thriving arts community and a number of fantastic local businesses. From a design-forward hotel to the recently reopened Dudley Market, impeccable coffee, design stores and beyond—Venice remains a colorful and crucial part of LA‘s ecosystem. We recommend skipping the electric scooters and …

Venice Biennale 2019: Darkness + Light

From doppelgängers to robots and holograms, some of the shadowy works on show

This year’s theme for the 58th International Art Exhibition at this year’s Venice Biennale, “May you live in interesting times,” is oftentimes purported to be translated from a traditional Chinese curse—wherein a phrase that sounds like a blessing is actually said ironically. It makes sense that many artists involved in the show (curated by Ralph Rugoff) offered dark, bleak and downright strange works. Many pieces (films …