The T-List: Five Things We Recommend This Week
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An upstate hotel in a pre-revolutionary building
Earlier this year, the Kinsley Hotel, an ambitious project comprising four restored buildings in the bustling Hudson Valley enclave of Kingston, New York, opened its ‘crown jewel’, a three story boutique hotel in an 18th century Georgian house. The two-year renovation, led by Studio Robert McKinley, has retained the property’s most striking features, such as the grand entrance staircase and the Victorian-tiled brick fireplace in the cozy living room, juxtaposing them with vintage and modern furniture. Each of the 13 suites has plush beds framed by white oak headboards, Gio Ponti-style cantilever bedside tables and Italian velvet-draped desk chairs, plus curated contemporary artwork. by Lolita Cros. Guests enjoy free coworking privileges at neighboring Barnfox and can enjoy frittatas and buttermilk pancakes at Kinsley Restaurant or evening room service from Lola Pizza. Starting at $ 259, hotelkinsley.com.
Fashion photographer Mert Alas, half of the Mert and Marcus duo, had a love-hate relationship with gin. “I’ve been a gin drinker for many years,” he says, “and I love a martini. But I would always complain about the ingredients. So he decided to create his own, using exotic plants like wild Ivy from Albania, Damascus rose from Turkey and the Queen of the Night orchid cactus, which only blooms for a few hours once a year. While most gin producers mash the plants together and then mix them with a neutral alcohol, Alas, inspired by the techniques of perfumers, distills each element individually before blending them. The result of such demanding craftsmanship is Seventy One “night water” – a reference to the number of days the gin needs to mature in oak barrels before being bottled – a delicate blend of color amber with floral, peat and citrus flavors. $ 190, seventyonegin.com.
Elevate their game
Ever since Salvatore Ferragamo designed his iconic Rainbow platform sandals for Judy Garland in 1938, chunky, raised heels have become increasingly fashionable, arguably more and more popular during the glam rock of the 70s and reborn in the 90s thanks in large part to the Spice Girls. And while this fall’s collections hinted at an imminent style return, recent spring 2022 shows have only confirmed the trend: Jonathan Anderson at Loewe added an exaggerated wedge sole over a classic moccasin; Miuccia Prada has launched a line of raised shoes ranging from lime green glitter ankle boots to simple dress shoes; and British designer Molly Goddard paired her playful dresses with three-inch-heeled Mary Janes. For those who can’t wait until next year, Goddard’s collaboration with Ugg, a lambskin slip-on with a lambskin insole, is available now.
In “Sandor Katz’s Fermentation Journeys,” to be released on November 2, the author of the James Beard Prize-winning “Art of Fermentation,” translates his obsession with one of mankind’s fundamental culinary processes into a book by kitchen and a travelogue. Where Katz’s classic treatment in 2012 was of encyclopedic scope and structure, her new book is built on years of close interactions with masters of pickles and cheeses, dried fish and sourdough breads. from virtually every corner of the world. Interspersed with conversational but informative essays are 60 recipes for dishes ranging from Akkuni, a soya condiment from northeast India, to a slightly alcoholic shisha made from quinoa, corn and beans dried in the Peruvian Andes. $ 35, chelseagreen.com.
Loro Piana, the nearly century-old house known for its exquisite knits, has teamed up with cool Japanese designer, musician and referee Hiroshi Fujiwara for their very first collaboration. Fujiwara, “a fashionable machine for one man” as GQ once called it, gives the Italian brand’s fabrics a streetwear touch: the cashmere is elegantly frayed or woven into graphic patterns like the interlocking “Tsunaghi” chain. , symbol of happiness in Japan; Tasmanian wool lines a reversible bomber jacket. And, in a cheeky nod to the source of it all, Fujiwara designed T-shirts that paired fabric words with images of the corresponding animals (eg, “cashmere” with a horned goat). us.loropiana.com.
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