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Project X: A Preview

A couple preview shots of scans from Project X, basically the coolest magazine ever made. If you’ve watched Party Monster, you already know the sordid history of Michael Alig, but it wasn’t all murder and drugs and it wasn’t all about him anyway. A post to come soon with more scans and the story behind my having, Ok borrowing, this amazing piece of NYC Club Kid history.

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High Tea with Fashion’s Elite

Oh hai Vivienne Westwood

Tea time just got a little more haute now that you can have your favorite fashion folk over for a cup. Prêt-à-porTea, a 5 tea party pack offers up some fashionable faces to adorn your pretty tea cups. The party invites include Yves Saint Laurent, Naomi Campbell, Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood and what looks like Continue reading

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Beaujolais Nouveau, Winter’s Wine

For many, November 15th came and went as a Tuesday might have normally would have. The daily grind, the 9 to 5, the coming home to chores or episodes of The New Girl. For others, there was a mandatory stop at the wine store. Some left with a bottle or two, some left with a case. It was Beaujolais Nouveau Day. Marketed now as a “Thanksgiving Day wine”, Beaujolais nouveau is a fantastic option to pair with heavier winter meals.

Made from grapes from the Beaujolais region of France, Beaujolais nouveau is only fermented for a few weeks before it is bottled and shipped around the world. Like all European wines, it’s named after the region it’s produced, not the grape it’s made of. Unlike American wines, there are strict laws regulating its harvest – the gamay grapes must be hand harvested and the wine is fermented with whole berries to emphasize the fruit rather than extract the tannin in the grape skins. This is why you get hints of banana, fig and pear when you drink it. It’s an end of harvest wine, ready to drink about 2 months after it is harvested, and until after World War Two, was only available for local consumption. Now 49 million liters are made and exported across the globe.Continue reading

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