- February 2, 2004
- Head Masters
Hats (the non-baseball-cap kind) seem to be perpetually on the verge of a comeback. But despite the best efforts of Kid Rock, it’s still rare to see anyone wearing a stately homburg or a ska-style stingy-brimmed porkpie.
- February 16, 2004
- Roll Up, Roll Up
The humble maki roll—raw fish and vegetables coated with vinegared rice and wrapped in the lightly toasted seaweed known as nori—is a staple of sushi menus. But it can also be a canvas for creativity, as the Rainbow Roll at Japonica proves.
- January 19, 2004
- Winter Wonderland
Though it’s hard to believe, the Winter Antiques Show hasn’t always been the chic-est bazaar in town.
- August 25, 2003
- Charmed Life
If you love the charm concept but can't get excited about a wee golden corgi jangling from your wrist, try Tenthousandthings, where "charm necklaces" (from $1,500) feature clusters of semiprecious stones.
- October 27, 2003
- Gimme Some Sugar
Even though New York’s mean streets aren’t prime trick-or-treating territory (unless you mean something else by “trick”), we’re still better equipped for the holiday than anyplace else in America.
- October 6, 2003
- Ticking Along
Sisters Grace and Amy Szuwala have been in the watch-repair business since 1978. “In the beginning, people were skeptical because they thought we were too young,” remembers Grace, now 43. “They wanted to know where the repairmen were.”
- July 14, 2003
- Best of New York: Vases
Italy may have Murano, but New York has its own master of hand-blown glass objets: Michael Anchin.
- August 4, 2003
- The Right Stuffing
Okay, so there’s not a lot of competition out there. But that’s only testament to this oyster roll’s untouchable superiority. What makes it the best?
- February 9, 2004
- Spin Zone
Everyone’s a critic, goes the lament of the criticized. Now everyone’s a D.J. too—and there’s no better place in the city for fledglings or pros to outfit themselves than Turntable Lab.
- December 15, 2003
- They Can Rebuild Him
Let's say you are a man in need of a makeover. You could spend a week hopping from boutique to boutique—maybe in an SUV, accompanied by a group of five style-obsessed guys spouting double entendres. Or you could do it with just one elevator ride, to Saks Fifth Avenue’s seventh floor.