In the December issue of Conde Nast Traveller UK I had the pleasure of shooting Bellocq Tea Atelier, as part of a New York City shopping story. It's located in my neighborhood of Greenpoint Brooklyn, a bit hidden away on West street. I've shot here a couple times in the past and always love sipping tea and chatting with Michael and Heidi. Their teas are delicious, they have the finest packaging and the shop decor never disappoints. Love you Bellocq!
After my trip to Antwerp I added on four extra days to visit Amsterdam. To be completely honest I never really had Amsterdam at the top of my list of places to visit in Europe. I was so pleasantly surprised that it quickly became one of my favorite cities in the world. It could have been the people I met, its charming cobblestone streets, the endless canals, the adorable Dutch bikes or the perfect November weather we had. So much of my travel experiences come from the people I meet while I am there. This case was no different, as I mentioned before I met a dozen fabulous people in Antwerp. I connected particularly with my friend Robin, he is smart, well-rounded, charming, funny, the kind of person you want in your life for a long long time. We became quick pals after a week together in Antwerp. He's a real people person and runs a website called the The Citinerary. One of his many strengths is connecting like minded people together. He did just that, introducing me to the lovely Jeroen Woltman and Denise van Gastel who are behind Harvest & Company a gorgeous store Helmersbuurt. Jeroem finds amazing old industrial furniture and lighting fixtures. Denise has a great eye and brings it all together with her elegant touch. Such a beautiful well curated spot. Hope to see you in New York soon Jeroen ;) I fell in love with them all in the short period of time I was there. Here is my list of places that I enjoyed while in Amsterdam. I CANT wait to get back there.
Go List Amsterdam
Lot Sixty One Coffee Roasters - Fav coffee shop, third wave coffee and roastery.
Kinkerstraat 112, 1053 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
Headfirst Coffee Roasters - Third wave coffee
Westerstraat 150, 1015 MP Amsterdam, Netherlands
De Hallen - Food hall, amazing food and a nice variety of vendors.
Hannie Dankbaar Passage 33, 1053 RT Amsterdam, Netherlands
SLA - Organic salads, super yum, fresh and fast.
Ceintuurbaan 149, 1072 GB Amsterdam, Netherlands
Vinnies - Nice spot for lunch, healthy options.
Haarlemmerstraat 46, 1013 ES Amsterdam, Netherlands
Harvest & Company - Vintage industrial furnishings and home goods.
Tweede Helmersstraat 90-96, 1054 CM Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sukha - Beautiful boutique of home goods and clothing.
Haarlemmerstraat 110, 1013 EW Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tenue de Nîmes - Beautiful clothing store, specializing in denim.
Haarlemmerstraat 92, 1013 EV Amsterdam, Netherlands
I didnt get to hit all the spots I wanted too, see a full list here.
Hey dudes! Sorry for the crickets over here. I was away in South America for a month and reeeeaaaally tried to unplug :) Well, I am back now and while I realize all eyes seem to be on instgram and not in the blog world anymore I still like to share here. While I was in Antwerp last November I had the pleasure to shoot Jan-Jan Van Essche's amazing studio/home and their Atelier Solarshop. Teamed up with my gal Zsuzsanna Toth we had the best time spending the afternoon with these two extremely talented guys. Read the whole interview and see more photos on Freunde von Freunden.
I wanted to share a couple shots from a recent shoot I did with J.M. Generals. We shot a beautiful selection of home goods in a Fort Greene carriage house. Luxurious cashmere throws, scented candles, and bath products made from goat milk. Super fun working with you Jeffrey!
I was up on location in Maine a few weeks ago for Food & Wine, more on that to come. My assistant Corinne and I made a few stops along the way. It's so quiet and sleepy up there this time of year. We tried to find a lobster roll and a bowl of chowder instead found many abandoned fishing villages closed up for the winter. Lovely in all its stillness, I can only imagine how it is in the summer. I'll be back.