• Chef Daniel of Paula Leduc

    Chef Daniel of Paula Leduc

    photography Josh Gruetzmacher

    By 5 a.m., Daniel Capra is already out the door and headed to the gym. Once there, he warms up on the speed bag and gets his heart rate pumping with a few skips on the jump rope before starting his daily 90-minute kickboxing routine with his personal trainer. After a quick shower and breakfast, the clock strikes eight,and Capra’s day officially begins in the kitchen. More →

    April 23, 2016 By Daniel Tran Artisans , ,
  • Nicolette Camille

    Nicolette Camille

    photography Nicole Franzen / words Chandara K. Phanachone

    Take a moment to appreciate the sensuous anatomy of a Lady’s Slipper orchid or inhale the fragrance of a budding plumeria, and you can surely understand the Dutch and their infatuation with flowers. Aside from being prized for their healing powers, flowers have long been coveted for their beauty and fragrance; often symbolic of the transient nature of life as we know it. But it was in the Netherlands during the seventeenth century, a period more commonly referred to as the Dutch Golden Age, when floral fascination soared to new heights with the great tulip speculation. During this time, the most desirable tulip bulbs commanded exorbitant market prices that exceeded the value of even the most extravagant homes in Amsterdam.

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    August 12, 2015 By Daniel Tran Artisans , ,
  • Pastry Chef Emily Lael

    Pastry Chef Emily Lael

    photography Heather Payne / words Chandara Phanachone

    Perhaps it was the selection of dainty sugar tarts filled with lavender ganache topped with the plumpest blueberries that may have caught your gaze, or the chocolate cake layered with espresso icing, rich blackberries, and sun-ripened Black Mission figs that may have stopped you in your tracks. Whatever the case, it certainly would never occur to the undiscerning eye that the smorgasbord of delectable treats would be born from a vegan and gluten-free boutique bakery situated in an otherwise nondescript industrial complex of Brooklyn, New York. Since the opening of Lael Cakes in 2011, pastry chef Emily Lael Aumiller has carved a niche in the baking world with her innovative focus on natural ingredients and original design.

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    August 6, 2015 By Daniel Tran Artisans , , ,
  • Jennifer Behr

    Jennifer Behr

    photography Nicole Franzen / words Chandara Phanachone

    Whether it was a single ostrich feather or an elaborate plumed crown, the ancient Egyptian deities wore headdresses as symbols of their pre-ordained powers, while pharaohs donned ceremonial head cloths to represent their power, status, and wealth. Over three thousand years later, headpieces still hold an important place for many brides on one of the most important days of her life. As a statement piece that has become a means for a bride to express her sense of fashion and individuality, choosing a headpiece should not be a mere afterthought.

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    June 11, 2015 By Daniel Tran Artisans
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