The first exchange-traded fund (ETF) to broadly track the digital asset market has been accepted to list on the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX).
The street level floor is lovely! Sprawling, high ceilings, huge windows, lots of nooks for sitting and tables for working. When I showed up around 8 p.m. and entered into the main lobby/street level, I walked into a really cozy scene.
“While many small space hotels of the micro or pod variety feel super stripped down and totally unwelcoming—this hotel takes a different tack… furniture and layout maximizes space in smart not spartan ways.” – Rebecca Misner
There was music playing, young, hip people on sofas and chatting (granted, it was fashion week, but the low price, good design, and the location in Tribeca pretty much guarantee it will always be filled with young creatives), great low-level lighting, and the sweetest little bar where I ordered a glass of wine and a slice of almond cake (obviously more important than checking in or dropping my luggage in my room).
When you open a store or website, you’re not just opening a business — you’re creating a platform to display your core values. That’s what the people behind Lolli & Pops, the chain of 38 sweet shops in 17 states, believe. And the customer experience at Lolli & Pops certainly backs up that belief.
The company’s goal is “to delight people” and its core values include hospitality, generosity, thoughtfulness, and surprise. Hospitality is on display at Lolli & Pops as you are immediately greeted and welcomed when you enter one of its stores, which can usually be found in popular malls such as the Shops At Mission Viejo in Southern California and Garden State Plaza in New Jersey. The greeters are “Chief Purveyors” (general managers) or “Magic Makers” (staff) and their job is to get you right into the Lolli & Pops experience by offering you samples. In fact, employees have the license to open any product and share it with you. “By opening something and eating it together, you get an immediate human interaction,” says Jessica Mennella, vice president of merchandising. “That interaction is what drives people into our doors and to be a part of what we’re creating.”
Lately, it seems Montauk’s equilibrium has been out of whack. Where the beach town on the tip of Long Island once attracted surfers and artists, it now attracts surfers, artists, and well, a whole lot of revelers. It’s great for those who love a lively apres-beach scene. But with every hotspot, every DJ, Montauk loses some of the serenity that made it so special in the first place.
“We wanted to emphasize the center of the show, Montauk, in its natural state, so we brought dunes back through the property then paired them with materials and color inspired by the landscape,” Atit Jariwala, founder and CEO of Bridgeton (the hospitality company that owns Marram), tells Vogue.
That’s why Marram, a new boutique hotel opening August 23, doesn’t want to blow up. In fact, it wants to help Montauk chill out. Marram, which takes over Montauk’s old Atlantic Terrace, describes their vibe as “barefoot luxury.” It’s apparent from the movement you arrive.
We had a blast creating the packaging system for national confection retailer Lolli and Pops. The Marble Truffle boxes were some of our favorites.
Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio is set to open his first new restaurant in more than two years, this time on Long Island. Small Batch, opening tomorrow, will serve American fare made from locally sourced ingredients in a rustic, 180-seat space at Roosevelt Field in Garden City.
The space… will feature an open kitchen and wood-fire grill churning out an American menu with an emphasis on Long Island regional products.
The Top Chef judge also has four kinds of pasta on the menu, along with meaty mains like braised pork belly, Long Island duck, smoked short rib, and grilled lamb sausage. A portion of the menu is dedicated to the wood-fire grill, with offerings like a half chicken, bone-in lamb loin, and a dry-aged New York strip.
Golf’s Largest Direct-To-Consumer Digital Platform, Revolution Golf Serves Subscribers with High-Quality Instruction, Travel Content and Integrated E-Commerce – Built on Foundation of Video Content
NBC Sports Group announced today the acquisition of Revolution Golf, the largest direct-to-consumer digital platform in golf. With nearly 2 million highly-engaged subscribers, Revolution Golf partners with some of the most recognizable names in the industry to deliver high-quality, video-based instruction, travel content, and integrated e-commerce. The announcement was made today by Mike McCarley, President, Golf, NBC Sports Group and Justin Tupper, CEO of Revolution Golf.
Last year, 28-year-old Matt Scanlan carried $2 million in cash, packed into flimsy plastic grocery bags, into the Gobi Desert. He had transferred the money to a bank in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, but when he arrived after flying 20 hours from New York, he discovered that no single bank would give him all the money at once.
“While brands like Everlane and Warby Parker are cutting out the retailer markup, we’re going all the way down to the raw material level to remove markups,” Scanlan says.
The worldwide cashmere industry has been booming, as cashmere sweaters and accessories have become popular in the U.S. and Europe. And yet Mongolian herders who produce some of the highest-quality cashmere fibers in the world haven’t benefited from this trend.