Journal no. 11
Luxury and a Latté
The promise of escapism for the price of an espresso and a croissant. That’s the simple ethos behind Coco Safar, the gorgeous café and pâtisserie drawing a crowd in Cape Town.
You don’t have to be a caffeine addict to appreciate a coffee house with historic décor. Some of the world’s most stunning cafés are integral to a city’s history — from Casanova’s old haunt in Venice to the birthplace of extra-potent espresso.
Famed Pastis Restaurant re-opened in New York City in the summer of 2019. It’s time to reminisce about the gonzo brasserie opened in the winter of 1999, in the then-still- gritty Meatpacking District on the corner of Ninth Avenue and Little West 12th Street.