Featured in Cool Hunting: Takuya Duncan's Montauk Cotton Stripe Pant

Featured in Cool Hunting: Takuya Duncan's Montauk Cotton Stripe Pant
via Cool Hunting. A Hamptons' variation on classic Japanese worker pants makes for ideal summer loungewear.  by Josh Rubin on 09 May 2016 Summer lounge season is almost upon us and the Montauk Cotton Stripe Pant rom new premium menswear brand Takuya Duncan is a perfect fit. Made in Japan, from...

The Making of the Montauk Pant: Hamptons Inspired, Made in Japan

The Making of the Montauk Pant: Hamptons Inspired, Made in Japan
Takuya Duncan, while in Kyushu region of Japan recently discovered a century old vertical mill that has perfected the art of making traditional cotton Kimonos.  We were so impressed with the craftsmanship that goes into the entire development process from the twisting of fibers to the dying process to the weaving...

Park Hyatt Tokyo Close to Heaven

Park Hyatt Tokyo Close to Heaven
I've have been fortunate enough stay at the Park Hyatt Tokyo several times in the past 10 and always wanted to write about the experience. I realize many articles have been written about this property, but 21 years after it opened I feel it deserves yet more coverage as its still top of its game! Read on...

Introducing the Ultimate Hoodie Made in NYC: The Maidstone

Introducing the Ultimate Hoodie Made in NYC: The Maidstone
The Maidstone is a result of not being able to find a more tailored hoodie that had the structure of a slim fitting jacket, yet the comfort of a sweatshirt;  one that could be worn to the beach, as well as out to dinner - versatile, comfortable and definitely stylish.

Artist Lynn Matsuoka; Secret World of Japanese Sumo and Kabuki

Artist Lynn Matsuoka;  Secret World of Japanese Sumo and Kabuki
The Hamptons art community is rich, eccentric and diverse as one would find in any major global city.  One such internationally renowned artist that we recently discovered in the Hamptons was famed reportage artist Lynn Matsuoka; a native New Yorker, who spent 37 years living in Japan.

Artist Scott Bluedorn, Living on the Edge of the Land

Artist Scott Bluedorn, Living on the Edge of the Land
The Hamptons has a long history of being home to artists and writers drawn by its beautiful beaches, landscapes and escapism from hectic city life.  One up-and-coming artist that calls East Hampton home is Hamptons' born and raised surfer Scott Bluedorn who attended School of Visual Arts in NYC, but found himself drawn back after spending several years in NYC. 

The Sake Samurai

The Sake Samurai
If you have been to the Hamptons then you have no doubt ate at Sen.  Sen is one of the best Japanese restaurants in the Hamptons, Sag Harbor to be specific. On a recent Sunday evening we attended a Sake Tasting event there hosted by Ryunosuke (Jesse) Matsuoka...