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The Bacon Tour

By David Tez

Photo: Staff

From time to time, The Scout will feature interborough food tours designed as culinary and geographic explorations of our fair city. Each has been field tested, in a single day,…

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The Tenenbaums

By Siobhan Vivian

Photo: Staff

The Royal Tenenbaums is Wes Anderson’s visual love letter to New York. Though never explicitly named, the film presents a stunningly constructed pastiche of the quirky, the kitschy and the…

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Scandinavian Grace

Design

Photo: Staff

The Scandanavian countries of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway have long traditions of creating stunning objects for living. You can see how these techniques have evolved from their folk art roots into exceptional modern design pieces that have an innate sense of joy—a bit of warmth in a long, dark Nordic night.

URL scandinaviangrace.com

Moon River Chattel

Vintage & Antiques

Photo: Staff

Moon River Chattel has the appeal of an old general store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Co-owners Christine Foley and Paul Sperduto have created a warm environment influenced by their love of Shaker craftsmanship, utilitarian simplicity and natural design instinct.

URL moonriverchattel.com

Modernlink

Furniture

Photo: The Studio

Furniture shops have come and gone on this block of Bond Street, but Modernlink stands the test of time. William Lee’s humble beginnings started with a modest section at ABC Carpet and Home.

URL modernlink.com

Le Labo

Grooming & Fragrance

Photo: Courtesy of Le Labo

Walking into Le Labo’s boutique on Elizabeth Street is a welcome antidote to the hard-selling atmosphere of any New York City department store’s fragrance section.

URL lelabofragrances.com

The Future Perfect

Design

Photo: The Studio

David Alhadeff opened the Future Perfect in 2003 to showcase independent Brooklyn designers in a retail environment. A curator of sorts, Alhadeff helped to usher in a design scene with humble inspirations mixed with high design

URL thefutureperfect.com

Dickson Hairshop

Grooming & Fragrance

Photo: Zoe Roman

Diagonal black and white stripes deck the walls of this tiny two-seat barbershop. A golden bottle of bourbon sits on a glass shelf by the window is offered to you just before you take one of the chairs.

URL dicksonhairshop.com