November, A Cultural Calendar, 2016.

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@haroldandmaudvintage, ig

@haroldandmaudvintage, ig

BROOKLYN. Fourteen and living his dream. Anan Coffee is the hands-on coffee pop-up of Japanese born Anan.  On a multi-month residency in the United States, the focused barista is making casual appearances inside the vintage Bedstuy shop Harold and Maud Vintage. Managed by a man and woman duo curating vintage – Japanese, utility, period pieces and a whole store more. The intimate shop is pleasantly stocked and makes good use of its box of a space – hats on walls, top case jewel, center racks, stacked bags and purses and even a fitting room. Followed its insta to know when Anan is in.

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@sebastiendoze, ig

PARIS. Flowers beget flowers. At the new Parisian locale – Peonies Paris – one can smell the peonies and sip them too, that is, if you can discern blooms in your brewed coffee flowers.  Pairing peonies and coffee with hues akin to a Mansur Gavriel palette, the dual purposed cafe seats you in Hay Design chairs and wraps florals in its branded signature paper on Rue du Fauborg. Already amassing photo cameos from bloggers and magazines around the world – this cafe is in bloom.


screen-shot-2016-11-11-at-10-36-45-pmL.A. 11th. A cafe is born. And, a year later it remains. Civil Coffee turns one.  “Come Celebrate it’s Existence.” That’s a lot to say for civilians who patronize places that are refurbished with such historical care it makes a specially coffee shops move into a ever increasing revitalized neighborhood almost as if nothing new is occurring st all. However, there’s been lot of new occurring at and this culture is happy to see that’s it’s made it to it’s one year. The fill in the blank reads, “It’s a good year to be civil.” And, a day to have a dollar in your pocket.

deborah-levy-hot-milkUK. For the hemispheres where it’s the increasingly cooler time of the year, book Hot Milk by is a worthy read by measure of its title alone. Bordering between the ideas of nurture and comfort, this novel by UK’s Hamish Hamilton tackles the relationship of a mother and daughter through the concepts of tradition, imagination and ideals as they mitigate the desert heat of the small Spanish fishing village they are lodged in. Short Listed by The Man Booker Prize, it’s your next long read.



NORDIC. From the counties of Belgium and The Netherlands, arrives a short film by Pieter Van Eecke directed by Gold Hugo, and Winner of Best Documentary, Samuel in the Clouds, screened at the 2016 Chicago International Film Fest. It documents the true story of one of the “highest ski slopes in the world atop a Bolivian glacier” and a ski operator named Samuel whose watched it melt away as he lifts tourists up the mountain. Complete with home scenes including hot beverages across the dining table this introspective look through a mans eyes puts a magnifying glass on climate change and cultural shifts.




SPAIN. The Devil is in the details. And, in the corner. ”Tis the season for new menu’s and along with it played experiments to pair with your coffee. Satan’s Coffee Corner in Barcelona welcomes to its culinary lineup: Grilled Grapefruit with Fennel Butter and Molasses. Say what?! Say yes!




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