Parsons School of Design alumnus with a BFA in fashion, who has worked in the menswear industry for several years. Past lives have been in the East Village and Lower East Side of Manhattan; more recently transplanted to Harlem. Currently living in a 1907 "French flat," an Edwardian era middle-class apartment.
A Bespoke reader provided a tip about the murals that went up at Manna's soul food on 125th Street by Lenox Avenue. This popular chain of uptown buffets have had different visuals for the various locations in the past but we particularly like this building since it still has the look of old Harlem and now the painted mural provides a nostalgic aesthetic to the building. Surprisingly enough, Manna's was actually started back in the 80s by a Korean immigrant who knows how to cook with a southern flare: LINK