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.
The new Serengeti Teas & Spices shop at 122nd and FDB/8th Avenue is a good example of a Harlem businesses catching up with the current trends that are happening city wide. Antique and vintage packaging can be found all throughout the store that is reminiscent of European boutique tea parlors like Marriage Frere or imported products found at high end specialty grocers such as Dean and Deluca. The owner has a family import business specializing in African and Asian tea but is also a graphic designer with a keen eye. All of the packaging that has a decorative early century wallpaper feel to them is designed in house and custom made for each product. Read more about Serengeti Teas & Spices in our past post: LINK