NEW YORK, NY – For the “Ask A Local” page in the May issue of House & Garden, we spent a day in the shoes of interior designer Steven Gambrel, visiting his favorite NYC shops and restaurants, from Three Lives & Company bookshop and the John Derian shops to Jeffrey’s Grocery, where Steven likes to order a Bloody Mary and oysters.
NEW JERSEY – For a feature story in the August Family Fun magazine, we headed to the Jersey Shore with models from Wilhelmina Philadelphia. We had a special opportunity to photograph a real-life mother and son (Camille and Matteo Savo) on location in Ocean City – it was their first time modeling together. For the reportage part of the story, we checked out Tent City in Ocean Grove, kite flying at Seaside Park Beach, Lucy the Elephant in Margate City, and Cape May diamonds at Sunset Beach. We also devoured plenty of Johnson’s caramel popcorn and Brown’s donuts. For more family vacation ideas, check out Family Fun online. See more from this shoot in our Travel portfolio. All prop and wardrobe styling for the models by Wendy Oswald Kinney.
PESÉ, PANAMA – The Dirty Mojito – made with Abuelo brand 7-year rum – is our new favorite summer drink. The best way to experience it is at an outdoor cafe on a mild evening in the Casco Viejo section of Panama City. That’s exactly how we wrapped up our shoot last March for JWM, the in-room magazine of JW Marriott hotels. The story (see Rum City) focused on Abuelo rum, so we had the opportunity to spend a day shooting at Hacienda San Isidro, four hours outside of Panama City, where its sugar cane is harvested, distilled, and aged. To truly drink like a local in Panama, order the Abuelo 12-year straight up or over ice.