Inky Son along for a week of Guest Hunting! Inky was born in South Korea and moved to Gloversville, a small town in upstate New York when she was 8 years old. After graduating from Georgetown University, Inky moved to NYC where she worked for companies like DKNY and J. Lo. Though her heart still lies in New York, she has been in Amsterdam since 2008 and is Business and Marketing Director at Twenty8Twelve.
In addition to friends, travel and work; she’s very into sports, her team is the Georgetown Hoyas and is pretty much unavailable during March Madness. Oh, Inky’s also a big fan of food and is always in search of the best, most authentic. From food to style, this worldly lady (she’s already lived in 4 continents) has some real good stuff to share. So read on!
I absolutely love Joya candles and diffusers for my home. Each Joya product is hand-crafted in NYC using environmentally friendly ingredients, resulting in a beautiful combination of home décor and scent.
I know it’s a bit cheeky of me to choose the brand I work for as my favorite “hers” thing but honestly some of my favorite clothes in my closet are from Twenty8Twelve. Check out the gorgeous collection at the store in Notting Hill. Especially covetable are the “Made in England” tailored pieces!
Every guy needs a pair of nice shoes. If you want amazing, hand-made quality with superior English craftsmanship, check out Tricker’s. They also make the shoes for The Prince of Wales!
My daily life usually revolves around food. From the minute I wake up, I’m thinking about what culinary delights I will partake in for the day or if I’m feeling motivated, downloading that latest Jamie Oliver recipe to try out at home. So here are some of my favorite spots to eat around the world.
New Yorkers love to have debates on where you can get the best pizza in the city. This debate gets even more heated if you add Yalies to the mix as they will argue that New Haven pizza is the best (continuing on to lecture you on why Sally’s is better than Pepe’s or vice versa). Having eaten my fair share of pizzas in the city as well as up in New Haven, I still vote Di Fara Pizza as the best ever! Watching Mr. DeMarco make each pizza himself and pulling it out of the oven with his bare hands is worth the long trip into Brooklyn. Both the round and square pies are perfection and the fresh hand cut basil over your pizza is the cherry on top. Just remember to bring your patience and your appetite and you won’t be disappointed.
If you’ve watched Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations Vietnam episode, you are probably familiar with the Lunch Lady. So while I was in Ho Chi Mihn City last October, I went out in search of her and she definitely did not disappoint. As with most street food masters in Vietnam, there is no menu – You eat what you are served. Whatever the dish of the day is, I can guarantee that it will be the best Vietnam noodle soup you will ever eat. An added bonus is her sister’s stall next to hers that sell amazing fresh spring rolls.
My Georgetown experience would not have been the same without The Tombs. This place is more than your typical college bar. They serve fantastic food (I still dream about their fisherman’s stew), cheap but delicious beers (after about the 2nd pitcher), and you feel like you’ve walked into the set of Cheers / St. Elmo’s Fire.
As a person who spends almost every week getting on a plane, having the right luggage has been key! Rimowa luggage is super lightweight and protects your belongings with its indestructible shell and built-in lock. And you will look super chic going through the airport with your Rimowa!
Riding through the breathtaking tulip fields in Holland…on a bike of course!