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The Burning House

Photo: Foster Huntington's shot of Matt Hranek's essentials.

What would you take if your house was burning and you could only grab what you could carry? That’s what my friend, Foster Huntington, focuses on in his super cool photoblog, The Burning House. Check it out here.

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An Urban Steeplechase Event

Photo: Michael Harlan Turkell

Michael Harlan Turkell said Eleven Madison Park’s Kentucky Derby Party, which he attended for Garden & Gun last weekend, was one of NYC’s “best restaurant shindigs.” I think that means he had fun. Check out his pictures from the cotton-candy-and-seersucker-filled event over at my other blog, Southern in the City.

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White House Buck Deer

Note the taxidermy in the background.

Jackie gave birth five-and-a-half weeks prior to this photo shoot.

There’s nothing Southern about the Kennedys, but both Jackie O. and JFK oozed frattiness, class, and a certain American wholesomeness that seems somehow consistent with the Southern way of life (at least sartorially). So, I thought it worth mentioning that the American Museum of Natural History in DC just opened a small exhibit featuring never-before-seen photos of the First Family of the Sixties, taken by Richard Avedon as the Kennedys entered the White House 50 years ago on January 3. The photo collection will remain on view through February.

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Alton Lane Throws a Party for Suits

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Photos: Kirsten Rose for Alton Lane

Alton Lane, the bespoke menswear atelier co-founded by UVA grads Peyton Jenkins and Colin Hunter (there’s also a third partner), celebrated its official launch at the Yale Club on May 13th. Herewith, a few shots from the party.

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Polo Fever on Guv’nors Island


Bill smiles, I smile. All photos: Will Mischner

For about 50 years, from the end of the 19th century through the middle of the 20th, the South was a hotspot for polo players and enthusiasts. Of course, that all died out with the emergence of Florida as the more popular winter resort destination (cue rueful fist-shaking), but there’s still something in the glitz and glamour of the sport (not to mention the sense of occasion and excuse to day drink) that feels intrinsically southern. Yesterday’s Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on Governors Island drew a large crowd of stylish guys and gals looking for a glimpse of Prince Harry and Nacho, or just an excuse to sip champagne and wear fancy hats. Though the inimitable Bill Cunningham undoubtedly captured many of the day’s best sartorial moments, we had a lot of fun taking a few shots of our own. Herewith, a few of our favorites (including one of Bill C. himself!).

VIP tents. Sigh.

PH!

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A Few More Shots

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Big Apple BBQ Block Party Pictures

Below are some of my favorite shots from last weekend’s pig out in Madison Square Park (plus more pictures after the jump). But first, a couple of soundbites overheard at the festivities:

“He’s class and I’m the ass.” —John Currence on following Floyd Cardoz during their cooking seminar on Sunday afternoon

“Everytime he comes to New York, he loses something–his cell phone, his wallet, something. He’s about to lose his damn mind.”–Seasoned member of Ed Mitchell‘s BBQ team about a fellow pit crew member’s foibles during present and past festivals

Colorful character working the smoker at Martin's. All Photos: Will Mischner

I've been known to cozy up to a pitmaster (or 15).

Bourbon Boss, Julian Van Winkle, snapped a few photos, too.

The elusive Danny Meyer and friend at Blue Smoke's station.

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