Vol. 35 — October 30, 2020


This week we’re sharing feel-good recipes to cook, highlighting the best record stores in NYC, and introducing a new cool friend, Marianna Fierro.



If you’re an NYC voter reading this who hasn’t voted yet...get out there and support Biden! Early voting runs through Nov. 1 and opening hours have been extended to 7am. Don’t forget to thank the poll workers. Find your polling location here.


Daylight saving is on Sunday and this is a sure sign it is about to get colder and darker in NYC. Here are some feel-good-warm-ur-tum recipes to make this weekend. (We’ve tried them all and can’t pick a favorite).


There is a short form renaissance happening on the pages of my favorite publications and I’d be remiss not to share some favorite reads from this week.

Mr. Porter — The Magnificent Nonchalance of Mr. Dev Hynes
Absolute king Hanif Abdurraqib (Notes to A Tribe Called Quest) in conversation with Dev Hynes of Blood Orange.

Blackbird Spyplane — Jerry Seinfeld: The Blackbird Spyplane Interview
The unhinged menswear newsletter by Jonah Weiner talks with NY legend about his ultimate grails.

CFF — Timothée in Paris
Brynn Wallner comes in hot with Emily in Paris x Timothée Chalamet fan fiction satire — a truly hilarious read for these trying times.


If you’ve read this newsletter at any point since forever, it should be pretty clear we’re huge fans of music. With the temps cooling off in New York and spending less time outdoors, we’re spending more time listening to our favorite albums on vinyl. This week we’ve rounded up our favorite shops in the city to dig through dusty crates of records. Check it out on our site here.

COOL FRIENDS: Marianna Fierro

Meet Marianna, an art director, designer, and illustrator whose colorful work has graced the LA Times, Taco Bell Ads, and the walls of our kitchen(!!!) A New Yorker by way of Italy, Marianna leaves the city this week, and what better way to say ciao than catching up.

How did your career as a designer & illustrator begin?

After a semester studying photography in college, I realized that all my hours spent saving images and "cool fonts" from Tumblr and the likes as a teenager was called "graphic design" and I could make a living out of it. I therefore decided to transfer and switch majors to Visual Communication Design and after 3.5 years studying in Ohio I moved to Brooklyn to begin my career doing a bit of everything from branding to websites, and everything in between.

As my 9-5 started focusing more and more on UX and strategy I had to find another way to feel creatively satisfied and that's when I began illustrating food. I decided to take upon the 100 days challenge and the rest is history.

What's your favorite part about the New York creative community and what will you miss the most?

I appreciate how big it is, how you can always meet new people and learn something new every time. The pandemic has already affected how we don't hang out in person anymore, but I'll definitely miss the opportunity to catch a talk and grab dinner nearby afterwards with old and new friends.

What's inspiring you right now?

I am not sure I've been feeling very inspired lately, however looking at old illustrated cookbooks, jello cakes and furniture DIYs has kept me busy and entertained. I think all the cookbooks that came out in the past couple of weeks have planted a seed in my brain to one day illustrate someone's cookbook, so maybe that counts as being inspired!

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@mnnfrr on Instagram

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