Lunch at Le Marché des Enfants Rouges
At Studio Daguerre shooting for Dapper Dan magazine’s spring-summer issue
Vintage Eames Lounge (670) chair
Dapper Dan magazine’s sixth issue, on newsstands early October
There is no escape. You can’t be a vagabond and an artist and still be a solid citizen, a wholesome, upstanding man. You want to get drunk, so you have to accept the hangover. You say yes to the sunlight and pure fantasies, so you have to say yes to the filth and the nausea. Everything is within you, gold and mud, happiness and pain, the laughter of childhood and the apprehension of death. Say yes to everything, shirk nothing. Don’t try to lie to yourself. You are not a solid citizen. You are not a Greek. You are not harmonious, or the master of yourself. You are a bird in the storm. Let it storm! Let it drive you! How much have you lied! A thousand times, even in your poems and books, you have played the harmonious man, the wise man, the happy, the enlightened man. In the same way, men attacking in war have played heroes, while their bowels twitched. My God, what a poor ape, what a fencer in the mirror man is- particularly the artist- particularly myself! —
Karelia at Leila’s Shop, Shoreditch
The 150-year-old floor of Butler, Tanner & Dennis factory in Frome, Somerset.
A lovely cliché. Pont des Arts, Paris.
In an old-fashioned glass, soak one sugar cube with many drops of angostura bitters, two drops of Regan’s orange bitters and one drop of whiskey barrel-aged bitters. Muddle the sugar into a paste and drop in a strip of orange zest. Add 4.5cl of Hudson Baby bourbon whiskey and fill the glass with ice cubes while stirring slowly.
Tip: Laying the soaked sugar cube on a clean cotton towel before dropping into the glass helps to absorb excess bitters. And don’t rush. Slow play is the secret ingredient.
By Oscar Quagliarini, head bartender of Grazie in Paris, as published in Dapper Dan 05
Oscar Quagliarini, head bartender of Grazie, preparing his version of an Old Fashioned, as published in Dapper Dan 05.