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Blade—the aviation company that is like Uber, but with helicopters and seaplanes instead of Toyotas—is perhaps best known for shuttling businessmen and actors from New York City to the Hamptons. Since the company started, in 2014, their reach has surpassed Long Island. Enjoy a sippy cup of rosé on your rideshare to the Hamptons or your flight to Cannes, St. Tropez, or Monaco. Over Thanksgiving, the company joined forces with AIR MAIL to launch its first partnership with its seasonal offering: BLADEone. Book a seat on a commercial-sized jet—with no more than 15 other passengers on board—from Manhattan to Palm Beach or Miami. Better yet, every BLADEone flight carries copies of AIR MAIL’s limited-edition broadsheets. The SKYfx will feed you caviar. Share the joy of jet-setting by giving Blade gift cards this holiday season. (from $195, which can be used to fly between Manhattan and J.F.K. or Newark. —Jensen Davis


Giorgio Armani x Parmigiani Fleurier

When walking down Via Borgonuovo, in Milan, even those who are not particularly well versed in fashion might stop at the imposing architecture of No. 11—the Giorgio Armani headquarters. Now the address is also the name of the house’s new series of watches, made for both men and women. Created in collaboration with the Swiss watchmaker Parmigiani Fleurier, these handmade and numbered pieces have an automatic movement and signature square dials that are ever so slightly rounded at the corners. There are lots of choices to be made. Do you wantsteel, rose-gold, or yellow-goldhardware? Dials come in a range of colors, and each hour is marked by an index, except 11, which is written in Arabic numerals. (Prices available upon request, exclusively at Armani boutiques and to be reserved via

Teardrop Crystal Ear-Cuff

Hannayoo Works

Over the course of her 20-year career in the fashion business, Hanna Yoo has served as the right-hand woman to designer Barbara Bui, worked on the design team at VPL by Victoria Bartlett, and ascended to the design-director role at Tibi. In 2021, she founded her own Brooklyn-based design house, Hannayoo Works. In addition to her works of art, she also designs a highly covetable collection of jewelry. Some of it is available online via her e-commerce site, but like most things of beauty, her pieces are best experienced in person. From December 16 to 18, along with the brands Sayaka Davis, Fay Andrada, and Grammar, Hannayoo Works will be popping up at 80 West Broadway. Experience her artistry in real life. ( —Ashley Baker



In 2015, Markus Glocker guided Bâtard to earn the title of Best New Restaurant in America from the James Beard Foundation. As the Tribeca restaurant’s owner and executive chef, he also earned it a Michelin star and three stars from The New York Times. His latest effort, based in the Ace Hotel in NoMad, does not disappoint. (Veteran New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells just awarded Koloman three stars.) A delicious combination of classic Austrian dishes and French flair, it’s the perfect place to hole up on a cold winter night and imagine you’ve been transported to the best café in Vienna. Named after Koloman Moser, one of the Vienna Secession’s foremost artists—and the inspiration behind the restaurant’s décor—Glocker offers a menu that’s cooked with care and full of dishes you will want to dig into. Roasted duck breast. Chicken for two. Schnitzel. The spaetzle was so good I ordered an extra side. For dessert, there’s all the best Viennese sweets. My favorite was a knockout apple strudel. If you can’t get a dinner reservation, stop by for breakfast. After all, the Viennese invented the coffeehouse. ( —Michael Hainey



The inscription engraved on the wrist of a Syrian sculpture originally excavated in the 1850s and now housed in the Louvre’s collection reads: Prokla en ex-voto (or “For herself or her house, to dedicate”). What better to present to a dear hostess this holiday season than a wax replica of the sculpture, by Trudon. To make it, the Paris-based candle-maker, which dates back to 1643 and once provided its creations to the court of Louis XIV, has collaborated with the plaster-cast atelier at Réunion des Musées Nationaux–Grand Palais. Though the unscented work of art—which is available in a range of colors, from demure stone to eye-catching Empire blue—comes equipped with a wick, it’s perhaps best left unlit so that its artisanal hand can be extended throughout the months and years to come. ($75, —Zoe Ruffner


Inside Man

There aren’t many crime thrillers that can twin a twee English vicarage with an American maximum-security prison. It would be like splicing the film Arsenic and Old Lace onto Dead Man Walking. And that’s what makes Inside Man so odd and so tantalizing: over four episodes, an American death-row inmate, played by Stanley Tucci, gets involved in investigating a murder he had nothing to do with among people he doesn’t know, including an upstanding clergyman played by David Tennant. The series is dark and a bit creepy, yet often funny. It is also highly suspenseful, which makes sense given that it was created by Steven Moffat, whose credits include Sherlock and the revival of Doctor Who. ( —Alessandra Stanley

Issue No. 178
December 10, 2022
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Issue No. 178
December 10, 2022