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My Favorite Things

Since opening the Michelin-starred restaurant Estela in 2013, the Uruguayan chef Ignacio Mattos—who trained under Francis Mallmann and Alice Waters—has further cemented his status as one of New York’s greatest culinary talents with Rockefeller Center’s Lodi cafe, Corner Bar in Chinatown’s Nine Orchard Hotel, and Soho’s Altro Paradiso, where the downtown set regularly gathers for fennel salads and spritzes at aperitivo hour. Here, Mattos shares his prized must-haves, from the best coffee-maker to the finest chocolate bar and beyond



Pulcina Induction Espresso Coffee Maker

“A perfect coffee-maker and a permanent fixture of my stovetop.”

Casa Bosques Chocolates


Pure Dark Chocolate 74% Chocolate Bar

“I like the primal and refined handling of Casa Bosques chocolates.”

Domaine Tissot


Arbois Savagnin 2018

“Parcelle is a relaxed yet deep, non-dogmatic wine shop and bar. I love the Jura producer Tissot.”



Cotton-Poplin Shorts

“For the house or for errands.”

C.O. Bigelow


Natural Bristle Toothbrush in Tortoise

“An inexpensive gift for yourself.”


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Aquatic Mint Toothpaste

“I’m going to take shit for recommending toothpaste, but once you use ‘aquatic mint’ it’s hard to go back.”

R+D Lab


Tubo Fringed Two-Tone Linen, Cashmere and Silk-Blend Throw

“I have a newborn, so this comes in handy.”



Vintage African Textile

“Hunting for textiles on Etsy is surprisingly satisfying. Somehow I always find what I’m looking for.”



Classic Cabin

“No matter where I go, I carry on.”

The North Face


71 Sierra Quilted Ripstop Hooded Down Jacket

“I’m already thinking about how to stay warm next winter.”

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