June 2009 Archives

Bienvenue a Bridgeport

Friday, June 26, 2009 by Jason Oliver Nixon.

Bridgeport, Conn., was always one of those cities that I zipped through while traveling on I-95 en route from New York City to Boston, or perhaps point further north. It never seemed worth stopping in for a visit; it seemed like a city built too close to the highway and languishing somewhat from economic hard times.

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Highbrow Hijinks

Monday, June 22, 2009 by Jason Oliver Nixon.

Yesterday I had a quintessential New York afternoon. It was one of those glorious Gotham days when the weather was idyllic (we have had endless rain so far this summer, so this brief respite of soleil was much needed), and everyone was out and about to enjoy the blue sky and throw on some of-the-moment, open-toe shoes. I found myself in the Meatpacking District downtown sitting atop the just-opened High Line, the fabulous elevated park that extends north from the MPD and that once carried freight trains.

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Budget Brilliance

Monday, June 15, 2009 by Jason Oliver Nixon.

I love a good bargain, but a bargain backed with substance. Give me an inexpensive meal, but don’t give me a plate loaded up with carbohydrates at an all-you-can-eat buffet. Put out a simple roast chicken, and I’ll be your best friend.

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Hotel Stories

Friday, June 12, 2009 by Jason Oliver Nixon.

I am passionate about hotels, nutty for a good resort, crazy for some cosseting. I was lucky enough to grow up with parents who put a premium on traveling and zipped back and forth—and often—so I think I truly have hotels in the blood.

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Viva America

Friday, June 05, 2009 by Jason Oliver Nixon.

My journeys of late have been so far-flung, so “elsewhere,” if you will, that I decided it was time to look inward for a bit, to explore more native turf. Hence, I have just returned from Destination Kohler, a classic American resort built cheek-by-jowl with the Kohler plumbing empire’s Kohler, Wisconsin, factory. Sound a bit unusual? Believe us, somehow it all works—especially since the factory’s leafy streets were originally designed by landscape genius Frederick Law Olmsted.

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Pianoforte

Monday, June 01, 2009 by Jason Oliver Nixon.

As a lifestyle aficionado, I am head over heels in love when glamorous cross-platform elements come together into one harmonious whole. What exactly do I mean by this psychobabble, you might ask? For example, I am enamored to see an amazing pair of shoes perched upon a glorious ottoman or the delicious merger of a top chef in a dramatic setting overlooking a balmy bay.

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About Jason Oliver Nixon

Jason Oliver Nixon

Global Lifestyle Editor Jason Oliver Nixon is always on the prowl for the latest and greatest finds, whether it’s ferreting out the grooviest new restaurant in Paris or unearthing a home design store in Dubai. "I am attracted by color and energy, passion and verve," says Nixon. "Who wants to be beige and boring?" The former Editor in Chief of Gotham, Hamptons, and Los Angeles Confidential magazines, Nixon makes frequent appearances on television as a style authority. A resident of Brooklyn, New York, Nixon escapes to London whenever possible, where he can be found happily ensconced at Fortnum & Mason perusing new-fangled jams.

To contact Jason Oliver Nixon with your comments, questions, and blog suggestions, e-mail him at jetset.delta@gmail.com. Or, post your comment on his blog!