naomi kooker
Stories

 

I'll Taste Manhattan

Coffee in the morning in Manhattan is as much a given as breathing. I travel to 'Wichcraft, a vaulted-ceiling daylong hangout on 19th Street. A man in blue jeans and a white shirt orders a "red eye" iced with soymilk. I have what he's having (regular coffee with a shot of espresso), with whole milk instead. MORE…

 


 Stonehenge on Sacred Spaces 

With 24 hours and a sporty Fiat I figured there would be enough searching to at least recoup a portion of my soul. As I barreled southwest down the M3, several thoughts held me up. MORE… 

Passion for Pastries 


Somewhere between the pastel macaroons that look like miniature pillbox hats and the rustic apple-blueberry streusel tart lies a decision. ''If they had a pecan pie, I'd get a pecan pie,'' Elizabeth McCally says, gazing into a glass case at Cafe Vanille, where cakes cloaked in smooth dark chocolate ganache and fresh fruit glazed tarts stare back. McCally, her boyfriend, Adam Galeon, and a friend, Neda Talebian, all in their early 20s, are on their way to a dinner party. MORE…   

 

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