Crossing The Bottleneck

Crossing The Bottleneck

One of the most exciting train rides I had was across the Straits of Messina from the tip of the Italian boot in the province of Reggio Calabria to Messina, Sicily. The train journey started in Milano Centrale, stopping in Naples for transfer. As the train came to a halt at Villa San Giovanni sta..…
12 Hours in Saigon with Kiro and Eric.

12 Hours in Saigon with Kiro and Eric.

Welcome to the second rendition of our Saigon series, with special guests, Kiro Hirata and Eric Kvatek! This chapter, we stop for a hearty breakfast, visit the army surplus market, and take a moment to reflect on the terrible wars that held Vietnam captive for decades. For me Vietnam is a gat...
BUC-EE's

BUC-EE's

In the proud Lone Star State, not even the mundane is overlooked. I’d like to introduce you to the Texas and beaver-themed supersize highway gas station, BUC-EE’S. A place where many "hold it" and drive a little farther for the super-scrubbed restroom and the gigantic convenient store. To see fue..…
The Deep South of Area 51

The Deep South of Area 51

One of the greatest fears I had when traveling through the desert was the thought of car breaking down in the middle of nowhere with no water, no cell service and ‘help’ offered by the unexpected stranger. I am blaming this entirely on all the films and series I grew up with. Learning for the past..…
Ponytail + Glasswing in the Pacific North West

Ponytail + Glasswing in the Pacific North West

Last week I went over to see my friends Forest and Alissa who own Glasswing, a beautiful store in downtown Seattle, the meeting point for mountain and sea in the Pacific North West. The store is a proud reflection of the area's incredible geography, a lush terrain where trees are as tall as skysc..…
Eric’s “locals mostly” in Nashville

Eric’s “locals mostly” in Nashville

This week, our editor at large Eric Kvatek takes us to Nashville, Tennessee to scope out the new and old culture that makes the capital city so full of flavour. As a Virginian who formerly lived in Georgia, descended from an Alabaman, a West Virginian and a Tennessean I am fairly particular abou...
48 hours in Jamaica

48 hours in Jamaica

"Kingston and Hellshire beach… one day in Jamaica" by Eric Kvatek. Kiro and I arrived in Kingston quite late and hightailed it to So-So Seafood Bar for Snapper in coconut milk. We were hoping to try Fish Tea (spicy fish soup) or Mannish Water (aphrodisiac goat soup) but alas we were there on the...
THE FUNNEST THINGS IN OKINAWA

THE FUNNEST THINGS IN OKINAWA

Okinawa is composed of dozens of islands that lie squarely in between the island nations of Japan and Taiwan, and has long drawn in curious travelers to its crystal clear waters, primeval forests, and well documented population of centenarians. Although marketed as the Hawaii of Japan, the islands w…
24hrs in Bangkok with Fashion Magazine

24hrs in Bangkok with Fashion Magazine

For this month's issue of Fashion Magazine based around Hong Kong and Thailand, I was asked by editor-in-chief Noreen Flanagan to share my favourite things to do in Bangkok in 24 hours. So here goes, an action packed day in the hub of Siam... I would start my day with rice congee or jok at a litt..…
The Kapital 'Himalayan High Ivy' Travel Diary

The Kapital 'Himalayan High Ivy' Travel Diary

Travel diary by Lauren Yates / Kapital Catalogue Shot by Eric Kvatek / Hair and Makeup by Nicola Corl / Casting Eric Kvatek and Lauren Yates / Co-ordination Savitri Rajali / Styling Kiro Hirata and Kapital team.
Dusting off Wong Chuk Hang

Dusting off Wong Chuk Hang

Over the last century as most of Hong Kong blossomed into a dependably concrete city, a small district called Wong Chuk Hang, anchored on the southernmost portion of the island, remained out of sight and out of reach. It was rural farmland for most of the last century, transitioning briefly into an.…
ERIC'S FUNNEST THINGS IN AUSTIN, TEXAS.

ERIC'S FUNNEST THINGS IN AUSTIN, TEXAS.

Over the holidays, our editor-at-large Eric Kvatek went sniffing for goodness in Austin, to bring you this funnest list of his favourite hangouts in Texas\' colourful capital. Come on a ride through the sunny city with us, stopping along the way for the most important things like breakfast tacos at \'Juan in a Million\', digging up military surplus, a dive bar with 365 days a year Christmas decorations, and a show at Continental Club.