Photo by Ace Hotel & Ryan Plett
By Raan Parton
At the end of September our friends at Patagonia joined our Uniform assortment by outfitting us for our Autumn Expedition with the best light weight rain jacket to withstand the Vietnam monsoon weather. After our fourth re-stock we are pleased to receive a request from close friend and Ace Hotel Cultural Engineer, Jou-Yie Chou, to add the jacket to Ace’s New York bellman uniform. As we proudly remain the only swimwear stocked at Ace Hotel Palm Springs, we continue to appreciate the support from founder Alex Calderwood and Ace team.
My wife and I recently enjoyed a few days at the Ace, Jan. 15-18th, for New York market. We always love an opportunity to reconnect with friends from across the globe, and it is amazing to see what they are being inspired by and what is on their radar for the upcoming season. We got this short trip off to a great start with a brunch at Gabriel Stulman's newest edition to his restaurant empire, Fedora, in the West Village. We had a great dinner with old friends at Macao, and cruised some of the men's trade shows in Chelsea. Our conversations always go into the night at the Ace lobby and although it seems the shows come around often, it is these moments that I look forward to pick up right where we all left off.