Friday
May272011

Siim Kohv

WHO: SIIM KOHV
WHAT: GLOBAL HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS
FOR THOMAS WYLDE
WHERE: LOS ANGELES, US
VISIT: www.thomaswylde.com

FFF LOVES … Siim’s mix of old establishment and new cool places to indulge your inner FFF. We’re taking note!

EAT: The Wolseley, London – This is real London. True London. A restaurant with superb service and an exquisite atmosphere. I love starting my day at The Wolseley.

EAT: Anahi, Paris (49 Rue Volta, Paris 75003 +33 1 48 87 88 24) – When in Paris, you must find Anahi, it’s tucked away on a quiet side street and is one of the best-kept secrets. Fantastic Argentinian food, it’s always busy and has a great atmosphere of locals and those in the know.

DRINK: Le Baron, Paris (6 Av Marceau, Paris 75003) – If I still have energy left, I try to head to Le Baron. It’s always a fun night out into early mornings. 

SHOP: Maxfields, LA (8825 Melrose Ave, LA) – I love Maxfields in LA, it’s in the heart of West Hollywood and I can always find some great investment pieces there. They have great accessories, selection of vintage pieces and luxury labels including Balmain, Rick Owens, Chanel.

EAT: Frank & Musso LA – I love old Hollywood and Frank&Musso is a landmark of Old Hollywood. Bette Davies, Marilyn Monroe, Steve McQueen have all dined and wined there, not much has changed since and I love going there. The atmosphere is alive with stories to tell and the service is flawless. 

STAY: Pelican Hill Resort, Newport Beach, CA. – If I need an escape from LA, I try to head to Pelican Hill Resort. Absolutely stunning resort by the coast, with private bungalows and the most gorgeous pool overlooking the Ocean.

SHOP: What Goes Around Comes Around, NYC. The best for vintage shopping. Anything from retro t-shirts to rails full of vintage YvesSaintLaurent and Hermes. 

STAY: Barvikha Hotel & Spa, Moscow. One of the most beautiful hotel to visit in the winter. Fireplaces, furs and snow. Stunning. And for shopping you just step outside to the luxury village – Tsum, Gucci, Louis Vuitton are all at your doorstep. The hotels private chauffeur driven Bentley also picks you up from the airport

EAT: Olde Hansa, Tallinn, Estonia. the most wonderful experience in Tallinn. based in a beautiful building from the middle Age, the restaurant is authentically medieval. As soon as you walk in, you are being greeted by hosts dressed in traditional gear and the whole place is only lit by candlelight. feast with the best medieval foods and beer and make sure to try out medieval favorites elk and deer.  

DRINK: Principe di Savoia, Milan – During Fashion Week, the bar is filled with everyone from A-Z of fashion industry. Great place for a drink, to pump into friends and to unwind after buy day at the shows. 

About Siim:
Estonian-born Siim Kohv is the Global Head of Communications for super-cool label Thomas Wylde.  His freelance public relations consultant has involved him working with other luxury labels including Newbark and Ralph & Russo. His career began at Wallpaper Magazine where he was hired as an 18-year-old and advanced to expert on corporate communications. Later, he did freelance PR work for Gucci, Kenzo, Emilio Pucci, Wonderland Magazine and Karla Otto. 

Sunday
Mar202011

Philip Truelove

WHO: PHILIP TRUELOVE
WHAT: GENERAL MANAGER,
THE GREENWICH HOTEL
WHERE: NEW YORK
VISIT: www.thegreenwichhotel.com

FFF LOVES… Philip’s gentlemanly character, and his wealth of information from years of traveling and working in the hotel industry. Plus, FFF can’t wait to visit his Island Inn on Monhegan Island, Maine … we think it might be heaven masquerading as an inn!

STAY: Pink Sands Resort on Harbour Island, Bahamas — sugar pink sand and sun!

EAT: Sip Sip on Harbour Island, Bahamas, for lunch - on the beach - great food

STAY: Stein Erickson Lodge, Deer Valley, Utah - great hotel and the best resort in the US

EAT: Rosanjin, Tribeca, NY - great small Japanese - formal kyoto style and delicious

EAT: Locanda Verde - Greenwich Hotel restaurant, NY- excellent food

EAT: The Wolseley, Piccadilly , London - grand cafe and great food

STAY: Covent Garden Hotel, London - great area, very friendly, relaxing and a beautiful design

STAY: Chateau Marmont, Hollywood. CA - great character - the spirits talk to you

STAY: Monhegan Island in Maine - art community, great lobster, remote, peaceful

EAT: The John Dory, Broadway NY - great seafood restaurant, buzzy, original

About Philip Truelove:
Philip Truelove’s background is influenced by a multitude of countries: born in Sri Lanka, Philip was educated in Europe and, as well as working in both London and Paris, he has worked in three major US cities – Washington DC, Los Angeles and, of course, New York, with stints at world renowned properties including The Ritz London, The Ritz Paris, The Ritz Carlton in Washington DC, The Chateau Marmont in Hollywood, The Mercer Hotel New York, and currently as GM for The Greenwich Hotel New York. Philip and his partner have also owned and operated the Island Inn on Monhegan Island, Maine for the past 15 years.