Private co-working space and social gathering hub (think WeWork meets Soho House) NeueHouse has added a long-discussed new location inside the famed Bradbury Building in Downtown Los Angeles, and is bringing with it one of the swankiest bars the city has seen in some time. The new Wyman Bar is now open for daytime through evening service, transitioning from coffee and lunch drinks to booze and wine at night — but only for a limited time, and with prior reservations.
Downtown’s new Wyman Bar is of a piece with the “work hard, play hard” ethos of the modern tech-driven workplace, where collaborators are enticed to stick around after ‘clocking out’ in order to remain social with co-workers. Companies pull in workers with the promise of design-forward workplaces and ‘perks’ like drinks and evening activations, including exhibits, live entertainment, and more.
At NeueHouse, those spaces and events are mostly only for paying members, but the company is opening the Wyman Bar to the public for some time. Reps tell Eater that the bar’s public-facing component does not have an end date as of yet, and is expected to remain open through the end of the year at least.
Perhaps most interestingly, the new Wyman Bar (named for the architect of the famed building, which was built in 1893) will pay homage to its starring role as a backdrop to the film Blade Runner by showing set images from the movie taken by late photographer Stephen Vaughan. Other activations of the space will follow in the coming months. As for the space itself, expect a long marble bar, plush stools, and lots of rich, dark woods inside the warm, brick-touched space designed by DesignAgency.
Downtown LA’s Wyman Bar is now open inside the NeueHouse at the Bradbury Building, keeping hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with evening hours Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. until late at 304 S. Broadway. Reservations are required for non-members.
This fall, join us as Lit Hub and Wine Access present a new series of wine recommendations paired with expertly curated books from around the world. While some of us have slowly started to travel again, books remain a visceral way to travel the globe—while never leaving the comforts of your couch. Pour yourself a glass and join us as we travel the world through literature.
It’s hard to think of another under-$30 Sangiovese that delivers this level of raw deliciousness and intellectual intrigue.
Exceptionally detailed and refined, Sesti’s Monteleccio is a Brunello in all but name: An approachable yet aristocratic red that combines elegance and power, fruit and savoriness, at an exceptional value. In short, Sesti captures the heart and soul of Tuscany in this red, a 100% Sangiovese bottling from the core of Montalcino. It’s as classic as they come.
An extraordinary story of friendship and love across class lines, Year of Our Love by Caterina Bonvicini (translated by Antony Shugaar) traces the history of modern Italy, from 1975 to 2013, through the fate of one couple.
Valerio and Olivia grow up together in the Morganti family's opulent villa in Bologna, inseparable friends even though they come from vastly different worlds: Olivia, the Morgantis' daughter, is the heir to a large industrial fortune, while Valerio is the son of their gardener and maid. Largely sheltered from the dangers rampant in the unstable Italy of the 1970s, the two share their first innocent kiss at five years old, which heralds the start of a decades-long relationship.
There’s a reason Château Minuty can be found on countless wine lists at the world’s top French restaurants. With its sun-kissed vibrancy, crystal-clear red fruit purity, incredible subtlety and delicate floral complexity, historic Minuty sets the standard for rosé worldwide.
Winner of the Goncourt Prize and now an international phenomenon, The Anomaly by Hervé Le Tellier is a dizzying, whip-smart novel that blends crime, fantasy, sci-fi, and thriller as it plumbs the mysteries surrounding a Paris-New York flight.
Who would we be if we had made different choices? Told that secret, left that relationship, written that book? We all wonder—the passengers of Air France 006 will find out.
In Hervé Le Tellier's most ambitious work yet, high literature follows the lead of a bingeable Netflix series, drawing on the best of genre fiction from "chick lit" to mystery, while also playfully critiquing their hallmarks. An ingenious, timely variation on the doppelgänger theme, it taps into the parts of ourselves that elude us most.
Five years from now, we’re going to have to fight for every bottle of Philipp and Johanna Bossert’s wines. The youngest generation in a family that’s been growing grapes since 1848, they’ve taken it upon themselves to make a name in the wine world—and their relentless focus on quality, combined with prime vineyard holdings, meansit's only a matter of time before their wines are Michelin-starred restaurant mainstays.
They’re based in the prestigious Rheinhessen, the corner of Germany that Keller has made famous with their $2,000 Rieslings, and have accumulated some prime vineyards in the century-and-a-half that the family has been growing grapes. Their Pinot Blanc comes from limestone-veined loess soils in the top Königstuhl and Höllenbrand vineyards. That limestone, common in Burgundy, helps create the minerality and drive that’s a signature of this wine—and explains why we fell in love at first sip.
In this international bestseller by the award-winning novelist Mariana Leky, What You Can See From Here, a heartwarming story unfolds about a small town, a grandmother whose dreams foretell a coming death, and the young woman forever changed by these losses and her loving, endearingly oddball community.
On a beautiful spring day, a small village wakes up to an omen: Selma has dreamed of an okapi. Someone is about to die. But when the prophesied death finally comes, the circumstances fall outside anyone's expectations. The loss forever changes Luisa and shapes her for years to come, as she encounters life's great questions alongside her devoted friends, young and old.
Shaw + Smith was founded by a dream duo of Aussie wine authorities who happen to be cousins. Starting out in 1989, the two had originally planned to focus on Merlot, believing the Adelaide Hills too cool for Shiraz. But the two awoke to the incredible potential that the grape had in the region, and by 2002, they had produced their first Shiraz. Within a few years, critics and fellow winemakers were deeming it a masterpiece.
The higher the altitude and the wetter your land in Adelaide, Smith tells us, the better your Shiraz. With 55 acres of vineyards that reach up to 1,640 feet and a climate in the appellation that’s considerably cooler than Barossa, freshness and acidity are a given. But that alone doesn’t secure this wine’s famous elegance.
Tikka Malloy was eleven and one-sixth years old during the long, hot, Australian summer of 1992. The TV news in the background chattered with debate about the exoneration of Lindy (“dingo took my baby”) Chamberlain. That summer was when the Van Apfel sisters—Ruth, Hannah, and the beautiful Cordelia—mysteriously disappeared. Did they just run far away from their harsh, evangelical parents, or were they taken?
While the search for the girls united the small community, the mystery of their disappearance was never solved, and Tikka and her older sister, Laura, have been haunted ever since by the loss of their friends and playmates. Now, years later, Tikka has returned home to try to make sense of that strange moment in time. Part mystery, part darkly comic coming-of-age story, The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone is a page-turning read—with a dark, shimmering absence at its heart.
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