Honda CB750 (?) bobber
Two hundred feet above lower Manhattan in an airy modern conference room, some 20 employees are sitting elbow to elbow as they participate in a meditation session. Breathing in, then out, they heed the guidance of their instructor, who tells them to count to five silently — and to start over every time their attention wavers. “Notice where your mind wanders to,” she implores. “Let go of the day’s stresses.”
The course grew out of the company’s Resiliency Week, a wellness initiative on stress management, happiness, and work-life balance over five days. It’s one of a number of unconventional perks at this plush workplace. Others include a tai chi club, five-times-a-week Pilates, bubble tea in the café, a champion dragon-boating team, lectures from visitors such as Derek Jeter, and an all-night scavenger hunt for charity.
Lapo Elkann, one of the heirs to the billionaire Agnelli family fortune and brother of Fiat chairman John, is planning to list shares in his fashion and lifestyle company Italia Independent on the Milan stock exchange this summer.
behind the kitchen of per se
JARED ACQUARO IN MELBOURNE
I came across Jared’s style blog A Poor Man’s Millions a few weeks ago, only days after his first post. While it seems like there’s a new menswear blog popping up every minute these days, there was something refreshing about his point of view and knowledge on the subject. After planning a trip to Melbourne to shoot my Around Town column, I had the opportunity to meet with Mr. Acquaro at his workplace Beggar Man Thief and discuss how he went from wearing band t-shirts to dress shirts.
Fashion credit: 1. Del Monti suit from 1981 re-tailored, Oscar Hunt Made to Measure Twill Shirt, Paolo Albizzati Tie with custom 5 embroidery, Cordone Pocket Square. 2. Scotch & Soda Houndsthooth Sports Jacket, Oscar Hunt Made to Measure French Blue Shirt, Florence Style Pocket Square, Bailey Nelson Sunglasses. 3. Dormeuil Amadeus Made to Measure Blazer, Oscar Hunt Made to Measure Twill Shirt, Paolo Albizzati Tie, Asos Camo pocket square, Jack London Cotton Chino, Grenson Bert Oxfords.