Brent Coover's Agenda

11.18.2013

By Brent Coover

Out fashion editor Brent Coover tells you what to do in NYC and LA this week

Clockwise, from top left: "Jockeys" by Christopher Brown; Arthur Chapman; Mohwak General Store; Jessie Ware; Tom Hanks in "Captain Phillips"; Momo Sushi Shack.

Restaurant of the week: Momo Sushi Shack in Bushwick
I'm not the biggest fan of Japanese cuisine, but I love this place! I always have a great time and the food is delicious. The pork belly -- which they call "Pork Betty" -- is sublime with an egg on top!

Song of the week: "Wildest Moments" by Jessie Ware
I saw Jessie Ware perform at Warsaw, in Brooklyn. Great voice and cool attitude. I love her more sensuous songs. She's sort of like Sade, but tougher. And Wildest Moments is the anthem for getting through a volatile relationship.

Recipe of the week: German Apple Pancake
I made this last week with fresh picked apples from an orchard in upstate New York. It's easy to make and super delicious when served warm with ice cream! A perfect fall recipe.

Concept of the week: Metabolist architecture
It's so futuristic, and yet was an idea in the late '50s in Japan. Architecture was supposed to emulate itself after biology and organisms. Structures were meant to be cellular, with pods, or capsules in a plug-in model.

Store of the week: Mohawk General Store in Silverlake, Los Angeles

It's a 10 minute walk from my new apartment, and it's extremely dangerous. A surprising edit of Dries Van Noten (my favorite), the perfect A.P.C. pieces (my second favorite), and a ton of other great brands carefully curated to make the ideal wardrobe. I'm going to be dropping some serious coin here.

Photos of the week: Jockeys by Christopher Brown
I love these photos of Argentinean horse jockeys by Christopher Brown. They are so colorful, and the subjects have great faces and interesting attitudes. They were on view at Worm Gallery, in San Francisco. Would love to own one!

Movie of the week: "Captain Phillips"
Tom Hanks's performance in the last 10 minutes of the film is absolutely amazing! I felt so much! And my movie biz friend says this one is getting lots of pre-Oscar buzz.

Poem of the week: "Out Where The West Begins" by Arthur Chapman
I'm moving to California in a week so this poem has special meaning. And I think it is so true! NYC is fabulous and I will always love it, but the west is just special. The experiences out there just feel a bit more real.

Out where the handclasp’s a little stronger,
Out where the smile dwells a little longer,

That’s where the West begins;
Out where the sun is a little brighter,
Where the snows that fall are a trifle whiter,
Where the bonds of home are a wee bit tighter,
That’s where the West begins.

Out where the skies are a trifle bluer,
Out where friendship’s a little truer,
That’s where the West begins;
Out where a fresher breeze is blowing,
Where there’s laughter in every streamlet flowing,
Where there’s more of reaping and less of sowing,
That’s where the West begins;

Out where the world is in the making,
Where fewer hearts in despair are aching,
That’s where the West begins;
Where there’s more of singing and less of sighing,
Where there’s more of giving and less of buying,
And a man makes friends without half trying —
That’s where the West begins.

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