In the Shops: The Record Collector

The Record Collector, tucked into a warren of inventory-stuffed rooms behind an unassuming storefront on Melrose, serves as a mecca for the obsessive type for which the store is named. Owner Sanders “Sandy” Chase stocks more than a million vinyls … Read More

Working Title

Canadian Cool

Good for you behind and good for your mind? Indeed. We’re talking Working Title, the recently opened, two-punch-packing progressive retailer. Contemporary menswear and independent books and magazines find a welcome home in this whitewalled, industrial-cool space. Be sure and check … Read More


Chi-Town Shinin’

Where to shop labels while rocking out with Kanye in his fashion haven Yeezus played Chicago earlier this month, and while no matter where he is it’s always a scorching-hot spectacle, it’s here that he finds particular fashion inspiration from … Read More


Fantastic Foxhole

There’s a new fox in town! Much to the delight of vintage aficionados and jean queens, DIY denim purveyor FOXHOLE has just opened its first brick-and-mortar Silverlake retail space. Known—and beloved—for their repurposed denim pillows, blankets, and notebooks, Foxhole crafts … Read More

Claire de Rouen Chance Claire

Must Reads: Claire de Rouen Books

Get lost among vintage and rare books, magazines and art in Soho Tucked away up a staircase in a small, L-shaped space in the Soho neighborhood of London is Claire de Rouen Books, where junkies of photography, design, fashion, magazines, … Read More


Music Monday: CHVRCHES

The best part about Mondays at Thompson Hotels? New Music. Our band crush of the month, CHVRCHES, recently released a new album that will keep you rockin’ all season long. So out with the old, in with The Bones of … Read More


Earn your Fashion Stripes

French couture king honored in a retrospective at Brooklyn Museum.  You only need to hop over one borough to be transported into the world of legendary French couturier and pret-a-porter master Jean Paul Gaultier, when he opened a seven-part retrospective … Read More

Thompson Chicago Kayak Tour Day

Architecture Tour by Kayak Hed: Paddle by Design

Soak up the Windy City’s architectural array by kayak Defying anyone who wants to call it a second city, Chicago lives up to its New Yorker-appointed nickname only in its ability to come back after being nearly decimated by fire … Read More


Top 5: Weddings at Thompson Hotels

Congratulations, you just got engaged (or are maybe planning a romantic holiday proposal)… now what? You’ve got ideas for the dress, the tux, the flowers, the guest list, but what about the food, the booze and the location! We rounded … Read More