Chef/owner of Miller's Near and Far, Chris Miller grew up in the art world, ran a gallery, and was a fashion photographer before becoming a restaurateur. He's one of those chefs we were itching to talk to about all his favorite things, as we expected a delicious smorgasbord from different industries. Turns out, we were right...
Item I own that gets better with age: My leather jacket.
Best vintage buy on eBay: A 1971 Volkswagen van.
Place I love to visit that’s rich in history: The Museum of Natural History in New York City.
My secret to looking timeless: A white t-shirt.
Most powerful photo I’ve ever seen: The photo of Tiananmen Square by Stuart Franklin of Magnum Photos in LIFE magazine, 1989.
Best souvenir I’m glad I brought back home: I always take a ton of pictures. Those are my favorite souvenirs.
Favorite vintage fashion trend: I like vintage sunglasses.
Smell that makes me feel most nostalgic: Roast chicken
What I’m currently coveting: The new Tesla S electric car.
Best advice I’ve ever received:My uncle Dirk once told me, "The loneliest person in the room is a pretty girl."
Music that always takes me back: Old reggae like Desmond Dekker.
Film that I can watch over and over again: Blade Runner [featured above]
Favorite family recipe: My father used to make us lobster fra diavolo in the sumer.
Tastiest mom-and-pop shop that’s been feeding me for years: Old Stone Market in the spring.
Blog I’m currently addicted to: TheLovage.com
I couldn’t live without: My record collection.
Words to dress by: "Fashion fades, style is eternal." - Yves Saint Laurent
*Photo from Blade Runner