The Great Escape: Where Tastemakers Travel


The Great Escape: Where Tastemakers Travel


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Creative tastemakers and their essential haunts in the world’s most happening spots

“The eye has to travel,” famously quipped the fashion icon and early tastemaker Diana Vreeland. In this new series, CatchOn speaks to tastemakers from New York City and Bogota to Mexico, Singapore, and more to discover their essential haunts, secrets to creativity, and where they find inspiration in some of the most exciting destinations in the world today.

Stay tuned as we regularly debut a new city guide this summer and beyond.

A Tastemaker’s Guide to… Mexico City

Known for her striking food photography, Colombian creative Ana Lorenzana has called Mexico City home for the last 12 years – mainly taking pictures of food. Her work has appeared in publications around the world, including Crash Magazine, Nylon USA, Vogue, Vogue Hommes, and more. Explore her guide here.

A Tastemaker’s Guide to… Bogota, Colombia

A Colombia native, Mariana Velasquez is a New York-based chef, food stylist, and cookbook author. She recently published Colombiana (Harper Collins), and launched Casa Velasquez – her own brand of hosting essentials spanning garments, table linens and accessories, all crafted in collaboration with women artisans and makers in Bogota. Explore her guide here.

A Tastemaker’s Guide to… New York City

Emily Takoudes is the Executive Commissioning Editor of Food & Drink at the global book publisher Phaidon. Throughout her career, she has worked with some of the most renowned chefs in the world, including Yoshihiro Imai (Monk), Virgilio Martinez (Central), Gisli Matt (Slippurinn), Enrique Olvera (Pujol), Junghyun Park (Atomix), Ana Ros (Hisa Franko), and Jeremiah Stone & Fabian von Hauske Valtierra (Contra), among many other chefs and food writers. Explore her guide here.

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