The Five at Five: J. Louis
16 Dec 2021
From hidden-gems to places to people-watch, from bookshops to beauty spots – here is some inspiration, celebrating the independents in our local neighbourhoods around the world.
This week’s selection has been curated by J. Louis, an artist living and working in New York City. He is known for his oil paintings, most of which feature female figures, that J states demonstrate and articulate “the exquisite strength and alluring complexity of women through saturated color, flattened space, and texture.”
“There’s too many... If I had to pick, it would be between the Rose Cafe in Paris, Sundays in Brooklyn in London, or any cafe in Ubud, Bali for brunch.
“All of New York is great for people-watching. If I’m sitting, it would be Washington Square Park. And if I’m walking, anywhere around lower Manhattan.”
“For wellness, I go to the SNS Williamsburg Gym, or for a run around Manhattan. And also the Shibui Spa at the Greenwich Hotel.”
“It has to be Kyoto, Japan.”