Here, Setiawan lets us in on some of what he’ll be doing (and buying!) this summer.
This summer, I’m really excited about…
Switching up my running routine from Central Park to East River Park and taking one of the bridges over to Brooklyn. Maybe a pit stop at Grimaldi’s or Buttermilk Channel. I’m one of those people who runs to eat. It’s my version of guilt-free consumption.
When I go to the beach, I will…
Take surfing lessons for what feels like the 50th time. I love being in the water, but haven’t gotten to the point where I can spot a really good wave. It’s mostly been instructors shouting, “Paddle now! Paddle now!”
My summer guilty pleasure is…
Patronizing the city’s many ice cream parlors. My current favorite is Lula’s Sweet Apothecary on East 6th Street. I didn’t even know it was vegan and to be honest I probably wouldn’t have gone in if I did.
For vacation, I plan to…
Do the Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco with a running buddy of mine. It’s a 12k, but I probably should be training more seriously. While I’m there, I’m going to spend some time in wine country. I figure when in Rome…
But a great day trip will be…
Blue Hill at Stone Barns. I usually start at the cafe for a snack and then walk around the farm to see first hand where the ingredients come from. Then cool down with a cocktail, preferably something with gin, before an amazing meal in the restaurant.
My summer shopping list…
Bespoken One-Button Blazer
“It’s a classic silhouette, but with a modern cut. The perfect go-to blazer to throw on top of everything.” $876.00
Comme des Garcons Play Striped Cotton Shirt
“Love a simple striped crew. It’ll be my summer staple.”
AG Adriano Goldschmied Matchbox Slim-Leg Jeans
“Dark denim is so versatile because you can add a blazer (see Bespoken) and dress it up.”
Cartier Calibre de Cartier Stainless Steel Watch on Alligator Strap
“It’s similar to my dad’s watch. He’s a cancer survivor and is still my hero to this day.”
Tod’s Braided Leather Bracelet
“Growing up my friends used to make me friendship bracelets and this brings me back to those days.”
Tom Ford Eyewear Snowdon Plastic Sunglasses
“As the hours of sunlight are getting longer, it’s important to protect our eyes. I love how the tortoise fades up to black.”
Acqua Di Parma Arancia di Capri Body Lotion
“The scent reminds me of my trip to Capri. The citrus notes are balanced out by a masculine musk scent.”
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