I was sitting in a car a few weeks ago, snaking through New York City, squinting at a screen in front of me to read more about an eye product from StriVectin. In some ways, he told me, I was right to worry about what tech was doing to my skin.
With high profile hires, Apple’s publicly been carrying out a love affair with fashion. Angela Ahrendts came to the company from Burberry to head up retail, Paul Deneve, the former CEO of Yves Saint Laurent, made the move to Silicon Valley, and Patrick Pruniaux was the vice president of global sales and retail at Tag Heuer before he left tickers for tech. The announcement of the Apple Watch in September 2014 even drew front row regulars away from their seats at New York Fashion Week; they chose the press conference in California instead. And on Monday, the love affair was officially solidified when Apple’s collaboration with Hermès hit stores.
By Matt Weinberger Today, Apple announced a partnership with luxury fashion brand Hermès to bring a series of speciality leather wristbands to the Apple Watch. We’re hearing the Apple Watch Hermès line will start around $1,100, to give a sense of the costs at play here.
Chili’s Grill & Bar, catering to the Instagram crowd, revamped the look of its dishes to make them look better on social media.
Restaurant chains Chili's and Panera are turning to tablets to make life easier, but easier might not be better in this case.
At Alinea, chef Grant Achatz's molecular wonderland in Chicago, one doesn't simply make a reservation. The restaurant instead employs a custom ticketing system that treats dinner more like theater or a sporting event.
Gif credit: Etallion Girl, Tumblr What sort of demands did we make in restaurants before the advent of electronic devices? None of these are so outrageous, but in this brave new world, it’s increasingly common to see a panicky-looking person waving a cellphone in the general direction of a bartender, waiter, or manager: It’s become de rigeur to ask the barkeep to plug in one’s phone. Brendan McGill of Washington restaurant Hitchcock is the latest to pose the question, Eater reports, on his Facebook page: “People waving their dead iPhones at bartenders is becoming epidemic. A service you might provide to a friend or regular has become an expectation - busy service staff who already have plenty to worry about are also expected to juggle a full bar’s dead phones.” McGill goes on to ask whether he should institute a $5 menu surcharge for charging phones, or have waiters bring charging packs around the tables on a silver platter, or perhaps refuse to charge phones at all.