Selected Press

May 2014

A venue that captures cosmopolitan elegance and urban grit all at once is rare, but at Juniper and Ivy—Richard Blais’s new San Diego restaurant—the balance between sophistication and edge is spot-on. Since opening in March, the Top Chef All-Stars winner’s spirited eatery has wowed critics and patrons alike with inventive cuisine and an inspiring interior.

Architectural Digest →

FEB 2010

“Cibo Matto is a pain in the neck. I’m forever craning straight up at Todd Murphy’s sexy oval ceiling fresco—a droll computer-designed takeoff on Old Master paintings—and over to the complex reflective stainless-steel hood above the open kitchen. The Wit Hotel’s smart new Italian restaurant was designed by The Johnson Studio, the folks behind Tru, and the room is a knockout.”

Chicago Magazine →

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