Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck Cookbook
I still read cookbooks! All the time. I love buying brand new design books that aren’t available in the U.S. and get them shipped from Hong Kong or anywhere else I can get great books when I travel. Even as a grown man I still love a good picture book.
Raf Simons Adidas Sneaker
We love shoes in my family. Vintage, baby, and new. When I was younger, I refused to wear all white shoes. It is my current obsession.
Vivreau Sparkling Water Dispenser
One giant waste of money that only really serves me is our sparkling water machine. I am addicted to soda water. We provide free sparkling water to every customer at Maketto because I just think it is the right thing to do. I can’t live without it.
La Marzocco Espresso Machine
Vigilante Coffee roasts the best coffee, in my opinion, in the east coast. They also happen to be from Washington DC. Vigilante is our coffee partner for Maketto. I have no idea how to make any espresso drink well but I love my machine and I love being able to add something new to the cafe scene in Washington DC.Buy Now$3000+
Erbaviva Organic Baby Skincare
I work so many nights that I don’t get to do a lot of the bath times at our house. So when I get to it, it is a really special moment for me. We found Erbaviva when we were traveling overseas and so we started carrying it at my wife’s boutique shop Akae in NE DC. Amara loves lotion and she likes to do it herself.
This bathtub was one of the first things I purchased when we moved into the warehouse. We got it refinished and reglazed and I built all the things around it because we need a place for Amara to take baths. I am not really good at starting home projects and finishing them, but I am proud of pulling this one off. You can find old bathtubs everywhere and reglazing is a great way to reuse and recycle.
White Flower Analgesic Balm
This is for all you OG Asians out there. Office days are nothing but a headache. This does the trick. Get on it.