Jenni Avins

Bounty by the Plateful, a gourmet journey in Australia for Virtuoso Life

Click here for a link to the virtual copy of Virtuoso Life’s March/April 2013 issue, pages 56-61.
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Big. Bold. Beachy. Brazilian Beaches, for Virtuoso Life

Click here for a link to the virtual copy of Virtuoso Life’s March/April 2013 issue, pages 76-85.
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Your Bespoke Getaway: Margaret River, Australia for New York Magazine

Totally customized, up-to-the-minute recommendations for real escapees. New Yorkers tend to have been everywhere, done everything, seen it all, and lived to tweet about it. Notoriously fickle and impossibly worldly, they have very particular needs and don’t want the same old solutions. So for them, we’ve created a custom vacation planner with twists aplenty. We grilled local couples, best...
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Tuck It All in There, for VICE

FETISHIZING THE LATEX DREAM IN THE BRAZILIAN RAINFOREST Jenni tries on Fetisso’s best-selling gloves in the factory’s stockroom. Sometime in the mid-1960s, near the small Swiss town of Vordemwald, little Willi Graber was playing by himself on his grandparents’ farm. He wandered into the kitchen, where something in a basket of old clothes caught his eye: a pair of yellow latex kitchen...
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Miracle in the Jungle, Gourmet

You might think you’ve heard it all about açaí, the Amazon rain forest “superfruit” that stormed North American shores a few years ago—that it has omega–3 fats sufficient to make a salmon blush, antioxidants to put pomegranates to shame, and grows wild in Brazil. It was in 2002, before most people here had heard of açaí, that I fell in love with this little berry. Eventually, I...
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Remembrance of Summers Past, Gourmet

  There is a culinary canon I associate with my Aunt Nancy’s beach house in Saltaire, on Fire Island, just outside New York City: fried clams from the ferry dock, pasta with herbs pulled from the barrels on the wooden deck, Goldfish crackers from a bag on the beach. But no dish conjures Fire Island memories more than my mom’s blueberry muffins: sweet and cakelike, their sticky...
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VIDEO AND MULTIMEDIA SITE: Sweden.Closettour.com

Sweden.closettour, a multimedia story about searching for sustainable style in Stockholm, was an experiment in long-form storytelling for the iPad before it was released. I’ve been told it’s like a “Choose Your Own Adventure.” I’ll take it. Click here to visit....
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Barcelona’s Hotel Murmuri, Mr and Mrs Smith.com

‘Don’t do it,’ says Mr Smith, as I sink into the bed, which like the rest of our suite at Barcelona’s hotel Murmuri, is blanketed in shades of cream, linen, taupe, and dove grey – as well as summer sunlight, which has moved my companion to a one-man crusade against jet-lag and morning naps. Just as I surrender to the room’s soft silence he plugs his iPod into the dock on the...
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Point of No Return: Itacaré, Brazil, Foam Magazine

  New streets had been opened, automobiles brought in, mansions built, roads constructed, newspapers published, clubs organized…But the ways men think and feel evolve more slowly. Thus it has always been, in every society. Jorge Amado, foreword, Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon, 1958 Big tropical raindrops blur the waves on my first morning in Itacaré. So instead of an early morning surf...
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