The first day of a month is reason to celebrate and today it’s all about men. Each month, JBD is delivering a gentleman to your online doorstep, one who knows himself and his city well. Without further ado, please meet Mr. Kepner, a creative genius full of heart and style.
NAME: David O’Hanlon Kepner
DAY JOB: Photographer
HOMETOWN: Pasadena, CA
CURRENT ‘HOOD: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
HIDDEN TALENT: Cooking four-course meals in a 4′ x 3′ kitchen
SONG ON REPEAT: Sing Sing by The Bones of J.R. Jones
INSTAGRAM vs TWITTER: Instagram @david_kepner
COCKTAIL DU JOUR: Strawberry Fields at Blind Barber during the Spring/Summer, Jameson on the rocks during Fall/Winter
TOP 5 NYC RESTAURANTS OR BARS:
Skinny Dennis for the drinks, live music seven days a week, Strong Island Iced Tea, and Uncle Willie’s Frozen Coffee (Bourbon, Brandy and Coffee Ice Cream).
Bistro Petit because it seats only 14 and the kobe burger, truffle mac and cheese, and mushroom risotto are all worth the wait.
Nom Wah Tea Parlor for authentic Chinese food in a beautiful, French bistro setting in Manhattan’s Chinatown.
Cafe Gitane at The Jane Hotel for brunch: a croissant and baked eggs with merguez sausage.
The Spotted Pig for dinner: the deviled egg, sheep’s milk ricotta gnudi with basil pesto, and the char-grilled burger with Roquefort and shoestring fries.
FAVORITE QUALITY IN A WOMAN: Grace
I LOVE A WOMAN WHO WEARS…Narciso Rodriguez for Her.
WHAT SHOULD EVERY MAN OWN? A tailored navy suit, raw denim, a Barbour Beaufort jacket, and a pair of brown leather boots.
BEST CITY ESCAPE? Hudson Valley, NY
WHAT MAKES NEW YORK CITY SPECTACULAR? It breaks your heart one day, then picks you back up the next.
GREAT DATE SPOT? August in the West Village
WHAT WILL NEVER GO OUT OF STYLE? Kindness
Image Credits: 1. c/o David Kepner 2. Katie Webb 3. c/o David Kepner