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After more than 20 years of working in styling and creative direction for fashion and commercial clients, Toronto-based Kenneth Koon moved behind the camera in 2008. He has since established himself as an in-demand photographer with a distinctive vision—one that most often finds its expression through his ongoing exploration of the male body. Drawn from the communities of Canadian and American cities, the men that he shoots reflect a mixture of confidence and passion, strength and sensuality, captured in bold images whose technical assurance and dark beauty provide the foundation for their power.

Frank Louis quit his high paying and successful corporate job to pursue his life long passion for photography. “At some point you realize enough is enough; life is too short and you have to follow your dream”.

Born in Oakland, California, Benjamin Patterson attended Bishop O’ Dowd High School. He was a 4-year swimmer and played drums in the school band each year. Patterson went on to attend San Diego State University where he was a psychology major. He moved from San Diego to L.A. after winning Male Model Of the Year at I.M.T.A. 2000 (in LA). In 2004, Patterson found himself busy, landing many small theatrical roles. He also landed acting roles in numerous television series and movies such as “Something New,” “Beauty Shop,” “Eve,” and “Days of Our Lives.” He began acting on the LOGO series, “Noah’s Arc” in June of 2005. He began his career as a photographer around 2006, shooting mostly other actor and model friends.

“Walking away from financial security into the abyss of freelance photography was very scary but the best thing I ever did.” He currently works for the top modeling agencies as well as the best hairstylists in NYC and his work has appeared in many magazines. His inspiration comes from fashion and music. He resides in the West Village of NYC with his husband of 24 years.

His work has been seen in solo exhibitions in Ottawa and Montreal and group shows in New York City and Toronto. He is currently working on a solo exhibit in Chicago. His work and creative process is the subject of Through the Lens of inkedkenny, a 2012 documentary short by German directors Denize Galiao and Marie Elisa Scheidt. Produced in partnership with the Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München and Canada’s L’institut national de l’image et du son, the film has been widely showcased on the European festival circuit.

Since then, Patterson has been featured in numerous commercials for Gap, Ford, Marshall’s, Pepsi, and Macy’s. He is also currently a recurring role on the hit series “Greys Anatomy”. Having always had a love for music, Patterson also taught himself guitar, bass, and piano and started composing music for his solo project. He independently released his first three projects “Affordable Vacation” and “Psychology” & “Hollywood Summertime” online under his band name “SAPPHIRE SKY”.

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This latest offering of Satellite Magazine, Issue XLX, is filled with men's style and sleek and stunning designs from around the world. We have 3 photographers who photographed some stunning men that are gracing our covers of this issue who are Inked Kenny shot Ray Gunn, Benvamine Patterson shot Caleb Crowly and Frank Louis shot Matt Finelli. Not only are our models attractive, but also our featured designers like the Condos brothers of Harbor Outdoor, Corey Wilsonof Incase and Corbin Clay of Azure. The hunky out rugby player Keegan Hirst has some exciting news. The artist that screws al lot Andre Myers. Our music feature is Marian Gold of Alphaville. This is just a little bit of what this packed issue that will delight the eye. We hope you enjoy the issue as much as we did putting it together.

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Ray Gunn is a professionally trained dancer from Chicago with over 20 years under his belt. He has served as the Artistic Director and Co- Founder of Chicago Dance Crash and Corpo Dance Company. Ray completed his fine arts degree from Lincoln College prior to performing with, and choreographing for, local dance companies like Chicago Moving Company, Hedwig Dances, Instruments of Movement, Valerie Alpert Dance Company, Red Moon Theater, Deeply Rooted, and Circuit Mom Productions. Through Chicago’s “May I Have This Dance” program, he taught ballroom dance at innercity middle schools promoting social awareness, confidence, creativity, consideration for others, and teamwork to students. He has also volunteered his time performing during the 2006 Gay Games Opening Ceremonies and Test Positive Aware Network’s ‘Chicago Takes Off’ and ‘Aware Affair’. Chris was the 2006 recipient of the Katherine Dunham Award for Best Choreography by the Black Theatre Alliance, for his original concept of the movement play Ghost Play.

“...a bravura dancer capable of blending the gonzo and the sleekly sensuous” - Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

Best Body of Work – Dance Chicago 2009 Nominee - Katherine Dunham Award “Best Choreography” - Chicago Black Theatre Alliance, “B-Sides” 2008 Katherine Dunham Award “Best Choreography” - Chicago Black Theatre Alliance, “Ghost Play”, 2006 Nominee - Chicago Dance & Music Alliance Award for Choreography, “BluNoiz”, 2003 Ray Gunn, has headlined at burlesque festivals and shows across the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. Ray was crowned the 2013 King of Burlesque and won Best Group 2011 at the Burlesque Hall of Fame. He is infamous for his smoldering, sexy, and frequently avant garde solo acts. Trained in contemporary dance, acrobatics, capoeira, and pole dancing, Ray creates imaginative works of strip-tease art that show off his athletic ability and inspired choreography. Ray currently produces The Vertical Side Show and Neon Peepshow in Chicago; he has served on the creative team of ‘Beggar’s Carnivale’ and the Show-Me Burlesque Festival in St. Louis and recently was a featured presenter at Burlycon in Seattle. Ray is currently featured in the documentary, “Burlesque: Heart of the Glitter Tribe” available on Netflix and playing at theaters across the U.S. facebook.com/pg/IAmRayGunn


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AlPhaVILLE MarIan Gold Marian Gold, born on the 26th of May in 1954, founded Alphaville in 1983 together with keyboarders Bernhard Lloyd and Frank Mertens. Little did he know that the group’s electronic experiments in their basement rehearsal studio in Münster/Germany would result in international success and million selling albums. Continuing to record and tour all through the 1990’s and 2000’s, Gold has been the nucleus of Alphaville eversince: front man, main composer, poet and vocalist. In autumn 1984, they released their debut album, Forever Young, produced by Colin Pearson, Wolfgang Loos and Andreas Budde. Despite its success, Frank Mertens left the band that year and was replaced in January 1985 by Ricky Echolette (born Wolfgang Neuhaus, in Cologne on 6 August 1960), who was credited on the Afternoons in Utopia album. Forever Young on the surface, is a hopeful song celebrating the virtues of youth, but a closer listen reveals teenage angst and death. The song was written during the Cold War, where the singer is "hoping for the best, but expecting the worst; are you gonna drop the bomb or not?" "Big in Japan" was Alphaville's biggest hit, topping the charts in Germany, Greece, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, Venezuela, and the US Billboard Dance Chart (the group's only Top 10 on any Billboard chart). The single also reached the Top Five in Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Ireland and South Africa. It became the group's only Top 20 single in

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FREY The laundry industry is run by huge corporations that haven’t changed their formulations, bottle designs, or perceptions of their customers in decades. This means all that’s seen on the shelves of stores are over-sized, brightly-colored bottles of blue goo filled with damaging chemicals and marketed as though it were still the 1950s. Two brothers, curious as to why every industry but this one seemed to be experiencing positive change, began asking questions. They discovered that the industry was essentially built on misleading customers: – Bottles and caps were created to encourage over-usage and filling. – Formulas incorporated fillers (such as plan water) to give the appearance of more product. – Harsh chemicals were used to give the initial appearance of a good clean, but in reality damaged fabrics over time. So, after months of research, a Kickstarter, and initial bottles hand-filled in a basement, FREY was born. Their products are now produced with some of the highest-quality ingredients by leading manufacturers and one of the top fragrance houses in the US. They questioned why every detergent smelled almost identical, and used artificial fragrances that are not only bad for the environment, but didn’t smell great, either. So, they partnered with one of the premier fragrance houses in the US to create a scent inspired by the top men’s fragrances, blended with over a dozen essential oils and natural fragrances. Oak, a symbol of strength and endurance, embodied by its austere scent of wood and wild forest, combine with the crisp, natural freshness of cedarwood and the warm, rich tones of amber to form the strong base layer. This is layered with notes of soft leather accompanied by hints of citrusy bergamot, a touch of geranium, and the fresh, minty-ness of eucalyptus to form a well-balanced scent that leaves your clothing clean with a subtle, distinct edge. They questioned why the industry was still forcing giant, brightly-colored jugs of watereddown blue goo on us, with messy, hard to measure caps. So, they designed a bottle that was easy to dispense, easy to store, and just flat looks better. their concentrated designs and distribution systems eliminate unnecessary fillers and waste. No more messy caps and guessing at what line to fill to: 6 pumps: Medium Load, 7 pumps: Large Load, 8 pumps: XL Load. That easy.

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The Drone Pro Pack. Customization and organization. Through padded side-stash drone propeller pockets, interior Velcro dividers for customizing drone and accessory compartments and cushioned tech-optimized device storage, the Drone Pro Pack is built for storing all the essentials. Compatible with DJI Phantom Series and similar sized drones. Capturing the perfect shot just reached new heights. The Drone Collection offers protective mobility solutions tailored to fit the demand of professionals and enthusiasts alike. Practical design constructed from premium, durable materials stand up to the conditions of every degree. photo photocourtesy courtesyofofJULES INCASE JULIAN

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If you have spent a respectable amount of time sipping hard liquor in recent years, chances are you’ve come across mezcal. No doubt you’re well aware that it’s like tequila, only wilder and smokier. Most likely you have smiled politely as a bartender banged on about the relative merits of the madrecuixe agave compared to the mercurial arroqueño. But whatever your state of mezcal awareness, you can learn a lot more from Ms Bricia Lopez at Guelaguetza in Los Angeles. Ms Lopez is a smart and stylish Oaxacan native who wears a necklace that spells “Mezcalifornian”, just so you don’t mistake her for someone who’d order a Malibu and Coke. She arrived in LA aged 10 with her parents, who set up Guelaguetza in what’s now Koreatown. It’s a fun, lively restaurant, renowned for the multifaceted deliciousness of its mole sauces, deep, rich, savoury pastes containing lists of ingredients as long as your arm. And now, thanks to Ms Lopez, it has become unofficial mezcal mission control. Many bartenders in the city credit her with turning them on to mezcal and now no cocktail list is complete without it.

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“My family has been making mezcal for generations,” says Ms Lopez. “My dad used to have a mezcal shop in our little town in Oaxaca – he would go and sell it around other states. Some of my earliest memories are of him running that shop. When I was five and my sister was eight, we’d package up the worm salt and tie them to the bottles.” Worm salt? “Yes, that salt is made from worms,” she says pointing to a spicy-pink salt that I had been dabbing in between my sips of the spiny-strong spirit. The famed “mezcal worm” is actually a form of moth larvae which mezcaleros began adding to their bottles to differentiate mezcal from tequila, as well as to impart a certain wormy flavour. Mezcal has now developed to a point where worms are seen as a bit de trop – but they have a certain nostalgic appeal among mezcalistas, a bit like Pabst Blue Ribbon retains in the age of craft beer. ILoveMole.com

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Keegan Hirst was born on the 13th of February 1988 in Batley, West Yorkshire, England is a professional rugby league player for Wakefield Trinity. He plays at prop forward and was the team captain of Batley Bulldogs. In 2015 he became the first British professional player to come out as gay. Hirst began his career as an academy player at Bradford Bulls before joining Hunslet Hawks in 2008. After a season with the Hawks, Hirst moved to Dewsbury Rams for two seasons and then moved to Batley Bulldogs for the 2012 season. In 2013 he moved to Featherstone Rovers but returned to Batley, first on loan and then on a permanent move in 2014. In August 2016 Hirst signed a deal with Wakefield Trinity to play for the Super League side from 2017. Hirst made his Super League début in the round 6 match of Super League XXII against Leigh Centurions. Hirst is set to become the first openly gay English rugby player to play in the top-level Super League when he debuts for club Wakefield Trinity as soon as Friday this week. While Welshman Gareth Thomas had previously marked the same achievement, Englishman Hirst would be in a class of his own. He came out as gay two years previously, while still playing for the British rugby league team Batley Bulldogs. Although the decision did not come easily for him, the 29-year-old father of two has since embraced his celebrity among the LGBT community and has done charity work with the Stonewall organization. The powerful 6-foot-4 prop forward enjoyed his best season with the Bulldogs the following year, leading to his new contract with Wakefield: Hirst is currently recovering from an ankle injury but he would love to make his Super League debut this Friday night at St. Helens. “That wouldn’t be a bad place to start, would it?” he says with a grin. “I’m hoping I’ll be available for selection. But even if it takes longer I’m quietly confident that once I get in and playing regularly then I can cement my place in the team.” Hirst is hopeful he can play Super League rugby for five years. instagram.com/keeganhirst S AT E L L I T E - MAG. COM

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NUDE DUDES S E L CAND Nude Dudes Candles was founded in January 2016 by Chris Bateman, Ryan Underwood and Carly Underwood. All 3 of whom love nothing more than winding down from a long day by lighting a couple of candles and relaxing with a cheeky Netflix session. Co-Founder Ryan Underwood isn't just a cute and cuddly 105kg's of muscle, he is also the brains behind the tasty aromas. Having been exposed to aromatherapy whilst studying massage and remedial therapy, Ryan is the mixologist and mastermind behind all scents, including the creation of our signature candle and scent, the 'Mandle'. Ryan spends his time transforming lives as a personal trainer, online fitness coach and body builder. Co-Founder Chris Bateman is the sort of like baby kitten (but not as cute). Recently completing his Masters in Business Administration. Chris spends 95% of his spare time sleeping or eating... (yes, like a kitten.) Co-Founder Carley Underwood would be silly to believe that Ryan and Chris don't have an incredibly smart, strong and creative woman working behind the scenes. Carly is the glue that binds Nude Dudes together. S AT E L L I T E - MAG. COM

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Maurice Blanks and John Christakos were friends in college they shared a passion for art, architecture and design. After school, they went looking for modern design to furnish their first homes, but the things they could afford they didn't like, and the things they liked they couldn't afford. They both figured they weren't alone. So, along with their friend Charlie Lazor, the three of them - two architects and a sculptor - started Blu Dot in 1997. they have been designing things they love in their Minneapolis studio every day since. Their goal is to bring good design to as many people as possible. That means creating products that are useful, affordable, and desirable. To make that happen, their design process is founded on collaboration. Not just among themselves as we play show-and-tell with concepts, but as a total collaboration from pencil and paper, materials and machines, even packaging and assembly. Maurice and John like to think that the form is almost inevitable, a by-product of the process. Their job is simply to help it emerge as beautifully and as efficiently as possible. They design it. They stand behind it. They hope you dig it. BluDot.com

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Often the Bible is used to justify homophobia, but Axel Hotels is turning that narrative around with its new “Noah’s Ark” commercial, conveying the message that all types of couples are welcome at Axel. The ad, timed for LGBT Pride Month, shows a variety of same-sex couples, starting out with similar pairs — “bears,” “otters,” “butterflies” — and references the biblical story of Noah, who gathered animal pairs on an ark to escape a cataclysmic flood. The spot then mixes up the couples by gender and type, and it ends with the message “There’s room for every kind of couple at our hotels.” Barcelona-based Axel operates gay-focused but “heterofriendly” hotels in locations including Ibiza, the Canary Islands, Berlin, Buenos Aires, and its home city. “We created a free and tolerant society, where diversity and respect are valued,” its website says. “Two men, two women or a man and a woman, any type of customers are equally welcome, without prejudice to their sexual orientation.” Axel's vision started with a dream... to open a hotel aimed at the LGBTQ world, my world. A cosmopolitan and tolerant environment where atmosphere, diversity and respect are valued. The construction of Axel Hotel Barcelona, opened in 2003, was the beginning of a project that in the 13 years of existence, became what is now a chain.

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n the multi-course meal that is every James Bond film, there comes a palate cleanser of sexual innuendo at the end. During the Sir Roger Moore years, however, the meal seemed to end with a cheese course. Typical is the final scene in 1977’s The Spy Who Loved Me. As The Royal Navy recovers an escape pod in which Commander Bond is engaging in his own brand of between-the-sheets détente with a doe-eyed Soviet agent, the dialogue unfolds: Minister of Defence, over radio: “Bond! What do you think you’re doing?” Bond: “Keeping the British end up, Sir.” Having been forced to utter lines like that, it is understandable why, in the league table of actors who have played 007, many place Sir Roger in third place behind Sir Sean Connery and Mr Daniel Craig. But isn’t it time we give this master of devil-may-care his due? Think Sir Roger and, chances are, you think 1970s Bond: safari jacket, flared trousers, chestnut bouffant, call-girl tan, proto-dad bod and that plummy voice, rich and nutty as fruitcake, all the better to deliver those chalk-on-a-blackboard one-liners, those groaning puns and those dismal double-entendres. But just as the 1970s (and the safari jacket, which Sir Roger seemed to wear in every movie) are looking better and better, so is his take on the Bond character. In the age of Mr Craig’s wracked and saturnine 007, we have grown accustomed to having our screen heroes tortured and gloomy. The James Bond of Skyfall and Spectre is scarred by unresolved childhood trauma and the violent death of the love of his life (Vesper Lynd). Meanwhile, Jason Bourne can’t remember his own phone number and even cartoon superheroes are neurotic: Batman, as played by Mr Christian Bale, was so miserable you wondered if he wouldn’t have been better off hanging up his cape and seeking the advice of a decent psychoanalyst. Each of those actors takes his action-hero role very, very seriously indeed. And Sir Roger himself, with his single raised eyebrow, his distracted air of half-engaged irony – sometimes he seems to stare off into space; perhaps he’s thinking about lunch – and his embarrassing uncle antics with women young enough to be his embarrassed nieces, can seem a ludicrous figure. Implausible as a plot to take over the world, creaky as a Whitehall staircase, stiff as a you-knowwhat, Sir Roger seems to make little or no attempt to make Bond anything more than a two-dimensional figure of fun. He seems, simply, to be having a laugh. And that, perhaps, is the point. Because all the criticisms of Sir Roger – wooden, unconvincing, half asleep – miss crucial elements. He was too smart, too charming, simply too well-mannered, and with a far too highly developed sense of his own ridiculousness, to insult the audience’s collective intelligence by playing the frankly preposterous character of Mr Ian Fleming’s Bond – wine snob, womaniser, stuffed shirt, a loner who saves all from the megalomaniac Armageddon every time – for anything other than chuckles.

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"What has your journey as a gay fashion designer entailed?" "Why cut down live treen when there are 4 million acres of those standing dead?" "How much good can we create from a bad situation?" "How many American jobs can we create?" "How many family heirlooms can we make?" Those were some of the questions they asked themselves when they starting The Azure Furniture Co. And so began their mission to provide a creative solution to millions of acres of dead trees in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. In their designs, they go back to what is the essence of good furniture: impeccable craftsmanship, quality materials, timeless design. Azure furniture is authentic, warm and natural. It is strong, functional and sturdy, made with a passion for pure lines and a respect for the wood itself. Every product is carefully handcrafted in their own workshop in Denver, CO. Five years later they are proud to say that The Azure Furniture Co. has made significant progress toward achieving these goals. Their company has seen double-digit growth every year having produced hundreds of pieces. They have more than quadrupled their original staff, and, perhaps most importantly, reclaimed over 100,000 feet of dead pine trees from Colorado's devastated forests. And they are just getting started. The Azure Furniture Co. now look to the future, full of new partners and new ventures to reimagine what is possible. How much good can come from this situation? Just what is possible? Their team looks to you to imagine with them. They encourage you to spend some time perusing their website. Get to know our furniture, get to know their family. We now operate out of a 7000 square foot facility in Denver, CO. They invite you to stop in sometime; have a cup of coffee, meet the team, take a tour of the factory. They are always happy to host.

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Mixed Media Sculpter, screw art, Laguna Beach, California Andrew Myers was born in Braunshweig, Germany, and raised in Ciudad Real, Spain. He now resides in Laguna Beach, California, where he has lived since attending the Laguna College of Art and Design (formerly the Art Institute of Southern California). The first time he set foot in an art class, he saw students depicting live nude models in clay, and knew he wanted to be a sculptor. While in school he devoted himself to classical sculpture training, and it is in this academic setting that he began to find his voice. It is this rigid foundation that allows Andrew to transform any material into works of beauty. The materials used in his vast body of work include screws, oil paint, charcoal, bronze, cement, and found objects. The best example of this is Andrew’s work with screws. He creates sculptures from thousands and thousands of screws. His distinctive and realistic pieces, mostly portraits, are made by combining oil paint and shadows. They are a testament to craft, strength, and artistry. Up close, they look like a topography map (hence, the series name Topographical Facial Landscape or TFL) made up of rolling hills and valleys, but from any distance, the stunning photo-realistic portraits take shape. One of Andrew’s favorite memories was watching a blind man experience his work for the first time. As the man ran his hands over a large three-dimensional portrait tediously constructed with thousands of screws and hundreds of hours, his blank expression suddenly transformed into a warm smile. He could feel what others could only see. Most recently, Myers has been working on public commissions, some of which include, St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in the Diocese of Orange and a public work for the City of Laguna Beach, California, as well as several private client commissions. Myers’ work graces the pages of LA Times’ Coastline Pilot, OC Register’s Laguna New Post, H Magazine, and NBC San Diego’s spread on The Port of San Diego Sculpture Show. Most recently, Myers placed 1st Sculpture at the highly acclaimed annual Sausalito Arts Festival, and 2nd in Sculptural Pursuit Magazine’s National Sculpture Competition and is featured in a 6 page spread of the July 2008 edition. Andrew Myers has also been featured on ABC’s Eye on LA, Orange County Edition and participates in several nationwide shows each year.

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In early 1964, photographer Harry Benson received a call from the photo editor of London’s Daily Express, who asked him to cover The Beatles’ trip to Paris. It was the beginning of a career-defining relationship, which would both make Benson’s name and produce some of the most intimate photographs ever taken of The Beatles. In Paris, Benson captured the Fab Four in the midst of a pillow fight at the George V Hotel, a spontaneous moment which came to epitomize the spirit of the band — Benson himself has called it the best shot of his career. Later that year, he followed the group on the road for their debut US tour, documenting their appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, their surprising encounter with Cassius Clay, and the hysteria of New York Beatlemania. Benson also photographed George Harrison’s honeymoon in Barbados, documented the Beatles on the set of their debut movie A Hard Day’s Night, and was present on the now infamous 1966 tour when John Lennon said that The Beatles were “more popular than Jesus.” Previously out-of-print, this re-edition brings back the best of Benson’s luminous black and white Beatles portfolio. Complemented by quotes and newspaper clippings from the period, an introduction by the photographer himself adds exciting personal testimony to these iconic images of the greatest band in musical history. Taschen.com p .

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The debut book from Dan Hunter, the celebrated awardwinning pioneer of modern Australian food In the countryside outside Melbourne, Chef Dan Hunter has transformed a rustic farmhouse into the award-winning Brae, one of Australia's most exciting dining destinations. Brae attracts diners from around the world with its fine-dining approach to hyper-local cuisine. In this, his first book, Hunter explores the theme of place and its impact on him and on his unique style of cooking. Set against the dramatic backdrop of Australia's landscape, his story is reflected in lush colour photography of his food and the environment. Brae is the vision of chef and owner, Dan Hunter. Dan's journey with cooking has taken him around the globe and into the kitchens of some of the world’s most acclaimed restaurants, including an appointment as Head Chef at Mugaritz, Spain. Before opening his own venture, Dan spent six years leading the kitchen of Dunkeld's Royal Mail Hotel. There he developed his first intensive organic kitchen garden program and took the establishment to its Three-Hat status. In December 2013, Dan's first solo venture, Brae, was opened. Phaidon.com

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