My name is Rikke Lunau Storm and I love New York. The myriad neighborhoods, each a distinct city in itself. The historic buildings and monolithic towers. The museums and galleries housing the history of art and culture. The evolving roster of restaurants, bars and cafés that are some of the best and coolest in the world. And the people, some born here, others from across the globe, who have welcomed me and my family with open arms and warm hearts.
I am a native of Copenhagen and a mother of two who has worked in advertising, as a registered dietician and as a consultant in the fields of health and communication. In August of 2012, my husband’s work in advertising brought us to Tribeca. Here you can find me watching my kids play soccer, practicing yoga and running along the Hudson River.
Frequently, I’m asked by friends and relatives who are visiting the city where they should eat and shop, and what attractions they should see. On these pages, I’m sharing my experiences and preferences with a wider audience. I’m a curious explorer of this city and one who views it through the prism of her Nordic origins. Aesthetics are important to me; I’m drawn to design that is simple, thoughtful and humanistic. I’m a food-lover, seeking out meals that are honest, creative, healthy, seasonal and, at best, local. And, as a Dane, I’m looking for hygge. In English they translate this concept as “cosiness” but I believe that omits its essential qualities — community and love.
I have enlisted my friend Brian as a collaborator. He brings a homegrown perspective, an accumulated wisdom and an understanding of the Scandinavian perspective that is unique for an American. Together we hope to show you a New York that will astonish you but in which you will feel at home. Consider this an introduction; New York is endless and there is much you’ll want to discover on your own.
I shot the pictures on this website with a Canon EOS 5D. Please feel free to contact me for the rights to use these images.
My name is Brian Fingeret. A New Yorker and a student of its history, I'm very happy to share my slightly biased perspective on the world’s greatest city. I'm a graphic designer, soccer dad and judo player who lives in Tribeca with my wife, a televison executive, our two children and our French bulldog.