Taste Test with Luuvu Hoang

When it comes to fashion, says Luuvu Hoang, “Seattle has always been a little behind,” so the Vietnamese-born bon vivant spent his teenage weekends poring over fashion magazines. Now 30, Hoang works as a photographer and produces videos for Seattle-area nonprofits. His dream? To introduce cocktail culture to Vietnam. He hopes to open bars in Hanoi and 
Ho Chi Minh City next year.


Jeans Uniqlo Coat Club Monaco Modern Trench Suit Banana Republic • Shoes H&M sneakers Sunglasses Lacoste Hat Rag & Bone fedora Choice accessory Vespa PX 150 Last book read The Wine Bible Last album listened to Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi-The Four Seasons


Place to eat/menu item Radiator Whiskey, smoked pig head Place to drink Vessel Drink of choice the Last Word Fast food Dick’s Coffee Café de Lion, Upper Queen Anne Bookstore Book Larder Clothing store Club Monaco Furniture store Diva/B&B Italia Haircut Zeal, Vancouver BC Place to take out-of-towners Sitka & Spruce Local celebrity Jason Stratton, Matt Dillon, Ethan Stowell Colleague/conspirator/inspiration Mindcastle Studios


Mode of travel Bullet train Travel accessory Canon 5D Mark II • Luggage Rimowa Travel ritual Try to top the number of places I can eat in one day. So far it’s 10 in Hong Kong. Restaurant/Bar Ishii Kushiyaki, Tokyo Tacky tourist destination Waikiki Cultural site Kyoto Place to party Bangkok Place to shop Ben Thanh Flea Market, Ho Chi Minh City Place you want to go 
but have never been San Sebastian, Spain

Photo by Chona Kasinger