The older I get, the more I believe it is possible to be homesick for something you’ve never known. More often than not, it’s an idealized version of a time in your life, a place, a moment. I had that feeling when I put my hand on the rough-hewn staircase of S, T, Eat and Stay. The hostel is the brainchild of Kai Avent-deLeon, owner and founder of Sincerely, Tommy, a Brooklyn boutique and concept store that’s become a community hub in its own right. Opening up the hostel has been a two-year-plus process…

In a communal room, simple pine bunk beds line the walls, and a table Kai designed herself is surrounded by ceramics from Jaye Kim and furniture from her mother and grandmother. The older I get, the more I believe it is possible to be homesick for something you’ve never […]

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