re­mem­ber your leg­ends

#Legend - - CONTENTS / JULY | AUGUST - Sarah Engstrand Con­tribut­ing Ed­i­tor

Kim Bui Kol­lar and Sarah Engstrand re­call time spent with Kate Spade and An­thony Bour­dain

I SPENT TWO hours with An­thony Bour­dain. When I ar­rived for our in­ter­view (early) there he was. Sit­ting alone in the lobby of the Penin­sula ho­tel, one long leg crossed over the other, ca­su­ally scrolling through his Twit­ter. It was re­mark­ably nor­mal. He, this giant of the in­dus­try, Ti­tan of my youth, made me feel in­stantly at ease. He even laughed at the no­tion some­one could be ner­vous around him. He told me that work­ing with Christo­pher Doyle was the last thing on his bucket list— but he'd think of more – and that he was the hap­pi­est he had ever been. He be­came giddy when he spoke about un­usual cam­era an­gles, and pair­ing mu­sic to his In­sta­gram sto­ries. He wanted to talk about artists and cinema, and he wanted to con­nect. He was thought­ful and smart and sin­cere, and hon­estly – a lit­tle nerdy. It was all of that com­bined, that pure, un­flinch­ing au­then­tic­ity, that con­nected him so fiercely to peo­ple around the world. Whether you knew him from his books, his in­ter­views or his pro­grammes, you knew him. Rest in peace, An­thony Bour­dain.

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