[now in l.a. s.d. ] design watch mission accomplished Nathan Lee Colkitt (nathanleecolkitt.com) is officially bicoastal. The award-winning architect recently opened an NYC office for a steady client roster. Not to worry—he’s also still hard at work in San Diego, with Orchid nominations and a new beach-chic project, Cannonball, in Belmont Park. “I never go to Mission Beach,” says Colkitt. ”But now I will.” –AnnaMaria Stephens NYC projects? We’re converting a 10-story factory into loft-style luxury condos. They have amazing views of the Freedom Tower; you feel like you can touch it. And we just started work on a Tod’s boutique in upstate New York. Personal style? terrace I love as much as the one at Piatti in La Jolla. Speaking of travel... I’ve got a thing for Switzerland in summer— hiking in Zermatt, the famous Montreux Jazz Festival and yachting on the lake. Mission Beach? I love the ’30s and ’40s. Bow ties, waistcoats, pocket watches and hats. I just ordered two custom fedoras from London’s Wilkinson Hatmakers. S.D. design scene? Favorite S.D. hang? I’ve traveled all over Europe and I’ve never found a I like to imagine famous patron-client relationships. Someone came to Michelangelo and said, ‘So, I have this ceiling.’ Imagine that conversation! faB collaB British invasion Fashion mavens, rejoice! Topshop , the U.K. export beloved by toP this topshop and topman make their Nordstrom debut in s.d. the style savvy, has arrived in S.D. On Oct. 9, Nordstrom Fashion Valley reveals its second-floor store-within-a-store boutique, carrying the Oxford Circus brand’s signature blend of trendy and timeless pieces (many by up-and-coming designers) that has made the line a wardrobe staple of the sartorial elite (look for Topshop shoes both downstairs and in BP). Lest the lads feel left out, Fashion Valley carries skinny, hipsterific Topman suits in The Rail, and, debuting Oct. 10, Nordstrom Horton Plaza dedicates an entire third-floor department to the Topman brand. Jolly good! –Amy Finley 26 rivier a october 2013 nathan lee colkitt photography by robert benson, styling by ted baker, fashion valley decked out Architect Nathan Lee colkitt on the rooftop deck of cannonball, the new restaurant he designed that is breathing new life into historic Belmont Park. It’s gotten so much more diverse. I love everything Michael Soriano touches: Queenstown, Raglan Public House, etc. Cannonball is rooftop sushi with a splash. It feels like a swim-up bar— without the water. We used Blofield DoNuts: They're inflatable picnic tables from Europe. They’re so luxurious. It’s all about elevating the everyday. Design daydream?