Jan Mercker

Jan Mercker

Jan Mercker is a freelance journalist, wine lover and arts enthusiast. A former public relations pro and lifelong Francophile, she helped French Champagne houses navigate the U.S. media landscape leading up to Y2K and ran the wine and spirits department at the French Embassy Trade Office in New York before moving into a writing career. She’s an underachieving but enthusiastic tennis player and parent of teens.

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21c Museum Hotel - The Kimpton Hotel Born
Hotel Stays That Serve More As Cultural Experiences

The 21c Museum Hotel and others put contemporary art at the forefront, creating unique cultural…

school lunch ideas
Chefs Share Life-Changing School Lunch Ideas

Escape the chicken nugget rut with these school lunch ideas How’s day 203 of preparing…

Topeka - murals
How a Tattoo Artist Transformed a Run-Down Topeka Neighborhood into a Thriving Arts District

Jennifer Bohlander’s murals kicked off the revitalization of North Topeka, known as the NOTO Arts and…

modern design
Castle House Brought Into the 21st Century by a Family of Seven

The Vincent family is giving a 1939 mansion some modern design love Matt and Sara…

Deaf and Illiterate, James Castle Found His Voice in Art

Artist James Castle’s use of spit, soot and other found things inspires a modern artist…

Western art
Aaron Hazel’s Western Art Spotlights Black Cowboys and ‘Bad Ass Women’

Western art that provides a stage for the underrepresented Aaron Hazel made his name painting…

James Beard
James Beard Award Winning Chef Serves Love and Lox in Fargo

Fargo’s Andrea Baumgardner, a James Beard Semifinalist, and the Magic of BernBaum’s The James Beard…

Drekker Brewing
Drekker Brewing and A Neo-Pop Artist Brings Out the Alt-Rock Side of Beer Labels

Drekker Brewing: Where the labels are inspired by gig posters, record sleeves and skateboard decks…

Public art
In Jacksonville, Rediscovering a City’s Heart Through Public Art

A public art movement is telling the forgotten stories of Jacksonville’s Black History Jessica Santiago…

Maggie Miles
Singer-Songwriter Maggie Miles’ Journey from DC Suburbs to Nashville

At 21, Maggie Miles is breaking the music industry mold Not all poets go to…