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The New Whitney

I finally made it to the new Whitney museum. Yes! Situated on the west side, just below the Highline with impressive views of the Hudson and the city, the Whitney is quite a site inside and out.

Here are a few pictures I took of the artwork.

America art…Georgia O’Keeffe. This floating deer head was my favorite piece.A light installation of utility wires which made me a little dizzy.C an’t wait to go back!

MET GALA

03METGALA-master315Tonight, the 1% of everyone who is anyone in fashion/film/music/Silicon Valley/Wall Street (etc) is going to be on Fifth Avenue for the Met Gala to celebrate China: Though the Looking Glass, the Costume Institute’s Spring exhibition. Goes without saying, we all must bow down to the leading lady behind all of this, Ms. Anna Wintour. The LA Times about Ms. Wintour: “The event has become a testament to the unmistakable power of it’s co-host.” Yes, power.

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I am as excited about the red carpet tonight as I am about the exhibit. From fashion’s eyes, where East meets West,  “the exhibition will explore the impact of Chinese aesthetics on Western fashion and how China has fueled the fashionable imagination for centuries.” Cuts, prints, colors.. this sounds intriguing!

throwback thursday

In honor of #tbt, I will share a few pictures from weeks ago when we were at the Crosby Street Hotel grabbing a drink- though we actually spent most of the time admiring the eclectic decor. It is probably one of the best decorated hotels/spaces in NYC! Aside from the huge alphabet head that is much instagrammed, the lobby had these comics dogs that we thought were really cool. You can’t miss the lighting structure in the restaurant/bar. And the colorful couches and dreamy outdoor area – we are just waiting for some sunshine to get out there! The cocktails were delicious, too!

All’onda

A week ago I went to All’onda for some ‘Japanese Venitian fusion’, and it was pretty good/ok. I ordered the kabocha squash side and the cavatelli. The squash was a little on the sweeter side from the raisins but it complemented the saucy, cheesy pasta.  Although, it might have been a little too saucy and cheesy… We shared the olive oil cake for dessert (which is the only thing I didn’t like). 

Aside from the food talk, I loved the upstairs seating area. The ambiance is great. I also really wanted these striped napkins. The side squash. Where can I get this dish?And the saucy, cheesy pasta. Now I’m hungry. 

Anna Piaggi

I fell in love with this NYC street art of fashion icon Anna Piaggi.

IMG_8814She was a legend. She thought outside the box. And she was so renowned for her bold fashion choices, there was even an art exhibit in London in 2006 dedicated to her (and her massive collection of clothing). Wish I could have see it!

“I think she’s a poet with clothes, but a very fine poet.” – Bill Cunningham

– Sheena

7 Days and 7 Nights in New York

This past week I was in New York for Coterie, a huge apparel and accessories market. It was a marathon of trade shows, showroom appointments and meetings. But as exhausting as it was, I always feel lucky to be able to go back to New York and consciously try to make the effort to keep my eyes wide open. Here’s some of what I saw:

A beautiful pearl ear cuff at the Capsule show. Pearls will be huge for Spring!

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Finally got to shop Dover Street Market. I’ve heard from at least a couple of fashion insiders that it’s “what Barneys used to be 20 years ago”. This is was the Louis Vuitton/Alaia section.IMG_6786Escaped the rain and had some heavenly gelato at il laboratorio del gelato on the LES. I got Chocolate Chocolate Chip and Pistachio. Scrumptious.IMG_6789I stopped into a random bakery/gelataria on 6th avenue and saw these beauties. I didn’t get anything and am still kind of regretting it…IMG_6798Sunset view from Le Bain at the Standard Meatpacking.IMG_6799Another view of the city at the top of the Gansevoort Hotel.IMG_6817An early work day calls for room service with view. IMG_6834Showstopping floral display at the newly renovated Club Monaco on 5th Ave. It gave me some wedding tablescape inspiration!IMG_6877More gorgeous tablescapes at ABC Home & Carpet.IMG_6882A quiet, early breakfast for one on my last morning at Cafe Cluny. I had a very decent omelet with herbs and goat cheese. Until next time, NYC!IMG_6887

-Nikki