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In lieu of an outside shower, residents of urban settings can still evoke the atmosphere of bathing among flora and fauna.
I totally forget where these images originated from; found them on my iPad. Sorry!!
Sculpture by Ronit Baranga
My childhood friend Max and I getting married on Martha’s Vineyard, I think during the summer of 1993.
I had the pleasure of taking a lovely mini vacation in Montauk, NY. Even in the chilly months, this Hamptons destination is beautiful and fun; perhaps more so now that the tourists are gone. I hiked through the stunning Shadmoor State Park (see the Instagrams at the bottom) which affords breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the jagged cliffs bordering the beach, explored some of the funky local hang out spots, and stalked a monarch butterfly flitting around the seaside goldenrod at Montauk Point State Park. It was a much needed peaceful getaway from the craziness of city life.
During my childhood, one of two television shows I watched was Murder, She Wrote (the other was Star Trek. Yes, I was a dork, and no, we didn’t have cable.) Every week I would eagerly await the sassy and witty Angela Lansbury solving murders everywhere from her hometown of Cabot Cove, Maine to London and New York City. And when I discovered the series on Netflix a few months ago? Needless to say I was ecstatic to relive the adventures of my childhood hero. She recently posed for Terry Richardson and The Gentlewoman: “A fabulous biannual magazine for modern women of style and purpose.” I can’t think of a better woman to grace the presence of such an aptly titled publication!
Steaming cups of Ghirardelli hot chocolate
Long drives along the Hudson watching the foliage change
Sweaters, sweaters, sweaters!
Sant Ambroeus lattes in Central Park
Rich, burgundy lip colors…my favorite being Make Up Forever n. 48
And of course a little smoky, seductive tenor sax to get you in the mood for candlelit dinners and Cabernet by the fire
Oh, and last but not least: massive amounts of vitamin C, because let’s be honest…sniffly noses are the unglamorous reality of the season change!
American Apparel bra, Make Up Forever Lipstick #50
Calvin Klein heels
Vintage pearl earrings, DVF goat hair vest, Make Up Forever Lipstick #48
Bastard Keith (“MC extraordinaire” – Time Out New York) and Madame Rosebud have teamed up with the Greenwich Village Country Club to present a night of striptease the likes of which you’ve never seen. If you thought burlesque was a quaint, polite bump and grind in a pretty dress, think again. This is a rock and roll neo-burlesque floorshow by some of the wildest, most gorgeous talents in the business. Never thought you’d see tassels flying to dubstep? Step right in.
Bastard Keith will host the evening, which will feature performances by Burlesque’s Girl Who Fell to Earth Madame Rosebud, Naked Girl of Burlesque Stormy Leather, Glitter Sex Bomb Go Go Harder, and berserk hula hoop genius Justina Flash. With a line-up like that, you won’t want to blink.
This is a one-time event, so reserve your seats now. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. The first 75 RSVPs are guaranteed entry to the Clubhouse. All others will be granted instant entry to GVCC for happy hour from 8pm-12am and instant entry into the Clubhouse Afterparty.
I’m so so excited to help produce this night of sexiness and debauchery. NY friends, please let me know if you’d like to come!
Where: Greenwich Village Country Club at Bowlmor Lanes
110 University Place between 13th and 12th
Union Sq L,N,Q,R,4,5,6 trains
When: Saturday, October 20. Doors at 8 pm, show at 10 pm
Free with RSVP to email@example.com
While relaxing in Central Park today, sipping my Sant Ambroeus latte and admiring my fellow New Yorkers, I can’t help but think “It’s a Wonderful World” is the soundtrack of the idyllic early autumn afternoon. New York City could not be any more perfect for me in this moment.
I spent the afternoon roaming the Met, concentrating on the fabulous pop artists and ancient Egypt. After, I grabbed a hot dog from a street vendor and spent some time people watching on the Met stairs. I spotted a dapper gentleman sporting round tortoiseshell glasses, a meticulously tailored navy blazer, a perfectly battered leather briefcase and black sneakers; the epitome of the chic New York man, in my opinion.
A trip to the Upper East Side isn’t complete without stopping at the legendary Sant Ambroeus. I get their coffees to go mainly because I’m so in love with the salmon and white graphics decorating the cups. I have yet to eat a meal there, and hopefully I can cross that off my bucket list soon.
Once I had my latte in hand I headed over to Central Park to continue my quintessential NYC afternoon and found a bench overlooking the boat pond. Here I sit, watching the toy boats glide over the serene water, and I think about how blessed I am to live here. Continue reading
As excited as I am for hot chocolate and cozy sweaters, I can’t quite let go of summer. I’m still craving my favorite fruity and refreshing gin cocktail (see recipe here) which I usually drink neat. However, it would be perfect over a few of these berry ice cubes. What better way to spice up both boozy and nonalcoholic drinks? These drink accessories also serve a practical purpose; the decreased liquid mass will keep your drink from becoming watered down as the ice cubes melt.
I basically live in jeans, and I love having my favorites easily on hand and visible by hanging them on the back of my bedroom door. Plus it’s a great space saver in my tiny Brooklyn apartment!