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Monday, December 9, 2019

The Last Night Part 1 Met Museum


This exhibit totally blew my mind. It is truly amazing, so much history and detail of the life of Maximilian I. I find it so fantastic we can view items that were used in the 1500's. How lucky are we? If you are a fan of armor, be sure to also view on Netflix, NOVA: Secrets of the Shining Knight as it is quite interesting how they made these beautiful works of art. I hope you enjoy my photos but please try to see this exhibit if possible. You will not be disappointed! 

Exhibition Overview
The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I examines the profound significance of European armor at the dawn of the Renaissance, through the lens of Emperor Maximilian I's (1459–1519) remarkable life. On view only at The Met, The Last Knight coincides with the five-hundredth anniversary of Maximilian's death, and is the most ambitious North American loan exhibition of European arms and armor in decades. Including 180 objects selected from some thirty public and private collections in Europe, the Middle East, and the United States, The Last Knight will explore how Maximilian's unparalleled passion for the trappings and ideals of knighthood served his boundless worldly ambitions, imaginative stratagems, and resolute efforts to forge a lasting personal and family legacy.

This exhibition features many works of art on view outside Europe for the first time, including Maximilian's own sumptuous armors that highlight his patronage of the greatest European armorers of his age, as well as related manuscripts, paintings, sculpture, glass, tapestry, and toys, all of which emphasize the emperor's dynastic ambitions and the centrality of chivalry at the imperial court and beyond.
  
This horse left everyone speechless! 





Interesting shoes !! 

Maximilian was quite the thin guy, look at that tiny waist ! 

The detail is just amazing! 













I have never seen much gold armor but this one didn't thrill me - I prefer in the silver 










The Last Night
Metropolitan Museum of Art
At The Met Fifth Avenue
OCTOBER 7, 2019–JANUARY 5, 2020

Sunday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Open Seven Days a Week
CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Windows at Apthorp Cleaner's


I don't know about you, but I am totally ready for Season 3 of the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to be back tomorrow! The previews look amazing and I am sure it's going to be another fun season. Apthorp Cleaner's on the Upper West Side always has wonderful Barbie inspired windows. When I came across these this year, I knew I had to share but wanted to wait closer to the new season premiere. 

If you are a big fan as myself, hope you didn't miss my coverage of the Paley Center for Media exhibit of Making Maisel Marvelous but if you did, you can still view here on the blog. It was totally fantastic! 

Can you spot Susie ? 









The scenery on the Upper West Side is always so marvelous!

What is your favorite part of the show ? The fashion, the scenery, the cast, the script or all of the above? I would say all of the above for me. Enjoy Season 3 tomorrow and try not to watch all episodes in one weekend! I try to pace myself but it's very, very hard.


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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving 2019


Happy Thanksgiving everyone who is celebrating today in the USA. A wonderful time with family, friends, and good food. I have very fond memories of the holiday with my family, who are all very close to my heart on days like today. I hope that you all have a fantastic day relaxing and enjoying your holiday treats!

The photo above I had to share from the cover of New Yorker Magazine by my favorite painter, Wayne Theibaud. Mr. Theibaud is the ripe age of 99, his birthday was on November 15th. His paintings just make me smile and I am so grateful for being able to view/enjoy his work.


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Monday, November 25, 2019

My 10 Favorite Museum Gift Shops

I cannot tell you enough how much I love museum gift shops. You find some of the most unique items in these shops, and lucky for us, NYC has some fantastic museums. These are the 10 which I feel you should visit when in the city, and if looking for a gift for someone, you will probably find that special gift in one of these shops. I love original gift giving, I hate giving the same old stuff everyone else has, we want original, artisan items. You can also shop at many of these wonderful places without paying the fee to enter the museum if you are just looking to shop their products. The best thing as well is most of them have online shops so you can shop from your own couch, and have it shipped to you or direct to your favorite person!

In no particular order:

1. Brooklyn Museum
2. Metropolitan Museum of Art
3. MAD Museum
4. Cooper Hewitt 
5. MOMA
6. Neue Galerie
7. The Frick
8. Rubin Museum of Art
9. Museum of the City of NY
10. The Morgan Library and Museum 

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

10 Best Holiday Desserts in NYC


I still cannot believe the holidays are here already! The best part of the holidays, aside from family, is the food, of course! NYC has some of the BEST bakeries in the world, and if you or your Mom is not a great baker - fear not! You can purchase some amazing desserts for the family and friends to enjoy after the main meal is complete. It is always best to pre-order these items so you have them in time for the special day. I also recommend, this is not an paid endorsement in any way, Goldbelly website as you can order to have items shipped. You can search for items made in NYC and pick from some of the best of the best. Here is my list, in no particular order, the best spots for holiday desserts in New York City.

1. Four and Twenty Blackbirds 
2. Breads Bakery
3. Financier Patisserie
4. Dominique Ansel Kitchen  
5. Momofuku Milk Bar 
6. Ovenly 
7. WIlliam Greenberg Bakery
8. Zaro's Family Bakery 
9. Maison Kayser
10. Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery 

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