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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Leonelli Focacceria e Pasticceria


We are still in the NoMad section today, NoMad stands for North of Madison Square Park, one of my favorites areas of the city. While staying at The Evelyn Hotel, review to come shortly, I visited the most talked about Leonelli Focacceria e Pasticceria. Italian pastry just kind of draws me in!  La Colombe coffee was some of the best lattes I ever enjoyed along with their pastries. 

The pistachio croissant was to die for. I can't even begin to tell you how awesome it was. I brought home a tin of their cookies to try each one. The cannoli cake was just adorable and great for 1 or 2 people to celebrate a birthday! The pizza or focaccia is so darn tasty and lots of flavors to choose from, you can even just get half a piece for a taste. The place opened last year, and they also have a full service restaurant in the hotel as well. This is for sure a MUST stop when in the area, it is quite a treat if you are looking for savory or sweet dining. 




 












Leonelli Focacceria e Pasticceria 7 East 27th Street The Evelyn Hotel NY,NY 10016 
Hours: 7AM - 6PM Daily
Breakfast served until 11am

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Rizzoli Bookstore


Happy Monday everyone! First off, I wanted to talk a little bit about the blog in 2019. I have been recently promoted in my full time job and my hours have been long and many. I do plan to still keep up this blog, as I love showing you all the great places to check out in my favorite city. I am looking for a different format for the posts, one that helps me and you as well. I wanted to showcase the photos more, so this will be the format from now on. I appreciate all who read this blog, and all the wonderful new friends I have met in the process. I hope to be posting more often, and if you are in need of a NYC fix, check out my Instagram as I post daily there. 

This post is to showcase one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, Rizzoli. They were located at West 57th street for about 50 years, and just moved to one of my favorite areas, the NoMad. I was walking by and had to pop in - what a glorious treat. The only thing missing from here would be a cafe. The decor is fantastic and this is a great place for finding that special gift book for your favorite person. The books you will find here are very unique, as well as regular titles as well. The decor is just so lovely, I love the painted ceilings and chandeliers. My kind of bookstore. 

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RIZZOLI BOOKSTORE 1133 Broadway, New York, NY 10010

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Wayne Thiebaud Draftsman

This is a real fun post and one of my favorite artists, Wayne Thiebaud, exhibit at The Morgan Library and Museum last year. I was so thrilled to see this exhibit in one of my favorite museums in the city.  

I was first introduced to Wayne Thiebaud's work, at Christies, this Tie Rack painting was for sale in 2015. The estimate was $1.4-$1.8 million US dollars and it sold for $3.4 million US dollars! The piece attracted me due to the colors, I love color, and just the method in how it was painted. When I got home I researched his work, only to find even more paintings I just loved. Mr. Thiebaud was born in 1920 and is still alive today. I find his work brings a smile to my face, and I am so thrilled to share this exhibit with you!  
Even this simple work is just so darn wonderful  


Love, love, love this one  

This is very cool as well even though not much color is used, if any  

Loved this one as well of a city street  

How can you not fall in love with this work?  

Mr. Thiebaud has said all his paintings are done from memory - pretty darn amazing if you ask me!  
This one would make Willy Wonka or Dylan Lauren very happy!  
 

After viewing these lovely works, nothing is more relaxing than some fried oysters at The Morgan Library restaurant. They were quite the tasty, I must say!  

I hope you enjoyed this exhibit and be sure to Google Mr. Thiebaud's work to see more fantastic paintings. I purchased a print from the show and now have it hanging in my dining room. It makes me smile every time I walk by. 


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