Friday, April 28, 2017

Easter Brunch with The Milliners Guild


My Easter Brunch with Ellen Christine and the Milliners Guild was a wonderful 
day. The weather was a bit on the hot side, but I enjoyed the day very much. 
Our brunch was in the Upper West Side, Trattoria Machiavelli

The Milliner's Guild had a Easter Parade of hats on display! 

The restaurant was very lovely 



Banana ricotta pancakes were on the menu! 

Gorgeous hat designs were on the menu as well 









A few of the lovely ladies from the Milliner's Guild: (left to right) 



The restaurant had a very nice crowd 



Dessert is a requirement for Easter Brunch 




The restaurant displayed the wonderful hats in unique ways 



Loved this gorgeous lamp! 


My talented friend, Ellen Christine, with her most fabulous Easter Bonnet! 

I was very thrilled to be included in this lovely brunch and I hope to get back to Trattoria 
Machiavelli for another brunch. The food and atmosphere was really delightful. 


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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Throwback Thursday "Grand Central Oyster Bar"

July 31, 1974: When the Oyster Bar and Restaurant at Grand Central Terminal closed with little warning, diners and employees alike were dismayed. “When I want oysters on the half-shell and nothing more, where do I go?” asked one customer. However, it was expected to reopen soon (and did, with new management), and was reviewed favorably in The Times later that year (though the mussels, at $2.25, were deemed overpriced).“

I just love this place, and to see the prices above in 1974 brings a chuckle to just about everyone!
Their fried oysters, and oyster stew make me a very happy person!

Have you ever been to Grand Central Oyster Bar?

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The 39th Annual Museum Mile Festival June 13, 2017

THE 39TH ANNUAL MUSEUM MILE FESTIVAL

TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017 FROM 6PM TO 9PM


FREE MUSEUM ADMISSIONS,
OUTDOOR ART ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN


New York, NY, April 7, 2017 - Now celebrating its 39th year, the annual Museum Mile Festival takes place rain or shine on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.  Over 1.5 million people have taken part in this annual celebration since its inception. Festival attendees can walk the Mile on Fifth Avenue between 82nd Street and 105th Street while visiting seven of New York City’s finest cultural institutions, which are open free to the public throughout the evening. The Museum Mile Festival’s opening ceremony takes place at 5:45pm at El Museo del Barrio (Fifth Avenue at 104th Street). Traditionally, the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs and other city and state dignitaries open the Festival.  Details on the Festival’s offerings can be found at MuseumMileFestival.org.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Neue Galerie New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; The Jewish Museum; Museum of the City of New York; and El Museo del Barrio are the seven institutions participating in this highly successful collaboration. 

Fifth Avenue is closed to traffic and becomes New York City’s biggest block party. Special exhibitions and works from permanent collections are on view inside the museums’ galleries and live music from jazz to Broadway tunes to string quartets is featured in front of several of the museums.

There is something for everyone at each of the participating venues. Exhibitions on view at each museum include:

El Museo del BarrioBelkis Ayón: NKAMEa landmark retrospective of the work of this Cuban artist who mined the founding myth of the Afro-Cuban fraternal society Abakuá to create an independent and powerful visual iconography.

El Museo del Barrio and The Wallach Art Gallery present UPTOWN: nasty women/bad hombres,  featuring the work of artists engaging with the legacies of sexism, racism, homophobia, the power of the media, and violence in various ways.

Museum of the City of New YorkRhythm & Power: Salsa in New York illuminates salsa as a social movement from the 1960s to the present and explores how immigrant and migrant communities in New York City developed salsa into a global phenomenon. Rhythm and Power opens to the public on Wednesday, June 14th, so Museum Mile guests will be the first to experience salsa as a Museum exhibition.


The Jewish MuseumFlorine Stettheimer: Painting Poetrythe first major U.S. exhibition in over 20 years focused on this influential American painter, showcases over 50 paintings and drawings in addition to costume and theater designs, photographs, and ephemera.


Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design MuseumThe Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s, the first major museum exhibition to focus on American taste during the creative explosion of the 1920s, featuring interior and industrial design, decorative art, jewelry, fashion, architecture, music, and film.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim explores the collections of six early patrons who brought to light some of the most significant artists of their day, including Picasso, Kandinsky, Pollock, Mondrian, and Brancusi.


Neue Galerie New YorkAustrian Masterworks from the Neue Galerie New York celebrates the fifteenth anniversary of the museum’s founding, with highlights from the museum’s extensive collection including major paintings and drawings by Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, Alfred Kubin, and Egon Schiele.



The Metropolitan Museum of ArtRei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between examines the designer’s revolutionary experiments in interstitiality through approximately 120 examples of womenswear from 1981 to the present.

Participating museums offer programs and services for visitors with disabilities. Please contact the museums you plan to visit to arrange access accommodations and for further information.

Established in 1978 to increase public awareness of its member institutions and promote public support of the arts, the Museum Mile Festival serves as a model for similar events across the country. For details on the Festival’s offerings, the public may call 212-606-2296 or visit MuseumMileFestival.org.

This is a fabulous opportunity to visit some of the best museums not just in New York City, but the world. If you are in the city during this festival, consider popping into one or all of the museums listed above and be amazed at what they show you. 

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Saturday Brunch at Robert

My Easter weekend was a great time to catch up with my friends that live in the city. I visited the MAD Museum (more in depth on the great exhibits coming up!) and enjoyed brunch at Robert Restaurant. I have been here a few times with other friends, but it has been a while, and I was overdue for a visit. 

They really had the restaurant quite lovely for the Easter holiday. I don't think this 
chocolate bunny was real but it sure looked it! 
This is why you come here. The views. We were lucky to be seated right 
at the window with this glorious view of Columbus Circle the whole brunch! 
Prosecco was necessary and it tasted fabulous. 
If life gets better than this, I am totally not aware of it! 
My friend had eggs benedict and I was a bit disappointed in her dish. I think 
they could have done much better here, but she did enjoy it. 
I had the salmon burger with yummy avocado. It was tasty and portion size 
was generous. 


They gave us these at the end of our meal, cookies and cream type of 
little bite. It was okay. 



I would suggest you stop here once, lunch would be your best bet as more inexpensive than dinner. Brunch is available on the weekends, which is serious in New York City. We were glad we went, had a lovely time, but the views and champagne were the best. If you are going here for great food, I would choose another option. It is an experience, and one which you will be very glad you can say " I was there!" to your friends.

Robert Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Vintage Shopping at Eve Bari

I spent my first Easter in the city this year, and had a most fabulous time. I am all about creating new memories to go along with my fantastic ones I have from prior years. I was meeting a few friends in the city, which is always fun, and was really looking for some type of hat for Easter Sunday. The above photo is the gorgeous Plaza Hotel. 
The Plaza just oozes New York City elegance! 
As I was walking up West 57th Street, I came across the shop Eve Bari. Their windows are what interested me. Very cool vintage items, and hats!  
Really great items, I just love vintage shops!  
Even something for the gentlemen too!  
I ended up talking with the kind owner, and popped in the shop.  
Cat eye sunglasses are just everything!  
Talk about a great selection, and most items well under $100. It is so neat to have a hat for the Easter holiday, but not everyone can afford a couture one!  

I loved this bracelet, but I behaved and didn't purchase. I love stacking these type of bangles!  
Perfect Easter accessories!  
I ended up purchasing a black feather fascinator which worked perfect with my outfit!  
It was so great to see the spring flowers in full bloom while walking around the city! 

Eve Bari
205 W 57th St # 1
New York, NY 10019
Hours: 10am to 8pm

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