Thursday, February 22, 2018

Throwback Thursday "Macy's"



I am not sure what year this photo was taken, but this is Macy's flagship store. It looks like such an organized area! I love the trolley cars going past the store. What a fun photo to look back at how this wonderful city was viewed many, many years ago. 

Have any of you watched the show Timeless on NBC? It is coming back on March 11th and I cannot wait as of course they are time travelers. It is the neatest show, and I really hope someday time travel could be a reality. That would be pretty darn interesting, don't you think? 


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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Architectural Digest Design Home Show March 22-25, 2018


The Architectural Digest Home Design Show is coming up next month and I will be attending to show you all the latest in home design. It has been a while since we covered the show here on the blog so I think 2018 is the year to re-visit again. It pays to purchase your ticket online in advance as you save $10.00 ($30 online and $40 at the door). 

Here are some of my photos from prior shows to give you an idea of what you will see if you are thinking of attending the show:  


I totally loved these rugs as so full of color and fun.  


The DIFFA Dining by Design is probably my favorite part of the show. Here is some info on it:

Be sure to visit Pier 92 for DIFFA’S DINING BY DESIGN New York. The Architectural Digest Design Show is home to this spectacular display of cuisine, creativity, and glamour with one-of-a-kind dining environments that awe and inspire—all in support of DIFFA’s work to fight HIV/AIDS. DINING BY DESIGN also features a dynamic silent auction, the legendary COCKTAILS BY DESIGN party on Thursday, March 22nd as well as a closing night Gala on Monday, March 26th.

This portion of the show is produced with generous support of The Mart | Vornado. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to DIFFA. Please view the DIFFA’s DINING BY DESIGN photo gallery from our 2017 Show which represents a sample of the work that will be displayed.

You see the most gorgeous table settings and color galore which I am a big fan.  




I loved the way they designed these chairs, so fabulous!  


Location 
Piers 92/94, 711 12th Ave, New York, NY

March 22-25, 2018
Thursday: Open to design trade & VIP ticket holders 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Friday/Saturday: Open to the design trade & all ticket holders 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Sunday: Open to the design trade & all ticket holders 10 A.M. - 5 P.M.

General Admission Advance Purchase - Valid FRIDAY to SUNDAY - Includes re-admission for all 3 days. $30 + tax (on-site ticket price is $40) 

Online advance registration includes a one-year digital subscription to Architectural Digest, and free admission to DIFFA'S DINING BY DESIGN located on Pier 92. A portion of all ticket sales to benefit DIFFA.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Patio from the Castle of Vélez Blanco and Spanish Decorative Arts Metropolitan Museum

I was wandering around The Met one day and came across an area I had not explored. This museum is quite large if you have never visited, and you can go daily and not see everything. I was thrilled to find this beautiful display and had to show you. 


So beautiful to see in person!  
This wood bust of a reliquary female saint I just fell in love with, how gorgeous is she? I couldn't help staring for quite some while, and thank goodness it was not very crowded that day. 

A gift from the famous J. Pierpont Morgan, of the favorite Morgan Library which is featured quite often here on the blog.  
The features are extraordinary. I just love it. She looks so real I thought she was going to blink at me! 

These were pretty amazing as well, so much detail and so beautiful also gifts from J. Pierpont Morgan.  

It is so awesome that these items are still around from the 17th century for us to enjoy in 2018 and beyond. We are quite lucky.   
I could so see one of those crosses on a long gold chain around my neck. Just lovely.  
 

This desk was so beautiful  

Just look at all the detail, I don't know if you would ever see this in today's furniture.  

I hope you enjoyed this little trip to The Met today, it is a glorious museum with so much to offer every visitor. Be sure to have it on your to-do list while visiting New York City. 

The Met Fifth Avenue presents over 5,000 years of art spanning all cultures and time periods. Since the Museum opened its doors to the public in its current location in Central Park in 1880, its footprint has expanded to cover more than two million square feet. Today, art comes alive in the Museum's galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and cultures.

Open Seven Days a Week
Sunday–Thursday: 10 am–5:30 pm*
Friday and Saturday: 10 am–9 pm*

Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May. Friday evenings are made possible by the Ruth Lapham Lloyd Trust. Saturday evenings are made possible by the William H. Kearns Foundation.

*Galleries are cleared 15 minutes before closing.

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Kiehl's Powerful-Strength Line Reducing Concentrate

I hope you all know who Mr. Bones is - the person who welcomes you when you walk in any Kiehl's store. I really love the products Kiehl's has to offer, and they have been in business since 1851, so they are doing something very right. I use many of their products as they are amazing quality and not going to break your budget. 

I was thrilled when Kiehl's contacted me about trying their new Powerful-Strength Line Reducing Concentrate and have been using it for about 2 months. I have really noticed a difference in my skin, it is more bright and smoother when applying my make up. I think anything with Vitamin C as an ingredient is a very good idea. 

Below is some information from Kiehl's website: 


Hitting Kiehl’s stores nationwide and available on Kiehls website to help Baby New Year keep that youthful complexion, this new formula is Kiehl’s largest formula renovation in its 166 years. The original Powerful-Strength Line Reducing Concentrate launched with Dermatologist Solutions in 2005, and since then, it has remained one of the most popular formulas on the market—in fact, there’s 1 sold every min globally!

 The goal for this renovation was to make an already great formula even better, and we did so in two ways, by 1.) Increasing the amount of Vitamin C in the formula to 12.5% and 2.) Adding Hyaluronic Acid.

We adjusted our innovative, water-free PLSRC formula to solubilize and stabilize even more Vitamin C (12.5%) within the formula in the form of Vitamin Cg for improved efficacy 10.5% Pure Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid) –  when used as part of a topical skincare routine, this ingredient is known to contribute to helping diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while visibly improving skin’s radiance and texture2% Vitamin Cg (Ascorbyl Glucoside) – is activated once it absorbs into the upper layers of the skin’s surface and is used in skincare products targeted to boost visible wrinkle reduction over time. 

We also added Hyaluronic Acid for immediate benefits and hydration Fragmented Hyaluronic Acid: This fast-absorbing, small sized class of hyaluronic acid is famous for its ability to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. Hyaluronic Acid acts like a sponge by drawing moisture in to skin’s surface layers and expanding as it absorbs and is commonly used in skincare products that are targeted to visibly reduce lines and refine skin texture. After 89 trials, and years of perfecting, our best-selling formula is even better, and provides even faster results than the original version--we have the clinical results to show it!

The new formula outperformed the original for a number of attributes: 

· After 2 weeks of using the product, the new formula outperformed the original in the reduction of the appearance of facial lines

· After 4 weeks of using the product, the new formula outperformed the original in the improved appearance of skin texture

· After 8 weeks of using the product, the new formula outperformed the original in the appearance of forehead wrinkles


You do not need to use a lot of the product, so a 1.7 oz size will last you quite a while. I would have to say that for most of their products, a little goes a long way to keeping your skin gorgeous and truly glowing. 

Some of the other products that I use daily are: Creamy Eye Treatment with AvocadoNature Powered Mask SetMidnight Recovery ConcentrateRare Earth Deep Pore Daily CleanserPowerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream SPF 30. I have been using Kiehl's products a very long time, and they have always been a winner to me. 

Have you tried any of the Kiehl's line? What are some of your favorites? 


Disclaimer: Kiehl's provided a product sample of  Powerful-Strength Line Reducing Concentrate for review purposes. All opinions are my own. 

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Throwback Thursday " 1952 New York"


I found this wonderful photo of model Doris Erwin walking down 5th Avenue in September of 1952. From what I see on the store behind here, it looks like Bergdorf Goodman! When I saw this photo, it reminded me of the wonderful new show on Amazon titled "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" which I am obsessed. The show is just amazing, it is so cool to see New York in the 1950's - the fashion, the cars, the restaurants - I cannot wait for Season 2. If you have not watched it yet, trust me, it is one you want to see more than once! 


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