Friday, September 19, 2014

New York City Fashion Window Art September 2014

Early on we did a lot of windows on this blog. I call it Window Art because in New York City, windows are really works of art. Upon my recent trip, I thought you would enjoy some of the cool fashions showing for the new Fall season.  
I really loved this window at Bottega Veneta which was a photo booth! Such a cute idea!  
That dress is pretty amazing as well, love the color blocking big time!  
Ralph Lauren is opening a new Polo store on 5th Avenue, his windows were ready to shine. I really loved the hats here, I think I need to get one for myself for fall. It will be a flagship Polo store, with even a restaurant, which I am excited to try. Their website says Opening Soon so maybe the next time I am in the city, it will have the doors open!  

Some cool men's attire for the guys out there! 
I really loved this coatdress. I apologize for not getting the name of the store, they had quite a bit of red in the display cases. I guess red will be a color for fall, which is great since I just ordered a red handbag!  
Owls seem to be be really big too! These were just too adorable! I found them in the Dolce and Gabbana window and they were really works of art for sure! So beautiful!!  

Today's Words of Wisdom: “Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose.” — Lauren Hutton

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

LA Burdick Chocolate and The Cocoa Farming Future Initiative

Our friends at L.A. Burdick Chocolate are really going above and beyond for us chocolate lovers to enjoy the best that can be found. They are currently in Grenada helping the cocoa farmers as much as possible. Their current campaign of "Buy a Cocoa Tree" has just started, so I thought I would send you the information. 

At L.A. Burdick Chocolate, we are committed to helping The Cocoa Farming Future Initiative (CFFI), a 501(c)3 supporting the small cocoa farmer and the fragile ecosystem in which they work. We believe some of the finest chocolate comes from the beans harvested on the Island of Grenada. Buying these young cocoa trees will help keep production alive - great chocolate is only as good as the cocoa beans from which it is derived.

Because of last year's success we are promoting the "Buy a Cocoa Tree" campaign again this year - but with a little bonus offer for you! (see below) - This is a timely campaign as it is the rainy season in Grenada and the ideal time to plant new cocoa trees.

For more information, visit Please click HERE to purchase your trees today! Thank you.
L.A. Burdick Chocolate - supporting CFFI Grenada
What a great cause, and for $10 to really make a difference to a cocoa farmer. I think this is a fabulous idea, and I will be purchasing my tree very shortly. I love the idea of having a "Cocoa Tree" and the price is very affordable indeed!


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NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial

I am so excited to take you to a new museum today! The Museum of Arts and Design, or the MAD museum, is a really cool place in a cool location. I love Columbus Circle, there are so many things to do in the area, from shopping to eating to visiting the MAD museum and Central Park is right there as well. It is not a far walk from 5th Avenue, and I encourage anyone who has not visited this area to make it a point on your next visit. 

Museum History

The Museum first opened its doors in 1956 as the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, with an original mission of recognizing the craftsmanship of contemporary American artists. Nurtured by the vision of philanthropist and craft patron Aileen Osborn Webb, the Museum mounted exhibitions that focused on the materials and techniques associated with craft disciplines.

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In July 2014, the Museum of Arts and Design inaugurates NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial, an exhibition that spotlights the creative communities thriving across the five boroughs today. The first exhibition to be organized under the leadership of MAD’s new Director Glenn Adamson, NYC Makers showcases the work of 100 makers—highly inventive artisans, artists, and designers who create objects or environments through exquisite workmanship and skill. Exemplifying the Museum’s ongoing commitment to craftsmanship across all creative fields, the exhibition serves as a platform not only for makers who typically display their work in a museum setting, but also those who operate behind the scenes.

The 21st-century maker has flattened traditional hierarchies and escaped rigid categories of production through post-disciplinary practices and the innovative application of skill and technique. NYC Makers presents a sweeping cross-section of the cultural production of these inventive individuals, living and working within a single city. Makers were nominated by a pool of over 300  New York City-based cultural leaders and civic figures from a range of trades and disciplines, including museum curators, choreographers, academics, chefs, musicians, and journalists, with final participants selected by a jury led by Adamson and exhibition curator Jake Yuzna. From world-renowned cultural leaders to emergent enfants terribles, every maker selected demonstrates the highest level of skill in their respective field, whether by fabricating furniture or fashion; creating artworks, films, and architecture; inventing new possibilities for food; or reshaping educational and social gatherings.

The entry way was really quite gorgeous with lots of color which I just love  

You still have about a month to see this exhibit. This museum is such a fabulous place for those who are into any type of craft, art and design. Their gift shop has some really neat merchandise, many, one of a kind, makes for great gifts for friends and family back home. They are also the home of the most fabulous restaurant, Robert, with to-die-for views of Columbus Circle. You can visit the restaurant without going through the museum, but while you are there, makes sense to visit the museum as well and all it's amazing works of art.

NYC Makers
The MAD Biennial
July 1, 2014 to October 12, 2014

Museum Hours
Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
closed Mondays and major holidays
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
Click here for detailed directions.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesday's Quote of the Day for September 16, 2014

So miss Julia Child! This quote is so true, as foodies are the most amazing people! 

Hope everyone has a wonderful Tuesday and that you enjoy something that tastes luscious!! 

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