Monday, May 22, 2017

Sant Ambroeus Upper East Side

Sant Ambroeus is one of the most tasty and iconic places in New York City to dine. They have quite a few locations in the city, this one on the Upper East Side. Perfect after a trip to one of the fabulous museums on museum mile, you will not be disappointed here. 
I love the design of the menu 
Mimosas make me very happy 
Did I say they have dessert? Oh do they ever! 

My selection was prosciutto filled ravioli 
Totally mouth watering! 
My lovely friend had the breaded veal and it looked so good. A very generous portion too! 
When you come here to eat a main meal, it's kind of hard to have room for dessert 
Best to come just for coffee and dessert 

Sant Ambroeus should be on your "to do" list. It's great for lunch as well, or brunch on the weekends. Italian restaurants can really never be bad, but this one is completely top notch!!

Ristorante Saint Ambroeus Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Nepalese Seasons: Rain and Ritual at The Rubin Museum of Art

Another exhibit I was able to view at The Rubin Museum of Art was Nepalese Seasons: Rain and Ritual which was pretty amazing. I really love these smaller museums, even though The Met is my most favorite. 

Some information from The Rubin Museum of Art website: 

Featuring almost fifty objects from the Rubin Museum’s premiere collection of Nepalese art and select loans, Nepalese Seasons: Rain and Ritual illustrates the enduring manifestation of rituals, agrarian festivals, and the natural environment in the art of Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley. This is the first exhibition connecting well-known deities represented in Nepalese art to rituals and festivals surrounding the rainy season, or monsoon, and highlighting the importance of the seasons to the culture and everyday life of Nepalese people. Through this lens, the exhibition will offer visitors a new understanding of the region and its art, which is already renowned for its high quality and aesthetic appeal.

As life in Nepal faces ongoing threats from natural disasters and climatic changes, Nepalese Seasons poignantly illustrates how the country’s dependence on monsoon rain continues to play an important role in its agriculture, spirituality, social culture, and art.






I loved this piece. They are all so lovely, and when you see how old they are, you are amazed the wonderful condition they are kept. Fantastic! 







The colors in this banner were very bright and just wonderful 






Love love this one 




The detail in this piece was amazing 


Café Serai is wonderful for a light bite, and I just loved my rooibos tea  

I am a huge fan of Indian food, and the spices they use are very healthy for you. I first tried a Bao Bun here last year, with chicken, and was totally impressed. They didn't offer the chicken this time, but a Pork Belly Bao Bun. I was up for the challenge. 

It looked pretty good even though I will say I do not eat much pork belly 

Amazing! Wonderful flavor and I just LOVE the bao bun! You must try one if you never have, it is a fabulous experience! 

This was the perfect little bite I needed for lunch. 

As I was walking up to midtown, I came across this cute little cafe. So darn adorable! 

The Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011

MUSEUM HOURS
Monday11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
TuesdayClosed
Wednesday11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Thursday11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Friday11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Throwback Thursday "Harlem 1933"


For our feature today, I found this wonderful photograph of ladies in Harlem in 1933. I just love their fashion, as well as the fashion on the children. Those coats are just fantastic! I love the hats too! I think we should go back to dressing so chic every day of the week!


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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Adrian Hollywood and Beyond at The Museum at FIT


I was thrilled to check out the exhibit Adrian Hollywood and Beyond at the Museum at FIT. This wonderful museum is FREE and if you love fashion, this is a must stop when visiting NYC. 


Information from the Museum of FIT website: 

Gilbert Adrian (1903-1959) built his career as a costume designer at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, where he worked on more than 250 films, including The Wizard of Oz. His creations for glamorous actresses such as Joan Crawford and Katharine Hepburn inspired women of all ages. Macy’s and other retailers recognized this as a marketing opportunity and opened small boutiques within department stores across the country — “cinema shops,” featuring ensembles based on costumes seen in Hollywood films. To promote them, MGM released a short film in 1940 entitled “Hollywood: Style Center of the World.” Encouraged by the success of the cinema shops, Adrian opened a fashion house in 1942 and began to create looks that appealed to his new leading lady: the American woman.
This exhibition, Adrian: Hollywood and Beyond, highlights both Adrian’s ready-to-wear and his costumes,  while focusing on his innovative use of textiles. Beginning during his Hollywood days, fabric was central to Adrian’s aesthetic. He employed an arsenal of techniques — such as appliqué, piecing, mitering, pleating, and draping — to build dynamic garments in which the materials are as celebrated as they are integral to the design. Adrian worked with and endorsed different textile manufacturers throughout his career. Indeed, his final collection in 1952 was dedicated to the “beauty” and “integrity of fabric.”

Adrian was married to actress Janet Gaynor and died of a sudden heart attack at age 56. 

I love these vintage ads for his designs 






Adrian, costume, 1952, USA, from the film Lovely to Look At, 70.8.18

Such a gorgeous piece of fashion, the draping is just fantastic 


Adrian, evening dress, 1947, USA, textile by Salvador Dalí/Wesley Simpson, Gift of Lola Walker, P90.69.1 (gown to the left) 


"The fabric is the first signal that the costume is an Adrian " 




The Museum at FIT 
Seventh Avenue at 27 Street
New York City 10001-5992
Information: 212 217.4558

HOURS
Tues - Fri Noon - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Closed Sundays, Mondays, and the following legal holidays:
July 4th
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
New Year’s Day

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