The Barbarian Group, leant their super desk out to artist Emilie Baltz in collaboration with chef Andrew Gerson of Brooklyn Brewery for Traces; an experimental 5-course meal. No utensils in sight! We donned aprons and sat down to smears of butter on the table, courses dolloped, squirted, splattered in front of us, then nothing but our fingers to dive in and enjoy the meal with. Firstly, aside from the art fun of it all, the food was amazing. Super tasty, interesting combinations, I loved everything. Even the raw sea urchin that I'd never had before, and raw meat. Who says I'm not adventurous with food? (my husband does). Hope I did you proud babe. I pretty much licked the table clean! Though I forgot to snap a pic of my fabourite course with raw scallops and pineapple and lime. Just delicious. Such good fun, and I'm inspired for my next dinner party... watch out dear friends.
Wednesday, 22 July 2015
Thursday, 16 July 2015
Wednesday, 15 July 2015
A couple of weeks back when my whole family was in the city visiting we took a trip to Coney Island. I'd been once before, but saw things through different eyes with kids this time. We took Oscar on the Merry-Go-Round, of which he is a fan. Otherwise we just took in the sights, had some greasy food on the boardwalk and tried not to faint in the heat. My crazy siblings and hubby took a ride on The Thunderbolt. I passed.
Thursday, 25 June 2015
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (the MET) has an incredible exhibition on right now; China: Through the Looking Glass. "This exhibition explores the impact of Chinese aesthetics on Western fashion and how China has fueled the fashionable imagination for centuries. In this collaboration between The Costume Institute and the Department of Asian Art, high fashion is juxtaposed with Chinese costumes, paintings, porcelains, and other art, including films, to reveal enchanting reflections of Chinese imagery."
Anna May Wong. These are a few of the dresses she wore during her career. I'm keen to look up a few of her movies now.
temporary exhibition, though I didn't rate it much! The views overlooking Central Park though are fabulous.
Wednesday, 24 June 2015
Friday, 19 June 2015
My family are in town so we've been sight-seeing up a storm. Earlier this week I planned some things to do in Chelsea, but screwed up as the gallery I wanted to visit was a lot further north than I realised. New plan; visit the Whitney Museum of American Art. Good move. The Whitney opened it's new home in Chelsea on May 1 this year, and so far seems to be a hit with all. There's a lot of art, but not too much that your brain goes into visual overload. Starting at the top level (8) and working our way down, so many pieces I liked. Especially the works that documented the history of times, intentionally or not. We were there with my boys, one asleep (he's 6 weeks old) but the other (19 months) very much awake and he thoroughly enjoyed the museum. There were stuffed chickens, rooters, the dog (below) he wanted to go up and pet... and he loved a piece of changing projected coloured light on the ground.
He also loved the view, especially on the rive side, overlooking the highway. So many trucks, cars, busses... there was a lot of happy dancing* going on. A lot.
High Line. So if you're looking for something to do in the city, maybe taking a break from the heat, I highly recommend the Whitney.
*yes, Oscar has a 'happy dance'. It's the cutest goddam thing to see.
Friday, 12 June 2015
Romance Was Born's Bush Magic fashion show. I love this so much. Clothing based on the works of beloved Australian author and illustrator, May Gibbs and her bush characters. I think May would love how Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales have evolved the world she created into wearable artwork. Anyone who grew up with the books will surely appreciate the collection too. You can learn more about the duo here, or follow them on their Instagram account.