Throwback to a vacation in Mexico with my favorite shades of white that I’d love to see right now. In about one hour it’s going to begin snowing a g a i n! My morning commute on the 6 is going to be awesome. Last Tuesday I waited underground for 40 minutes, only to give up and walk 20 blocks at a snail’s speed because the sidewalks were so slushy and icy.
In the midst of yet another snowfall here in NYC, I’m crushing so hard on these rosy red lens Ray Ban aviators. They’re sold out and it’s a tragedy. They’re 100% the sunglasses of my dreams. Aviators + my favorite color red = perfection.
They also remind me of a sunny version of this line:
“Here’s to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned
There are a few pairs on eBay currently, but I’m wary of their authenticity, and that website in general.
Sunday was the parade in NYC for the Chinese New Year. Hello year of the Horse, I’m looking forward to all the good luck and tidings that you will bring. I slept in super late that morning and only caught the very end of the parade, but that didn’t keep us down. Within minutes we were covered in confetti, literally. The lunar new year celebration is so much more fun, meaningful and spiritual compared to our traditional one day festivities on December 31st.
I’m a Horse, so this year is extra special for me and I can already feel it. I’ve been wearing this horse shoe necklace I received as a gift almost daily—it makes me feel oh so happy and lucky.
NYC has had some extra special energy this week that can only come from hosting the Super Bowl. Gooooooo Seahawks!
Everyone loves birthdays…
And Truffle Mac-n-Cheese, lobster tacos and fig vodka from Sons of Essex…
And perfectly crafted cocktails from Lovers of Today (and speakeasies in general and any beverage served in a coupe)…
And beautiful donut towers…
And birthday wishes and cards from all my favorite people…
I’m so grateful for everyone who made my day special.
My West Coast friends are killing me with their endless Instagram posts of beach days and palm trees. I’ve never been more ready for spring in my entire life.
A few extra photos from my recent afternoon in Long Island City over this past weekend. First of all, it was a pleasant surprise to learn that LIC is just one quick stop away on the subway – I was mentally prepared to be on the subway forever. Secondly, LIC is very urban and gritty with lots of graffiti and boarded up windows. It could serve as the perfect backdrop for a film or photo shoot. With the MoMA PS1 and street banners on every corner with “CREATE” signage, I wonder if this will be a new artist’s district in the near future? Yes, I’m obsessed with all things urban lately. I find beauty in the unconventional and urban has always represented city to me, and city has always been one of my biggest sources of inspiration.
Knowing that Mike Kelley’s largest exhibit ever was on the verge of closing, we trekked over to MoMA PS1 in Queens (Long Island City) yesterday to view Mike Kelley, a 40,000 square feet retrospective of the artist’s work. Every room offered a surprise and a new medium. His work ranges from complex installations to film, painting, drawing and mosaic sculptures, and all my senses could feel the experience. I’m so grateful I was able to see this exhibition, it’s thus far been the most powerful works I’ve seen since moving to New York.
Some images from a cold, cold, cold day in Chelsea a few days ago. Weekends lately have involved bundling and heading out to view as much art as possible, exploring and finding inspiration for my own work. I’ve loved the grungy urban vibes of Chelsea since I was a young girl. Everywhere I go in this neighborhood I can find amazing art. Street art from talent like Kobra, fine art, even installation art like the High Line, an abandoned train track re-purposed into a beautiful, usable space.
It’s a little bittersweet to see the streets lined with discarded old Christmas trees because they bring back memories of the holidays. I’m OK with things being back to normal though. Work is going to be insane (in a good way) for the next 6-8 weeks with a few projects going on simultaneously. I’m excited and ready for the challenge. I’m also looking forward to planning a relaxing vacation shortly after. When there are fun events on the horizon I’m a more motivated and happy version of myself.