J. Crew*s Answer to Rainy-Day Blues
Memorial Day is upon us and for those of us in the northeast, the rainy forecast is putting a damper (pun intended) on our weekend plans. To celebrate the start of summer, I’m headed out to the Hamptons with my family. But what to wear?? I wish I owned this water and gloom-proof J.Crew anorak in neon yellow—it would have been ideal for the drizzly weather ahead. Shop this cheerful rainy-day...
Gwynnett St. - A Fancy Feast in Williamsburg
Click here to visit Honest Cooking and read about my delicious meal of whiskey bread and hash brined chicken at Gwynnett St.
Pretty in Punk: A Peek at the 2013 Met Gala*s...
Museum Mile was bustling with limos last night as fashion’s leading ladies made their way to the Costume Institute’s exclusive opening gala for Punk: Chaos to Couture. While Sarah Jessica Parker wins the award for best punk-inspired look for donning a gilded mohawk designed by British milliner Philip Treacy, the rest of these beauties also looked stunning as they walked the red...
Inspiration Board: Fashion Talks
Clockwise from left: Kate Spade “That’s the Last Straw” tote, $248. (katespade.com) Solange Azagury-Partridge for goop “Rad” ring in 18K gold, $1,550. (goop.com) Sophia Webster “Hold Me” clutch, $450. (net-a-porter.com) Markus Lupfer “My Bad” sequined t-shirt, $196.18. (asos.com) Quotation Marks scarf printed with E. E. Cummings’s “I Carry Your Heart,” $34....
Bright Lights, Beautiful City
Temperatures reached 80 degrees in New York on Wednesday and to celebrate the warm weather, Alex and I dined al fresco on our building’s rooftop. Birds chirped cheerfully as we sipped Chardonnay, and dined on roasted wild salmon and spring vegetable risotto. As the sun set, the city lights began to twinkle around us, reminding me that nothing beats springtime in New York or cozy dinners...
Fashion Craving: Kitty Satin Slippers by Charlotte...
Confession: I’m allergic to cats, but I love Charlotte Olympia’s purrty kitten flats. I just might have to go back to Bergdorfs and pick up a pair…
Chloe at Fall 2013 Paris Fashion Week, on...
Boy Meets Girl: http://www.oliviapalermo.com/fall-2013-paris-fashion-week-chloe/
Celebrate National Margarita Day at Two of NYC*s...
Above left: habenero margarita with spicy salt. Above right: traditional lime margarita. At Barrio Chino many nights ago, with my dear friend Kris. Happy National Margarita Day!! Because you should never drink on an empty stomach, below are two of my favorite Manhattan restaurants that just happen to serve some of the city’s best margaritas. Barrio Chino, 253 Broome Street Grab a seat...
Carolina Herrera Fall 2013 Fashion Show on...
I *Heart* Honor*s Fall 2013 Collection
Fashion designer Giovanna Randall is one of the girliest girls you will ever meet so it came as no surprise that her Fall 2013 collection, which debuted yesterday in Chelsea, is a refreshing mix of beautifully tailored, uber-feminine pieces. As models walked the runway, they flaunted pale pink wool coats, bright pink brocade trousers, and black and white ensembles, all embellished with pink...
Moncler Grenoble Fall 2013 Presentation on...
Moncler’s army of models at Gotham Hall, Saturday, February 9, 2013 http://www.oliviapalermo.com/fall-2013-new-york-fashion-week-moncler-grenoble/
I’m no professional videographer, but here’s my view from the front row at Carolina Herrera’s Fall 2013 show. I felt like I was in a dream!
Jason Wu Fall 2013 Show on oliviapalermo.com
Moncler Grenoble Fall 2013 Presentation at New York Fashion Week: Just a few seconds of what it was like to be there in person!
Cinderella: A Fairy Tale Come to Life, on Broadway
Seeing Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Broadway last night transported me back to my childhood. The magical set, pictured above, set the tone for an enchanted evening, while the uplifting story reminded me that dreams really can come true.
Fashion Craving: Supergas
Bring out the punk rock in you with 2095 Superga Lame Studs. $130 on www.superga-usa.com
Holiday Treats from Around the World
Above, the adorable, chocolaty Buche Rudy at Jean-Paul Hévin Patisserie in Paris. Go to my article on oliviapalermo.com for more!
Virtual Vacation: Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India
Mr. Bartley*s Counts Votes One Burger at a Time
Above: the Mitt Romney burger Go to honestcooking.com to read my newest food and travel story about Mr. Bartley’s Burger Cottage in Cambridge, MA.
Top Chefs Raise Money for Hurricane Sandy Disaster...
Clockwise from top: Chef Sosa, Chef Talde, Chef Carroll, Chef Sbraga Tonight, Top Chef alums Angelo Sosa, Dale Talde, Kevin Sbraga and Jen Carroll will face-off at Sosa’s Hell’s Kitchen taqueria, Añejo, to raise money for hurricane victims on the East Coast. Each chef is in charge of preparing one dish as part of a four course tasting menu, and it will be your turn to judge...
Celebrating Saturday Night with Ribs
This weekend, my husband and I drove to my family’s house in the catskills in hopes of catching the fall foliage and cooking a big meal in a big kitchen. We picked up a rack of baby back ribs from The Smokehouse of the Catskills on the way upstate and used Alton Brown’s recipe for braised ribs. The result was a succulent meat dinner followed by an amazing night’s sleep.
Art Heist at the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam
Last night in an epic heist of blockbuster proportion, seven paintings were stolen from the walls of the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam. The bold thief snagged hundreds of millions of dollars worth of paintings by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Lucien Freud, and Meyer de Haan, leaving gaping holes in the museum’s 20th anniversary exhibition and a sick feeling in...
White Truffles at Zafferano in London
A waiter shaving white truffles onto a plate of creamy risotto at London’s Zafferano on October 13, 2012 Until four years ago, I had a love/hate relationship with white truffles. My father, a New York restaurateur, exposed me to them at a young age, making me travel each fall to our house upstate with a canister containing a stinking white truffle on my lap. While the fowl, rancid...
Cinnamon-Sugar Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
A Bushel of Bumpkins at Lisa & Bill’s Farm Stand in Wainscott, NY Cinnamon-Sugar Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Now that pumpkin season is here, I have a perfect excuse to roast some pumpkin seeds. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups pumpkin seeds 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon clove 1/4 teaspoon salt Procedure: ...
Laduree Teams with Lanvin!
Yesterday, I was enjoying a beautiful Sunday afternoon stroll with my mom when I noticed huge red hearts a la fashion designer Alber Elbaz emblazoned on the window of Ladurée on Madison Avenue (above). Lanvin has teamed with the french confectioner to create a playful bubble gum flavored macarons, helping bring out the child in all of us. The special flavor is wrapped in an equally whimsical box...
Robert Frank at Danziger Gallery
Above: Robert Frank’s Young Man with Tulip, 1949 Almost 88-years-old, Robert Frank is arguably photography’s last living legend. Beginning tonight, influential photographs taken by the artist in London, Paris, and America between 1949 and 1962—all now part of the Pennwick Foundation...
Roasted Peppery Salmon with Garlic and Rosemary
After a long day at the office, I love to treat myself to a delicious, no-fuss meal like roasted peppery salmon with garlic and rosemary. It’s very easy to prepare and takes almost no time to cook. Roasted Peppery Salmon with Garlic and Rosemary Serves 2 Ingredients: 2 large cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped 1 sprig of fresh rosemary, chopped 2 fillets of wild salmon extra...
Virtual Vacation: Barcelona
Casa Batlló, designed by Antonio Gaudi and built in 1877
Joy Cioci Spring 2013 Presentation on...
7 Lucky Stops to Make at Fashion*s Night Out NYC
Want to go out tonight but can’t decide where to go? Below is my roundup of the top 7 stops to make at Fashion’s Night Out. Maybe I’ll see you out and about! 1. Start at Valentino’s Upper East Side boutique to catch a glimpse of style star Olivia Palermo. (746 Madison Avenue, at 65th Street) ...
Homemade Basil Walnut Pesto
Now that Alex and I are settling into married life and our first apartment together, I decided last night was the perfect time to experiment with one of our wedding gifts: a Cuisinart 9-cup food processor from Williams-Sonoma! Pasta with pesto sounded like the perfect dinner to make on a hot summer’s night. The meal was a bit of an experiment because instead of making the sauce with pine...
Bali, the Island of Rice Paddies, Stray Chickens,...
During our honeymoon in Bali, my husband and I discovered that though most of the island lacked proper plumbing (i.e. toilets…), there were signs advertising Facebook everywhere we went! Ah, the power of like buttons and newsfeeds…