As one of the most popular motifs in fashion today, skulls are no longer just symbols of mortality - think colorful Alexander McQueen scarves and Zadig and Voltaire cardigans. Skull Style: Skulls in Contemporary Art and Culture, a new book edited by Patrice Farameh, is a tribute to the metamorphosis of a once morbid image to a badge of style and inspirational creativity.
Macelleria Serves Smithfield Ham
Smithfield Virginia Ham served Italian style, with dried figs, toasted country bread, and mascarpone mustard, at Macelleria Restaurant. This weekend, satisfy your meat craving at Macelleria on Gansevoort Street in New York. Aside from specializing in USDA Prime dry aged steaks, their Autumn 2011 menu features Smithfield Virginia Ham.
Virtual Vacation: Charleston, S.C.
The glittering rooftop at the Market Pavilion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina This photo was taken in September 2010, on my first night in Charleston. I fell in love with the city (and this hotel) and cannot wait to go back!
Jazz Up Dinnertime with Spicy Tequila Shrimp!
Serves 2. 1 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves of garlic, chopped 1 small yellow onion, sliced 1 red bell pepper, sliced 1/2 cup tomato, diced 1/4 cup fresh cilantro 1/2 cup tequila Tabasco sauce (6 dashes add a perfect spice for me) 1 lime fresh ground black pepper sea salt Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large sauté pan over high heat. Add...
Fashion Craving: Matt Bernson Artika Boots
Whether you’re shopping around the West-Village on a brisk day, or finding your way through the corn maze at Fort Hill Farms in CT, these leather boots will keep you warm and comfortable while helping you look feminine and chic. Matt Bernson Artika Boots, in Quercia Maranhao, come with two sets of different colored laces and are available at Madewell ($253). Also available in Black...
Virtual Vacation: Bruges, Belgium
An evening snapshot taken by artorusrex (Flickr)
Opening Tonight at Pace: Calder 1941
Alexander Calder’s Tree, 1941, on view at Pace Gallery in New York Confident in their simplicity, Alexander Calder’s delicate mobiles come alive with kinetic spirit at Pace Gallery on 57th Street. Opening tonight, the exhibit will feature works from 1941, a seminal year in Calder’s career which signifies the...
Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Congress 2011
We all love to travel, but many of us never stop to think about how much impact our jet-setting has on foreign economies. In an effort to educate the world on the significance of travel and tourism on international financial systems, Condé Nast Traveler will present the 5th annual Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Congress in Singapore on October 19 and 20. Hosted by the magazine’s editor...
**Stieglitz and His Artists** Take Over the Met
Standing Female Nude, 1910, by Pablo Picasso, charcoal on paper Late American photographer Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) is best known for lending prestige to the once overlooked medium of photography. In “Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O’Keefe,” the first major exhibition of...
Virtual Vacation: The Maldives
Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort, the Maldives Imagine you were here right now…
A Royal Wedding in Bhutan
Photo courtesy of Kevin Frayer/Associated Press Step aside Duchess Catherine of Cambridge, there’s new royalty in town. Today, 21-year-old commoner Jetsun Pema married Bhutan’s “Dragon King,” 31-year-old Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wanchuck, in a beautiful, elaborate ceremony at the mountain-top fortress monastery in Punakha. King Jigme is the youngest ruling monarch in the...
Rock *n* Roll with Lady Grey Mini Hearts
I love Lady Grey’s Mini Hearts!! Whether you’re looking for a bold new necklace, or spunky studs, these pieces will add extra edge to your wardrobe. Lady Grey Mini Heart Earrings ($156) Lady Grey Triple Heart Necklace ($264) Both pieces made up of...
Jean-Georges Planning to Open Massive Lobster... →
Great idea, Jean-Georges! Once you open, I’ll be happy as a… well… as a lobster!
Fashion Craving: Artful Wedges by Pierre Hardy
In metallic rose gold and soft, burgundy velvet these Pierre Hardy wedges are stunning, but do you think I’ll ever be able to walk in them? Probably not… TAXI!!!
Oktoberfest in the Catskills
Beer and Bratwurst at Hunter Mountain, NY
Cotton Candy, Pastels, and Kate Moss at Louis...
My New Food Obsession: Tuna Crispy Rice from Bond...
Bond Street Restaurant: 6 Bond Street, between Broadway and Lafayette (212.777.2500)
David Chang Strikes Again
David Chang continues to seize control over the foodie population of New York City. His most recent coup, Milk Bar Upper West Side, further solidifies his quest to take over the world by imposing his delicious, often wacky culinary creations on hungry consumers. Above left: Pork bun with a deliciously oozy fried poached egg on top Above right: Veggie bun with a deliciously...