Ozzy Osbourne starts his new self-help book by admitting, ”If someone had told me a few years ago that I’d end up writing a book of advice, I’d have punched them in the nose for taking the piss.” Don’t worry, Ozzy - I’m sure most people agree. Trust Me, I’m Dr. Ozzy (Grand Central) is available in...
The Case of Gum on My Chanel Ballet Flat!!!!!
Dear Readers, I am looking for the cruel, animalistic person who spit their gum out on the floor of an elevator in my office building. I was minding my own business, coming back from picking up my lunch, when I literally stepped into a sticky situation with one of my precious black tweed Chanel ballet flats. Someone owes me, and my shoes, a serious apology. The only leads I have are that the...
Virtual Vacation: Inkaterra La Casona Cusco Hotel
A 17th-century Spanish colonial manor house is the setting for Inkaterra La Casona Cusco Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel in Cusco, Peru. Located on an Incan Settlement about 50 miles away from Machu Picchu, this eleven-suite inn is a serene sojourn for travelers visiting the historic ruins.
Gucci Museo in Florence is Open at Last!
I wish I could have attended the opening celebration of Gucci Museo in Florence on Monday night!! The museum is housed in the lavish, 14th century Palazzo della Mercanzia in the Piazza della Signoria. Guests of the event included Charlotte Casiraghi, Naomi Watts, Camilla Belle, Hillary Swank, Lapo Elkann, and Gucci designer Frida Giannini, among others. The opening of the museum coincides with the...
A Perfect Dinner for 1, That Can Be Multiplied for...
Sliced Beef Tenderloin with Arugula, Heirloom Tomatoes, and Pecorino Above: My scrumptious dinner last night, served on one of my cute Lauren by Ralph Lauren “Petit Dot” plates. I ducked out of Lincoln Center’s outdoor screening of the opera during intermission last night because I was hungry. I couldn’t leave the Upper West Side without stopping at Whole Foods for...
Opening Night at the Metropolitan Opera
Gaetano Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, broadcast live on an HD screen in Lincoln Center Plaza. For more information visit metoperafamily.org One of the many reasons I love New York.
Topshop: My Answer to All Things Chic
One of my sisters moved to London when I was in high-school and since my first trip there, I have been obsessed with Topshop. During college, I visited her each summer, bringing a practically empty suitcase which I would later fill with fashion-forward, London-chic items to spruce up my otherwise drab New York wardrobe: sparkly costume jewelry, faux fur jackets, sequined capelets, Kate...
Cocktail Chemists of Chinatown
ABOVE LEFT:Dr. Ruth - California Strawberries, Vodka, Rosemary, Agave Nectar, Lime, Champagne ABOVE RIGHT:Mayan Summer - Mezcal, Cucumber, Cilantro, Habanero Bitters, Lime Once nicknamed “the Bloody Angle,” Doyers Street in Chinatown is notorious for its gruesome history of deadly gang fights during the first decades of the 1900s. Today, tucked into the mysterious, bending street,...
Love, In the Form of an Umbrella
There’s no denying that everything tends to look a little gloomy when it rains. So, if the weatherman is forecasting showers, cure your rainy-day blues with a cheerful umbrella. Above, Pasotti’s “Hearts” umbrella from Rain or Shine in Manhattan ($90).
Plumes of Fur, at Fendi
Chef Fulvio Pierangelini Served Me Lunch Today!
With two Michelin Stars tucked into his apron, who would have guessed that Chef Fulvio Pierangelini of Rocco Forte Hotels would have time to travel to New York for a guest appearance in my office cafeteria?? He cooked a perfect saffron risotto topped with pristine ribbons of carrots, and paccheri over creamy burrata with a blissful tomato basil sauce. He even served...
@midtownlunch You*re not following us…– One of the best tweets ever… From Zagat Buzz
Virtual Vacation: Canyon Point, Utah
A view of the pool at the Amangiri (peaceful mountain), a resort in Southern Utah.
The only thing more relaxing than wandering around the West Village on a sunny autumn day is stopping by Milk & Cookies Bakery for a treat during your walk. Can’t decide which cookie to order? All of them are delicious, so ask for one that is fresh out of the oven and still warm. And if no one has claimed the bench outside the bakeshop, then snag it. The sweet, gooey treat is...
On this rainy afternoon (in New York), take a virtual trip to an overwater restaurant and lounge at Six Senses Laamu Resort, Maldives
What*s For Lunch?
My absolute favorite lunch spot in Times Square is Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen, on 41st Street and 8th Avenue. The first time I went there was a few years ago, when they were giving out free sloppy joe sandwiches to celebrate their victory on “Throwdown! with Bobby Flay.” Since then, I have been hooked. I go there twice or three times each week! A list of my favorite lunch...
Black and Blue
The best of the Emmy’s red carpet
A welcoming display at the 5th Avenue and 57th Street entrance at Bergdorf Goodman, New York.
Lanvin at Barneys New York.
Starting tomorrow, the ninth annual London Design Festival will showcase skilled tastemakers from all over the world, with citywide art installations perched at popular spots from St. Paul’s Cathedral to Covent Garden Piazza. The V&A alone will boast 13 specially commissioned installations, including Timber Wave, a space-aged, spiral sculpture of interlaced...
The Future of Vending Machines, Revealed →
Louis Vuitton Drops an Anchor in Singapore
Tomorrow night, Louis Vuitton will celebrate the opening of its first flagship store in Southeast Asia. An architectural triumph, the asymmetric steel and glass building is located on its own island on Singapore’s Marina Bay. Shoppers have the luxury of choosing one of three different portals to Louis Vuitton Island: boat, bridge, or underwater walkway through the store’s exhibition space. The...
The World According to David Byrne
David Byrne posing in front of his intallation piece, Tight Spot Artist and former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne is a paragon New Yorker - smart, cool, artistic, and attractive in a slightly wacky way. He also rides his bike everywhere. And, most importantly, he’s always thinking, and doing, and creating. Tonight he opens Tight Spot an installation under the Highline, near the...
Marchesa Makes Waves at New York Fashion Week
After nearly five years of beautiful but snoozy presentations, Marchesa founders Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig have finally breathed life into their models, taking them off pedestals and sending them strutting down the catwalk. The designers could not have picked a better platform on which to showcase their Spring 2012 collection, a line inspired by a...
Media Bistro Asks: Do Nice People Get Paid Less? →
Maybe. But I’d still rather be a nice girl making a little less money, than an evil, two-faced witch who has no friends.
Rachel Zoe Debuts Her First Collection
Simple black and white elongated silhouettes mixed with flirty prints and splashes of color set the tone for Rachel Zoe’s fledgling clothing line at New York Fashion Week yesterday. With a keen eye and impressive business savvy, the stylist-turned-fashion designer has dreamed up feminine creations - some with a masculine edge, all perfect for strong, fashion-conscious women. My favorite...
Stylish Stems Stole the Show at Phillips de Pury
Curator Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, son of former French Vogue Editor Carine, co-hosted the opening of Richard Hambleton’s retrospective exhibition at Phillips de Pury last night in New York. Sponsored by Giorgio Armani, the event was more like a fashion show than an art opening, attracting a mélange of high profile guests such as Lauren Hutton, Nicky Hilton, Angela...
Lots of Love at D.V.F.
Diane von Furstenberg was full of love last night while hosting guests for the third annual Fashion’s Night Out. The fashion designer and CFDA President rocked a black leather biker jacket and F.N.O. tee of her own design while greeting hoards of customers at DVF’s flagship store in the Meatpacking District. Her friendliness was contagious, spreading to singer Estelle, who performed for screaming...
Joie de Vivre
In a blaze of artistry and innovation, home and fashion trade shows unite twice each year at Maison & Objet in Paris. Opening this Thursday and running through the weekend, the design fair will feature work by eco-friendly architect Edouard François, creative duo Patrick Gilles and Dorothée Boissier (who designed the Moncler store in Shanghai in 2009, above), and minimalist...
This Job Sounds Better Than Yours
Surfing during lunch? $2 a day for taking public transportation to work? Maybe we should all quit our jobs and work for Patagonia… http://images.businessweek.com/slideshows/20110831/perks-surf-s-up-at-patagonia/
Christie Brinkley's Cause Celeb, by Phillip Bloch →
Stylist Phillip Bloch interviews super-model Christie Brinkley to learn more about her new Danskin campaign to fight breast cancer.
Fall into Autumn with Ladylike Pieces
Clockwise, from top: Jack Wills Eastcott Blazer (front and back) with brown leather buttons and poppy pink accents, 100% wool, $379. Hermès Kelly watch, gold-plated with brown leather strap and white stitching, $2,525. Essie nail polish in “My Private Cabana,” $8. 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Lock Flap Tote in Taupe, $895.
Labor Day at the Beach
S’mores and a bon fire make a perfect combo.