Hopped off the plane at LAX… And went straight to In-n-Out!!!!
It’s my first time in L.A., please don’t judge…
Last night, the Fresh Prince (a.k.a. Will Smith) and DJ Jazzy Jeff (his long-time sidekick) gave an epic performance on the Intrepid. Smith’s son Jaden showed off his rapping skills as the opening act, while daughter Willow’s short new hair style prevented her from whipping her hair back and forth as she danced on stage. The concert was the highlight of the after-party for yesterday evening’s Men in Black 3 screening in Times Square.
Before the performance, partygoers such as plaid shirt-obsessed photographer Terry Richardson and British-Irish pop sensation One Direction enjoyed a grand fireworks display on the Hudson while noshing on carnival foods like hot dogs, pretzels, and ice cream cones.
Hungry, Why Wait?
Hong’s dumpling cart brings a bit of China to Burlington, Vermont. The pork and chicken chive dumplings are my personal favorite…
View from Tomás Saraceno’s Cloud City, at the Met. Photo Credit: www.tomassaraceno.com
New Yorkers know nice weather is near when the Met’s roof top exhibition opens for the summer. This year, the museum’s curators are featuring Cloud City by Tomás Saraceno, an Argentine sculptor who lives in Frankfurt. The installation consists of a honeycomb network of 16 interconnecting, multi-level units with reflective surfaces. From now through November 4, visitors to the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden are invited to explore Saraceno’s floating city. I don’t know about you, but I find the idea of levitating above Central Park very exciting.
For more information visit www.metmuseum.org
To wish me a happy birthday my sister, Julie, sent me the most beautiful flower arrangement: Garden roses and lilly of the valley to commemorate my special year and upcoming wedding. Will they inspire my bridal bouquet?? Most likely :)
Happy Birthday to my beautiful, amazing sister, Violet! To celebrate the occasion I baked cupcakes and topped them with pink vanilla frosting and a sprinkling of coconut. They are the perfect girly treat! Magnolia Bakery, eat your heart out…
Once an acclaimed opera house, the Hotel Sacher Wien in Vienna, Austria is a crescendo of luxury and sumptuousness.
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The great Bill Cunningham photographing cherry blossoms outside Saint Ignatius Loyola Church on 84th and Park Avenue
April 15, 2012, 1:15 p.m.
Ahmed Alsoudani’s Untitled 2008, oil, acrylic and charcoal on canvas
Iraqi artist Ahmed Alsoudani, one of the biggest names on the contemporary art scene, is perpetually inspired by his roots. Last year, he told Art in America: ”Your life experience, even your childhood, is the biggest treasure you have. You can dig into it, and nobody is going to take that away from you.”
Heading to the auction block on April 17 is Untitled 2008, Alsoudani’s earliest known rendering of a dictator figure (shown above). The painting is the star of Christie’s Dubai’s Modern & Contemporary sale. Bidding on the work will start at $300,000.