We are reaching the end of our summer essentials list! After analyzing straw hats, sunglasses, sleeveless shirts, shorts, flat sandals, double pearl earrings, the no logo beach tote and the Celine skirt its now time for essential number 9 – the airy summer pants! So where to get the best styles and how to wear them?
Finally, I have a little time to share another experience from our previous NYC trip with you – Our lunch at the Four Seasons Restaurant New York. Actually we had planned to have lunch at La Grenouille prior to visiting the MoMa, but had to find out that it is closed on Monday. Not knowing another good spot to dine in the region we finally decided to go for the Four Seasons restaurant. Here comes our experience!
The US are the country where denim was born and I personally somehow feel that you really see this until today. No matter whether you watch people in the streets or have a look at the department stores denim is everywhere. Luckily this coincides with the fact that I am a denim addict, who loves to browse the denim departments for hours. Summing up what I learned at the New York department stores denim sections here comes my denim guide 2014:
For such a long time I had watched MET gala live streams, bought the accompanying exhibition catalogs and had longed for visiting the Costume Institute at the MET to see one of the much acclaimed exhibition live. Knowing that I am going to be in NYC during the time of the MET fashion exhibition and hearing that the 2014 summer show is going to be about Charles James, a designer I had never heard about, was a little disappointing for me at first. Sure I had hoped for something, like Prada and Schiaparelli, Punk or McQueen. Despite of the first disappointment I started to gather some information on the designer and realized that he is a quite interesting person with a design approach not so different from Azzedine Alaia. As a consequence I forced my husband to visit “Charles James beyond fashion” at our first day in New York.
One of my favorite restaurants during our 8 day stay in New York City definitely was the Waverly Inn NYC. The restaurant was recommended to us by several friends, who praised the super cosy atmosphere and delicious food. That said we booked a table via opentable (… so great that so many New York restaurants offer that service) for our last evening.
The Chanel double pearl necklace, which goes back to fall 2000/ 2001 and celebrated a comeback for spring 2014 started a trend in the field of modernized pearls. This unique necklace shape inspired several jewelry designers from the ultra high end to high street to launch their own versions of the style. Find my 4 favorites below!
I guess that a visit of one of the many Broadway musical shows might be an integral part of a New York experience at least for many European visitors. And honestly I held the strong believe that Broadway is the mayor center for performing arts in New York for a long time. In September 2010, when New York Fashion Week moved uptown from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center, I started to notice that there is performing art beyond Broadway in New York. Among the many options Lincoln Center offers for a cultural evening the New York City ballet caught my eye due to a collaboration with the Parisian artist JR in early 2014.