Sunday, December 5, 2010

And the Person of the Year Goes to...

The editors at FN have voted and chosen Christian Louboutin as person of the year, in the shoe world that is. Looking at the art below he may just be in the running for a nobel prize as well as FN's person of the year! Let's face it, you slip on a pair of those heels and you instantly feel like a million bucks. If everyone had a pair of Louboutin's we could probably solve world peace. 

The rumblings around the office this past week in anticipation of the big event and even more momentous award ceremony were all the buzz. The day after everyone was in a tizzy about Blake Lively's introduction of the man himself! So hats off and congrats Mr. Louboutin, Brian Atwood for Designer of the Year, Ivanka Trump for Launch of the Year and Blake Mycoskie from TOMS for brand of the year. -Enjoy

Blake Lively and Christian-
I don't get her as a muse maybe
someone can explain it to me...
Brian Atwood and his mother.
I couldn't resist, he is just cute as a button!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Become Your Dream Part II

Ok! This is the third time I have seen this on the Upper East Side in the past month. I am curious to meet the person who goes around writing this on street corners and garbage. I think it's amazing and probably gets a lot of passer-byes to stop and take note - but why? Just wanted to share...and remind you all to "Become Your Dream".

Macaroon Monday //

Guess the flavor?

The Girl With/Who...

I am anxious yet hesitant to begin the last of Stieg Larsson’s Trillogy, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest. I am typically not one for these types of novels. I haven’t been able to stop since picking up the first of the set, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. It is bittersweet. I will finally know the outcome of Lisbeth Salander and Blomkvist but after I am finished, that’s it. There are no more antagonists and climaxes; there are no more vivid girl-on-girl scenes, no more journalistic ventures that will be undertaken. It will be over. I guess this is what the author intended. Tragically, his sudden death in 2004 leaves us wanting to read more. Even more ironic but typical with many great creators, was that he never was able to witness his successes.

With that I leave you to crack the spine of suspense one last time!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Supper

Another reason why I love NYC, the opportunities for foodies are abundant! Tonight I can't wait to partake in Sunday Supper at Public, something I have always wanted to do. I have always adored the place for both dinner and brunch. Not to overshadow this "Sunday Supper at Public but a food experience that I am super excited for is Thanksgiving Dinner at Eleven Madison Park, that is if we are unable to make it back to western NY for the holiday. I have actually dreamt about EMP brussel sprouts, stuffing and cranberry sauce twice this week. Yummm - Can't wait for Thursday!

Sunday Supper at Public "Join us for Sunday Supper, an opportunity for the kitchen to explore new ideas and ingredients and a chance for our patrons to experience new dishes not on the regular menu. The ever-changing, often-seasonal, five-course menu is $50 per person and served every Sunday evening."

210 Elizabeth Street
New York, NY 10012

The panna cotta is the best in the city! I'm not sure if this is it because the picture saved as "drink" but looks like it. 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Temple Shaaray Tefila

The years I spent doing my post-bacc for medical school were some of the most lonely, isolating, dark and terrifying times of my life. My favorite thing to do was walk the mile and a half back and forth from Hunter College to my apartment albeit at all hours of the day and night, struggling with 20lbs of books, clothes that hadn't been washed since the last exam period, and thoughts of cellular respiration and nucleophilic attacks running through my head. 

I always looked forward to my walk. I have learned that the extremely small things in life will get any pre-med/med student excited beyond belief. I was no exception. What got me through was that once a day I would walk past Temple Shaaray Tefila to see the inspirational words, quote or phrase that had posted on the wall of the shul and I knew I would be ok for the next few hours. I would find it to be so reassuring and therapeutic to whatever I was going through at the time. 

Last night I found myself walking home late at night realizing that I would be shortly passing the synagogue that I found such daily inspiration in. I was excited beyond belief to see what message was left for me to read and ponder for the rest of my walk home. And here is what I found...


250 East 79th Street 

At Second Avenue

New York, N.Y. 10021 


At The Whitney Museum 

NOVEMBER 18, 2010–FEBRUARY 13, 2011

I had the pleasure of attending the opening of the Charles Ledray exhibit last night entitled: WORKWORKWORKWORKWORK. I was given exclusive tickets to the event by a friend of a friend who is actually one of the youngest assistant curators in the states. I was so excited to meet her and see her  work on opening night. I was blown away by the artists work, the minatureality and the display. To me the exhibit was reminiscent of Working, by Studs Terkel, which has for a long time been one of my favorite pieces relating to the Early American experience post industrialization.

If you have time over the next few months I would highly recommend taking a peek at the exhibit and cozying up to Working! The images are credited to The Whitney Museum or my iphone. I want to thank Lindsay Malen and Christina DeSimone for the invite and such a wonderful evening!

Love This - It reminds me of my grandfather
Fred Metzger who was a catcher in the '40's!

Above Images Compliments of The Whitney Museum - The last three photographs document the original installation of Charles LeDray’sworkworkworkworkwork in the summer of 1991. For this installation, nearly six hundred precisely fashioned miniature objects created by the artist were layed out on a sidewalk in the center of New York’s Astor Place. Inspired by the itinerant street vendors that flooded the city’s streets during this era, LeDray created tiny versions of the kinds of secondhand items typically sold in these spontaneous sidewalk exchanges. The objects on display—clothing, housewares, jewelry, magazines, books, and artwork—each evoke a unique, personal backstory regarding their previous owners. The “work” in LeDray’s repetitious title can function as either a noun or verb, reflecting the vast amount of objects, the lengthy and laborious task of creating them, or the basic need to labor in order to survive.

My Favorites

Titled: Ring Finger

Titled: Long Story Short

Tiny Tighty Whities!
I don't understand the mounting but love the undies.


So many mini pots but only took pics of the white ones

Funny Story: This is Komal. Lindsay and I kept getting yelled at by him for getting too close to the art and finally he said, "please no closer, they are just books - what are you looking at, you don't have to look so hard and so close, you could even make them yourself, you can make them for your home if you like them." We love you Komal!!!

Titled: The Pride Flag
I wish I remembered the title
Love the mini-mini replica suit hanging 
And of course my obsession with flip-flops

Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street
New York, NY 10021
Admission is pay-what-you-wish on Fridays, 6–9 pm

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Search has Ended //

The job search has come to an end hence my entries were lagging somewhat. I think I have found my “career soul mate” the ultimate dream job! Not that my husband doesn’t measure up in the soul mate arena but for a girl to be complete the entire personal and professional package has to be aligned. I am so excited and can’t wait to start.

I will be celebrating a lot this weekend, my new job, my first wedding anniversary and my father in-law’s 70th and would like to make an online toast to my readers...I wish you life, love, peace and happiness!

Be sure to clink your glasses this weekend. I will probably be making one too many champagne toasts, well I am really a prosecco kind of girl! This is one argument I would never want to be a part of, a French/Italian spat over bubbly is sure to end in disaster or with an off the wall iconic sound bite such as, “the rent is too damn high”. With that I close and raise my glass to you. I feel new beginnings all around!

- Cheers, Salud, Fisehatak, Prost, Afya, Na Zdrovia, and most of all L'chaim

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