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Thursday, December 31

Target 'FREE Thursdays'




NYC's Target Free Thursdays is a free! weekly music event in the brand spankin' new David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. The concerts will represent a wide array of musical genres– a little bit of pop, a little bit of Latin, some rock, soul & spoken word and of course jazz & world music. Some performances will also feature live music for dancing including swing, salsa, and tango so if you're interested in being part of the action make sure you check out their schedule!

Even if you don't get around to attending the Thursday events, the Atrium is a great public space where you can while away the time, chomping on delectables from the 'Wichcraft Cafe, as you surf the net with their free Wi-Fi internet access.
Open daily 'til 10pm.

photos: nytix.com and lincolncenter.org

Monday, December 28

The Decade-Defying Dress


photo: source unkown

If there were ever to be a PERFECT dress it's this gorgeous hot-pink brocade one by L'Wren Scott. Why do I love it? Because it's sexy, it's simple, it's chic, and it's TIMELESS. Cool in the 80's? Check! Cool in the 90's? Yep! And definitely, very cool now. (Buy it here for a low-low $2,857.14)

In my quest to find an affordable look-alike I came across these two. Both with hidden pockets for when you don't know what else to do with your hands! (Or for when you just want to keep your lipgloss handy.)



Alexia Admor dress at e Dress Me on sale for $178.



DKNY dress at Neiman Marcus.com for $225
or be thrifty and get it from Bloomie's, it's just been marked down an extra 30%

Saturday, December 26

The Istanbul Grand Bazaar

Bargain-hunting at the colorful Grand Bazaar in Istanbul




No trip to Istanbul is complete without the extravaganza of a shopping experience that is the Grand Bazaar. It is a huuuge labryinth of over 4000 stores, boutiques, and shops. You can find practically anything here, from fine jewelry or backgammon game sets to belly dancing costumes and nargileh pipes. Being mentally and physically prepared is a must to combat the crowds and interact with hundreds of shop owners who'd try to sell you the hair off their heads if they could. But luckily everybody's super friendly and welcoming so this is the perfect place to exercise your chops in the art of bargaining!

Saturday, December 19

Modern-day Warhol?



Piece: Mona Johannesson by Danny Roberts, an amazing 23 year old artist!  His work is fresh with bold colors and style and this particular recreation of a fashion ad featuring the Swedish model reminds me a lot of Andy Warhol, except prettier.  Check out  Igor + Andre for more seriously cool artwork, some for sale.

'Killer' Baggy Pants!

So apparently, a guy who killed a group of people ended up dead himself by (get this one) tripping over his own baggy pants and plunging to his death!!!!!  Omg, ahahahahaha!  Forgive me, but am I the only one who finds this whole story so ridiculous and bizarre that it's hilarious?  I mean, I couldn't stop laughing at how foolish this was!  A lady who saw it happen said, "He had no jacket on and his pants were down. He was very dead." she told the Daily News.

Read the full story about the fool who got what he deserved.

Karma is no joke ladies & gents, nooo joke. I had to share this one even though it's well out of my scope, lol.

Friday, December 18

A Very Sssstately Yellow



This photograph is just gorgeous...haven't a clue where it originally came from.

Thursday, December 17

Word Magic

Look closely and you’ll see that this is much more than just a pretty bird on a black and white background.

Download as wallpaper for iPhone at Type Nuts

Wednesday, December 16

Made in America






So the economy has tanked and more & more businesses have taken their production overseas, perpetuating the problem.  What can you do to help?....Treat yourself to a chic new dress!  Made in America of course and better yet even, made in my hometown of  NYC.  Now you can help yourself AND the economy.

Case in study :
Antique Gold Draped Column Dress by Yoana Baraschi

"How much?" say you
"Divine dress at a divine price..." say I


Regular - $375   /   Sale - $157
Check it out at Bloomingdale's.com (extra 40% off at checkout)

photo: nymag.com