Art World

Jerkface Donuts

Jerkface is one of my favorite artists. One day as Brian and I were taking photographs in front of one of his walls in Bushwick, this random black SUV pulled up and the driver handed us a couple of Jerkface postcards – it was the artist himself! “Nostalgic and submersive, Jerkface is a New York-based artist most widely recognized for his playful re-imagination of pop culture iconogaphy… Unleashing the spirit of life through his curated compositions, the exhibition evokes a collective sense of joy, playfulness, and innocence.” – an excerpt from Jerkface Donuts – a relatively small exhibit presented by Over the Influence. We tried to buy some prints but they were all sold out so we bought a book instead (sad!) If you missed it, click through to see photos!

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Food, Travel

Sant Ambroeus

A friend of mine recommended Sant Ambroeus a couple of months ago – he said it’s one of his favorite spots for Italian food! Of course, because I have a mile-long list of places, I didn’t get around to visiting until this past weekend. I absolutely love the interior (Brian and I went to the one on Lafayette) and I spotted some work by Baron Von Fancy, Donald Robertson, & even Mr. Brainwash! The food is delicious – we got the Sant Ambroeus panini, Tagliatelle alla Bolognese, baskets upon baskets of bread (and endless refills of delicious olive oil to dip in), all accompanied with a refreshing glass of rose for me, and the Anguria cocktail for Brian. Click through for more pics!

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Art World, Travel

National Donut Day

My first fun-filled Summer Friday of the season coincided with National Donut Day. I went low-cal and opted to visit Jerkface’s Donut mural instead of eating the actual sweet confection. The rest of the day was spent graffiti hunting in lower Manhattan (including David Cho’s work-in-progress at the Bowery Wall) and punctuated by a stop at the ticketed All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream celebration at Bryant Park (but not before stopping by Dominique Ansel’s Bakery for the freshly made madeleines. How is a person supposed to lose weight in this damn city with all these events? ALSO BIG DEAL SIDE BAR: I MET MARTHA COOPER & TOOK A PHOTO WITH HER (OBVS) AND SHE TOOK A PHOTO OF ME (eek!!!) Click through for more photos!

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Art World, Food

Bluestone Lane Coffee + Cooper Hewitt

I’ve been wanting to go to Bluestone Lane for a while because I’m in this Turmeric kick lately. I used to not like the taste of it but after having the Rainbow Latte at The Good Sort, I realized it’s pretty delicious with coconut milk!

Anyway, Brian and I met up with our friend Claudia for brunch and to take her headshots. Shortly afterwards, we went to Cooper Hewitt to check out the Jazz Age exhibit. Click through for more photos!

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Art World, Food, Uncategorized

Vandal

Very excited that Summer Fridays are back! My favorite thing to do after leaving work at 1 pm on Fridays is meeting up with Brian to walk around Manhattan and hunt down graffiti! So of course, when I heard about Vandal, I just HAD to go check it out.

Vandal is a restaurant that offers street food on it’s menu and street art on the walls. The entire front has two full walls of Shepard Fairey, the back has a full wall by Tristan Eaton, and all along the interior are framed artwork by the usual suspects including Space Invaders & Faile. Click through for more photos!

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