Food

Made Nice

I’m a bit sad that Summer Fridays will soon be over. My little tradition of wandering the streets of Manhattan with Brian in search of graffiti and stopping somewhere for late lunch will be replaced with a longer workday in the office. Urg.

A couple of Fridays ago, we finally got to stop by Made Nice. I first heard about it when Shepard Fairey mentioned painting a large wall for this eatery. Made Nice has a relatively small, well-curated menu from the guys behind Eleven Madison Park (if you’ve never been, you HAVE to experience it – it’s one of my favorites). Recently, the NY Times & Eater both published articles talking about how Made Nice falls short of it’s high-end “counterparts” which makes me sad because I did enjoy my meal there. I thought that the Chicken Rice bowl & the Khao Salad were both yum – I mean, a $15 salad bowl is as ubiquitous in New York as a scavenging pigeon, what do people expect? Our meal was punctuated with a cup of the Milk & Honey soft serve – it was perfect. Click through for more photos!

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Art World

Market Surplus

A couple of weeks ago, in the sweltering New York City humidity, Brian and I headed down to the Lower East Side for Market Surplus – the popup streetart show put together by one of my favorites – Hanksy. There were works from 10 artists who each had a wall to fill and despite the heat, it was awesome to see a lot of familiar faces. I got to meet Hanksy, Nick Walker (who was thoroughly enjoying a popsicle), and Buff Monster. Click through for more photos!

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Art World, Travel

Engagement Photos in Coney Island!

So on Sunday, Brian, Bianca, Lizzie, & I ventured out to Coney Island to meet our Wedding Photographer, Nato. First of all, she is incredible. If you’re in the market or know someone who is, I highly recommend her and we haven’t even done my wedding yet!

Second of all, we couldn’t have had a more perfect day to take photographs. We went to Coney Island earlier than our meet-up time and my sis, Brian, Lizzie, & I had a leisurely lunch at Nathan’s. Two boxes worth of junk food later, we snooped around and snuck Lizzie into the Coney Art Walls area (LOL!) while walking off our huge meal. Finally, we met up with Nato and took some amazing shots around the boardwalk and the amusement park. Brian and I had a great time just pretty much being ourselves and my amazing sister helped handle Lizzie when we went on the rides for some action shots. Click through for more photos!

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Graffiti + Skinny Dip London

Walked downtown for a bit before stopping by the Skinny Dip London pop-up. They always have fun conversational pieces and I wanted to see them in person. Wall art by Bradley Theodore & Shepard Fairey are a nice bonus! Click through for pics!

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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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