Art World

Artexpo New York

Art shows are always fun. You get to peruse a lot of original artwork and get inspired. I think it’s such a great way to spend half a day on a weekend. I went on Saturday for inspiration and also to stop by my friend Amanda’s mom’s booth – one of her encaustic paintings was on display. Click through for more pics!

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Food, Travel, Uncategorized

Date Night in Chinatown

I love Chinatown. It’s bustling and so full of life – you step out of a candy store, cross the street to find yourself in front of Durian fruit then round the corner and step into a vendor’s fish stall. It’s really incredible.

Brian and I found ourselves downtown and hungry – and seeing as Joe’s Shanghai had a wait list about a mile long, we rounded the corner on Doyle and opted for Nom Wah Tea Parlor instead. Nom Wah has been around since the 1920’s and they consistently have delicious dim sum. We ordered salt & pepper shrimp (FAVE), pork buns, crystal shrimp dumplings, XLB’s (soup dumplings), and the shrimp dumplings with snow pea leaf. So good!

Afterwards, we HAD to stop by Eggloo for some ice cream in a bubble waffle cone. I mean, obviously. Click through for more pics!

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Food

Cafe Henrie

I’ve been wanting to go to Cafe Henrie for a while now – I love a good avocado toast! So yesterday, Brian and I took a drive down to Forsyth and waited 5 minutes for a seat at one of their pink tables. Ugh, that Acai bowl was just what I needed after a spirited wine night with girlfriends!

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Ensemble, Events + Entertainment

Donald Robertson x Story!

After work, Brian and I trekked to the west side to check out Donald Robertson’s take over of Story, this really cool boutique/gallery hybrid in Chelsea. If you have time this week, you should definitely check it out – the place was wall to wall Donald. Not only did his artwork fully occupy the space but Donald himself was also there to sign his book, Mitford at the Fashion Zoo! I love his work – it’s so fun and tongue-in-cheek. I think that he has tapped this perfect formula of being honest with his work as an artist and at the same time, still gain popularity on social media. And he looks like he has so much fun doing it! The space had everything of his from pins, iron-on embroideries, his book Mitford at the Fashion Zoo, to phone cases, sunglasses, t-shirts, and original work by the artist himself.

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Events + Entertainment, Film, Travel

Wes Anderson Art Show

Hypebeasts. I’ve heard of the term thrown around but only when anything Supreme, Kanye West, or Jordans are involved. A whole fandom whose admiration for something stems from its popularity. I guess you could say that I’m lucky in a sense that a lot of things I love and admire have been pretty untouched by the dreaded mindless minions. Until now, at least.

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