NEW YORKERS……doing their thing on the street

I snapped about 300 New Yorkers today………..

here are a few of them.  

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NEW YORKERS……….. doing their own thing……….with that “I don’t give a darn” attitude.  GOTTA LOVE EM’

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Show me your TATTOO

How do they choose the tattoo that will live with them forever???  I don’t ask!

 I just take their photo.  I do like tattoos….but none of the ones shown here belong to me.

I am TATTOO FREE.

 

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Some of these tattoos belong to friends of mine……most belong to strangers……..just people I meet on the streets of New York.

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GIVE ME YOUR SHIRT………….

AND I’LL GIVE YOU A SKIRT !

[service charge is $30]

Give her a call :  {313} 207-2826

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My friend Maria……….in Detroit……..is now into the fashion world of tease……..ooooops………TEES !

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Send her your TEE and she’ll return it as a very “chic” skirt that is impossibly flirty.

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Braided ties for a BOHO sweet finish.

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The details are entirely enticing.

Maria………..actor……singer…….dancer………and now, FASHION DESIGNER

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and watch her interview.

Dinner with friends from KOREA

It was a perfect weather evening in NYC………..perfect for dinner with dear friends on my terrace. Manaslu and her husband Chris ……..and their friends from Korea……..So Yeon and her very sweet mother, Yu.

 Delightful guests.

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CLICK ON the figs to see the whole menu

I made a fresh carrot pasta salad……with spaghetti zucchini.  Dessert:  Trader Joe’s French Vanilla…….blueberries……..and a squirt of…………

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PAVAN…..fine muscat grapes and a touch of orange blossoms from the South of France.  Lovely………..fruity and the aroma will make you swoon.

BEAR NAKED………at the Gourmet Garage

Shopped the aisles at GOURMET GARAGE this morning…….[no, it is NOT a garage....it is a "chic" emporium near Lincoln Center].

They call it a “goodie bag”.  They fail to mention it is mostly OATS!

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You must be BEAR NAKED to fully enjoy them.  Or NOT!

JOHN LENNON Strawberry Fields Memorial

When John Lennon was murdered…………..his widow, Yoko Ono,  gave a gift to the city………a memorial to John in Central Park.………STRAWBERRY FIELDS.

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Thousands of tourists visit the memorial every day.  Many bring flowers…..candles……..toys mentioned in his music……..and photographs of John which they leaves behind.  Then they take thousands of “selfies”.

CLICK ON the Walrus………to enlarge

 

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I was there at the DAKOTA when John was shot……….I spent the rest of the night with thousands of New Yorkers who gathered when they heard the news.  We lit candles and sang Beatles songs throughout the night.

40 SHADES of Summer on the streets of New York

Ilona Royce Smithkin……..at the age of 94……still vibrant.  Artist…….model…….and chanteuse……..and lovely in her KAREN WALKER SUNGLASSES

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Walking the streets of New York is always fun.  Shooting these SUNGLASSES was even more fun.