Category Archives: ENTERTAINMENT

GAME OF THRONES PREMIER at Lincoln Center

The GAME OF THRONES premier………. at Avery Fisher Hall on Tuesday Night was a hoot. The stars of the show showed up for the RED CARPET………..

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but the real star of the show was the DRAGON!

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You will recognize Rory McCann,  Alfie Allen,  Isaac Wright,  Kristofer Hivju, Emilia Clark.  George Martin…..author of the books that inspired the series was there.  During the movie with it’s quota of stabbings there were a lot of raucous cheers from the audience.  [a bit of the "ruffian" in all of us]?

DIFFA 2014………the DIFFArence is in the Details

The designers this year for DINING BY DESIGN are all proud supporters of DIFFA in their fight against AIDS.  I applaud all of them for their creative contributions.  Millions of dollars will be raised thanks to their efforts…….working side by side to really make a DIFFArence.

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RALPH LAUREN HOME has designed a vignette that reflects the spirit on “attic living”…………with the roof tops of Paris out the window [yes, I would love to move right in].

CLICK ON any vignette to enjoy the details

1.KRAVET: Diane von Furstenberg   2. David Rockwell   3. AXOR NYC: by Slade Architecture   4. INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE with Ali Tayar   5. KNOLL with HOK   6 .IA INTERIOR ARCHITECTS & Teknion Studio   7. MARK BLACKWELL New York  8. TIMAYGUNAYDIN DESIGN &   Mee Tran Studio   9. GENSLER & Herman Miller   10. BEACON HILL by 2 Michaels   11. ECHO DESIGN   12.DESIGNTEX: illustrations of Charley Harper  13. HDR and Waldner’s   14. BENJAMIN MOORE:  by Jamie Drake   15. NEW YORK DESIGN CENTER: by Katie Curtis   16. MAYA ROMINOFF: by Kara Mann   17.LUXE INTERIORS + Design & Fendi Casa: by Philip Corrivan Design   18.ddc: by David Ling   19. CALVIN KLINE HOME   20. SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL         21. OTTAWA CANADA’S CAPITOL: By Geoff Howell studio   22. ARTERIORS  23. DESIGN WITHIN REACH  24. ROCHE BOBOIS PARIS   25.essie: by  Robert Verdi   

These sponsors are helping to fight a battle THAT CAN ONLY BE WON  with communication, courage and CASH.  Please help.

Diane von Furstenberg does DIFFA 2014

Today at the Architectural Digest Show 2014 at Pier 94………Diane von Furstenberg was the recipient of an award………….given by the AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERIOR DESIGNERS”  Top Pick 2014.  Her tabletop design is part of  DIFFA :  Design Industries FoundationFighting AIDS.  This is their 30th anniversary.

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Diane calls her room setting……..KRAVET

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This photo of Diane is courtesy of DESIGN SQUARED: Ashfield Hansen Designs Inc.

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Since MAGENTA is my favorite color……….WOW  WOW  WOW !

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Crazy patchwork of patters and prints……..kooky but it works!

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Tabletop……….plates…….flatware………stemware……..and more are from her own Design Collection.  You can purchase them for your table.

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LOVE IS LIFE and vice versa!

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Candles………gold vases…….orchids…….all things that Diane loves.

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These accessories are also in her HOME LINE.

 

DIFFA / Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS 2014

DINING BY DESIGN 2014!  It is an extraordinary event bringing together the most creative talents in design today…They have brought their passion to the table.  30 fantastic  rooms……….dining…….talking………and finding a way to make a DIFFArence.

For 30 years DIFFA has provided care to those living with HIV and AIDS.

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RALPH LAUREN

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FLEXFORM by Soren Rose Sponcer for MANHATTAN MAGAZINE

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OTTAWA CANADA’S CAPITAL…..Designed by Geoff Howell Studio

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KNOLL with Hok

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ECHO DESIGN

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KRAVAT……..designed by Diane von Furstenberg

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MAYA ROMANOFF…….designed by Kara Mann

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T MAGAZINE………………The New York Times

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STUDIOS Architecture

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Background by STUDIOS

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BEACON HILL…………..designed by 2Michaels

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DESIGNTEX

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MARC BLACKWELL New York

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PRATT INSTITUTE……….Mentor: Ali Taylor

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BARNEYS NEW YORK………Photographs by Bruce weber

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LUZE INTERIORS & DESIGN Magazine & Fendi Casa…….Designed by Philip Gorrivan.

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FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY…….Mentor: Jes Gordon

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ESSIE……….Designed by: Robert Verdi

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ARTERIORS

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DESIGN WITHIN REACH

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CALVIN KLEIN HOME

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IA ARCHITECTS & TEKNION STUDIO

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DDC……………..Designed by David Ling

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NEW YORK DESIGN CENTER………..Designed by Kati Curtis

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In Transition……..him, her……….her,him

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KEEP IT CLEAN

AXOR NYC………Designed by Slade Architecture

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M MOSER ASSOCIATES

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GENSLER………..HERMAN MILLER

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ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST STUDIOS ARCHITECTURE

GENSLER, Herman Miller

My friend Claire meets the BEATLES

My friend CLAIRE is an English Lit major in Montrael.  She came down for the week-end to see the Beatles Exhibit at Lincoln Center.

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I have John Lennon’s sunglasses [a gift from Yoko......my neighbor].

I let Claire wear them.  She was tickled!

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We ate at Patsy’s Pizzaria.……….for desert………we ate them all………and had seconds on the cheesecake.

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Then it was off to the Library of Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.

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Claire, Paul, John, George and Ringo!

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The Buddy Holly guitar.  What a beaut!

Lunch with ILONA

Don and I picked Ilona up in front of her apartment………time for another fun lunch in Greenwich Village.

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The BEATRICE INN has installed a bench in front of there restaurant just for Ilona to have a place for a wee bit of rest.

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We got around the corner and paused again.  We do this at every bench we pass.

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TARTINE

……….a sweet little cozy bistro on the corner of West 11th street crosses west 4th street.

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I always take her a trinket…………this time it was turquoise.

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And to keep her warm………..a “faux” mink jacket.  And flowers for her new hat.

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She adores French onion soup…………just the way she used to have it in Paris.

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I chose tomato soup freshly made with REAL tomatoes.  Drops of basil oil.

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Donald shared Ilona’s crock.

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FINI!

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At the neighboring table we enjoyed meeting two lovely young ladies from Hawaii………..studying in San Francisco.  Tatiana [in the hat] is majoring in Advertising.

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Ali will be an architect some day.

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When Ilona can get a genuine Coq au Vin………..she is delighted.  And at TARTINE………..they cook it just like they do in Paris.

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We all needed a bit o’ green.

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BRUCHETTA………..ie, chicken pot pie.  Cream and white wine.  Oh la la.

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A lone diner and his onion soup……..with I suspect a touch of Calvados.

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Ilona’s new Spring chapeau ………via me……..via La Chateau Chapeau.

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I always bring her cookies.  She HATES chocolate…………but LOVES my chocolate chips.

 

 

ARMORY ART SHOW 2014 * NYC

This year’s ARMORY SHOW was a hoot.  No more lackluster stuff……it was a “blow-out” of wild and wooly.  Screaming women…….smashed heads………..multiple penises…….vintage bicycles……..heads pierce with nails.

New Yorkers with a passion for art turned out in droves.

Collectors, dealers and artists mingled and made deals.

CLICK ON YOUR FAVE to see if it was mine too!

A woman stuffed into a garbage bag by the artist Abigail Deville from her “invisible women” series.

Now, since I too am a collector……….did I buy any art?  DUH! ! !

PARIS Fall 2014 / Runway shows

If you can live thru the commercial……….this VIDEO is a hoot!  It shows the SHAPES of the Paris Fashion…………if you keep looking it will show the COLORS……..and the TEXTURES

Click here to see the video

 

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FUR was shown by every designer……HEAVY METAL…….Shiny Black Vinyl……..a profusion of FEATHERS…….lots of “FAR OUT” and gobs of “KOOKY”!

FIRST SIGN OF SPRING today in Central Park

NEW YORK CITY finally started to thaw out……at least for a day.  Central Park was the place to be.  Everyone was basking in the sun……..kids having fun…….teens climbing trees and rollerbladers chasing the puck.

And more than just a few dogs were sniffing the smells of Spring!

CLICK ON:  A group of singers……..killing a Beatle’s Song!  OUCH!!!

The PIZZA MAN delivers to Ellen at the OSCARS

OSCARS NIGHT 2014.  Ellen Degeneres called for a PIZZA delivery. Edgar Martirosyan showed up with three.  Ellen tricked him and suddenly he was on the stage with millions of viewers around the world looking at him.

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He never lost his cool.  Ellen passed the hat and collected a $600 TIP.

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Today the “PIZZA MAN” appeared on Ellen’s show and she gave him the tip plus a cool extra $1000.  Ellen, that was a”kool thing” to do.  It is one of the reasons we all love you.

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Brad Pitt nabbed a slice. Chiwetel Ejiofor gets one from Ellen.  He of course, was the star in 12 years a slave……..playing Solomon Northup.