The new BARNEY’S in Chelsea

Renate and I dropped in at BARNEY’S new Chelsea store.

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Is the renovation spectacular………..YES YES YES !!!

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The lunch room……..simple…….elegant…….sophisticated.

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A glass of wine…………….and

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Tuna tartar……perfection.

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Chicken and chips………

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Pizza………too much crust….but tasty.

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The boutiques blend into each other……as do the prices.

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Three different jackets………each about the same price….$2200

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Sweet!  At $1800 not so sweet.

 

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Heels…………$2800…………Renate did NOT buy them.

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RENATE……..a fashion designer……lives in Nice France………but when she is in New York……..we spend the afternoons together……….shopping and eating.

The Many MASKS in Jackson Square Park

This is a sweet little park in Greenwich Village…………and the kids who play in the park …….made masks………..and now the park has many faces.  They didn’t buy stuff……they used things they found around the house.

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a RAINBOW and then a SUNSET

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It was quite a violent thunder storm………then a spectacular rainbow in a dark sky.  My terrace was all aglow in fuchsia hues……..

Even the rose took on a rosey glow.

My Local FARMER’S MARKET

 

I get my fresh EGGS every Sunday morning………..wild turkey EGGS……….quail EGGS………….emu EGGS……and ostrich EGGS………oh yes, and occasionally CHICKEN EGGS

 Soufflés, custards, and ice cream.

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and of course fresh vegetables………...flowers and maple syrup.

Provencial Lunch in New York

A Provencial celebration without the hassle of flying to Provence.  

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The only thing missing were the Charentais Melons which I can never find at my local farmers market.

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Several summers ago I grew my own on a trellis.  

Lunch with our friends on my terrace……..Barbara and Paul………..and their kids Joey and Jackie.

New Yorkers COMPOST their TRASH

We have a SUSTAINABILITY CENTER near our apartment……….so we dump our garbage in their bin………..P1620668

Which elephant ???

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When you donate garbage they give you a brown bag of compost..…….

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The plants on my terrace LOVE the compost.

NY MEN’S Fashion Week S/S 2016

This was the third time a NY FASHION WEEK for MEN hit the runways.  It was not as spectacular as the shows in Paris last week but it does show that men’s fashion is experiencing a revival.

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KELLAN LUTZ…….a crowd pleases with the women and the men.

[Thank you “Just Jared” for this photo].

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“Machine Gun Kelly” at his fitting for John Varvatos.

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Swimwear by Parke and Ronen

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Hilfiger with a take on conservative and traditional.

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PERRY ELLIS on a rainy day with flip-flops

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Parke and Ronen…..a mixed bag!

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HILFIGER……one button……two button……..three button and a double breasted.

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David Beckham made the rounds………..shows and after parties.

 [Thanks to Just Jared for this photo].

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Perry Ellis back to a 1950’s look.

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Ronan and Parke and his boys in swimwear