ELEVEN MADISON PARK • Restaurant Re-opens

The restaurant has re-opened after a summer long renovation.  Everything is new…….tables…..chairs……china and booths.  The new look is a great improvement…..and the food……….which was always been imaginative has now reached the level of “sublime”.

The prix fix lunch is $150………$300 with tax and tip.  Dinner comes in at around $600……..to $1000.

Tommy Mouse and Donnie Mouse

 

Tommy Mouse [the artist]…and Donnie Mouse [the writer].…..are still on vacation in Paris.

They ordered delivery of the Newspaper………..

These French paper boys are so continental!

OH LA LA!

Pierre did NOT move in.  One espresso.….and he was gone!

The HOUSE SPARROW in Central Park

Central Park is home to 230 species of birds.  This cute little guy……a HOUSE SPARROW shared his breakfast with me……..or vice versa.

He is the male …….and actually quite aged…….a “survivor”……since most sparrows only have a life span of three years……….tho most face the many risks  of daily existence……..until the are killed.

I used the PRISMA APP to transform this little sparrow.

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New York at Night • NEON

NIGHT PLEASURES in Manhattan.

Beer…….tattoos……….videos……….nails……and……….

WAR and PIECED • Quilts from Military Fabrics

WAR and PIECED.……..the Annette Gero collection of quilts made from military fabrics……is on display at the Folk Art Museum.  They were all made by men using dyed wools from British military and dress uniform.

A young art student was drawing one of the quilts.

The designs are closely associated with the Crimean War, India, South Africa and other regions of the British Empire during the nineteenth century.

The quilts are so visual………..many of them with over 1000 pieces.

IRIS APFEL

Iris was born in 1921 and at 96 years….she is still working.  Modeling……designing.  A style icon like no other.

Her philosophy………”roll with the punches…..take chances.  If you fall down,…… get up…….start all over again”

Catch the documentary about her life………on Netflix.

Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

McQueen RUNWAY SHOW • for Spring 2018

Sarah Burton.……for Mc Queen……….drew her inspiration from an English Garden.  Hmm…….I wonder which one……….with all these ruffles.