“ADVANCED STYLE” Older and Wiser • book signing with ILONA

ILONA was again the star of the show………….a book signing at the Strand Book Store.

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The “goddess” of advanced style is in the new book.

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Ari Seth Cohen is a photographer……writer and blogger.  He appeared at the STRAND BOOK STORE last night to publicize his latest fashion book……. ADVANCED STYLE • Older and Wiser

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About 200 people showed up to have Ilona autograph the new book.

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Two talented artists….Tom Casesa [who took theses photographs and has kindly let me publish them in my blog]….and Alain.

View Alain’s demo reel for a movie he directed called “Daniel”

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3714924/?ref_=ext_shr_eml_vi#lb-vi4107247897 

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ALAIN FURCAJG………born in Paris but now living in New York City. writer…..film director….music videos.

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Who are these two fascinating men…………

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ILONA was the hit of the evening……….and signed about 100 books.

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Ilona gave a short, spirited and warm talk and then led the crowd in singing “Que Sa ra Sa ra”………

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Stylish in her little black dress……….and  Vasil Basil in his little black jacket.

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The gentleman in the white suit is Gregory………..man about town……and always stylish. He usually carries a cane with a white rabbit for the pommel

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The Michelin Woman….is it Valerie???  Mad about her bow.

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Vasil Basil.…..Russian…..and often seen in the galleries……..lets his “hair down”……..what a great look he has.

DINNER with DIFFA

Dinner with DIFFA on the pier in the Hudson River is always a glamorous night.

I chose this setting as my favorite place to dine.  LOVE the chairs……each is covered with a dress.

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The Design Industry in New York does make a DIFFArence!

 The money raised at this benefit goes to help the victims who are living with HIV/AIDS.

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“Darling don’t be like the rest of them………..”

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You too can pull up a chair………..next year.  Cocktails are $500 and and dinner is $1000.

uprooted • FLOWER TRUCK

uprootedTHE FLORIST MINUS THE FUSS

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Ashley Custer started her business in 2015 with a kickstarter kick of $1500.

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Today the truck was parked on Columbus Ave.

BUD VASE with flowers……..$15

Flowers delivered to your home or office.  Weddings…………parties…….or ???

http://www.uprootedflowertruck.com

SPRINGTIME on my Terrace

Warm weather and the hostas are the first to flourish.

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The daffs survived the winter.  The mocking bird is back.  Mr. Robin is looking for a place to nest………..but I discouraged that.

I went to the flower market this morning………….loaded up my cart……….and now the fun part………..planting!

HOUSING WORKS • Design on a Dime

HOUSING WORK’S annual Design on a Dime will raise nearly a quarter of a million dollars this week-end.

All of the money raised will go to help victims of AIDS with their housing costs and meds.

 

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Melissa will tally up your purchases……….please help us meet our goals………remember, your dimes go to a very worthy cause.

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PRINCE found dead…….at age 57

PRINCE died earlier today at age 57 at his Paisley Park home in Minneapolis.

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An iconic performer………legendary……..sonf writer, performer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor.  He electrified audiences around the world…….his talent was limitless.  A tragedy!

For the Love of FIKA……….at the Turnstile

THE TURNSTILE……at Columbus Circle………a new food and shopping emporium………underground in the Subway.

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WHAT IS FIKA?  A Swedish coffee culture all its own…………and now New Yorkers can experience it too.

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Meet the BARISTAS……experts at helping you enjoy your coffee break.

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A social institution……….a coffee break and a sweet nibble.

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A mural of the Swedish capital adds to your FIKA experience.

At FIKA you can sit down….enjoy the moment……..and watch the world go as it passes in front of you……IN THE SUBWAY.

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The DONALD……….sitting in the window…….slowing down and enjoying his java.