Category Archives: SHOPPING

La Double J • Tippetto Glass Goblets

The housewares brand of J.J.Martin is now selling Tippetto Goblets based on vintage designs and handmade by SILVIATI glassmakers in Murano.

They are reasonably priced at $4,900 each.

ETSY at the GRAND BAZAAR

Today was ETSY day at my local flea market.



Tho……..we no longer call it the FLEA………..rather the GRAND BAZAAR.……….and it is not all that grand……..but fun for a FLEA!!!

Antiques……..Artisans and Edibles………..and no mention of the FLEAS.

MATHILDE FREUND….102 years “young” has been selling her wares at the GRAND BAZAAR for 30 years.  She fled from the Germans in 1937…..to PARIS…..then to NEW YORK.  When I see her at the “Flea” we converse in German….and in FRENCH when I am with my friend Julie [from Paris].

JOANNA BAKER will delight you with her amusing cards…..and phone cases…… art prints and gifts.

I LOVE FELTING…………..and Erin von Holdt-Gilbert is a pro with her handmade designs and gifts…awaiting you at THE MODERN DREAM

JUDITH LIEBER passed away on Saturday

The famous handbag designer JUDITH LIEBER and her husband, GERSON LIEBER, the modernist artist………..both passed away on Saturday of heart attacks.

Her handbags were luxurious and collected by museums . Many of her clients collected dozens of her bags.  WARHOL called them works of art.  Judith did not consider them to be works of art…..she answered….”I am an artisan”.

CLICK ON THE WATERMELON.……….

Her bags run about $5,000 each…….more for vintage bags.

MacKenzie Child……..Piles of Pillows

Their emporium on West 57th street is a visual delight for me.  I can’t go there without buying  SOMETHING……..a cushion.  JUST ONE!

This is the one I took home with me today.  I LOVE IT.

CLICK ON YOUR FAVORITE………

BEAUTYCON FESTIVAL • NY • 2018

Tens of Thousands of “BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE” show up in NYC every year for theBeautyCon Festival on the Pier in the Hudson river.  Hundreds of “make-up” manufacturers are there to sell you all the goodies that will make you MORE BEAUTIFUL.

Even the TAXIS were beautiful!

Lots of people from the beauty world were on stage……..PARIS HILTON

I don’t know who these people were, but………..


DOVE CAMERSON………showing off her lace and sin……..oops……SKIN

DREW BARRYMORE….as sweet as ever………

La Demi letting it all hang out…..my motto….if you’ve got it, flaunt it!

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HILLARY and LUCY HALE………

NIKITA DRAGUN………..in my favorite dress in the whole show.

 

WHITBY HOTEL • NYC

The Whitby Hotel on West 56th street……near Central Park and all the other exciting places in the city…Apple, Tiffany, Prada…..all just steps away.

The hotel is rather austere from the outside…..but once inside….you will not want to leave.

The breakfast nook is actually my favorite room……..tho the breakfast is a bit pricey………$30 for granola or french toast………but worth every tasty morsel.

CLICK ON..………. to find your favorite room.

The corner suite with the terrace is on sale right now for $900 per night.

You can have your CACTUS and eat it too!

Jiahn Kang’s  BROOKLYN FLORAL DELIGHT  bakery is now in the East Village on 10th street.


Succulents and baby cacti…..you can eat…..thorns and all.

Her cake are so delightful…….I didn’t want to slice into it.

At my next terrace party….these will be a hit.

The MINI’S are a one bite wonder…..with a melt in your mouth buttercream.