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RESTART STAGES at Lincoln Center

 

DANCING DOLLS in the Subway

Gonzalus is always fun to watch……….and he digs his dolls………and the subway riders like me……….love it!

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MOTHER’S DAY Street Fair on Columbus Ave.

It was a MOTHER’S DAY street fair on Columbus avenue……..roasted corn…….German Bratwurst……….Mango Tea……….SEXY BARBEQUE…….Rockstar Revolution……..Crepes [which were awful]……..Too much Jewelry…….too many Turkish rugs…….beautiful African baskets……..lots of cute guys……IT WAS A FUN DAY.

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IMOM…..flip it over WOW!

ILONA draws an “EYE” at the Roger Smith Hotel

Last night……….ILONA ROYCE-SMITHKIN appeared in a “Soiree” at the Roger Smith Hotel here in New York.  Ilona gave a demo on how an artist “draws an eye” that peers into the soul of the person who is sitting for their portrait.

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There were three other people on the program.  JONATHAN………a contortionist with the circus …..he has appeared around the world in different venues.

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The other were a writer and a story teller.  It was a small audience but we were extremely entertained.

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SHOPPING IN SOHO with don

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The day began at the HOUSING WORKS BOOKSTORE on Cosby Street.  All the photos on the blog tonight were snapped by THE DONALD. .The PUCK BUILDING is on the corner of Crosby and Houston.  You will recognize it from the … Continue reading

NY FASHION WEEK SPRING 2014…..WHEN THE SHOW IS OVER

Today at the KAREN WALKER runway show……………

When the last model leaves the runway…………it is PANDEMONIUM.  There is a great rush to get to the next show.

A few friends linger to congratulate Karen………..and to schmooze with old friends.

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The last model on the runway.

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Quick…………what time do I have to be back at Lincoln Center!

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Ari Seth Cohen was there with his “LADIES OF A CERTAIN AGE”  Linda Rodin is on the right.  She is a fashion stylist and founder of her own beauty line, RODIN olio lusso.

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She does love to pose for the camera.  What a doll.

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Margo and Ilona and Ari

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And of course the sunglasses are by Karen Walker.

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Four of the fabulous ladies.  Combined ages………nearly 400.

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Ari Seth Cohen’s book is called “ADVANCED STYLE”………….featuring ladies who live a fabulous and glamorous life.

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TOM AND ILONA……..in love!

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Eric and his ILONA.

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The glasses are truly fab.

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Lynn Dell.…………owner of the “OFF BROADWAY BOUTIQUE” on 72nd street…..just steps from my apartment.

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JOYCE CARPATI………..of New York and Paris.  She was the director of beauty and fashion at Cosmopolitan.

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Lynn in another of her “knock-out” hats.

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Hundreds of fashion editors and buyers attend all of the shows.

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Ilona and Ari

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It was a great show.  I hope you enjoyed it too……on my video.

FETE PARADISO…….Turn of the Century PARIS

Vintage Carousels and Carnival Rides……….have been brought to Governors Island for New Yorkers to enjoy this summer.  The collection was formerly owned by Francine and Fabrienne Marchal.  Francis Staub bought it at auction…….restored it…….and now we can enjoy whimsical Carnival in New York.

The Calliope [pipe organ]…..is so fantastic.

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As the organ makes music…….the delightfully carved wooden figures play their instruments.

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Yves works the mechanisms……….feeding a punched paper card into the Calliope.

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Francine rings her bell and beats the drum.

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This little tyke was enthralled by the organ.  Me too!

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I spoke with this charming lady……who was charmed by Yves!  Me too!

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Lovingly restored by D. Nalbert.

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Horses not on Carousels are scattered about the lawns. [ I want one for my art studio]!

Disney THE LION KING Musical

The LION KING  is still playing on Broadway at the Minskoff Theatre.  The Senengeti comes to life throut the extraordinary vision that is THE LION KING.  Of course, it won the Tony Award for “best musical”.  SIMBA, the young royal heir takes you along on her journey.  The giraffes strut their stuff.  The birds sway and swoop.  The gazelles will leap and dazzle you.

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It is a pulsing spectacle.  55 million people have seen it……and they go away singing Elton John’s tunes and Tim Rice’s  “Can You Feel the Love Tohight”.

MACY”S FOURTH of JULY FIREWORKS

The 4th of July 2013 Macy’s Fireworks was as spectacular as ever.  The view from my terrace was partially blocked be several new  apartment buildings……..but the show went on.. USHER , the superstar was the creative force behind  this year’s Spectacular. Again,  the Sousa brothers outdid themselves with the pyrotechnics.  BRAVO.

CLICK ON THE VIDEO.………and watch the EMPIRE STATE BUILDING light up!

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This is the view from my terrace.

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For the musical choreography USHER and his team used hit songs by Jimi Hendrix……..Kelly Clarkson……… Miranda Lambert………..Blake Shelton………Frank Sinatra………..and Usher himself.

 

 

 

GAY PRIDE PARADE NYC 2013 / Wedding Bells

GAY PRIDE PARADE in NYC 2013 was a march with added spring in it’s step.  DOMA [Defense of Marriage Act] was overturned by the supreme Court.  The plaintiff in the case was Edith Windsor……….she has marched in gay parades for years…….but this year she was a Grand Marshall and got to ride in the back of a red convertible.

 Now same sex married couples are entitled to federal benefits and same sex couples in California can be joined in marriage.

Wedding Bells……..cakes……….tuxedos and white chiffon by the yard.

CLICK ON THE VIDEO TO SEE ” SWISH….JUST MARRIED.”

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SWISH***Just married.  You can tweet and congratulate the newlyweds.