August 15, 2016

Succumbing to Style

Saint James Meridien Moderne sailor shirts
Saint James Meridien Moderne sailor shirts

Each summer there are certain de rigeur items you see on people that play over and over and over. It’s the flipflop. The leggings. The off the shoulder come hither top on too many women. The white sneaker… If you walk around NYC enough you’ll catch most every trend there is. You can reject them all and go naked, or you can parse your way through and settle on what works for you. Just use a bit of imagination…READ MORE >

August 10, 2016

Goodbye Storage Unit

Manhattan Mini Storage
Manhattan Mini Storage

Yesterday I had to make a trip to my storage unit. Even though its not so far from me, going there always feels like going to another country, another almost alien world. Having just lost my wallet the week before it took some wrangling to get a new card that would admit me to the elevator to get to said unit. Anyway, once I unlocked the door it was like pulling back a curtain on my recent past.READ MORE >

August 9, 2016

I Feel a Coat Coming on

Acne Studio jacket
Acne Studio Min jacket

It couldn’t be hotter here in the city. Sure we get a few days of glorious cool summer weather where everyone walks around with a smile. But with Hurricane Earl sputtering out somewhere south the dregs of that storm will crank the temps here for the next week or so. As I hunker down in the deep end of the pool or in the farthest recesses of my apartment I think about how nice it’ll be to need to pull on a coat. The question is what coat could that be?READ MORE >

August 8, 2016

Calvin Klein Reboot

Calvin Klein in '94Designer burn-out and burn-up continues at a mad pace. The turn-over rate lately is almost as regular as the tides. Like a broken record version of musical chairs, they run and run and hope to find an empty spot to fill. Well, Raf Simons of Dior, Jil Sander and Raf Simons fame is the new man behind the wheel at Calvin Klein. He will be in charge of women’s, men’s, jeans, underwear, cosmetics, store design and advertising. In short, he’ll be the single vision for the whole company. This apparently is what he didn’t possess at Christian Dior which precipitated his departure last year.

Raf Simons
Raf Simons

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August 5, 2016

Olympic Dressage: The British are Coming

Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro
Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro in Canter Pirouette

Dressage is probably my favorite sport of all next to Figure Skating, particularly Pairs and Men’s. But this piece is about Dressage at the Olympics. I’m super excited to watch what unfolds. This one of the most difficult of any discipline with everything dependant on the communication and harmony between horse and rider makes for very edge of your seat viewing.

Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro
Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro

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July 20, 2016

Neighborhood Watch Tribeca

My favorite building in Tribeca, Jenga
My favorite building in Tribeca, Jenga

Lovey, my sister blogger Jolain Muller, and I thought it would be fun and interesting to go exploring in the city to suss out what’s compelling , exciting, mysterious and fun. This wandering will hopefully range farther and farther afield as we both love travel and enjoy the discovery of wonderful new places and cultures. But last week our adventure took us to Tribeca. Unlike Soho, which has come to cultural prominence and then gone to the hordes who invade New York in the summer, Tribeca is a pocket of very beautiful industrial loft buildings, cool cafe’s and restaurants that go from the sublime, Almond Tribeca at 186 Franklin St. to the ridiculous, Nobu at 105 Hudson St. to special clothing boutiques.READ MORE >

July 18, 2016

Impossibly Cool in Incredible Heat

Mumbai Cool
Mumbai Cool

We’re in the midst of a heatwave over here on the East coast. Any 3 or more days in a row of 90+ degrees or more is a heat wave. Walking around town in too much or too little doesn’t serve anyone. I’d wear a tube top and thong if I didn’t fear getting hauled in for indecent exposure. But in warmer climes, say like Qatar where I’ve spent some quality time the temperature hovers at 115 degrees on a good day in April. Still, Mumbai is a hands down winner for the long hot summer.READ MORE >

July 15, 2016

They’re Here

Manhattanhenge at 23rd st and 8th Ave tues 12 July 2016
Manhattanhenge at 23rd st and 8th Ave 12 July 2016 8:00pmĀ 

Every year around now NYC experiences one of its more cosmic moments. It’s commonly known, though not to me, as Manhattanhenge. That would be when the setting sun aligns perfectly with West 23rd Street casting its rays dramatically straight across from the west to the east side of the city. I just happened to be walking up 8th Avenue this past Tuesday evening at about 8 pm when I came to the intersection at 23rd st. There was a throng of people standing smack in the middle of the intersection and all with smartphones and cameras held aloft pointing west at a blazing setting sun. It seemed everything was stopped including traffic. The thought of an invasion came to mind and considering it was about 150 degrees outside anything seemed possible. New York city is so full of incredible moments and this is just one more. Have a good weekend, keep your eyes and ears open and see you on the other side!