In this world you are loved. Love back.
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Top to bottom: Copacabana Nightclub, New York, 1946; St. Moritz, France, 1941; Grand Central Station, New York, 1961; Studio 54, New York, 1978.
One of my fave family traditions is seeing The Radio City Christmas Spectacular the weekend before Christmas. We’ve been doing it for years. First we hit the Grand Central Oyster Bar, throw back a couple martinis and indulge in oysters (actually, don’t tell, but I dislike oysters and opt for the mouthwatering lobster roll instead). Then we traipse on over to Radio City for the late show.
The Rockettes’ exact line formations and dazzling costumes are always a thrill. Their routines haven’t changed much over the decades, but that’s precisely the point. The entire show is a throwback to times when show girls, variety acts and primping in the art deco women’s lounge were de rigueur in this town.
The toy soldier number is the ultimate crowd pleaser. Marching in unison with their eyes concealed by top hats, the soldiers fall like dominoes after getting shot with with a canon ball at the end. The way they link their arms and slink onto one another is high drama! I’m always terrified one of the Rockettes will mess up and the orchestra will have to keep playing. But alas, it always works out.
If you haven’t been to the iconic Radio City Music Hall in a while, do drop in for a little visit. It’s one of those New York gems we too often take for granted, oozing history, charm and more than a little nostalgia.
Nothing beats it. A few snaps from my Christmas shopping earlier today…
Can you believe it’s already mid-December!? So far this holiday season has been grand. Hope yours has been, too.
I wouldn’t call myself a Tiffany’s girl, preferring more dramatic or subversive jewelry from the likes of Pamela Love, Delfina Delettrez, Lydia Courteille and Repossi. However, I admire the Tiffany & Co. legacy, and their Holiday 2012 campaign is among their best ever. It’s rich, elegant, graceful, and the color scheme is superb. Dusty pinks, lilac and – of course, Tiffany’s blue – are a romantic departure from most campaign hues these days. Photographer Michael Thompson captures models Doutzen Kroes, Grace Gao and Karen Elson looking their (holiday) best.
Happy Halloween! To celebrate a day of dark delights, below are some images from “Tim Burton’s Magical Fashion,” the imaginative Harper’s Bazaar spread published in 2009. Photographer Tim Walker captures the madcap filmmaker’s take on that season’s most gothic garb…
Happy Valentine’s Day, kids.
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Eggs: new year, new possibilities, new ideas, new direction.
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In celebration of the Chinese New Year, black truffle chicken soup dumplings at Red Farm. Get ready for the Year of the Dragon!
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We hit the beach to light some of our own fireworks afterward.
Happy New Year indeed!
New Year’s Eve fireworks from the Miami crib. 30th floor.