I love Ray-Ban Wayfarers, they’re classically hip. And since I’m always looking to pack tight, I was thrilled to find these brilliant, folding Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses – the perfect travel sunglasses. Rachel Bilson agrees.
Here’s how small they fold. I’m going to upgrade my New Wayfarers to these. Just wish I had them for my trip to Virginia Beach this weekend.
What are you sporting this summer?
What a nice surprise to get this cute Do Not Disturb sign in the mail from our friend, Paul Vogel, a bookbinder in East Hampton. I met Paul and has wife Abigail a couple of years ago when I wrote about their awesomely antiquated bookbinding business for designer Charlotte Moss. What fun to have a P.V. original! Thanks Paul and Abigail!
Here’s my newest baby: the VCU ICA, the project I’ve been working on since moving to Richmond almost a year ago. I’m helping Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts (the #1 public art school in the country, did you know?!) on communications for its exciting new art center, the Institute for Contemporary Art, which is planned to open in 2015.
This is a dream come true: working with one of the nation’s leading creative centers on a project that will be transformational for Richmond, it’s art community and the next generation of artists who study at VCU. I’m in heaven. Just LOOK at the place!
The architect, Steven Holl, is brilliant. He designed a thoughtful building with flexible spaces that can be used for all sorts of cutting-edge exhibitions and performances. The idea is that today art takes on a variety of forms and the space needs to allow for experimentation and collaboration across all medium.
Stay tuned! I’ll keep you updated along the way.
To Brooklyn! Here’s the view of Manhattan from the fantastic, new Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. More to come, gotta go get coffee…
Woo hoo! My latest piece for The New York Times travel section came out yesterday called: “New Energy in Palm Springs.” Here I am while reporting the piece, on a tour of amazing modernist homes. My story is about a resurgence in hipster culture in Palm Springs, a town mostly known for its golf and gay party scene. While I was there, I discovered an emergence of energy, thanks in part to the Coachella Music Festival bringing kids from L.A. to the area. Thanks for all my new peeps in P.S. for giving me the scoop.
Here are some other pieces I’ve written about Palm Springs.
To upstate New York with effortlessly-chic gallerist Lucy Chadwick.
To a shrink’s sofa with Prada and director Roman Polanski.
In May the New York City Ballet had a show of new works by Mr. Natalie Portman, Benjamin Millepied with costumes designed by Rodarte. This was the second year for the forward-thinking collaboration – check out the stripes and semi-sheer skirts. Beautiful. I’m guessing Portman made that happen since she’s a Rodarte darling.
Orange nails for the beach!
Kate Middleton at the Queen’s Jubilee looking way more elegant than Kim Kardashian in Alexander McQueen
Fantastic kale salad recipe for our dinner party this weekend and
Gjelina, the cool, Venice Beach restaurant that gave me the idea
Tucker is having a sale! (Obsessed right now with the NYC indie label’s silk blouses)
See you next week!
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I kid you not. This is hands down the best pizza in New York. And I don’t mess around. This is coming from a native New Yorker who considers pizza #1 and #2 on her dessert island list. It’s also coming from someone who just spend nine months of pregnancy seeking out New York’s best pizza. Here’s my daughter, Marguerite, wishing she could dig in to that perfect pie. Here’s why Lucali’s pizza is best:
- Perfectly thin crust but not too thin that it gets soggy (common problem in gourmet, Neopolitan pizzarias)
- Good, tangy sauce at just the right amount, not too dry or too wet
- Cheese perfectly covers pie (lots of Neopolitan places are stingy!)
- Tons of FRESH basil
- These are full-size pies. None of that skimpy “personal” size.
The first time we went, Scott and I finished the pie so quickly that we ordered another and scarfed that one down, too. Yes, that’s right, we ate one pie each. And we’d do it again. It’s THAT good.
My adorable friends Marguerite and Phil were married recently in her mother’s garden. I loved the flowers by Richmond’s Flower Girls Inc. and her fascinator worthy of the Queen’s Julilee, from Ignatius Hats of Petersburg, Va.