Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Kitchenette

On Monday I was looking around Tribeca area and found this cute litte restaurant called Kitchenette to have a lunch.
I love those not-trying-to-be-too-fancy places, where you can just feel very cosy and homely. For example when you order a coffee they will bring you a generous cup full of just hot and simple coffee..and refill it whenever you want. After that I really don't feel like ever going to Starbucks again.
Of course it would have been nice to order something traditional, something 'American' but I went for a Mediterrenean salad and was very happy with my choice. I'm sure I'm going to re-make it at home, super-easy, just some greens, roasted eggplant and peppers, artichoke hearts, handful of fresh mozzarella, all tossed over with basil vinaigrette. I think I might have to go back there for a breakfast one day, because a herb and goat cheese omlette sounds just too good and I haven't had pancakes in a while... gingerbread ones with pumpkin butter would be nice as I'm already in a holiday mood.




Kitchenette
156 Chambers Street
NYC 10007
Monday-Friday: 7:30am - 11:00pm
Saturday &Sunday; Brunch 9:00am - 4:30pm, dinner 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Chinatown

Walking all the way through the Canal Street in pouring rain. Maybe not one of my favourite things to do here but still thrilling.




NYC FLEAS

Last Sunday was perfect for visiting some flea markets around Manhattan. Unfortunately I couldn't make it to the Brooklyn one. You should check Hellskitchenfleamarket.com for more information, they have one marketplace on West 25th Street and the other one on West 39th. I'm sure they also have some special holiday markets coming up! This time I didn't draw much attention to vintage clothing and jewelry (of which they had a fantastic selection). I was more fascinated by all the other bric-a-brac and interior design items.
 I have a few days left in New York and I'm already very tired of all those big luxury department stores, so I'm asking does anybody have a good guide for vintage and thrift shopping in New York? What places are your favourites?





Monday, November 28, 2011

SoHo

Whitney Museum of American Art

Visited Whitney Museum, which is dedicated to American art on Saturday. I wasn't allowed to take photos inside the exhibitons so here's just few from the museum shop and cafe I . Two things which tend to be the most interesting things about museums, no, really, I actually enjoyed Sherrie Levine's and sculptor David Smith's exhibitons. And the cafe called 'Untitled' downstairs was very nice as well. I've never seen kale in Estonia so I ordered a crispy kale salad with beetroot straight away.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Chelsea girls

I decided to avoid that crazy and hectic Black Friday shopping and take a walk in Chelsea, Meatpacking District and Greenwich Village. It all felt so good - sun was shining, people seemed to be happy, sitting at outdoor cafes, drinking coffee, recovering from Thanksgiving. I sat on Le Pain Quotidien's terrace and enjoyed an artichoke quiche. Hard to believe it's actually December next week! Trying to postpone the upcoming winter as long as possible!




The infamous Hotel Chelsea, where Sid Vicious's girlfriend was found stabbed, Andy Warhol's 1966 movie "Chelsea Girls", starring Factory Superstars Viva and Nico was captured and Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, Edie Sedgwick among many others have stayed.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Gift Wrapped

Store windows keep inspiring and surprising. Mostly Bergdorf Goodman's.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Visiting art galleries in Chelsea

The Pace Gallery. 545 West 22nd Street.
Burning, Bright: A Short History of the Light Bulb


Matthew Marks Gallery. 522 West 22nd Street.
Nan Goldin. Scopophilia 
This one was amazing! Least left me very inspired.


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Evolution

I'm so glad I randomly found this little store called Evolution in SoHo. I've always wondered where can you buy all those things - taxidermy, fossils, minerals, human and animal skulls, insects and many more (the next question would be why would you need all this stuff), well , you can everything from there. The store itself was like a museum. And I definitely did not leave empty-handed.




Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Museum Mile

I had a free Monday morning so I took a walk by the Central Park on the Museum Mile. First visited the Guggenheim, where there was a huge exhibition of Italian born, New York based artist Maurizio Cattelan. His installation was truly impressive and brought together everything that the artist has produced since 1989. The other exhibiton I liked was called Surface, Support, Process: The 1960s Monochrome in the Guggenheim Collection, showcasing monochrome and minimalist paintings and objects by Agnes Martin, John McCracken, Robert Ryman and Robert Mangold.






I was lucky to find the Neue Galerie, a museum specialising on German and Austrian art, so I had a chance to see my favourites Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

ribs out

The stylist of today's shoot had brought some really great jewelry to the set. Most of it was by a Norwegian brand called Bjorg. The ear cuffs with real pony hair were particularly cool.