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Au Moulin á Vent

Founded in Paris in 1946, Au Moulin á Vent is a quintessential French bistro situated in the city’s 5th arrondissement. The classic, single room interior lined with red leather booths, wooden chairs and white tablecloths, serves the best homestlye French cuisine in all of Paris. Daily selections are presented tableside on a blackboard while the sounds of French baguettes being cut with an antique ...

Location:

20 Rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris, France


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A Prelude to The Shed

In approximately one year New York’s Hudson Yards is going to witness a major influx of culture with the much-anticipated opening of The Shed, a cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary arts center set to launch in the Spring of 2019. To honor this momentous occasion, from May 1 to 13, The Shed will present a carefully structured pre-opening set of programs one block from their future permanent home in a ...

Date:

May 1 - 13, 2018

Location:

10th Avenue and 31st Street


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R by 45rpm

Searching for seasonless basics with Japanese-grade attention to detail and craftsmanship? Look no further than R by 45rpm, located on Mercer and Houston in downtown New York. The brand, which counts few stores outside of eastern Asia, prides themselves on their design ethos centered on customers around the world wearing their clothing with pleasure. Their sincere philosophy and use of the highest...

Location:

169 Mercer St, New York, NY 10012

Link:

R by 45rpm


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The Four Seasons Restaurant

Formerly located in New York’s iconic Seagram building, The Four Seasons restaurant served for decades as Manhattan’s go-to spot for a high-power business lunch. After closing its doors in 2016, biding adieu to its loyal diners and the midtown location the eatery inhabited since its debut in 1959, the restaurant has reopened just blocks away in a smaller, newly renovated space by Brazilian archite...

Location:

42 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017


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Lauren Santo Domingo's Pick

Ichiran NYC

After making its local debut in Brooklyn in 2016, Japanese ramen chain Ichiran, which has more than 70 locations around the world, opened its first New York City outpost this past spring. Offering a tailor-made menu of ramen orders – customizable by richness, saltiness, noodle texture and the option to add a slew of traditional ingredients, Ichiran boasts 46 cubicle-like solo dining seats – otherw...

Location:

132 West 31st street, New York, NY

Link:

Ichiran


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FD Gallery

On a hunt for the perfect Valentines Day bauble? FD Gallery is a treasure trove for all things vintage and sparkly. Founder Fiona Druckenmiller opened FD Gallery in 2010 as a one-stop-shop for everything luxe. FD Gallery’s fine offering of one-of-a-kind 20th century jewels and objets d’art range in period from Art Deco and Retro to standout pieces from the 1970s through contemporary designs. Their...

Location:

26 East 80th Street

Link:

FD Gallery


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Mary's Fish Camp

Yearning for the perfect New England-style ‘seafood meal’ but you’re stuck in the New York City? Venture over to Mary’s Fish Camp, a tiny, shack-like restaurant in the West Village; their completely delicious bouillabaisse and world-class Lobster Roll will make you think you’re feasting seaside on the catch-of-the-day. The casual atmosphere serves up familiar dishes with simple and sophisticated f...

Location:

64 Charles Street, New York, NY 10014


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Nick Cave - The Let Go

Interdisciplinary American artist Nick Cave has become internationally known by way of his majestic ‘soundsuits’ – sculptural costumes made of a variety of materials and media, enveloping the wearer’s body, immersing individuals under layers of political statements and racial undertones – as well as through his vivacious performances, which reside at the epicenter of immersive installation and par...

Date:

June 7 – July 1, 2018

Location:

Park Avenue Armory - 643 Park Avenue


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A Weekend of Art and Design Fairs

Art and design fairs have once again descended upon Manhattan. Beginning with preview day this Thursday, March 8th, and running through the weekend, New Yorkers will find a variety of fairs popping up around the city. Between Independent, The Armory Show, and Collective, there are a variety of options catered to suit every creative interest. The Armory Show, staged on Piers 92 & 94, is an art fair...

Date:

March 9 - 11, 2018

Location:

New York City


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The Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow

Each year, the rising stars of the ballet world descend upon the David H. Koch Theater in New York’s Lincoln Center for The Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow annual gala. The Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) is an organization devoted to providing financial aid to talented young dancers to attend top-tier international ballet schools around the world. YAGP is known for fostering the brighte...

Date:

April 19th, 2018 at 7PM

Location:

David H. Koch Theater – Lincoln Center

Link:

YAGP.org


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Art As Jewelry

Art, fashion and jewelry lovers alike must flock to Christie's online for their second edition of Art as Jewellery, "an online-only sale that is dedicated to wearable artworks by artists of the 20th and 21st Centuries, is open for bidding from 9 to 16 November, running concurrently with Christie’s 20th Century week in New York." Throughout the last 100 years, artists have often created jewellery...

Date:

Bidding Ends November 16, 2017

Location:

Christies Online


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Modern Collectors Trunk Show on Moda Operandi

Minnie Muse has teamed up with e-commerce behemoth Moda Operandi for an exclusive jewelry trunk show inspired by international springtime art happenings. From art fairs to show openings, galas and auctions, we have your jewelry needs and desires covered. Head over to the exclusive Minnie Muse ‘Modern Collectors’ trunk show on Moda Operandi to shop the curated selection of bijoux from over thirty o...

Date:

Through June 15th


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The Glass House

Completed in 1949 by Philip Johnson, The Glass House is a masterwork of midcentury architecture, perched atop a forested hill, with views overlooking the surrounding pond and wooded areas. The compact former home of the late architect ushered in a new style of residential building upon its completion in the mid 20th century, praised for its innovative use of materials and seamless integration into...

Date:

Open daily from 10am – 5pm

Location:

199 Elm St, New Canaan, CT 06840


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Richard Prince High Times

Widely regarded as the enfant terrible of the contemporary art world, Richard Prince has been pushing the limits of artistic appropriation since beginning his career in New York in the early 1970s. From his earliest ‘Cowboys’ in the 1980s, which were rephotographed Marlboro cigarette ads, and his iconic Nurse paintings, a body of work inspired by the covers of inexpensive novels sold at newspaper ...

Date:

November 1- December 15, 2018

Location:

Gagosian Gallery - 522 West 21st Street


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La Mamounia

La Mamounia, arguably most iconic hotel in Marrakech, opened its doors in 1923 and was recently brought back to its original glory by world-class architect Jacques Garcia; Garcia’s most well known creations include the renowned Hôtel Costes and The Peninsula in Paris. This legendary property, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, has hosted some of history’s most influential figures, from p...

Location:

Avenue Bab Jdid، Marrakech, Morocco

Link:

La Mamounia


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The Salvador Dali Museum

There are countless artistic treasures hidden in unassuming spots around the world, just waiting to be discovered. The Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida undoubtedly qualifies as an archetypal example of one. Reynolds and Eleanor Morse, supporters and close friends of the late father of surrealism, moved their collection from Cleveland, Ohio to Florida in the 1980s. The original 80s-e...

Location:

One Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg, Florida


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Legacy Records

Delicious Hospitality – the team behind downtown hotspots Charlie Bird and Pasquale Jones – has done it again with the latest addition to their restaurant repertoire, Legacy Records. The newly opened haunt offering a menu inspired by Italy’s northern coasts holds true to the restaurant group’s promise of delectable food, terrific wine and excellent service in a relaxed atmosphere. The space, locat...

Location:

517 West 38th Street, New York, NY 10018


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Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

It is no secret by now that the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has opened yet another blockbuster spring exhibition titled, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. With a triumphant background of all-star shows, what makes this one so special? Perhaps it is the breathtaking offering of 20th and 21st century couture; or the countless items on loan from the Sistin...

Date:

May 10 – October 8, 2018

Location:

The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters

Link:

The MET


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Potterton Books

Tucked away on the fourth floor of the New York Design Center – located on Lexington between 32nd and 33rd street – is Potterton Books, offering one of the finest selections of new, used and out of print books in all of Manhattan. Established in 1980, Potterton Books has amassed an unmatched inventory in its nearly forty years in business. Specialists in many fields, their main areas of focus incl...

Location:

200 Lexington Avenue, Suite 431


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Manhatta Restaurant

Though New York-based restauranteur Danny Meyer might be most famously known as the proprietor of Shake Shack, Meyer’s world famous Union Square Hospitality Group recently added a new upscale eatery to their impressive roster of New York City neighborhood hot spots. The restaurant group’s latest culinary venture ‘Manhatta’ – named after Walt Whitman’s poem “Mannahatta” - is bringing seasonal and s...

Location:

28 Liberty St, 60th floor, New York, NY 10005

Link:

Manhatta


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The Webster Soho

High fashion, fine art and perfectly curated furniture and design have once again collided at Soho’s latest must-go shopping destination, The Webster. The retailer has finally opened its doors in New York City after a four-year renovation to restore its historic 12,000 square foot, six-floor cast iron building to its original glory. From luxury fashion offerings by Chanel and Dior, to exclusive Ma...

Location:

29 Greene Street, New York

Link:

The Webster


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Art Basel

Each June the international, jet-setting art world descends upon Basel, Switzerland for the industries most respected art fair. With over 4,000 modern and contemporary artists represented throughout a vast array of mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography and installation, spend the day getting lost in each gallery’s booth at the main fair, and visit ‘unlimited’ for a pioneering exhibit...

Date:

June 14 -17, 2018

Location:

Messe Basel – Messeplatz 10

Link:

Art Basel


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10 Corso Como - New York

Gallerist, fashion editor, publisher and muse, Carla Sozzani, is brining her world famous concept store, 10 Corso Como, to downtown New York. A pioneer of high-end, conceptual retail, Sozzani opened her first boutique in Milan in 1991, with outposts in Seoul, Shanghai and Beijing that have since followed. Born out of Sozzani’s intense curiosity and love for the unconventional, 10 Corso Como stemme...

Location:

1 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038


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Tom Sachs's Pick

McDonald’s

McDonald’s is still and will always remain my second favorite dining establishment. Founded in 1940 in San Bernardino, California, McDonald's has grown into the world’s largest restaurant food chain, serving over 70 million customers daily in over 100 countries. The fast food franchise first introduced their eponymous Golden Arches logo in 1953, the best graphic identity since the Third Reich. B...

Date:

Most open 24 Hrs

Location:

37,241 Locations Worldwide

Link:

McDonald's


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The Keith Haring Pop Shop Archive

Rare book aficionado and dealer Harper Levine opened his East Hampton, New York-based bookshop and gallery in 1997. Levine has since expanded his dealing into the city and opened a space on the Upper East Side in January 2016 called Harper’s Apartment. Up through mid-January 2018, Harper’s Apartment will be showing an extensive Keith Haring Pop Shop archive including rare, original material and sc...

Date:

November 29, 2017 - Mid-January 2018

Location:

Harper's Apartment - 51 East 74th Street, 2X


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The Clark Art Institute

Situated about three hours outside of New York City in Williamstown, Massachusetts, the Clark Art Institute, named after founders Sterling and Francine Clark, is an architectural gem of pre-twentieth century art. The museum’s original white marble building was designed by architect Daniel Perry and first opened to the public in 1955. Praised for its focused collection of old masters, impressionist...

Location:

225 South Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts


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New York Art Book Fair

For the thirteenth consecutive year, Printed Matter, the world’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to the circulation and appreciation of artists’ books, is presenting the NY Art Book Fair (NYABF), held at MoMA PS1. Printed Matter’s annual fair is the leading international gathering for the distribution of artists’ books, celebrating the immense depth and growing reach of the art publishin...

Date:

September 21-23, 2018

Location:

MoMA PS1


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The Sagrada Família

Without question the most impressive work of architecture I have ever had the pleasure of visiting is the Sagrada Família in Barcelona, Spain. This towering, Roman Catholic Church is the brainchild of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. Although construction began on this privately funded religious masterpiece in 1882, by 1926, at the time of Gaudi’s death, only one quarter of the project was complete...

Location:

Carrer de Mallorca, 401, Barcelona, Spain


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The Prada Double Club Miami

Prada is the luxury brand on everyone’s minds at this year's Miami Art Basel. Not only does this week mark the opening of Prada’s latest retail store, four-years in the making, in heart of Miami’s Design District, but Fondazione Prada, the brand’s arts and culture counterpart, has teamed up once again with Belgian-German artist Carsten Höller to open The Prada Double Club Miami. For three nights o...

Date:

December 5 - 7, 2017

Location:

71 NW 14th Street, Miami, FL


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Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis: Iris Apfel

It is not everyday that two of New York fashion’s most notable females are in conversation. In the latest edition of ‘Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis’, a series within 92Y Talks, Mallis, founder of New York fashion week, will host living legend Iris Apfel on stage for a career spanning conversation. With more than 35 years in the business under her belt and countless notable interviews later, Fern ...

Date:

March 21, 2018

Location:

92nd Street Y - 1395 Lexington Ave

Link:

92Y


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Tetsu

Built around the idea of a robata, the center place of traditional Japanese homes, Tetsu’s menu is presented by cooking method – Raw, Grilled, Fried, Sizzling – plus stews, noodles and rice dishes. All items are served family style and are meant to be shared. Daily fish specials will be available, as well as Chef Masa’s first-ever burger.

Location:

78 Leonard Street, New York

Link:

Tetsu


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Roman and Williams Guild

Nestled within a tiny block on south Mercer Street between Howard and Canal, Roman and Williams Guild is the dream child of husband and wife design duo Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch. The pair, who founded their Manhattan-based design firm in 2002, is credited for the iconic interiors of some New York’s most popular daytime and nightlife staples from The Standard Hotel and meatpacking’s iconic...

Location:

53 Howard St, New York, NY

Link:

Guild NYC


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Nilufar Gallery

Design maverick and eternal Milanese Muse Nina Yashar, founder of Nilufar Gallery, ventured into the world of modernist furniture in the late 1990s. Over the past two decades Yashar has become an international sensation for her discerning eye and eclectic style, solidifying Nilufar as a leading source for all things design-related. With a manifesto focused on three words: Discovering, Crossing and...

Location:

Via Della Spiga, 32, 20121 Milano

Link:

Nilufar


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Renaissance

Nestled within the back streets of Paris’s 7th arrondissement is a discrete single-room boutique with the finest vintage couture offerings in the entire city of lights. La Renaissance has occupied the same location since 1989, when owner Corinne Than-Trong's mother began filling its miniature sales floor with a perfectly curated selection of vintage haute couture and costume jewelry. On any partic...

Location:

14 Rue de Beaune, 75007 Paris

Link:

Renaissance


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Giovanna Battaglia's Pick

Matbaren

A modern, informal bistro in the heart of Stockholm, Matbaren’s classic menu changes daily, based on the best fresh seasonal produce from Sweden and neighboring Scandinavian countries. Reserve a table or sit at the bar of this Michelin starred casual fine dining restaurant for a delicious meal of finely sourced ingredients and fantastic wine pairings. Offering diners a thoughtful, vibrant array of...

Location:

Södra Blasieholmshamnen 6, 111 48 Stockholm, Sweden

Link:

Matbaren


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Benno Restaurant

A fine dining flagship by acclaimed chef Jonathan Benno, the recently opened ‘Benno’ restaurant is the namesake chef’s third and final eatery in the newly renovated Evelyn Hotel. Best known for his Italian and French flavors, the Mediterranean-inspired cuisine of this refined, upscale eatery was a departure for Chef Benno, and a challenge he welcomed with open arms and excited taste buds. Diners a...

Location:

7 East 27th Street, New York, NY

Link:

Benno


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Frieze New York

Every May since 2012, Frieze art fair has been descending upon New York’s Randall’s Island for a weekend of arts and culture. With a grand total of nearly 200 participating galleries from over 30 countries, this stateside fair is an international melting pot of contemporary art, performance, lectures and creative engagements. Each consecutive year the fair grows its impressive roster of sponso...

Date:

May 2 – 6, 2018

Location:

Randall’s Island Park


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Fiac

While there seams to be international art happenings taking place in some area of the world on a weekly basis, Paris’ Fiac (Foire International d’Art Contemporarian) is always a highlight event on the annual art fair circuit. Housed in the city’s sprawling Grand Palais – the same structure that was home to Chanel’s waterfront spring/summer 2019 runway set just two weeks ago – Fiac offers fairgoers...

Date:

October 18 - 21, 2018

Location:

Grand Palais, Paris

Link:

FIAC


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LOULOU

In search of the perfect French eatery that fuses cuisine and culture? LOULOU’s at the Musée des Art Décoratifs is an enchanted urban oasis in the heart of Parisian life. Located just off Paris’ bustling Rue de Rivoli and nestled within the Palais du Louvre, this two-floor restaurant with outdoor seating boasts an impressive interior by French architect Joseph Dirand that marries hospitality, beau...

Location:

Musée des Arts Décoratifs - 107 Rue de Rivoli, Paris

Link:

LOULOU


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Take Home a Nude

The New York Academy of Art was founded in 1980 by a passionate group of art patrons, scholars and artists, such as Andy Warhol, who recognized the need for classical education in drawing, painting and sculpture as a necessary foundation for the progression of contemporary art. Every fall the Academy hosts their annual ‘Take Home a Nude’ auction at Sotheby’s, bringing together the work of inspir...

Date:

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Location:

Sothebys – 1334 York Avenue, NYC


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The Lobster Club

The latest go-to dining establishment by New York’s favorite restaurateurs, Major Food Group, is The Lobster Club, a new Japanese-style eatery in midtown Mahattan serving oriental tapas, dim sum and sushi, in a space beautiful enough to eat! The Peter Marino-designed interior showcases exotic wood, a Jackson Pollock-inspired paint splattered floor, pops of pink, green and red, as well as makeshift...


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Architecture Biennale 2018

Architectural thoroughfare has descended upon the floating city of Venice for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition. This year’s Architecture Biennale is titled FREESPACE, denoting the generosity – both physical and abstract – and freeing spirit encapsulated by the core of architecture’s agenda. With 63 national participating countries filling the historic Pavilions at the Giardini, 12 co...

Date:

May 26 – November 25, 2018

Location:

Venice, Giardini – Arsenale


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Café Sabarsky

Café Sabarsky, located on the ground level of Ronald Lauder’s ‘Neue Galerie’ – Museum for German and Austrian Art – is the perfect spot for afternoon sweets around the holidays. The Café, named after Neue Galerie co-founder Serge Sabarsky, is modeled after traditional Viennese cafés of the early 20th century, which often served as principal meeting spots for artists and intellectuals. The space, a...

Location:

1048 5th Avenue, New York


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Mickey: The True Original Exhibition

No icons have perhaps had more of an impact on culture’s Pop sensibility through the ages than those born out of the Disney franchise. Mickey: The True Original is an immersive, pop-up exhibition celebrating 90 years of Mickey Mouse’s overwhelming influence on art and pop culture. Dozens of artists have employed Mickey Mouse as their creative muse to produce unique, multimedia installations that c...

Date:

November 8, 2018 – February 10, 2019

Location:

60 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10014

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