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New York Botanical Garden

One thing that became clear as soon as humans began to retreat months ago, was that nature would continue to flourish (and perhaps even flourish greater) without us. Seasons would continue to change and as spring came, the rest of life would blossom, bloom, and recreate even while the people had to put their speedy world on pause. And in this time, that reminder that nature gives us continues to b...


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David Hockney Exhibition On Screen

The work of Exhibition On Screen offers to our museum cravings a comprehensive documentary style artist and art exhibition dialogue. In this one, they surveyed the great David Hockney. The film, composed of about an hours worth of video interviews, focusses in particular on two shows curated by Edith Devany: A Bigger Picture (2012) and 82 Portraits and One Still Life (2016). Each focuses on a dy...


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Minnie Muse on Spotify

Music can teach us a lot. It can make us grow nostalgic, help us understand, create an escape, and act as a voice when words alone fall short. Like art, fashion, and design, music has a unique way of engaging with its surroundings and telling the story of a time and place. Perhaps in acknowledging this particular influence that art has, it’s important that we create space for the voices that have ...


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Art in the Streets

So often we think about art and culture in their institutionalized, intellectual states, when in reality, so much is born on the street. The history of street art tells a story of the people’s voice. But today, it has become increasingly complicated; street art can be commodified and commercialized. It can be as much a thing of high art as anti-culture. This beautifully powerful and complicated hi...


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Judd at MoMA

Donald Judd, a man who ironically refused to label himself a sculptor, revolutionized the art world throughout the latter half of the 20th century with his commanding stacks and minimal, three-dimensional artwokrs. True to Judd's reclusive nature, as the world remains in quarantine, the curators of The Museum of Modern Art have found a unique way to pay homage to the late artist - whose career-spa...

Date:

March 1, 2020 - July 11, 2020

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Judd at MoMA


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Andy Warhol at The Tate Modern

Andy Warhol’s artwork is nothing short of iconic, and his name has become synonymous with ‘the king of pop art.’ There is a legendary quality to his continued influence in the art world and greater pop culture. It has gone on to be commemoratedby way of countless exhibitions and institutional collections as well as reinterpreted across spheres of art and design. “Warhol” is symbolic of a persona,...

Date:

Until September 6, 2020

Location:

Tate Modern, London, UK


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Levi Strauss: A History of American Style

The history of denim is a journey full of beautiful innovation and cultural insight. And it can be mostly traced by way of the story of Levi’s. This story- and the designs and insights that accompany it- is the essence of the Contemporary Jewish Museum’s current exhibition, *Levi Strauss: A History of American Style*. Although the museum doors are closed given our current situation, the institutio...


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Sustainable Thinking

Last April, Florence, Italy’s Museo Salvatore Ferragamo opened its exhibition, Sustainable Thinking. The multi-room show offered an extremely comprehensive overview of sustainability’s relationship not only to the Ferragamo brand, but to fashion and art history at large. The insightful, interactive experience took its viewers through a hopeful range of possibilities for the future of sustainable f...


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The Art Institute of Chicago

There is something really powerful about going to museums and seeing art in person, but quarantine is proof that the access to learning about art and art history can become available to us wherever there is internet. Another amazing place to find awe and discovery of art collection is in the digital archive of the Art Institute of Chicago. The institution itself has an unparalleled collection of...


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The Paris Review

Founded in 1950s Paris, France, The Paris Review was born as a space for honoring and exploring creative works in fiction and poetry. In the 1960s, the literary magazine brought its artistry to New York City, partnering seamlessly with the interdisciplinary creative spirit that began thriving through the city’s streets at that time in history. The publication became versed in art and photography ...


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The Kyoto Costume Institute

Calling all urbanites missing their fix of city culture. Calling the fashion nerds, history buffs, and museum geeks… There is a place in the digital universe where you can find loads of inspiration and access decades of expertly preserved and beautifully documented garments that tell the story of the western world. Japan’s Kyoto Costume Institute (KCI) prides itself on its ability to track the h...


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UbuWeb

For most of us this week, the furthest we “must go” is on a deep internet surf, stumbling upon new, exciting finds in the digital universe… For just this kind of exciting, educational e-journey, we recommend a trip to UbuWeb. Once there, you will find endless avant-garde archrival material that you may not find anywhere else on the internet. UbuWeb was started by poet Kenneth Goldsmith in 1996 fo...

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UbuWeb


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Veronika

Joining the ranks of iconic New York City restaurants such as Balthazar, Upland, and Le Coucou, the newest addition to the Stephen Starr kingdom opened its doors just this past January at the Fotografiska Museum on Park Avenue South. For this one, Starr takes inspiration from the medium of photography itself-- naming it for Veronica, the patron saint of photography, and pulling from the art-form’s...

Date:

Sunday-Wednesday 5-11PM, Thursday-Saturday 5-12AM

Location:

281 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10010

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Veronika


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Karlie Kloss's Pick

Christian Louboutin: L’Exhibition[nist]

I was just in Paris for fashion week and saw the amazing Christian Louboutin exhibit at the Palais de la Porte Dorée. Louboutin is a true fashion world legend and footwear visionary in every sense of the word. The exhibition pays homage to Louboutin’s lifelong obsession with creativity and craftsmanship, and includes dozens of his most celebrated shoes alongside a handful of never-before-seen col...

Date:

February 26 - July 26, 2020

Location:

Palais de la Porte Dorée, 293, avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris


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Flipper's

Like the rainbow bagel, colorful coffee drinks, or cookie dough sold in an ice cream disguise, souffle pancakes fall into the category of 'food trends of the instagram age'. But this one, jiggles and all, doesn’t disappoint. Naturally, this beautiful breakfast in all its fluffy glory was born in Japan, perhaps the global capital of cuteness. Last October, one of souffle pancakes’ masters, Flippers...

Location:

337 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013

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Flipper's


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Diane von Furstenberg's Pick

Easter Island

I spent the holidays in South America with my family at Los Lobos, a health spa and monastery nestled in a costal mountain range just north of Santiago, Chile. I went to visit Dr. Alberto Villoldo who is a psychologist, medical anthropologist and author. His book ‘Grow a New Body: How Spirit and Power Plan Nutrients can Transform You Health,’ has changed my life and my understanding of healing and...

Location:

Chilean Territory in the Pacific Ocean


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Mina's

After studying to pursue a career in fashion, Chef Mina Stone traded clothing and accessory design for a toque blanche (“white hat”), double-breasted jacket, and a full-time career catering gallery dinners and working as Urs Fischer’s in house chef at his Brooklyn studio. Since publishing her first book, Cooking for Artists, in 2015, Stone has made another significant culinary leap into feeding mu...

Date:

12PM - 6PM, As Museum Hours, Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Location:

MoMA PS1 - 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY, 11101

Link:

Mina's


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Bryant Park Holiday Market

Bryant Park’s Holiday Market is a wintertime shopping destination. The European inspired open air market features 175 global artisan boutiques housed in custom-designed jewel box kiosks. Food, art, jewelry and knick knacks perfect for the holiday season can be bought at the market. It will be open from November 30 to December 30, so be sure to check it out!

Date:

November 30 - December 30, 2019

Location:

Bryant Park, New York City, NY


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Squish Marshmallows

Whether you have a sweet tooth or not, we all have a fond childhood memory involving the marshmallow. From learning how to make s'mores or simply indulging in a rice krispie treat, the marshmallow is an iconic staple of down home, American cuisine.

Date:

Open Tuesday - Sunday; Hours Vary

Location:

120 Saint Marks Place, New York, New York, 10009


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Farmacy Kitchen

‘Farmacy Kitchen’ at Chef’s Club Counter is downtown New York’s latest go-to eatery for delicious plant-based cuisine. Hailing from across the pond, Farmacy Kitchen has become a favorite of in-the-know Londoners since opening its flagship restaurant in Notting Hill in 2016.

Date:

September 13, 2019 - February 29, 2020

Location:

62 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012


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The New MoMA

Through an effort to re-imagine the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection in a greater global context, MoMa decided to undertake a major renovation. Led by renowned New York-based interdisciplinary studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the project has expanded the museum’s layout by one-third, adding an additional 40,000 square feet of space, which includes several new galleries and a café, in ad...

Date:

Now Open

Location:

11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

Link:

MoMA


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Rachel Feinstein's Pick

The Venetian Pool

The Venetian Pool in Coral Gables Florida brings back the fondest memories. I grew up in Miami in the 1970’s and 80’s and Coral Gables has always been one of the oldest and coolest neighborhoods in South Florida. I used to go to the Venetian Pool as a child – it is a public pool – and I had my rehearsal dinner there when John and I got married, complete with synchronized swimmers the night before ...

Date:

Open Daily: Tuesday – Sunday; Closed: December 2019 – February 2020

Location:

2701 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134


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Pace Gallery NYC

Opening its doors almost 60 years ago, Pace Gallery has made a name for itself in the art world. Designed by Dominic Kozerki of Bonetti/Kozerski architecture, Pace's new 8-floored, 75,000 square foot Chelsea space allows the works it exhibits to be in dialogue with a new, modern environment. In fact, the intentionality of the space is quite respectable, as it is known that the blueprint includes n...

Date:

Open Tuesday - Saturday; 10AM - 6PM

Location:

540 W 25th Street, New York NY 10001

Link:

Pace Gallery


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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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Gucci Westman 's Pick

Castiglion del Bosco

A treasure trove of beauty and luxury located in the Tuscan countryside, Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco takes visitors on a culinary journey through central Italy. As one of the oldest and best-preserved estates in Tuscany – an area home to some of the world’s foremost works in Renaissance art and architecture – this 5,000 acre, 800-year-old country estate boasts suits and luxury villas housed in r...

Location:

Tuscany


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Galerie Bruno Bischofberger

Internationally acclaimed Swiss art dealer and gallerist Bruno Bischofberger, who founded his eponymous gallery in 1963, is without question one of the greatest, if not THE greatest collectors to ever live. Widely credited for bringing American Pop Art to Europe in the 1960s – Bischofberger represented Andy Warhol from the onset of the late artist’s career – followed by American Neo-Expressionism ...

Date:

June 5 – 15, 2019

Location:

Weissenrainstrasse 1, 8708 Männedorf, Switzerland


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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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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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Peter Copping's Pick

Comptoire d’Image

Deep in the heart of the Marais at 44 rue Sévigné lays a tiny, classically French bookshop called Comptoir de l’Image. Slightly claustrophobic at times – in the most stimulating manner – Comptoir de l’Image is a book lover’s paradise. Piled high with vintage magazines and titles relating to art, fashion, music, and other creative genres, you can spend hours browsing the shop’s overflowing shelves....

Date:

Open Monday – Saturday, 12-7PM; Closed Sunday

Location:

44 Rue de Sévigné, 75003 Paris, France


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The Shed

The Shed, a state of the art cultural institution located at the south side of New York’s Hudson Yards development, is singlehandedly changing the creative landscape of New York City. Spearheaded by the infallible Alex Poots, The Shed’s visionary Artistic Director and CEO, this independent, non-profit organization’s unique mission is to commission, produce, and present a wide range of activities ...

Date:

Opening April 5, 2019

Location:

15 Hudson Yards, 30th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, New York

Link:

The Shed


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Neiman Marcus Hudson Yards

Over 120 years in the making, Neiman Marcus is just days away from opening its first Manhattan location; a dual luxury shopping and dining destination in New York’s Hudson Yards. Founded in 1907, the Dallas-based luxury retailer now operates 43-stores across the United States and is currently in the process of disrupting the traditional department store model, transforming from a historic retail n...

Date:

Opening Friday, March 15, 2019 at 12PM

Location:

20 Hudson Yards Levels 5, 6, & 7, New York, NY 10001


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Antiche Carampane

Tucked away on a charming side street between Venice’s famous Rialto fish market and Campo San Polo, Antiche Carampane has become as renowned a restaurant as the centuries-old, historic area it has called home since 1983. The epitome of a hidden culinary treasure, this small but lively eatery occupies the ground floor of a hundreds-of-year-old-building that was once home to a tavern, famed for ser...

Date:

Tuesday – Saturday; closed on Sunday and Monday

Location:

San Polo, 1911 – 30125 Venezia


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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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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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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 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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Derek Blasberg's Pick

Picasso’s Women: Fernande to Jacqueline

Not only do I love Gagosian’s latest show ‘Picasso’s Women: Fernande to Jacqueline’ because of the subject matter -- it's inspired by the central role and influence of Picasso's lovers through the years -- but also, it is a tribute to the late, great art historian John Richardson; a longtime friend and colleague of the gallery’s. Richardson, who had a close relationship with the late artist, began...

Date:

May 3 – June 22, 2019

Location:

Gagosian Gallery – 980 Madison Avenue

Link:

Gagosian


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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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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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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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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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Louis Vuitton X

Leading French luxury house Louis Vuitton, is honoring its rich, 160-year history of innovation and artistic collaboration through the brand’s latest exhibition-style activation, aptly titled 'Louis Vuitton X'.

Date:

June 28 – September 15, 2019

Location:

468 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210


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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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Margherita Missoni's Pick

Milan

Because the city is living a new wave, but its past was pretty glorious too. One of Milan’s subtle highlights is its hardware: the Milanese are no show-offs, but to balance some of the city's understated facades, the Italians liked to invest in epic entry halls... Milanese entry halls make us remember the importance of a first impression. With attention to Italian modernism, Milan's entry ways com...

Location:

Milan, Italy


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Martin Margiela Auction

Fans of the beloved Belgian couturier Martin Margiela won’t want to miss Sotheby’s fall fashion auction, which will be shown during Paris Fashion Week and auctioned online from September 19 to October 1. The 220 pieces to be auctioned off come from a personal archive dedicated to Margiela, with clothing and accessories spanning over 20 years of the designer’s career. The auction has no shortage o...

Date:

Items will be on show during Paris Fashion Week, Sept. 20-25 Online Sale: September 19 - October 1

Location:

Paris Fashion Week, Online Exclusive


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Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez's Pick

The New York Earth Room

Walter De Maria’s Earth Room is somewhere we find ourselves going time and time again, either for transitory moments of tranquility and solitude, or to ignite inspiration. Tucked above endless rows of downtown boutiques lining Soho’s crowded cobblestoned streets, is a thirty-six-hundred-square-foot loft known as The New York Earth Room; a surreal installation by the late New York-based artist and ...

Location:

141 Wooster Street, New York, NY


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Le Jardinier

A modern day greenhouse offering flawless summer sustenance in a refined yet approachable dining environment has opened its doors at 610 Lexington Avenue in midtown Manhattan. Tucked away in the ground floor of 110 East 53rd street – a new luxury condominium designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Norman Foster – Le Jardinier is the first New York City restaurant of executive chef Alain Verze...

Date:

Open Monday - Saturday beginning at 5:30 PM

Location:

610 Lexington Avenue, New York

Link:

Le Jardinier


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Bjork's Cornucopia

Fresh of the heels of the overwhelming success of The Shed’s five-night, inaugural concert series ‘Soundtrack of America’ – honoring the influence of African American music sung by a new generation of groundbreaking artists - New York City’s latest and greatest cultural institution is raising the bar even higher with an eight-concert engagement performed by innovative multidisciplinary artist, Bjö...

Date:

May 6 – June 1, 2019

Location:

The Shed – 15 Hudson Yards, 30th Street Between 10th and 11th Avenues, New York


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KAWS 's Pick

Detroit

Ten years since suffering tremendous turmoil as a result of the 2008 financial crisis and the near-collapse of the US auto industry, Detroit is experiencing a moment of immense cultural and financial rebirth. Five years out of bankruptcy, Michigan’s largest city – which was the birthplace of Motown records and given the nickname “Motor City” inspired by its deep-rooted ties to the booming auto ind...

Date:

May 10 – August 4, 2019

Location:

MOCAD - 4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

Link:

MOCAD


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Arcade Bakery

Tucked away in the lobby of a 1920s-era Tribeca office building hides a nondescript French eatery that goes by the name Arcade Bakery. The brainchild of world-renowned pastry chef Roger Gural, who’s extensive resume includes two years as head baker at Thomas Keller’s famous Bouchon Bakery in Napa Valley, Arcade Bakery opened its hallway-window-turned-storefront, spontaneously in May 2014.

Date:

Monday – Friday: 8am to 3pm (Closed Saturday and Sunday)

Location:

Located in the Lobby at 220 Church Street (between Worth and Thomas)


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Laure Hériard Dubreuil's Pick

David Mallett Salon

The time has finally come to bid adieu to trips to Paris in search of the ultimate Parisian salon experience. When it comes to hair, there is absolutely no one better than David Mallett and his skilled team of professional stylists. Since opening its doors in October 2018, Mallett’s New York outpost at The Webster Soho marks the hairstylist’s first salon outside of Paris. Discretely tucked away on...

Location:

The Webster Soho - 29 Greene St, New York, NY 10013


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Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop

Serving hungry New Yorkers for over six decades in what once was a predominantly Polish area in Brookly’s Greenpoint neighborhood, Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop is one of the tastiest destinations in all of Manhattan’s five boroughs. With old school, counter top seating, a black and white checkerboard floor and waitresses in mint-green smocks complete with pastel pink collars and cuffs, walking in...

Location:

727 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222


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Hamish Bowles's Pick

Balagan Restaurant

If you find yourself in Paris yearning for a breath of culinary air amidst buttery breakfasts, cream-filled lunches and wine-infused dinners, look no further than restaurant Balagan, situated seconds away from the Tulleries gardens, Place Vendôme and the Musée du Louvre.

Location:

9 Rue d'Alger, 75001 Paris, France

Link:

Balagan


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4 Charles

Tucked away in Manhattan’s historic West Village, 4 Charles Prime Rib exudes the décor and attitude of an intimate supper club. Named after the restaurant’s exclusive address, one which it has called home since 2017, 4 Charles is the brainchild of esteemed Chicago restaurateur Brendan Sodikoff. Welcoming diners for a meat-centric meal of steak, hand-carved slices of prime rib, and most important...

Date:

Open Everyday, 5pm-12am

Location:

3004, 4 Charles St, New York, NY 10014


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Alex Israel's Pick

Sweet Laurel

Run don’t walk to Sweet Laurel Bakery, a brand new Pacific Palisades bakery offering an array of delicious deserts all made without refined sugar, dairy or gluten; and you’d never know! Best of all is the decadent fudge brownie, which is miraculously 100% Keto.

Location:

15279 Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Link:

Sweet Laurel


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Jean-Michel Basquiat at The Brant Foundation

The Brant Foundation has found a second home in New York City’s East Village. Opening to the public on March 6th, the foundation will present an inaugural, career-spanning exhibition of works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, one of New York’s most beloved painters.

Date:

March 6 – May 15, 2019

Location:

421 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10009


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Salone del Mobile

Every spring the international design community descends upon Milan for Salone del Mobile, an annual furniture fair encompassing over 200,000 square metres of Milan’s Rho Fiera fairgrounds. Launched in 1961, this year marks the 58th edition of Salone del Mobile promoting the exchange of Italian exports in furnishing and the creation of an integrated global community of talented minds working in th...

Date:

Tuesday, April 9 - Sunday, April 14, 2019

Location:

Fiera Milano Rho, SS del Sempione 28 20017 Rho


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L’Avenue

The fashion world’s favorite see-and-be-seen Parisian hotspot, L’Avenue, is now officially open at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City, just in time for New York Fashion Week. For years there have been whispers about the crown jewel of the Costes family’s hospitality empire opening stateside, much to no avail, despite the group’s loyal, local New York fan base. What finally ‘wooed’ the French maest...

Location:

8 East 50th Street, New York City - Eighth and Ninth Floors


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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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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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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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