Bon Weekend: 10 August 2018
After another heatwave in New York this week, I’m officially ready for fall. Although it looks like the temperatures will abate this weekend, it will also be rainy. Perfect time to watch something new on Netflix or take in a museum. Here are some options to get you through your weekend.
First up, is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society on Netflix. I thought it was going to be a little more light but it deals with how a book club survived Nazi occupation of their island during World War II with flashbacks when a current day author played by Lily James pays them a visit. If you’re looking for something sillier, Like Father with Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer was amusing. While reading People magazine at the nail salon this afternoon, I read about Ordeal by Innocence, an Agatha Christie mystery series on Amazon Prime. It stars Bill Nighy, Anna Chancellor, and Matthew Goode in a BBC One production for the United Kingdom.
I was just at The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently but I may have to go back soon. For the first time in years, all sixteen paintings by Vincent van Gogh that are in the Met collection are on view in the galleries for nineteenth-century European paintings. The paintings are often loaned out to other museums so this a treat not to be missed. As a member, I can go whenever I want and can also bring a guest to the Met, Met Breuer, and Cloisters. It’s one of the most generous museum memberships and makes a great gift.
I’ve been waiting for two of my design and architecture friends to see Elegance in the Sky: The Architecture of Rosario Candela at the Museum of the City of New York. I might just have to go without them to learn more about the architect who gave my neighborhood of the Upper East Side so many beautiful buildings.
I had the pleasure of visiting Felt Bodega by British artist Lucy Sparrow in New York last summer. Everything in the space is made of felt and for sale. I bought myself a felt can of diet coke that makes me smile every time I see it in my kitchen. Now she has an even bigger Sparrow Mart going on this month at The Standard in Los Angeles. There are so many more felt groceries to buy that I almost want to buy a flight to the West Coast. Many things sold out last year in New York so if you plan to attend, plan to go early in the day and as early in the month as possible.
I haven’t been to Washington, DC in a long time and I’m not sure I want to go now but the Water, Wind, and Waves: Marine Paintings from the Dutch Golden Age exhibition at The National Gallery of Art looks quite lovely. It runs through November 25, 2018 so you have some time to visit.
If you happen to be attending NY Now from this Sunday to Wednesday, you may want to stop by Legacy Records after for a drink or dinner. The Hudson Yards located restaurant is not very conveniently located to much of anything besides the Javitz Center so it’s the perfect time to go. One of the most frequently asked questions when I partake in Q&A sessions on Instagram Stories is about where to eat in New York. You can see all my saved answers in the Q&A Highlights in my Stories. I’m planning a full travel guide to NYC soon but until then, this article has a great round up of new restaurants you might want to check out on your next trip.
If it’s raining this weekend, it might be a good time to shop pre-fall fashions hitting online retailers or take advantage of the last sale days. Net-a-Porter has up to 80% off their sale which will probably be over in the next few weeks. J.McLaughlin also has a lot of wear now summer clothes on sale too.
I wish Crazy Rich Asians was opening this weekend but it won’t be in theaters until Wednesday, August 15th. I did see some showings listed for Monday and Tuesday in New York at Union Square so check your listings. I couldn’t get into the book but the film adaption looks like the fun madcap movie we could all use now. I love this article about the family of author Kevin Kwan who inspired his book and the film.
Bon week-end !