Bon Weekend: 10 May 2019
After my recent travels and countless events in NYC, I’m looking forward to a quieter weekend but that doesn’t mean I’ll be staying home. There are many new openings worth checking out.
I missed the press preview for the updated galleries at Sotheby’s last weekend because I was traveling so I walked over for a look today. I’m not easily impressed but I was blown away by the new spaces designed by Shohei Shigematsu of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA). Sotheby’s old spaces looked like galleries that time forgot but now the building looks like a world class art museum. It probably helped that they are full of art for the upcoming auctions. Definitely stop by before the auctions begin on May 14th or check my Instagram Stories for an in depth look.
I also stopped by the Member Preview for Camp: Notes on Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Wednesday. It’s definitely a confusing theme so there are many large descriptions on the wall. Too bad the beginning of the exhibition is very small so it’s impossible to read them or the fashion descriptions. Apparently, it was planned this way on purpose but it creates it a bottleneck of epic proportions. It honestly feels like a filler Costume Institute exhibition since there was a large exhibition last year and will probably be one coming up next year.
The ladies of La Ligne have opened a chic boutique on Madison Avenue right around the corner from The Mark Hotel. I haven’t been to see it yet in person but I heard it described as a “chic Paris apartment transplanted to Madison Avenue”. It’s no wonder it’s so beautiful since two of the founders, Meredith Melling and Valerie Macaulay, worked at Vogue and third founder Molly Howard was the former head of business development for Rag & Bone. La Ligne means line in French so every piece of clothing has some iteration of the stripe theme, some less literal than others but all equally chic.
Land of Belle has teamed up with Marlo Laz and RAC Lifestyle for a home decor, jewelry, and fashion pop up boutique called Spring on Bleecker open from 10:00am to 7:00pm now through May 30th at 373 Bleecker Street.
My favorite Southern retailer, Ann Mashburn is coming back to New York for another pop up. Perfect timing to pick up some pieces for Memorial Day weekend in the Hamptons and beyond.
Wednesday, May 15 — Saturday, May 18
9:00am – 6:00pm
The Lotte New York Palace Hotel
37 East 50th Street
(between Madison & Park)
New York, NY 10022
Amy Poehler directed and stars in Wine Country on Netflix about six women who question their friendships and futures when they travel to Napa Valley, California, to celebrate a 50th birthday. It’s not the the best movie I’ve ever seen but it did have some laugh out loud moments. It has a great soundtrack that I hope is available online too.
If you need a last minute Mother’s Day present, you might want to buy the woman in your life the Chantecaille x de Gournay Lumière Rose Highlighting Powder Compact. It’s a beautiful collaboration that will make her look even more beautiful.
Don’t forget you have until Sunday, May 12th to save 20% off your order from Heidi Wynne with the code CHIC20 during checkout. The weather has been so chilly lately that you might want to pick up a cashmere scarf to wear now and a straw bag for when it finally warms up.
It’s not open yet so don’t get too excited but the iconic restaurant Pastis will be reopening soon at 52 Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District. It won’t be an exact copy of the original because Keith McNally, who has partnered with restaurateur Stephen Starr, says it’s a different time now. I really hope the steak frites will remain the same though.
Bon Week-end and Happy Mother’s Day!