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Give Me Love . . .

Happy Tuesday! I'm sorry I've been MIA, there really aren't any excuses other than extreme busyness - which doesn't count since I know we're all busy all the time. So how about I make it up to you with a fun, must-do plan for the week?

Go see Yayoi Kusama's Give Me Love exhibit at the David Zwirner gallery. I don't want to give it all away (everything is better as a surprise!), but expect an interactive experience and with plenty of polka dots, in typical Kusama fashion. 

The exhibit runs through June 13, 2015 and admission is free. A word of caution, if you go during the weekend you may run into a short line, but don't let it discourage you. It moves quickly, plus it's completely worth the wait. You'll leave happy and light, only wishing that you could have stayed longer. 

Check it out, have fun, and let me know what you think!

PS. A great tip I picked up from Moni, who took me to see it: follow your favorite art galleries on Instagram. It's the best way to get the latest on exhibits and openings around the city. 


Claire Flowers Heels . . .

The first time I lived in New York I was working at Conde Nast, where I thought it was tres importante to wear heels to work everyday. Being a junior in college I didn't own proper work shoes, so I'd wear my nicest heels (which I usually reserved for dinners or nights out) all day long. When 6pm rolled around, I'd be ready to chop off my own feet. Oh, and by the way, I also thought it was way more chic to wear my heels out of the apartment (like I'd seen in movies, ahem The Devil Wears Prada), instead of wearing flats and changing into heels at my desk. Bottom line, I'd be riding the subway and hobbling to and from the office in high heels that weren't really meant for walking. 

Since then I've become much more sensible in my office footwear choices, but I'm still always on the hunt for a great looking pair of heels that are comfortable enough to wear all day. When I learned about Claire Flowers and her newly launched shoe line, I was immediately reminded of my Conde Nast days. Claire Flowers shoes combine the style and luxury of handmade heels, with the comfort and functionality of work shoes. Plus they're ideal for city girls, since they're designed to not slip on slick surfaces or get stuck in street grates. 

I ran around NYC wearing The Karen style, and I have to say they were exceptionally easy to walk in. If you're looking for a sturdy & stylish pair of heels to accommodate your work and/or city life, I suggest you check out Claire Flowers Spring/Summer 2015 Collection, sold at select boutiques and online

Happy hump day, thanks for reading! 

This post is brought to you by Claire Flowers


Film Society of Lincoln Center . . .

I'm kind of embarrassed to admit this, but last night I saw my first movie at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Having lived in the neighborhood for almost six years, I can't believe I haven't been taking advantage of this!

One of my best friends, Helen, and I decided to catch a film after work, and it turned out to be the perfect cure for a bad case of the Mondays (which we both had). For starters, we saw a fantastic movie: Dior and I, a documentary of Raf Simons' first haute couture collection for Christian Dior. (If you're in any way interested in fashion and/or design, you'll love this film. It was as beautiful as it was moving.)

We also ended up having dinner in the theatre, which we were not expecting. The "concessions stand" which sells the usual popcorn and candy, also had gourmet sandwiches and salads made to order, a coffee bar, dessert options, and a wine list. We made a little meal of it with a couple sandwiches, popcorn, and a glass of wine. After the movie we walked through Lincoln Plaza, planning the next time we'd meet up for another.

It don't know if it was the fact that we were at Lincoln Center or that we were dining during the film, but the whole experience felt so much more special than a typical movie outing. If you're ever looking for a fun date idea or just an upgraded movie night, check out what's playing at Lincoln Center - I think you'll really enjoy!