Empire Diner

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Friday evening we went for dinner at the Empire Diner space on 10th Avenue and 22nd street, which just reopened last week for dinner only (lunch service is coming in a few more weeks). This used to be one of my favorite places in the city, with their blue cheese lentil burger that was so addictive. The menu is different this time around as is the chef (Amanda Freitag) but that turned out to be a great thing once I let go of my disappointment that the new menu had no lentil burger in sight. Instead the menu is peppered with fantastic and interesting twists to old favorites like the jalopeno infused martini and the patty melt, which is like a grilled cheese with a burger. Their brussell sprouts have a tangy vinegar twist, which also acts as a great dipping sauce for the melt. We even had dessert, which involved a salted caramel sauce and donuts. Continue reading

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Sam Kogon EP

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Sam Kogon is the childhood friend of one of the amazing Fox kids I used to babysit while I was a student at Bard College in the 90s. He is also an incredibly talented musician. Listen here. He is playing a set tomorrow, Sunday February 9th, 8PM at the Silent Barn in Brooklyn. Continue reading

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Marissa Webb Fall 2014

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Marissa Webb’s flirty tomboy rocks plaid, pink and cool layers, though I wish she had left the fur behind or used faux. I don’t know what is going on the past few years with this awful resurgence of real fur. Our friend John Bartlett just wrote a great article on this sad trend. #ProFaux… Continue reading

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Sometimes Valentine’s Day Sucks But The Gifts Don’t

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Valentine’s Day is like New Year’s Eve, full of expectations and let downs. Which is why I recommend giving everyone booze as gifts. Valentine’s Day may suck again this year but atleast there are fun presents to think about, and creating a gift list is really the only reason I am even saying the V word. Continue reading

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M. Patmos, Fall 2014

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Favorites from the new fall 2014 M. Patmos collection. Continue reading

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Impractical Day Look, Fashion Week in the Snow

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It’s not as cold as you would think so don’t let the snow fool you. An impractical day look will work just fine this week in NYC. A Yoox dress (below), American Eagle camo jacket, Samya faux fur vest, boots from Fiorentini & Baker with classic ribbed tights, a felt hat from Patrizia Pepe, Batya Kebudi Aries ring and a Furla color blocked bag. Another fashion week begins Thursday… Continue reading

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RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman

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RIP brilliant amazing wonderful Philip Seymour Hoffman. He was in so many incredible films over the years, I never got enough of him on screen, and this past Sundance he was in two of my favorites, Anton Corbijn’s A Most Wanted Man and John Slattery’s God’s Pocket. Hearing of the way he died just broke my heart into a million pieces. Why is it that the reason someone is a brilliant artist and feels so much of the world around them is also the same reason they are left to deal with pain that forces them to not want to feel anything at all? It is such a cruel twist of the fabric. RIP.

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Gigi Green Clutch

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Love this green Gigi clutch. I’ve gotten in the habit of having a small flat clutch in my purse to keep my iPhone in and this one is perfect.

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Vance Joy, Riptide

From last year’s EP God Loves You When You Are Dancing, this Monday’s musical on repeat obsession is the track Riptide by Australian singer-songwriter James Keogh aka Vance Joy.

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Sarah Kurz

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In love with Sarah Kurz‘s work. She has a new show at Sargent’s Daughter, which opens Wednesday January 29th, 6-8PM, at 179 East Broadway NYC. The show is up until February 23rd. Continue reading

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