Friday, April 20, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Sunday, April 8, 2012
and walking on the sunny side...that's the best way to enjoy NYC!!!
It's official the SPRING is here, it's not a fake one or just little taste...is fully here, with the new vibe, energies, flowers and smiling people :) :) :) and love in the air!
|My secret garden on Hudson|
Here some "pearl" i've discovered last week!
@Blossom http://www.blossomnyc.com/cafecarmine.php, one of the best vegetarian restaurants opened finally on Carmine St, and voila' a lovely salad with flowers :)
If you wanna have a sunny lunch in Soho try Cafe Select http://cafeselectnyc.com/, a cool swiss restaurant; they've always an interesting playlist and they make the best rosti of NYC; then cross the street and be ready to enjoy the Eileen's cheesecake http://www.eileenscheesecake.com/?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1...to die for!!!
|Good chilean crispy Sauvignon @Cafe' Select|
If you wanna try a new cute and delicious place for breakfast go @Jack's wife Freda http://jackswifefreda, order the Green ShakShuka...delicious poached eggs and greek cheese, yummy! then for a lunch in Nolita go @Epistrophy http://www.epistrophycafe.com/, some sardinian flatbread and fregola and a good glass of wine (strongly recommended the "tagliere of frutta and cheese"!
|Jack's wife Freda|
|Sardinian Vermentino @Epistrophy|
last but not least, hidden on Crosby St. a magic place for a mellow lunch @Imperial No. Nine http://www.mondriansoho.com/en-us/#/explore/?id=/mondrian-soho-imperial-no-nine/, inside the Mondrian Hotel in Soho, enjoy the special light until the sunset!
Friday, March 30, 2012
Restaurants, bar and shopping following the coolest Mad Men Style!
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
|Abington Square Park|
Another mellow weekend is gone...walking here and there in downtown...
it has begun with a morning flower shopping in Chelsea, on 26th and 27th btw 6 and 7 Avenue you can do the most inspiring flower shopping in town and during this early spring is a rainbow of colors!
To keep my colored mood and be healthy, before a huuuge saturday dinner, i went @Melvin's Juice Box (@Miss Lily's) http://misslilysnyc.com/melvins! One of my "healthy mecca" in town! First because Melvin is from Jamaica and while he mix your smoothie you can "jammin with Bob Marley" and be happy, second because his juices are magic :) they make your skin glow, try the Jamaican Green!!!
|Chelsea Flower Market|
|Melvin Juice Box on Sullivan St.|
For dinner we headed to Williamsburg where my friend Jamie was celebrating his bday! As everybody know i'm a "foodie" and first time i came @Diner http://dinernyc.com/ i was tooootally diffident but after i tried i changed my mind! The food is delicious and for private parties you can book this old little trailer in the backyard so lovely! We've had a wonderful party!!!
I bought the cake, ricotta cheese cake, from one of the italian trattoria Pepolino http://pepolino.com/...may i say is the best cheese cake in town?!?!?!
|The Diner Trailer|
Sunday rainy weather and sacred mellow morning at home with classic music, my italian espresso and the fantastic book of the greatest italian contemporary philosopher Franco Bolelli!
Then the Sun showed up on time for a walk on the Highline!
|Giocate! The new book by Franco Bolelli|
PS: for the Polaroid lovers like me i've discovered (thank to my friend Benny) this hidden paradise on Broadway
@Impossible www.the-impossible-project.com/ is on the 2nd floor of an old building close to Canal St, fantastic!!!!
Thursday, March 22, 2012
|adorable card i've found @Clic Bookstore and Gallery on Broome|
|a wonderful "antique" garden in the hearth of NOLITA|
|organic apples @Union Square Farmers Market|
|$4,00 for a bag of Pure Pleasure! best chips of the world...|
|Les Toiles Du Soleil|
Sunset on the Hudson River Park + bubbles @Boom Boom Room + friends + good food @Barbuto (the restaurant of our italian talented photographer Fabrizio Ferri)...Who Can Ask for Anything More?!?!!?
|Sunset from the Hudson River Park|
|Boom Boom Room @The Standard Hotel|
|@Barbuto with my beautiful friends planning the Villasimius meeting|
Monday, March 19, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
|Spring blossom on West 11th|
|Street Artist on West 12th|
Why I love NYC...
this town it's a port, a kaleidoscope, a crazy circus, in one day you can experience 100 different worlds, meet old and new friends from all over around the world, meet yourself, forget yourself, find a treasure!
|Ignes party on Bowery|
|Casa Magazines on West 12th|
|Buon Italia @Chelsea Market|
Friday, March 16, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
|The Cookbooks Shop|
First i passed by @Saturdays on Crosby St to check it as a location for an event and also to enjoy a coffee in one of the cutest/hidden backyard in town surrounded of gorgeous surfers ;)
Then i was looking for some unique bday gift so i went to take a look @Loopy Mango, a crazy, unique shop that always inspire me...i cannot tell you what they sell, everything and nothing, but beautiful suff! vintage? yes! accessorize? yes! furnitures? yes! postcards? yes and more...plus they organize the best knitting course in town (and they also rent the space for small events)!
My second stop was @The Cookbooks Shop, there is nothing similar in the world! it's a little space where you can find old, rare, out of print cookbooks; the owner is sweet and kind and she welcomes you there as you were in her sofa!
For lunch i came back in Nolita to meet my friend Benny (the owner of an uber cool fashion brand Confezioni Crosby www.confezionicrosby.com) @ Tartinery, we love this place, it's perfect for a glass of wine and tapas (a long list of delicious and creative tartines) from lunch to dinner!
after lunch i jumped in Chelsea to find some inspiration in one of my favorite "creative" space in town Printed Matter...wow! if you love art, culture, creativity, you have to come! they have a rare selection of art books, art magazines, old art catalogues...check their website www.printedmatter.org
here i've found what i want...a "toy" by Yoko Ono (love her!)
|Nolita in a glass of Sancerre @Tartinery|
|Yoko Ono "toy" @Printed Matter|
at 7.00pm the appointment was @TheBoweryBallroom with my friends for the concert of Lorenzo Jovanotti, the greatest italian singer! He and his band are able to set something that, more than a concert, is a party, a celebration of joy, an explosion of energy, bellissimo!!!
listen this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3HwnYbU_1A
|Lorenzo Jovanotti @TheBoweryBallroom|
|un avanzo di Magia!|
i love NYC!