WEB-GEMS

imageBreathe easy - the weekend’s here again! And with it come so many things: Easter, Game of Thronesand a couple web-gems from around the ‘net.

Heard NY

Wow. If you are in New York, you must go see Heard NY. Artist Nick Cave, along with CreativeTime and Alvin Ailey have put together the most wonderful and whimsical experiential presentation at Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall. The clip above gives just a glimmer of what the project is about, but the reality of watching it in the flesh is so much more exciting. From the anticipation that bubbles up from the crowd that gathers in the hour leading up to the show, to the first notes of live harp and drums, to the transformation of these static pieces of sculpture into living moving creatures, each with their own personalities - it is a magical experience.

In a word: dreamy.

For more info, check out these two sites - performances at 11am and 2pm, and only through this Sunday! Hurry!

HOT PINK

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HANG 10: ARIELLE

HANG 10 is back! This week, we chat with PR and Marketing whiz Arielle from Jonathan Adler. She’s very possibly the most hilarious girl around…

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1.     When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

 

A doctor. But, then I spent a little more time growing up with my parents, who are both doctors, and was all, no way!

 

2.     Who do you look up to?

 

My first boss, who is now the Media Director at Bird, is a fearlessly fabulous lady that I look up to. She is fantastically chic, hysterical, empathic, sensitive and taught me that you can have a mentor, friend and mother in the most unexpected places. I admire her career, her life and, of course, her closet. 

 

3.     What is the best piece of advice you ever received?

 

My first boss told me to always work for people that you admire and respect. In life, my dad always says to embrace change and things that give you anxiety. 

 

4.     How have you changed in the past year, and how do you hope to change in the next?

 

I think I this is a question to revisit in Therapy. I will get back to you on this one. But, a lot of change has happened and I can only hope there’s more to come. I know I am forever a work in progress. 

 

5.     What do you love about what you do?

 

I love that I get to go to work everyday with the greatest group of freaks. They make me laugh hysterically everyday and have become great friends.

 

6.     What is your idea of the perfect day (or night)?

 

When you’re surrounded by the people you love the most, you’re laughing and at total ease. Impromptu dance parties never hurt either. 

 

7.     If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

 

Santa Monica, New York or Paris. I am a walking cliché and I am okay with that. They’re just the best places on earth (to live). 

 

8.     What are your favorite places in your neighborhood?

 

Tiny’s because it covers a lot of bases - great for brunch, dinner and drinks - it’s my go to spot that I never get tired of.  

 

the otheroom because there’s nothing better than a wine bar, in my heart of hearts I am a total vino-phile. 

 

The Hudson River - I love living near water. It’s not quite the Santa Monica beach I grew up staring at but it will do, for now. I never say no to a bike ride along the water (except when it’s frozen outside). 

 

9.     If you had three wishes…

 

1.  To be an incredible cook. I think is sexy when a woman can just whip up a delicious meal without making a fuss.

 

2. To be contently fulfilled, happy and in love—whatever that might look like. (Like I said, embracing clichés…)

 

3. The shallow wish—the Celine bag I’ve been lusting after for the past few years. 

 

10. Last word!

 

Enjoy it all! 

Fragrance Feast for the Eyes

It seems like the whole of the internet has been on a sugar high from Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola’s new shorts for Prada Candy - can you blame them? Each clip is a perfect little advertising délice

Update: Lo and behold - the first and second full episodes are here! Couldn’t be happier that Wes Anderson loves France Gall as much as I do (it’s not the first time he’s featured her music in an ad)!

FAVORITE: Elderflower Presse

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Aside from having the girliest name, Elderflower Presse is my ultimate favorite drink. It’s light and tangy and fizzy and just tastes like summer. I first tried it at a river-side picnic (not even kidding), and it always takes me back. In sum: sunshine in a bottle…ahh.

Available at Terrain.

Love me or leave me…

An always favorite, this song’s been stuck in my head for ages - not a bad way to start the week!

theeuropeans:

A very good film of Jean Douchet / Jean Rouch / Jean Daniel Pollet / Eric Rohmer / Jean Luc Godard and Claude Chabrol.

On the “To Watch” list…

FRIDAY WEB-GEMS

      

Oh, hello Friday…didn’t see you come in.

What a week! Back from LA, it’s spring (or so they say), and all of a sudden it’s the weekend :)

Here’s where we’ve been poking around the internet lately:

  • Desperate for it to be April 7th so Mad Men will finally be back…in the mean time, Mean Girls x Mad Men = GENIUS.
  • London label Isa Arfen is totally dreamy
  • Beautiful portraits of play in Gabriele Galimberti’s Toy Stories.
  • Time lapse NYC…because why not?
  • Passive aggressive pencils, for lols.

Un parfum - Déjà le printemps

A few weeks ago, going from perfumeries to perfumeries with my friend Laurent helping him in his perfume hunt, we stopped by Marie Antoinette on the lovely place Sainte-Catherine. I wanted to smell that Carriere Freres candle Kate talked about. Unfortunately they were soldout, but we discovered Oriza L. Legrand, an Old/New perfumer, and fell in love with a fragrance called Déjà le printemps (Figs, Cut grass, Sun, Summer rain).image