Monday, May 15, 2017

Jeff Koons - Seated Ballerina Rockefeller Plaza NYC

Artist Jeff Koons has a beautiful Art Piece called "Seated Ballerina" at Rockefeller Plaza in NYC. She is inflated and stands at 45 Feet High. I guess you can say she is the biggest Ballerina! During bad weather "Seated Ballerina" will be deflated and re-inflated when it passes, for safety reasons. She is definitely a must see and will be here until June 2nd. Jeff Koons created this beauty to bring awareness to May, National Missing Children's Month. 

Mr. Koons has designed a limited edition collectible tin with the image of "Seated Ballerina" and partnered with Kiehl's. When you purchase any item from their Midnight Recovery Collection from May 2nd to May 31st you receive this special reusable tin and 100% of the net profits from the sale during that period go to  International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC). 

The Back 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Louis Vuitton - Jeff Koons Masters Colaboration

Louis Vuitton has collaborated with Artist Jeff Koons for a "Masters" series of Iconic artists work transformed into artful Louis Vuitton Bags.  Mr. Koons has captured the Iconic Artwork and presented them in a new light to showcase them for a new interpretation. As I passed the Louis Vuitton on 57th and Fifth Avenue and see Da Vinci's Mona Lisa I cannot help but smile myself. What do you think Da Vinci would think of his Mona Lisa on a bag? I think Mona Lisa would have a huge Cheshire Cat smile.  Artful Bags Include works from Da Vinci, Fragonard, Rubens, Van Gogh and Titian. What do you think? What is your favorite if any?  

watch the video on Louis Vuitton website: (here)

Da Vinci



Van Gogh


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Yo! - Japanese Street Food in NYC

Yo! is a Japanese Street Food and Sushi place in New York City. Yo! is located at 23 West 23rd Street in the Flatiron District. I had visited a location in London and was so happy when I saw it opened in NYC. It is the cutest little place with counter style and some booth tables. This long conveyor belt has different foods that pass in front of you that you can grab yourself and eat. There are some dishes that you must place order with your server. The plates are color coded and prices run from $3.50 to $8.00. At the end of your meal they count the plates by color and work out your bill. Make sure you leave room for dessert! Obviously not the best Sushi you will have in NYC but the experience and fun you have is worth it. I loved my choices (see captions below). Oh and make sure you have some Sake, it will make your experience so much more fun. Yo! Yo! Yo! New York Style.
coolest conveyor belt

starting on the left side: 4 pieces of Spicy Tuna Roll, front: Seared Beef and Garlic Teriyaki Shichimi
right: Katsu Sando a panko breaded fried chicken sandwich 

Avocado Nori Taco

 dessert: Hirata Donut - deep fried Bao with Vanilla ice-cream caramel sauce and pistachios

Friday, April 7, 2017

Macy's 2017 Flower Show - Carnival

Macy's Flower Show 2017 Presented "Carnival" at their New York City Herald Square location. 
As I walked by and admired the beautiful window displays I just could not wait to enter and see what Macy's Magic was in store for me. The Flower Show is from March 26, through April 9, 2017. 

As I entered Macy's I was hit with the beauty of a vintage "Grand Carousel". It turned and showed beautiful flower displays. 

 It seems like the Carousel ride characters have gotten away.........
 The Unicorn was majestic as it pranced up and down proudly displaying beautiful flowers.
 The Rooster with it's vibrant colors stood proud.
 The Lion was not as mean as it looks.....

 These two are adorable with their barrels going down and exposing their beautiful flowered undergarments.

 Girl Scouts Display......

 There was a Paint Night.........
 The Children's Floor....

 The Window Displays