Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Art on Park Avenue

So much fun art this summer on Park Avenue in NYC. The Nohra Haime Gallery has a beautiful exhibit of some of Niki De Saint Phalle's Sculptures on Park Avenue from 52nd Street to 60th Street in New York City. Ms. Haime was a famous Sculptor, Painter and Film Maker. She passed away in 2002 but left so much to the art world for all to enjoy. These wonderful pieces will be on display through November 15, 2012.
Below are Aluminum and Copper Foil Art Sculptures created by the late John Chamberlain at the plaza in front of the Seagram Building at 375 Park Avenue, NYC. (Please Scroll down for more on this)

Niki De Saint Phalle
Les Trois Graces (1999)

Louis Armstrong 1999

Michael Jordan (Basketball Player)

Nana on a Dolphin
John Chamberlain

These Sculptures are made from Silver, Green or Copper colored industrial Aluminum. They grace the plaza in front of the Seagram Building at 375 Park Avenue. The exhibit is put on by the Gagosian Gallery.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Pink Saturday - Pink Goodies

Happy Pink Saturday! I was shopping in a cute little specialty market that just recently opened and went straight for the PINK! lol  I have to say that these are 2 of my "new" favorite items. The Crepe is all natural and I make them small and fill with fruit. I have also made savory crepes filled with grilled chicken a little goat cheese and arugula salad. Girard's Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette is so delicious on everything. The bottle is so elegant looking. hehe  
Please hop on over and visit our Pink Saturday Hostess Beverly from "How Sweet the Sound" and all the other wonderful posts! 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Louis Vuitton - NYC Fifth Avenue Windows

I see "Polka Dots"! Louis Vuitton the Famous "Fifth Avenue" at the corner of 57th Street in NYC is covered in black and white polka dots. Standing in the front window is a replica of Yayoi Kusama (Artist). She reminds me of Andy Warhol and as I read about who she is I discovered that they were good friends. I just love these windows, they make me smile as I pass by on my way to work everyday!

Louis Vuitton window displays at its flagship store on Fifth Avenue in NYC is paying tribute to three of Yayoi Kusama signature designs - “Beginning of the Universe” - “Eternal Blooming Flowers in My Mind” & “Self Obliteration".

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Debby Schuh NYC Tour and Workshop at Tinsel Trading

Last Year I went to TInsel Trading for a Debby Schuh workshop. I was so thrilled that she had some spaces available for just the workshop. I live in the suburbs of NYC and work in the City so did not want to do the tour part but let me tell you how jealous I was of all those people and all the fun places they got to go to! She is doing the Tour/Workshop again and I highly recommend that if you can go you should. Even if you have never been to NY and have noone to travel with do it. Everyone in that group was so loving and so sweet. It is a wonderful experience and Marcia from Tinsel Trading is a wonderful Hostess. Debby's workshop had so many extras and the project was darling. So read below and I hope that you can sign up for the last few spots she has. It really is worth it.

From Debby:    One of my favorite things to do is to go to New York City as it puts on its holiday finery and sparkles with the lights and decorations of the Christmas season! For the last two years and again THIS year, I'll be leading a lovely group of ladies on a tour of some of my favorite spots in the city and best of all, spending an evening in Tinsel Trading Company, where we'll create and shop and eat and have the store all to ourselves once again!
There are eighteen ladies signed up so far and just seven more spots left, so I thought I'd open it up to anyone who might not have had the opportunity to sign up yet. All the information is on the trip blog... you can access it by clicking here. You can email me with any questions you have at memorybee@msn.com. We've had a marvelous time the last two years... we can't wait to get together again and would love to have you join us!
We come from all over the country (and sometimes the world!) and make new friends...
We shop our way up 5th Avenue, taking in the beautiful windows and store decorations. We stop to snack and enjoy Central Park.
We bundle up and take a bus tour of the city.
We stop in FAO Schwartz and get our pictures taken with the doormen.
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We take in the beautiful sights like the Empire State Building.
We taste lots of cupcakes and ooh and aah over the pretty lights.
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We go to the Today Show and wave a lot and see what stars we can spot.
We go to the flea market and hunt for treasures.
We stop at The Ink Pad and shop for stamps and trinkets and all kinds of good things.
We hang out in Times Square and people watch.
AND we spend an evening in the fabulous Tinsel Trading Company with our wonderful hostess Marcia.
We talk and shop and eat and play as we make a special project that I design just for us.
It's the highlight of my year and I hope you can join me there! Please read the details on the trip blog carefully... the sign up information is there. (Right now the class isn't open forregistration separate from the weekend... I'll let you know when and if that changes.)
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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Pink Saturday - Beach Beauties Swaps and Gifts

So sorry this has taken so long to post! I have to get on the ball and start being a better blogger. I have missed it terribly! 

This is my last post from Canada and Sandy's wonderful "Retro Beach Beauties" Art Retreat. I have tried to edit this post so many times as I noticed some pictures did not post. Finally today I decided to link to the other ladies posts and that way what I can't get on here you will still see.  It was such a wonderful time, Sandy spoiled us with so much I feel like there are not enough "thank yous" for her. The ladies all spoiled each other also it was just like Christmas! So nice to connect with all these lovely  ladies, what a fun time!

We picked a swap partner from the jar and exchanged gifts

Lu Lu was first and she got Sandy's adorable "fish"

Tammy got a beautiful pillow made by Natalea

Vivian received a pretty tote made by Tammy

I received an amazing bottle from Vivian

Natalea received my Beauty Pageant swap

Sandy received Lu Lu's Beauty Crown

Sandy not only pampered us but spoiled us with lots of gifts also

Sandy made us these cute purses all different and unique with vintage books and fabrics

Tammy was awesome to pick up our drink tab at dinner! So sweet

I gave the girls a wood dress form with some trims from Tinsel Trading to decorate it. I made little sacks and decorated to put the goodies in

From Natalea: 

From Vivian:

From Lu Lu

Some gifts I gave the "Retro Beach Beauties"

Close Up of my swap

Happy Pink Saturday! I am linking up to Beverly How Sweet the Sound blog. Please visit her and all the other fun Pink Saturday posts... xoox

1.  Sandy from "Sandy's Creations"
2.  Lu Lu from "Coastal Sisters"
3.  Natalea from "Kandeland"
4.  Vivian from "Viv Out on a Whim"
5.  Tammy from "The Other Side of Me"