The already highly-caffeinated denizens of New York City have lately entered a Golden Age of Coffee. New roasters and artisanal brands have taken over the city (some of the best coffee in Manhattan is at the new Hudson Yards). Some coffee purveyors have erected enormous temples to a cup of Joe (yep, we’re looking at you, Starbucks). Others feel almost like science labs. Which ones are worth the trip? Our intrepid correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has rounded up the best places for a cup of coffee in New York City right now.
One of the joys of warmer weather is the chance to refresh our wardrobes. Even if it’s just with a new pair of shoes, or a new bag. We’ve shared all of the major spring-summer 2019 trends with you. There’s one in particular that we love and we’ve been scouting out for the past couple of weeks: wicker, raffia and straw handbags. They just feel right for the moment – a touch of whimsy and ease, but with some edge and personality. But can they really be city chic? Why yes, dear reader, they can! Here are our top picks for the best straw (and wicker and raffia) designer handbags this spring and summer 2019.
Heading for Coachella for the music festival? Make time for a desert detour. The second iteration of the art fair biennial Desert X kicked off February 9, 2019. It introduced 18 site-specific outdoor artworks across nearly 55 miles of the California desert. Like the works from Burning Man, these contemporary works are stunning, provocative, message-driven, and largely ephemeral. So see them while you can. Desert X is on view through April 21, 2019. Here are some of the best works from Desert X 2019.
Why shop retail? Well, sometimes its the best way to fully experience the craftsmanship and creativity required to design a fabulous dress. We were invited to the very first “Neiman Marcus Live” presentation at the brand’s dazzling new store at Hudson Yards in New York City. Fashion Director Ken Downing interviewed designer Zac Posen while the designer simultaneously demonstrated the fine art of draping. The result? Seeing luxury fashion come to life at the New York City Neiman Marcus. So. Much. Fun.
A new limited edition “Freedom of Expression” medallion from luxury jeweler Foundrae will directly benefit free speech and the protection of journalists. Crafted in combination with award-winning novelist and essayist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, all proceeds from the sale of the $3,950 pendant will benefit PEN America. We were invited to the gala celebration to launch this wonderful collaboration. Here are the highlights. #freedomofexpression