For Earth Day

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Just some photos I took in Central Park and The Bronx Zoo... I'm finding I spend a lot of time in zoos, and I actually really enjoy it- It's not JUST for the kids.  Anyway, I'm still learning how to work my camera as you can see, and I'm having a lot of fun playing with it... These photos have been collecting, and today is the perfect day to use them. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

On The Street, 79th + 5th: The Payne Whitney Mansion.

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A few days ago, I was walking home from The Met, and I noticed this absolutely spectacular mansion. I stopped in my tracks. It's the French Embassy for Cultural Services. The French, I thought, obviously don't disappoint. Then I did a little research and learned a hell of a lot more about the mansion. It's known as the Payne Whitney Mansion, built in 1902. Amazing. The entire block is actually gorgeous, overlooking Central Park and lined with old world mansions. It's old time New York Chic, built in the Gilded Age of American billionaires. A little history below: It was designed … [Read more...]

In The Park…

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NYC is in full bloom, and its just so exhilarating... Yesterday I hit the Museum of Natural History and trekked across Central Park with 2 kids (alone), which was a fun adventure: Gathering sticks, Collecting rocks. It was fun, and exhausting. I love how there are parts of Central Park that feel so New York, and parts that feel prehistoric. I stopped to take a few photos along the way, and so did Cookie: She takes my phone, and randomly takes photos of things. I wonder where she learned that from. Also, note the outfit: messy side braid, denim shirt, white jeans, … [Read more...]

It’s like a jungle in there.

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Or desert, cause the plants are all succulents. I saw these photos HERE and I had to repost so I could hear your thoughts on them. Im torn between thinking this is super cool, and thinking its very creepy. Creepy: What a lovely tree: The plants are ALLLIIIIIIVVVEEEEE, they are going to EAT YOU!!!!!!!! A pretty cactus:  Ahhh, they are coming for me!!!  Hahaha... What do you think? PS, I adore everything else in that house. Home of maurizio zucchi. from ideat magazine june 2011.   … [Read more...]

Awesome in Montauk: The Surf Shack.

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Wondering what to do with a summer rental in Montauk or anywhere? (Montauk is actually on my list for weekend destinations this summer.) Why dont you do what this dude did, rent a house, put all the original contents into storage and turn it into a "Surf Shack" for your employees to retreat to every weekend. (Guests often sleep in these tepees!) From the NYTimes: Richard Christiansen, founder of Chandelier Creative, a buzzy Manhattan ad agency with a focus on fashion, turned a summer rental in Montauk, N.Y., into a weekend outpost for his staff. He removed the owners' possessions … [Read more...]