HEALTH/DINING

City Harvest Gala: An Evening of Practical Magic  

Obesity now exceeds hunger in terms of population spectrum, but that’s because the world eats unhealthy foods. City Harvest Gala is beautifully composed of 60+ top chefs and culinary experts serving on their Food Council. Underneath a Board of Directors, its business, technology and management skills help supply healthy food options to low-income NYC neighborhoods.   Generation […]

ART/FASHION

Gothic Romance at Last Rites Gallery

To honor Friday the 13th – I’d like to pay homage to a spectacular Tim Burtonesque gallery: Last Rites Gallery. Featuring one of my favorite creators, William Basso, while extending Eric Lacombe’s “Anomalies” presentation, I am supremely smitten by Last Rites’ accordance to the Gothic Romance. Best epitomized by Nathanial Hawthorne’s Bosom Serpent and Scarlet Letter, […]

ART/FASHION

The Beauty of Resin, at 80 Wooster

I learned a few things by attending the Collaborative Art Fair at 80 Wooster in SoHo last Thursday. First: I’m seemingly drawn to organic creations made of resin, and second: Resin evokes organic imagery for a reason. Drawn immediately to Maria M. Mohiuddun fractal-like evocations— flowers, concentric petals and shapes—made from what appeared to be waxed […]

Fashion
ART/FASHION MUSIC/FILM

Intellectualizing Fashion: Philipp Plein afterparty NYPL

Injecting a seemingly superficial NYFW with scholarly class, the historically pivotal New York Public Library apparently hosts supreme spectacles of music, ambiance and fashion trends. The Phillip Plein designer’s after party, Monday February 13th, enjoyed a ton of celebrities, bumper cars, two auditoriums brimmed with beats, sequins, feathery eye-lids, Paris Hilton, and too much more. […]

ART/FASHION

Rolls Royce ‘struts its stuff’ too, NYFW

Conveniently parked atop Canoe Studios in Manhattan’s Western Chelsea, was the totem Rolls Royce: The hot voluptuous car– around which everyone pranced in revelry–with Hennessy. A terrace abundant with prominent lights transformed concerns into dream. Revelry, with Hennessy… angelic caterers and bystanders, mostly dressed in black…(like the car)… pronounced agendas, relevant to steer. Peer-ing forward, […]

LITERATURE/TRAVEL

A Telescopic Look at Spooner by Pete Dexter

Spooner, Pete Dexter’s latest creative nonfiction masterpiece, published in 2009, 469 pp. by Grand Central Publishing, steers away from his tradition of fundamentally exposing fundamental bigotry, misanthropy and corruption. Chronicling the minutest details of his turbulent childhood, in a series of quick-shot synapses, fractals come to saturate readers’ foreheads, like milk does an animal’s bones. […]