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New York City: Summer 2011

Had a marvelous time during my recent whirlwind visit to Manhattan.  Some of the highlights:

  • Walking along the Highline while enjoying People’s Pops plum shaved ice.
  • Viewing the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Truly amazing!
  • Dining at Balthazar…the homemade sweet corn and ricotta ravioli with lobster, celeriac, and lovage was sublime!
  • Shopping at Assouline and purchasing American Fashion Travel: Designers on the Go, an excerpt follows below:
  • Attending a cheese and wine tasting class at Artisanal Premium Cheese. Tasted a Dutch Gouda (HOW-dah) that was the color of caramel; yet smelled and tasted like butterscotch, and left my taste buds in a frenzy, yearning for more.
  • Lunching at The Meatball Shop, for you guessed it….gourmet meatballs; and the best arugula and sliced apple salad, I’ve ever tasted.

American Fashion Travel: Designers on the Go is a fashionable travel scrapbook featuring travel antecdotes, memories, and photographs from Donna Karan, Phillip Lim, Narciso Rodriquez, Vera Wang, just to name a few…

source:  top left to right:  photo 1:  Alexander McQueen’s  Widows of Culleoden Dress, Metropolitan Museum of Art; photo 2: balthazarny.com; bottom left to right: photo 3:  Piet Oudolf, High Line; photo 4: © Ty Keennon