"Manus x Machina" at The MET

One the the highlights of last week's staycation adventures was seeing the Manus x Machina fashion exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

As a history nerd and personal style enthusiast, you can bet I've had my eye on this exhibit for a while. And boy did it not fail to live up to my wildest dreams...

This is, of course, just a small sampling of what the exhibit has to offer. (It was tricky to take photos in the museum's low, protective lighting.) To learn more or to plan a visit for yourself, visit the exhibition webpage.

It's worth mentioning that the MET is donation-based, and the exhibit is included in your entry pass. So make a day of it! xx


Around NYC: Uptown

In continuation of yesterday's post, here are some shots from around the upper portion of Manhattan -- West Side, East Side, Central Park, and Midtown East.

UWS apartments

coffee in Central Park

chandelier at The Plaza

"And I said, 'what about Breakfast at Tiffany's?'"

New York Public Library

carousel details in Bryant Park

at The MET

pixel sisters


Around NYC: Downtown

Every once in a while, it's important to be reminded of everything your hometown has to offer -- and when you live in New York City, that's a lot of "everything."

So when a dear friend of mine (from my original hometown) came to visit last week, I had a blast showing her what I've discovered around the city so far -- and finding more surprises along the way, of course! Since I finally remembered to take my camera with me, so I was able to document some of our adventures. Mostly this involved me getting snap-happy in my two favorite New York wander zones: Greenwich Village and Midtown East.

Today I'm sharing the downtown shots. Uptown's next, and I'll link that here later. Enjoy!

apartments on Jane St.

found flower, outside Grace Church

floral display at Washington Square Park

7th & Barrow St

puppies in W. Village pet shop

pattern play

Magnolia Bakery...

...and resulting goodies!

"Hold my hand and we're halfway there..."

Bowie memorial in Soho

Washington Square Park, northeast entrance