Postcard: Noguchi Museum

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A hidden gem in Long Island City, Queens. The Noguchi Museum and Garden features work from the Japanese-American sculptor, Isamu Noguchi who studied under Brancusi. Filled with marble and stone sculptures formed into organic shapes, every inch of the museum inspires.

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Pear Essentials

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For over a month we’ve been getting pears in our CSA fruit share. I’ve never been the biggest fan of this fruit, but hate to waste food, so I thought if I read about the health benefits of pears, it would encourage me to eat them before they expire. Here are some of the health benefits I found most motivating…

-Pears have high vitamin C and vitamin K as well as copper: all antioxidants that protect our cells from damage from free radicals.

-One pear contains up to 11 percent of our daily recommended intake of vitamin C and 9.5 percent of our daily recommended intake of fiber.

-Ripe pears contain a natural sugar alcohol called ‘sorbitol’ or ‘glucitol’, which feeds your hair roots, nourishing the scalp and keeping the hair moisturized leading to healthier hair all around.

-Even though it is slightly sweet, with low glycerin index and high fiber content pears helps control the sugar levels in the blood. Keeping your blood sugar leveled also helps keep your hormones balanced which has multiple health benefits.

-Pears have a high folic acid

-Pears are a natural anti-inflammatory.

And if this doesn’t motivate you to eat pears raw, you can always try out one of these pear-based recipes:

Edamame and Pear Crostini | Pear Salad | Roasted Pears with Cardamom Cashew Cream | Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Pear with Thyme

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The Row Sample Sale 2017

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It’s an annual event that is not to be missed. The Row Sample Sale started this morning at 9am. Grab your closest friends and make a day of it. I’ve missed this sale the past two years (because we were getting married/scouting locations for the wedding). So this year I was not going to miss it. I stopped by The Row sample sale for a sneak peek and here’s what you can expect: 70% off ready-to-wear and handbags. The handbag selection was vast and inviting. Crossbody bags, top handle totes and specialty clutches in multiple colors. Shoes are 60% off and there was an array of styles from velvet Mary Jane flats to suede slides and black heeled boots, prices ranged from $300-$700. If you are in the market for a winter coat, don’t get your hopes up, there were only a few styles spotted including an oversized grey blanket coat and a few short hooded robe coats. Seasonal offerings included tables full of cashmere sweaters priced between $300-$400.
Saturday, October 28 9am – 7pm
Sunday, October 29 10am – 6pm
Monday, October 30 9am – 7pm
Tuesday, October 31 9am-3pm
Metropolitan Pavilion 123 W 18th St New York, NY 10011

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Close Contact

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It’s no surprise that we are in love with The Kinfolk Gallery space designed by Norm Architects, but their current exhibit entitled Close Contact elevates the space to another level. They teamed up with Sørensen Leather to explore the idea of the sphere versus our human body. It reminds me of art school, when learning to draw the human figure and breaking down the body into simple geometric shapes. The exhibit is composed of large-scale photographs, leather-covered spheres that mimics the surface of the skin. If you are in Copenhagen, it is worth a visit. I’m sure the pure scale of the artwork alone is moving.

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All works are for sale and the exhibit is open to the public Monday – Friday from 10am-4pm until October 31st at Amagertorv 14, first floor in Copenhagen.

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Speaking Trench

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Do you speak trench? When the weather is in flux, your overcoat options are endless. The most classic choice for navigating the seasonal transition is the trench coat. This month, as I scroll through my instagram feed, I can’t get away from the trench coat. From Low Classic and Agger Flachs to Burberry, everyone can find one that works into their style. Classic, quirky, asymmetric, what’s your trench style?

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