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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Postcard: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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Sometimes a staycation is just what the doctor ordered. My mom was in town last week and it gave me some time to set work aside (for the most part) and enjoy a few of my favorite New York activities. From outside day drinking to shopping into the night, we had a great time. One of my favorite days was at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Even though I live a few short blocks away, it is rare that I have time to spend enjoying the garden in its entirety. If you follow me on Snapchat (desmitten), you were probably sick of seeing photos of flowers and herbs (sorry)! I gathered endless inspiration for a few projects I’m working on. Follow along on instagram @desmetnyc to keep up!

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Best of Basics: Elevated Menorcan Sandal

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Last week I stopped by the Maiyet sample sale where I was looking for potential wedding dress options (no luck) but I found the most comfortable and chic desert sandals. An elevated version of the traditional Menorcan style sandal, with the softest leather toe and metal tipped tie at the ankle. The silhouette is more streamlined than the traditional Menorcan sandals. The ankle strap is a welcome addition to this classic summer sandal. Now if the weather would just warm up enough to wear them…

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A Moment at Totokaelo

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It’s no secret that Totokaelo is one of my favorite stores. Not only do they curate a thoughtful collection of designers, but the space is perfectly minimal. Here are a few moments from my visit to Totokaelo last week when I tried on the dreamiest wool coat from The Row.

To catch more of these moments in real time, follow me on Instagram and snapchat at desmitten.

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One: Number 31, 1950

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Today is my 31st birthday, and what better way to celebrate than to share the One: Number 31, 1950 Jackson Pollock painting. Last week I went to the MoMA to see this in person. Standing in front of the large canvas felt a lot like my life at the moment… chaotic with moments of calm. Things look like a mess, but in reality, they are carefully conceived moments. There are a lot of exciting things in store this year, and I can’t wait to tell you all about them! Stay tuned…

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