Thursday, January 22, 2015

Giving it up to...Jonas!

Okay, now that I have your attention!!!
Baby brother Nick Jonas, has been tearing it up with his fashion style seriously elevating his haberdashery game.  The proof is in the pudding - and relating to this particular photo... The phrase comes to mind "A bird in the hand, is worth two in the bush"!

All these and then some can be further witnessed in the February issue go GQ Magazine.  Oh, it's starting to feel like Spring!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Ralph Lauren's Polo Bar NYC Opens Today!!!!! Ya-hoo

It's been a long, long wait but the day has come... Ralph Lauren's POLO Bar opens today!!! Located at the reasonably new POLO store at 711 Fifth Avenue, in New York City it is a welcome addition to posh retail eateries i.e. Tommy Bahama, Giorgio Armani and  Bergdorf Goodman to name a few) in the neighborhood.  And with todays snow, what a divine retreat to snuggle up to a great burger and a Malbec!

Expected are the well executed interiors deliberately and skillfully displayed in all Ralph Lauren stores.  All well derived, paying homage to the sporting lifestyle brand.  Brass topped bar tables, white linen sheathing the table tops in the main dining room, surrounded by rich cognac leather banquettes, antique rugs and a roaring fireplace to greet you at the entry.  Bucolic framed images of hunting and equestrian jaunts on the countryside.  All eluding to a well lived life, which begins with family, friends with great food being the center of it all.

And it is all about the food after all.  The setting of the restaurant is one of comfort and gatherings with friends and family.  With that being said, beef will be supplied by Mr. Lauren's infamous Double RL Colorado ranch, several times a year.  In the same manner as the Chicago and Paris restaurants baring his name.  Light and vegetarian is available in addition to more comfort food favorites.  In short, there's a little something for everyone. Oh, and another thing... I bet the bespoke dressed waitstaff consist of some of the most gorgeous people in the city.  I can just imaging the 'cattle call', (insert pun) that went into hiring what will no doubt be a gorgeous and very well skilled staff.

I'm heading over a bit after noon. Anyone care to join me? All images are from the RL website, but you can bet I will be taking my own later!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Elie Saab Pre-Fall 2015 picks for the Golden Globes...

Before anything, please let me wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!  I've been gone far, far, far too long.  Being knee deep in design projects has been keeping me pretty crazy.  But here I am ready to push on.

We are already five days into 2015, and I'm feeling extremely uplifted about the wonder that lies before me.  I think it's going to be a pretty amazing year for all of us.  Are you feeling it too?

The Hollywood award season is about to jump into high gear.  As I was scrolling through files (searching for something I couldn't find) so what else is new right!  I came across some pretty 'BEAUGORGEOUS' pieces from Elie Saab's Fall 2015 Collection.

Each piece is so incredibly beautiful, so skillfully crafted and so utterly ready for their closeup - that I just had to pull as few images.  With so many states in the midst of deep freezes here in the states, I can totally imagine a few of these lovelies being absolutely perfect for the Golden Globes Sunday, January 11th. on NBC.  

I'm willing to bet the long dress with the fur collar will be donned by some new starlet, just poised to make a major statement. What do you think?  If not then... Valentine's Day is just around the corner!!!