dear irving

dear irving || 55 irving place, 2nd floor, ny ny

crystal crystals, everywhere, and there’s even delicious cocktails to drink.
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this new addition has stolen a piece of my heart. its aesthetically pleasing decor is on point, reminiscent of its older sibling & also a longtime favorite of mine, raines law room, with the extra glitz from the curtains of sparkling crystals literally everywhere. think the cosmopolitan hotel in vegas, or hotel lisboa in macau.
20140922-165646.jpgit is a speakeasy-esque themed non-speakeasy, with no hidden entrance but a glamorous celebration of the great times after the silly ridiculous prohibition era, with carefully crafted libations of course. bravo to interior designer, delphine mauroit — inspired by the film “midnight in paris,” she takes you on a time travel from the jfk times to our favorite gatsby, then abe lincoln, then finally marie antoinette.
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definitely try the “whiskey business: rye, anchilo chile liqueur, cinnamon, lemon, angostura bitters for those who like a kick, a whiskey backbone with a smoked pepper pop”
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great thing is there are more food options than raines…and did i read foie gras parfait? needless to say, i will be returning to try more.
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you don’t even need to go far for a decent selfie. tabletops are mirrored.
20140922-172227.jpgbut if you must, here is a gorgeous mirror in one of the restrooms.

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the buzzers for each table light up when you ring the “bell” at your table when you need service. 20140922-174311.jpg
[new york] girls just wanna have fun…& crystals & delicious cocktails & great food & just everything really.

thank you to the team behind raines for this beautiful piece of work.
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monaco

gambling with hearts: gotta know when to hold ’em & when to fold ’em. welcome to monte carlo!

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summer is over

summer is over…
but at least we’re not.

so i wrote some songs…[about you]

20140916-002147.jpg20140916-002205.jpgfavorite cover up & swimmers by victoria’s secret. guitar by epiphone. white baseball cap bought on the island of capri, italy.

exploring the beaches of east new york, long island: jones’ tobay beach & robert moses. the latter had a very nantucket feel to it, specifically madaket. or should i say vice versa. oh ack.

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september 11th.

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“a flag for your pocket so you can always carry a little piece of home. we are praying for you and we are proud of you. thank you for defending our country and our freedom.”

let’s never forget. let’s stay strong, or find that strength again, together.

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carmen marc valvo

love me, shoot me, leave me.

story of the fashionable life.

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camera bombardment outside lincoln center.

they: “what are you wearing?”
me: “oh, last night’s dress.”

super classy jokester. it was fun til a few did some close ups on my toes & shoes. “ok, thank you boys. that’ll be all for now.”

20140908-121907.jpgbackstage pass, viewing the team prep the runway & lights for a smooth show.

20140908-122050.jpgcarmen marc valvo.

20140908-122239.jpgpicture of you taking a picture of me.

20140908-122318.jpgphotographers taking their positions.

20140908-122412.jpgthe mastermind himself, carmen marc valvo & fam!

20140908-122428.jpgmodel boys just hanging.

20140908-122506.jpgthe look book board for the models of the show. hi skye!

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[not my best] selfie with mister carmen himself, we’ll sort of :D i should have said hi!

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show’s about to start!

20140908-160404.jpgsome of my favorite pieces but everything was so beautiful, so glam.

20140908-161018.jpgloved the show. bravo, bravissimo carmen!!!

and thank you to my dear friend who invited me to this glorious show with backstage access & festivities!

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