Archive | November, 2010

The New Morgan Library Is A Young Manhattanite’s Must-See

4 Nov

We love all the major NYC museums—The Whitney, The MoMA, the MET—but sometimes it’s nice to get a dose of culture that’s not so crowded. That sentiment underlines our love for what we think is one of Manhattan’s hidden gems, the Morgan Library and Museum. Feel like you’ve stepped into the House of Mirth or an episode of Gossip Girl at the former library of famed financier Pierpont Morgan, who stuffed the McKim, Mead, & White edifice (often called McKim’s masterpiece) full of rare treasures that recall the Age of Elegance. While the entire structure was modernized back in ’06 thanks to one Renzo Piano, last week the actual inside rooms opened  following a $4.5 million renovation. Visitors can now access Pierpont Morgan’s steel vault, peep his librarian’s private office, and take mental snaps of  treasures like a Gutenberg bible, the oldest known version of Noah’s flood story, and an original copy of the Declaration of Independence. Even if you’re not into the historical artifacts, the beyond gorgeous surroundings will have you feeling like Serena Van der Woodsen, circa 1910.

225 Madison Avenue (at East 37th Street); 212-685-0008

Candid Camera At San Francisco’s Museum Of Modern Art!

3 Nov

Admit it, you sometimes sneak-a-peek at Us Weekly or Star once in a while—and we know you’re not reading them for the fine literature. We’re an image obsessed culture, and we love looking at pictures, whether they are in glossy tabloids or something a little more highbrow. This visual fascination is explored in the new must-see exhibit Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera Since 1870, that just opened at SFMOMA. The show has works by big-name shutterbugs like Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Nan Goldin and is divided into themes that included “Voyeurism and Desire,” “Celebrity and the Public Gaze,” and “Witnessing Violence.” Just like Britney Spear’s beach body, we know you won’t be able to look away.

Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera , SFMOMA, through April 11
151 3rd St., SoMa; 415-357-4000

4 Super-Soft Scarves To Wear All Winter

2 Nov
While Cali might be warm right now, the East Coast is having a sudden cold front. If you’re living on the left side, we know it’s almost time for all the trappings of winter (le sigh): Gloves, Hats, and our fave seasonal accessory, scarves. To help you prepare for more months of shivering, we’ve put together a little list of four of top scarves for gals and guys. Our choices are perfect for a day on-the-town, but we think they’ll still shine come evening. We know you want to wrap it up right—your neck that is.
Above, clockwise from top left:

Cashmere City Scarf: This number is made of 100% cashmere, for a look that’s definitely luxe, plus the light gray shade can go with just about everything.

Scarf In Black: Scoop it up if you’re the type of dude who doesn’t like a lot of fuss.We love that it’s super soft, and the frayed edges pack a subtle punch.
Scarf In Bordeaux: While not the warmest of our offerings, we’re into this baby for days that are nippy but not frigid. The black and red stripes are totally downtown preppy.
Rib Tube Scarf: Three words: Cozy, cozy, cozy! With lots of merino wool, this neck wrapper can be worn as long and loose during the day, or as a capelet for a little nighttime sophistication.

Worship the Dude: Lebowski Fest Hits New York

1 Nov

Celebrate the Dude in all his glory at the Lebowski Fest on November 4. Not only will you catch a screening of the cult classic, but you’re also in for an evening of bowling, trivia, and music by Diamondsnake featuring Moby and Phil Costello. Roomy jeans, like our Trouser silhouette, won’t cramp your bowling stance or your style.

Lebowski Fest: Bowling and Movie Party

Brooklyn Bowl; 61 Wythe Avenue; Brooklyn

Admission: $20 (extra fee to bowl)

November 4, 6:30 p.m.