Tag: Empire State Building

China: Through the Looking Glass

We were in New York City for a hot second in early July and managed to squeeze in a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the China Through the Looking Glass exhibit now on view through September 7, 2015.  The exhibit was a spectacular visual feast and creatively explored how Chinese aesthetics have permeated art in all its forms for centuries.  Here are snaps of my favorite rooms, the first of which was covered in exquisite de Gournay wallpaper and the second was a breathtaking enormous glass bamboo forest.And then there was the most intricate gold gown of fairytale proportions…Glorious views from AK’s plush rooftop garden of the 4th of July fireworks (over the East River) after the jump. (more…)

Stopover in NYC

On our way back from London and Paris, we stopped over briefly in New York.  Although our time was short, we managed to try a charming new restaurant {De Santos, West Village}, brunch at the General Greene, visit the Brooklyn flea market, and check out the Yayoi Kusama exhibit at the Whitney.

De Santos, Whitney Museum

Brooklyn Flea Market

Our trips to New York are always jam-packed with activity and this time we did it while both congested with head colds.  Leaving you with a view from the rooftop garden: Empire State Building at dusk with twinkling lights off Seventh Avenue.  See you again soon New York.  Have a beautiful week everyone!

Empire State Building